Soon after one leaves Christchurch the country opens up and the roads meander over hills and across vast valleys. Hardly any other cars interrupt the sense of solitude. One can take time and admire the breathtaking vistas.
The clouds hug the hill tops and obscure mountain tops and one feels that the sky is within one's reach. The South Island is truly an inspirational place.
The photo was taken on the way to Hokitika but before we reached Castle Hill Village and Arthur's Pass.
You can enjoy another POV in workshop.
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jhm (138214) 2014-04-26 5:53
Indeed wonderful panorama view and breathtaking vistas.
The clouds are a very well addition at these nice picture
Also excellent depth and perspective.
A nice presentation, pleasant to look at
Very well done, TFS
Have a nice weekend,
Romano46 (17470) 2014-04-26 6:02
una bella foto di un paesaggio grandioso della Nuova Zelanda, tra cieli azzurri,montagne imponenti e paesaggi semideserti nei quali la presenza dell'uomo appare appena percepibile.
Ottimi colori, contrasto e composizione.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
tatadalou (6081) 2014-04-26 9:30
Well, I probably would have preferred without these electric cables but it's not always easy to find the good place to shoot. The landscape looks really amazing and you've shooted nice colours. The low clouds add some more drama.
siudzi (33065) 2014-04-26 12:11
What a great place you have visited! The mountains look very attractive and created a superb graphical layout of the composition. Very well done!
SnapRJW (30909) 2014-04-26 13:27
Hello Klaudio - I don't think I have ever seen a shot where overhead wires are such an integral and important part of the shot. They form a dynamic line that pulls my eyes into the scene, what is an element that one doesn't normally want in a landscape you have used with creativity and sensitivity.
A beautiful scene. The car is a great addition here.
lousat (75518) 2014-04-26 15:08
Ciao Klaudio. Mamma mia che spettacolo,sembra di essere arrivati in capo al mondo,due ottime foto di cui preferisco quella nel WS per la totale assenza di presenza umana,comunque tutte e due sono stupende e di qualita' impeccabile.Complimenti e buona Domenica,Luciano
elenimavrandoni (14249) 2014-04-26 21:31
Klaudio, maybe this is the first time that I like a picture that includes the cables...
a great panorama, marvelous horizon, great colors!!and the cables are just fine where they are...
dekanski (3002) 2014-04-27 4:17
još jedna dobra! Iako su mi žice najveći protivnik za dobru fotografiju, ovde su i dobro ukomponovane i pokazuju da tamo gde vodi put ima civilizacije!!
npecanhuk (64204) 2014-04-27 5:33
I had plans a couple years ago to visit New Zealand, but I ended up giving it up for several reasons (for a while, of cours, it's still on my wishlist of places to be visited)!
As I love driving and roads, this picture is certainly very inspiring!
TFS - congrats,
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-04-27 6:54
normally most of the photographers try to avoid the electric lines in landscapes but I like those in yours. They run upwards from the central point in the composition and make it little bit quirky. The vast and landscape looks very wild and almost intact if we not count the car. Great colors and well nicely given contrast.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day
Silvio1953 (120566) 2014-04-27 8:25
Ciao Klaudio, great view of neverending road, fascinating landscape, excellent perspective, superb sky, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
RhodieIke (11740) 2014-04-27 22:02
Wow, This is shot is fantastic, love the inclusion of the power-lines, fence and windy road, to lead us in to the valley and the car to add a modern life twist, with the doors open therefore assuming the occupants are exploring this splendid place.
Wonderful scenery, love the low cloud.
Top marks, Tfs.
kasianowak (5942) 2014-04-28 11:35
Unmistakeable big NZ sky. As you say, one almost feels one can touch the the clouds. And only one car in sight - bliss!
I like the photo in WS a lot too.
Angshu (55375) 2014-05-29 21:23
I find the electric lines as an interesting lead-in...works well to drag my eyes into the picture beautifully. Lovely landscape with the light & shadow playing on the slope...low hanging clouds...your car provides idea of scale...Beautiful landscape!
Have a great WE
jmdias (54517) 2014-07-13 16:26
nice view of this landscape where the golden hues are the dominant ones. I liked the use you did of the car and the wires. very nice view with a sense we are visiting the area too.