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Mossy Waterfall - New Zealand

Purakaunui falls - Catlins :

Purakaunui waterfalls - Catlins Southland - New Zealand. A rainy day not surprised here, perfect for representing how wild, green and wet is this part of the country... A peaceful place with the sound of the water and birds around.

The Fairy Forest :

I was walking into the bush in New Zealand in order to see a local famous waterfall. But it was impossible to get a good view on it from the path, so I decided to climb over the falls. I could discover a small river flowing between stones from the darkness of the forest to a big gap in the valley. The canopy was so dense, only some sunlights could go through it. The light was surrealistic, magical, maybe we could see some fairies or ondines playing around...

Mossy waterfall :

Lost in the jungle of the West Coast in New Zealand, all the Nature around me was a patchwork of emerald green, white waterfalls and dark red tannin rivers.

Zen water stream :

When I came back from a photo session all around a big waterfall, I discovered this little water source close to the path. In comparison with the noisy river monster earlier, this stream was so quiet and discreet. So I could not resist to take some photos. Highlighting this stream as a "zen decor" ^^...

Whangarei Falls :

A rainy and cloudy day as often in the Northland^^. I was walking along the river path with my camera, when I saw this landscape between drops. The light was brighten from the waterfall, a total opposition with the darkness of the native bush all around. Thanks to a big tree I could avoid the rain to capture this moment.

The mountain river

The Rob Roy track, a hike into a dramatic alpine landscape. Along the path we could see rock cliffs, debris flows and the beautiful river flowing down from the glacier. Winter has begun, the Nature was sleepy, cold and peaceful.

Nature is Art - New Zealand

Hot Springs :

Silica Terraces of Orakei Korako New Zealand Need to take a boat few minutes to get this place. On the bank of the river are these silica terraces, like a mudflow combined with a waterfall everything is engulfed and dissolved by minerals and thermal activity. The earth becomes orange, white, brown, yellow so I could play with colors like a painting.

Emerald Lakes :

Tongariro alpine crossing New Zealand Emerald lakes : Tongariro Alpine Crossing - New Zealand 2nd step of this awesome trek with some friends, we finally discover these unrealistic acid lakes from the summit of Red Crater. Quite cloudy today but, the weather was clear only few minutes just above the lakes. It reveals their colors...

Cubic reflection in the jungle : 

In the middle of the jungle of the west coast of New Zealand, I followed a red river until a waterfall. No wind, peacefully the river was flowing. The reflection was absolutely perfect. Because of a very old landslide, some boulders were like a giant cubic game of stones. Thanks to the mirror effect, if your turn your head to the right, maybe you could see a traditional maori sculpture of a man.

Symmetrical reflection : 

A morning into the wild in New Zealand during winter. It took few hours to get there, I arrived at night. Too tired, I just got into the tent and fell asleep. This landscape was the first thing that my eyes could see from my tent in the morning. Mountains all around, no wind, no one and a perfect reflection !! I realized that this photo could represent a geometric feature too, It allows to play with imagination.

Sonnenuntergang über dem Schwarzwald - Text

Cette série a vu le jour lors d’une journée Geocaching dans la célèbre Forêt Noire, en Allemagne.

A l’issue d’une journée de randonnée, nous sommes montés sur les crêtes pour admirer la vue sur la plaine du Rhin et les jumelles Vosgiennes.

Le ciel nuageux et mouvementé de la journée laissait doucement la place à un doux soleil, déchirant les nuages de ses rayons pastels jusqu’à illuminer les reliquats de neige. Dans le même temps, la brume serpentait du fond de vallée vers les sommets, enveloppant de son manteau nacré les arbres de cette curieuse forêt. Les couleurs étaient irréelles et quelque peu féériques, tel un tableau à l’aquarelle pour lequel un peintre impressionniste se serait damné. Mais le spectacle est éphémère, en quelques minutes la forêt s’assombrit et retrouve la signification de son nom. Seul perdure un ciel taché et violacé, où brille encore au loin le Rhin.