Today I travelled home, via the Desert Road, across the centre of the North Island. Last night and early this morning a considerable amount of snow fell, and there was still some at the side of the road in the afternoon. We stopped to boil the billy, and have a muffin, and I crossed the road to get some photos.
Another car also stopped, and yes, the very friendly man also had a Canon camera, his a 7D.
He suggested some settings for me, to get the best effects with snow,sky and tussock.
Thank you, to the man from Virginia. I saw you again, by the corrugated iron gumboot in Taihape. Enjoy your time in New Zealand, and safe travels wherever you are.
Mt Ngauruhoe, with less exposure, not so much colour contrast with this photo.
Snow on the Kaimanawa Mountains, to the East,
and cloud over Mt Ngauruhoe
The Kaimanawa Mountains taken with the telephoto lens.
Back home, the leaves are falling fast, all colours of autumn, with gold,red,
brown,russet and some still slightly green.
I have had a wonderful time with the family in Rotorua, a true holiday, no set time when I had to return home.
This morning it was 1.5 Celsius when I drove the family to school, and said goodbye till next time. Very quiet at our home tonight,I miss you all.
Quotation of the day from Harley King
“ May your dreams be larger than mountains,
and may you have the courage to scale their summits”
Cheers from Jean