Saturday, January 7, 2012

A New Zealand Northland Christmas - Post #4

We stopped for the first night in a little town called Omapere.  You can see our motel in the distance on the left side of the photo.  After getting settled in we explored this beautiful peninsula at the end of the bay.

Looking in the opposite direction and across the bay was this sand dune.  The variety of landscapes here in NZ never ceases to amaze me!

We sat on a bench to watch the sun set on Christmas eve.  I used my telephoto to capture the peachy glow on the sand and clouds, and the mist as the waves rolled into shore.  This was just before the sun set,  with the sun out of the frame on the left.

After sunset we waited in hopes that the color show would continue, and we were not disappointed.

8 comments:

Sandra said...

you are living in a land where God did an awesome job of creating. your potos show and awesome land you are living in.

Dawn said...

I agree with Sandra. What amazing artwork He has set out for you to enjoy and share with us. These are absolutely incredible!

Robin said...

Karen, wonderful shots! I have to reiterate that your images are just so fantastic!

Scott said...

Some more treats for our eyes, except I have to say you are causing me to sin as I covet your mission . . . I hope someday.

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Loved seeing all of your gorgeous photos...I have lots of catching up to do!!! That sunset photo makes my heart flutter...Have a beautiful weekend!!!

janc@mac.com said...

This landscape is just phenomenal and you have the eye and skills to capture it beautifully.

diane b said...

Absolutely beautiful shots.

bugnose7 said...

It is hard to believe that there is a place this beautiful. The Lord's creations can not be duplicated.