About the Book
Our trip spanned 23 days where we visited 2 countries and 8 cities, traveled by planes (including a first time in 8-seater single engine plane), cars (including a first time renting a car overseas, driving on the left side of the road and right side of the car, and in a classic 1967 Mustang for wine touring), a limousine, buses, trains, a cable car, gondola, boats, and a hot air balloon (another first). We flew over 18,000 miles, walked 328,573 steps covering over 151.70 miles (including my first New Zealand Great Walk via The Routeburn Track), took over 18,000 pictures, waded into Lake Wanaka to capture the best Wanaka Tree compositions, saw a perfectly still reflection of Mt. Cook on Lake Pukaki (absolutely rare according to locals and as a token for that perfect scene I donated my Nikon D810 to Lake Pukaki by way of not stabilizing my tripod enough causing it to tip into the waters of Lake Pukaki--worth it!) among many others. What a trip and amazing bunch of memories and experiences!
The trip to New Zealand included Wellington on the North Island, and Blenheim, Queenstown (and the surrounding areas), Glenorchy, Milford Sound, The Routeburn Track, Wanaka, Lake Pukaki, and Lake Tekapo areas of the South Island. For these photos I used my Nikon D810 (with a Nikon 14-35mm wide and two Tamron lenses (a 24-70mm and 70-200mm), Sony A6000 and iPhone 7.
©2018 Geoff Piper
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I am a freelance landscape, nature and travel photographer based in Denver, Colorado. While I focus mainly on landscapes and seascapes, I also have keen interests in night sky and astrophotography, cityscapes and night time architecture, and wildlife photography. Chasing the light drives my photography and travels. I spend my time searching for and shooting the most beautiful locations I can find all over the world. I grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, but I have lived all over The United States (New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Georgia, California, Texas, Arizona and now of course Colorado) as well as abroad in Sydney, Australia. My aim with my work is to share my travels and depiction of nature, but also to bring attention to nature, preservation and conservation. My love for the outdoors and nature began as a young child and through photography I have deepened that love and appreciation!