August 2, 2013 … up and down the lake

Visiting my brother near Riverton yesterday took us through some amazing landscapes.

My first shot of the day was taken at Kingston, at the Southern end of the lake. As you can see, the water was still and the colours were very nice indeed.  The first shot is looking down on the Kingston township.

Kingston at the end of the lake

It would be great if the Earnslaw came down here to connect with the Kingston Flyer

The second image is from the same spot, looking back up the lake towards Queenstown.

View towards Queenstown from Kingston

With a northerly it can be very bleak here

After a pleasant family visit, and some shopping in Invercargill, we made the return journey into the fading light.  At Fairlight (the Southern Terminus for the Kingston Flyer), the clouds were interesting.

Interesting cloud formation near Fairlight

The temperature was dropping rapidly

Then again, as we were nearing Queenstown along the lake edge, there was a still view of the lake with some of the last of the sunset lingering in the clouds.

Looking across the lake to Cecil Peak on the left

By now it was positively cold.

As the day reached its end, the arrival back at Lake Hayes Estate was marred by the realisation that there were no lights anywhere. A power cut kept us cold and in candle-lit near darkness until power was eventually restored at around 1:30 am.

Home today, not sure what opportunities will arise in transit.


About wysiwygpurple

Retirement suits me well. I spend much of my time out making pictures, or at home organizing and refining my pictures. This blog provides me with a platform from which I can indulge my passion for improving my photography and at the same time analyze my thoughts about what I have seen, where I have been and what is happening in my life. My images set out to be honest, but that does not mean I have not adjusted them. I use software to display what I saw though the viewfinder to best advantage. My preference is for landscape and nature, and is mostly centred around my hometown of Wellington, New Zealand.
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4 Responses to August 2, 2013 … up and down the lake

  1. Adam Rosner says:

    I like the second one at Kingston best. How many GBs worth of RAW files are you returning with?

  2. John Titchener says:

    Well, I can out-bid you on that one, Brian. I have actually been to Kingston, on the Earnslaw, and met the Kingston Flyer when it was a REAL railway, connected to the national grid, and carrying real people and real freight, and not just TOURISTS!!

    Not often I have the opportunity to score one on Brian!

    Cheers John

  3. Sally Wallis says:

    Thanks for the beautiful pictures, of a really beautiful part of New Zealand !!!

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