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:
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.
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: