Lake Wanaka.

Lake Wanaka and the famous WanakaTree.

The lonesome Tree is situated in the Beautiful town of Wanaka, on the South Island of New Zealand. l have always said to my wife that if we had the opportunity to live in New Zealand than Wanaka would be the place that l would love to settle in.

 

The surroundings are just perfect, with mountainous views surrounding the lake and poplar trees that litter the shores and landscape with the most vibrant coloured autumn leaves, snow capped mountains to compliment the scenery, on the very clear and still mornings the lake has the most amazing reflections of colour and light.

 

The Town of Wanaka has great bars and restaurants to visit, including bakeries and lots of gift shops.

A must see when you visit New Zealand and the South Island.

 

Darren J.

lady in red, lake wanaka, south island, new zealand,

Lady In Red : Prints Available

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The Dream Weaver. : Prints Available

Lake Wanaka.

Lake Wanaka and the famous WanakaTree.

The lonesome Tree is situated in the Beautiful town of Wanaka, on the South Island of New Zealand. l have always said to my wife that if we had the opportunity to live in New Zealand than Wanaka would be the place that l would love to settle in.

 

The surroundings are just perfect, with mountainous views surrounding the lake and poplar trees that litter the shores and landscape with the most vibrant coloured autumn leaves, snow capped mountains to compliment the scenery, on the very clear and still mornings the lake has the most amazing reflections of colour and light.

 

The Town of Wanaka has great bars and restaurants to visit, including bakeries and lots of gift shops.

A must see when you visit New Zealand and the South Island.

 

Darren J.

lady in red, lake wanaka, south island, new zealand,

Lady In Red : Prints Available

wanaka, tree, lake, south island, new zealand, dream weaver,

The Dream Weaver. : Prints Available

New Zealand, South Island Tour.

Flights are booked!!!

New Zealand here we come. Taking the family on a road trip to the South Island for 12 days, roughing it up in a motorhome. Looking forward to going back there.

How do l avoid sandflies attacking my children?

Mount Cook and Lake Tasman will definitely be on the itinerary, l might even go back to lake Wanaka.

Darren J.

lake wanaka, tree,

 

In The Moment.

Here l am pictured with one of my most popular subjects. The Wanaka tree, Lake Wanaka, South Island, New Zealand.

It’s a habit of mine, to get in close with my subject matter, l have a need to feel the water around me, to almost ‘touch’ what l am photographing, not just a bystander on the sideline. Ever since l can remember, any sport or activity, l felt the need to be inside the arena, not watching it as a bystander or supporter.
l guess it’s got to do with being passionate about yourself and your endeavours, immersing yourself into the realms of the known and the unknown.

“IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME”.

 

Thanks to Rob Featonby for the photo.

 

Darren j.

Wanaka Tree

Here is a black and white version of my award winning Wanaka Tree.

A great image will look great in colour or black and white.

 

Darren J.

mono-wanaka

Lady In Red.

A slightly different take on my award winning Lake Wanaka image, a wider perspective fills the frame with the weeping branch of the tree. Possibly one of the best from this location.

Lake Wanaka, South Island, New Zealand.

Darren J.

lady in red, lake wanaka, south island, new zealand,

 

Lake Wanaka Tree

My heart lives within the photograph, every beat breathes new life into the image. My soul lives within the photograph, every moment captured gives me life.

Let photography set you free.

Darren J.

Image taken at Lake Wanaka, in the South Island of New Zealand.

One of the Locations for my upcoming workshop.

flying solo, lake wanaka sunset, south island, new zealand

New Zealand Photography Workshop 2014

Dates have also been set for an upcoming workshop to New Zealand With Darren J Bennett Photography and Rob Featonby, May 7th to May 14th 2014.
The itinerary will include Lake Wanaka, Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki, Mount Cook and Lake Tasman.
7 days on the South Island of New Zealand.

pm me for details.

Darren J.

the fire inside, mount cook, lake tasman, new zealand

The Tree That Weeps For Me

My latest Edition to the New Zealand Gallery.

Captured at Lake Wanaka in the South Island of New Zealand.

Possibly one of the finest sunset’s l have witnessed throughout my travels on the South Island.

The lake was calm, so was the evening, l held my breath, closed my eyes and whispered thanks to the land.

My first visit here and l was blessed with something special, something that one could only dream to witness (which l have done on many occasions).

On this particular evening l paced myself, completely absorbed in the moment and never for one moment did l want it to end.

l guess my photograph keeps it alive.

Darren J.

tree that weeps for me, lake wanaka, south island, new zealand

 

 

New Zealand Bound

In light of my upcoming tour to New Zealand, l felt it would be an appropriate time to indulge you with some images from my most recent road-trip to New Zealand.

 

In May 2012, l spent four weeks on the road touring around the South island. Covering lots of ground and taking plenty of snapshots.

One of my most memorable sunsets over the four week road trip was over at Lake Wanaka. The sky had come alive with intensity and vividness, l had placed myself in what l considered a reasonable level of water, standing in my waders, which l had purchased for a ridiculously high price in Queenstown, not sure why the waders are so highly priced in NZ, but never the less they are required for all my water shots.

 

The reflections created from the calmness of the lake where captivating, so captivating that l was in somewhat of a trance like state,  having to snap myself to attention and start photographing.

Lake Wanaka has always been on my ‘to see’ list. With so much beauty to be seen around the South Island, my calling had to be here at this lake. From all the images l had perused prior to this trip, Lake Wanaka definitely pulled my strings and it did’nt let me down whilst l was there.

 

l had always envisioned photographing ‘that Tree’, graceful and poignant, as she moves like a ballerina across the water.

l will see her again in 4 weeks time.

 

Darren J.

on golden pond, golden sunset, lake wanaka, south island, new zealand

Golden wanaka, lake wanaka, south island, new zealand.

 

wanaka tree, intense sky, lake wanaka, new zealand