Monday, January 4, 2010

Punakaiki Memories

Punakaiki Memories, originally uploaded by TomRaven.

This is another film shot from the archives, this time scanned from a print. These are the Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki on the wild west coast of the South Island. This shot dates from my first trip to New Zealand in October 1996. Taken with a Canon IXUS(ELPH) Mk1 APS film camera, if I remember correctly.

From my very first visit I was struck by the quality of light and majestic beauty of the land and the sea here in Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud in the southern Pacific. So much so I fell in love with the place and have now lived and worked here for 9 of the last 14 years. I still pine for my homeland the North of England and majestic Scotland though, and hope to get back there this year to visit family and friends. New Zealand may be beautiful but it sure is a long way away from everywhere...

Enjoy the Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki [?] Big On Black :-)

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