On the way to Arthur's Pass one becomes aware of mountain ranges looming far, then nearer and soon one begins to climb in altitude while clouds seem to be dropping from the heavens.
Before the climb, on either side of the road farms appear where cattle graze contentedly and as one steps out of the car, one is greeted by pure air and a gentle breeze- on a fine day, that is. Winter is a totally different proposition.
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serp2000 (44069) 2014-04-30 5:58
Zdravo, Klaudio, my neighbor today,
I have never been in this country but this landscape reminds me a lot of places in the Nothern Semisphere.
Outstanding composition, good capture of the atmosphere process in the mountains.
kasianowak (8885) 2014-04-30 10:19
I remember driving through the serene Arthur's Pass after which the road turned into the much more challenging Otira Gorge. Did you see any keas?? ;-)
I like the low cloud in your image separating the mountain range from the greenery and creating a suitable neutral background for the tall tree.
emka (96487) 2014-04-30 23:46
Marvelous landscape in New Zealand. beautiful composition with the araukaria with the mountains in the background. My dream is to go to NZ (to see kiwis) but my driver doesn't want to go :(.
have a beautiful day
batalay (38773) 2014-05-04 5:38
From the thumbnail I thought this might be a mountain range on the South Island of New Zealand. The heavy clouds hanging above the valley floor help to create a dramatic background. I would love to make a trip to Australia and New Zealand in 2015, in commemoration of ANZAC Day.
lestans (17168) 2014-05-05 10:31
you had a very nice trip, I see!! I think that New Zealand must be very interesting, there must be many lovely places.
This place is nice, and you captured lights and shadows very well, I love clouds touching the mountain.
Very far for me!! I have many other places to visit before this one!