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Wonderful News:

I am the very proud winner of the prestigious

Laurie Thomas Landscape Salon for 2011

This Landscape Salon is run by the Christchurch Photographic Society in memory of former member the late Laurie Thomas.

The theme must depict the New Zealand landscape.

The winning image ‘Summers Last Rays’

“Summers last rays shining upon the forever stretching Pohutukawa tree.”


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Opito Bay, Coromandel Peninsular, North Island, New Zealand.

Summers Last Rays

Stirling Falls

Stirling Falls, Milford Sound, South Island, New Zealand.
Fiordland National Park.

Stirling Falls is 146 meters (505 feet) high, it’s dwarfed by the Elephant mountain at 1517 meters. In the bottom left corner is one of the tour boats, that stands 3 stories high above the water.

The mean annual rainfall is 6,813 mm (268 in) on 182 days a year. Milford Sound is known as the wettest inhabited place in New Zealand and one of the wettest in the world. Rainfall can reach 250 mm (10 in) during a span of 24 hours. The rainfall creates dozens of temporary waterfalls, but only two permanent waterfalls, this is one of them.

Lake Selfe, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand.

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 Michael Treloar Photography

Michael is a professional photographer from Rotorua, New Zealand, he is currently living on the Valley Isle island of Maui, Hawaii, USA. In the last 14 years he has become a specialist in Landscape photography. Loving his work he has traveled extensively through out New Zealand and counts himself lucky to have seen some of the world. Included in his gallery are photographs from New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, The Cook Islands, England, Scotland, USA and Cambodia.

Break on Through


Blue Lake walk, Rotorua, North Island, New Zealand.


One of the first days of winter on a cold still morning, the valleys were full of fog. By 9am the fog was still there, but it was bound to clear soon. I went for a drive up the road and stopped at the Blue lake.


Once I’d started walking into the bush I could see the sun trying to break through. I spent the next hour or so wondering around trying to find the perfect shot. By the time I got back to the car the fog had cleared and it was a beautiful day with not a cloud in the sky. Such a beautiful morning.



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Cut Face Creek


Lake Superior, Minnesota, USA.

Sunrise.

Autumn in Minnesota is like nothing I have experienced before. Fall colors stretch as far as the eye can see, red orange and yellow leaves every where.

What a brilliant morning this turned out to be. The rising sun hit the beach and intensified the autumn colors in the trees. And to top it off, red rocks !



Ice Caves


Apostle Islands, Lake Superior,  Wisconsin, USA.


These beautiful caves are usually only accessible by boat. But this winter it was absolutely freezing thanks to three polar vortex’s that froze 80% of lake Superior. The ice caves had not been accessible since winter of 2009.


Its a strange feeling standing on a frozen lake. Every now and then you can hear the ice moving, it creeks, cracks, and knocks.



Ice Flow II


Lake Superior, Minnesota, USA.

Sunset.

This is the frozen shoreline of Lake Superior. The ice gets forced against shore, it buckles and cracks. I'd never seen anything like this before, it was as if I was on an Arctic expedition. This year 92 percent of the lake was covered with ice, thanks to a series of polar vortexes that brought snow then blue skies and subzero temperatures.



Silversword Family


Haleakala National Park, Maui, Hawaii, USA.

Sunset.

The Haleakalā silversword plant is found on the island of Maui at elevations above 2,100 metres (6,900 ft), this family was photographed at about 9,500ft.

It has numerous sword-like succulent leaves covered with silver hairs. The skin and hairs are strong enough to resist high winds and freezing temperature of this altitude and protect the plant from dehydration and the sun.



Highway to Hana


Hana Bay, Maui, Hawaii, USA.


Sunset


Hana is located at the eastern end of Maui and is one of the most isolated communities in the state. It is reached mainly via the Hana Highway, a long, winding, 52-mile-long (84 km) highway along Maui’s northern shore. The journey here is a spectacular one, passing numerous waterfalls. It can take 2 hours, or 3-5 hours depending how much you stop.



Driving Down Haleakala


Haleakala National Park, Maui, Hawaii, USA.

Sunset.

A good night up the mountain at 10,000ft. I obviously wasn’t the only one up the mountain at this time of night. Two cars drove down from the top lookout, which I saw as a great opportunity for a photo. A little cold compared with Maui’s sea level temperatures, I actually had to put shoes and socks on!



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Lahaina, Maui, USA

Kipahulu Sunset


Kīpahulu, Haleakalā National Park, Maui, Hawaii, USA

There is a great campsite here beside the ocean and an abundance of rocky outcrops. Its not every day you find a rock formation like this one. This is also the home to ʻOheʻo Gulch, with magnificent waterfalls and wide swimming pools, each one tumbling into the next one below before flowing into the sea.



Tears from Above


Twin Falls Park, on the road to Hana, Maui, Hawaii, USA


Rain falling high on the slopes of Haleakala filters down through valleys and gulches. It twists, turns and falls as it makes its way to the sea, giving life to all along the way.

The Twin falls park has an abundance of waterfalls and swimming holes. It is usually the first stop if your on the road to Hana.