Another Wanaka dawn
My son pointed out a spot where there was a good view out over Lake Wanaka. He suggested that, with the help of a stepladder to clear some pesky pine trees in the foreground, one could get a panorama of more than 180 degrees. He was right, but the thought of carting a ladder up there in the dark, not to mention trying to take time exposures while wobbling around, did not appeal. But I set off with my tripod the next morning to that spot, to catch the dawn. It started quite slowly:
Warbirds over Wanaka Part 4 – the rest
Here are some of the other highlights from the 2012 Warbirds over Wanaka airshow. I’ll start with the fastest (and perhaps the best looking) plane, the Hawker Hunter:
Warbirds over Wanaka Part 2 – WWII aircraft
Some more images from the Wanaka airshow, this time a selection of aircraft from the ’40s. I’ll start with the Supermarine Spitfire, the aeroplane that is most often used to publicise the airshow.
Warbirds over Wanaka part I – the oldies
Every second Easter, Wanaka is host to an airshow which has become very well known. This year the Royal NZ Air Force was celebrating its 75th anniversary, so they had a significant presence. I got quite a few good shots so I’ll present them in several posts, starting with the real old-timers.
Dawn over Wanaka
Wanaka is a spectacular place: big mountains, lots of water, and a variety of scenic views. We spent a few days there a couple of weeks ago, visiting my son. The highlight was a trip up to Mount Aspiring Hut, but that deserves a post of its own. For now, I’ll stick to a few images taken around sunrise. This one, for example: