East Otago from Puketapu – Buy
This is the remarkable view from the top of Puketapu in Palmerston. Standing nearly 350 metres high, the summit offers stunning 360 degree views out to sea and inland to the Shag Valley. During World War II, local Palmerston town constable Bert Kelly ran up Puketapu every morning in full uniform to watch for enemy ships.
Fenceline at dawn – Buy
I used to spend a lot of time driving New Zealand roads at dawn. Well, the same road lots of times to be precise. It’s such a special time of day when the light is doing interesting things. Some days I would see scenes that would say something to me, other days I wouldn’t. The scenes, themes and ideas that I enjoyed the most, always had some form of human element to them. Like this fenceline for example.
Flag Swamp Dawn – Buy
At a place near Flagswamp, somewhere between Waikouaiti and Palmerston on State Highway 1, I spotted a line of trees on the horizon. At the time, it just so happened that the sun was setting the surrounding fields all a glow.
Low cloud on the Pigroot – Buy or view the Ōtepoti | Dunedin gallery
Travelling from Palmeston to Ranfurly, then on to Alexandra I decided to call in at some of the “viewing” spots that are located along the way. When at last I stopped, I gathered some gear from the back of the car and examined my surroundings. Hunched beneath the misty rain, I had a look around. As far as I could see, there were nothing but low clouds with the odd shaft of light peeking through. Later, content with what I’d seen, I went off back to the car.
Puketapu with Storm Clouds – Buy
There’s a stunning view from the top of Puketapu Hill which gives you a 360 degree view over the Palmerston township, rolling farmland down the Shag Valley and out to sea. It’s also a spectacular place to be if a view storm clouds start to roll in.