Serenity Sunday: Otago

It was Wednesday, April 10, 1996.  I had spent the night in Dunedin, on the southeastern coast of New Zealand’s South Island, and I had work to do near Balclutha, some 80 km to the southwest, a drive of about an hour and a half.  I left my motel at 6 am, and drove into the brightening morning.  I almost never made any unplanned stops on my way to an appointment with my job, but I made an exception today, for as the sun climbed behind the hills of Otago to my left, I came upon this valley filled with dense fog.  I stopped only for a few minutes, just long enough to appreciate the light show and my good fortune to be able to visit this, one of my favorite parts of the world, on such a fine autumn morn.

Otago Sunrise 04-10-96-22

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19 Responses to Serenity Sunday: Otago

  1. Great colour, well captured. MM 🍀

  2. Lovely colours – gorgeous photograph.

  3. seekraz says:

    What an incredible sky…and there’s fog, too. I’d have stopped, as well…. :)

  4. krikitarts says:

    See, Scott, you’re not the only one who can get up early to catch a sunrise!

  5. What a stunning sunrise. I travel a bit for work and I really enjoy the beauty that exists in so many places in the world.

    • krikitarts says:

      The frequent travel to exotic places was by far the best part of my job, and it’s sure as can be the only part of it that I miss. On the other hand, now I get to go to New Zealand every year!

  6. Vicki says:

    Stunning colour, Gary – beautifully captured.
    I’ve said it before, but I really must make an attempt to visit NZ one day – It’s only 3 hrs via plane I think.

  7. Winnie says:

    I don’t think anyone could possibly stay on the road with that view! No choice but to stop, even if you had no camera. It’s lovely seeing the world through your eyes.

  8. Meanderer says:

    Gosh – it looks otherworldly, Gary. The colours are amazing.

    • krikitarts says:

      The Otago (oh-TAH-go) district of NZ really is another world. In fact, it’s one of my favorite parts of the country–especially the Otago Peninsula that stretches out southeast from Dunedin. Must do a post on that! Thanks, M!

  9. Stunning shot – the colours are amazing, and I really like the silhouettes of the trees against the fog. Beautiful.

    • krikitarts says:

      Hi, Kieran, and thank you for stopping in and letting me know you like it with a comment. You’re the first to comment on the tree silhouettes; I think they are an integral part of the whole and add some essential perspective. I’ve been to Scotland, but not (yet) Glasgow–though I’d sure like to some day!

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