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Remarkable View

Remarkable View from the Remarkables Ski Field

A panoramic view from the top of the Remarkable Mountains just outside of Queenstown, New Zealand (pictured bottom center) Right click and open in a new tab for the BIG version (2756 x 642)

See where this photo was snapped: Remarkables Ski Field 

Remarkable Memories – Remarkables Ski Field, Queenstown, New Zealand

Last night I finally got a chance to open up some of the old dusty hard drives filled with memories of long ago. This one, I thought I would share with you since I think it’s pretty stunning. The Remarkables Mountain range is just outside of Queenstown in the southern island of New Zealand. Although they don’t get their name from being incredibly high in altitude, it’s the views from the top that makes them remarkable. I remember feeling like I could see peaks upon peaks seemingly forever off into the distance.

It’s a place you don’t ever want to leave. And places like this are where I first found my calling to pursue the life of a photographer. I will never forget standing on this ledge peering down to the lake below, but an image will last long after my memory fades. And with these images filling out my memories so vividly,  I will never have to leave.


Here’s another view of the mountains from my house in Queenstown.

A Wise Man – wallpaper download for 6/11/12

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May 3rd, 2012 – Standard A Wise Man (363)  Wide – A Wise Man (423)

“A wise man can lose nothing, he has everything invested in himself.”
– Seneca

Invitation to Reflect – Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, NZ *wallpaper 12-6-11

Invitation to Reflect – Chairs invite visitors to sit and gaze out onto Lake Wakatipu’s dramatic scenery – Queenstown, New Zealand

New Zealand is a fantastic place. It’s everything you would want to be completely happy. Within the shores of those two tiny islands contain just the right mixture of rural and urban, modern and old-fashioned, tranquil and adrenalized, powerful and  peaceful, grapes and hops. You’re greedy if you want anything more than that. Point being, when you’re out of balance you can’t expect to be happy. We are continually adjusting the equilibrium of our lives whether we know it or not, to balance out the events in our lives.

Traveling to new places is like forcing the pendulum to swing. Daring it almost. Plucking ourselves out of the rhythmic mundane circumstance we live in may not always be easy, and sometimes not the best idea,  but we readjust our sense of reality and take in a different perspective of what’s around us – and adapt for a better outcome. This continual readjusting keeps me close to what I see as important in my life and cutting away the distractions. Of course, you don’t have to physically travel to exotic islands far off in the Pacific to get the same effect, just make it a point take in every new change in your life, whether negative or positive, and adjust your eyes to a new perspective. Which in the end, will bring you to reevaluate what’s important to you.

So make it a point to pull up a space and rest for a while. Reflect on what balances you. “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

Download this weeks *wallpaper – December 8th, 2011

Standard Lake Wakatipu - Queenstown, NZ (1280x1024pix) (466)

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If you would like this very view someday, go ahead and book a night at the Deco Backpackers Lodge