My Last Photos from New Zealand. Enjoy!Posted by Jake Woodnutt on Wed 6th Mar 2013 @ 7:43 pm
So this is my last post from my travels around New Zealand. Met loads of awesome people and saw some incredible places. I hope you enjoyed my posts from my trip and keep you eye out for more posts from all the portrait shoots i have lined up!
My surf board.
The cat caught a gecko. I rescued it in return for a photo
Distant relations who kindly put me up for a couple of nights on my travels.
Me and my plane
Free slippers in the VIP lounge
Bumped up to the VIP lounge the second time this trip. Loving life.
Cold morning in Coventry
Focus on Imaging show at the NEC in Birmingham
Ahhh, So thats why the equipment is so expensive!
Raglan and coming to the end of my travels :(Posted by Jake Woodnutt on Thu 28th Feb 2013 @ 5:21 am
Coming to the end of my travels now. After surfing Taranaki I went up to Raglan to search for more waves. Bad decision. There was no swell. Although the people were awesome and always up for a laugh. Stayed there for 4 nights before heading back up to Whangarei where I am going to surf the East coast for a few days before heading down to Auckland to catch my flight. Sad times, I really don't want to leave.
Bon appetit! Fresh moules collected from the beach of Raglan and a nice cold Corono. Heav
Raglan surf shop
My necklace I made in Rotoua.
Sevastian- awesome dude.
New Zealand travels.Posted by Jake Woodnutt on Mon 25th Feb 2013 @ 4:10 am
Not many photographs this week. Been surfing most days and my camera isn't waterproof! Some awesome surf and met some awesome people. Starting to go back up north now as now much longer before my flight home! Going to miss the heat and much more.
My set up
Fishing on the beach at dusk
Early morning driving to Waitomo to do black water rafting. Very heavy due.
Finished my book! Goldfinder by Keith Jessop. Awesome book.
Sunset at Raglan
South of the north island. New ZealandPosted by Jake Woodnutt on Sun 17th Feb 2013 @ 12:41 am
My travels down the south of the north island. By how I have lots of time to chill. I have booked Black water rafting for the 23, and apart from going to wellington and up the west coast. I can chill. Read lots of my book and in need of a new one soon as been reading so much. Very hot weather and sea temperature not too bad. More photos uploading tomorrow but as I had internet I thought I would leave you with a few to look at till then!
Haha, I love the NZ postbox's they are all so random.
Mother and baby seal.
AHHH!!!! Bigs scary dude with a big camera!
Fast asleep. Got about 2 feet away from it till it woke up...
When It woke up... Looked at me for about 2 seconds screaming, then ran away.
Rainbow around the sun.
My tripod was too small so I made my own :)
Enjoying the sunset and the quite while reading a book.
Cape Palliser lighthouse, the day before the 100 year anniversary.
Mount NGAURUHOE otherwise known as ' Mount Doom'Posted by Jake Woodnutt on Tue 12th Feb 2013 @ 1:23 am
I climbed Mt NGURUHOE, otherwise known as Mount Doom off Peter Jackson's Lord Of The Rings. The Volcano Is 2287m high and is covered with very sharp slippery rocks. I feel sorry for Frodo. I met some awesome people on my walk towards the Volcano. Who I climbed up with and later shared a beer with at the end.
If you compair this photo to the 8th photo down from this post (The View). You can see how small the people look...
Me at the top after climbing up over 1,300m altitude with no shoes on.
At the top of MT NGAURUHOE with MT RUAPEHU behind me which I had climbed the day before.
The state of my feet after the climb with no shoes on. I feel sorry for Frodo.
Beers at the top!
8th Photo... The view...
Us all back at the cars. Mount doom in the background there...
Frodo would have had a job climbing over this lot with no shoes on...
The very top. BIG HOLE
Mount RUAPEHUPosted by Jake Woodnutt on Tue 12th Feb 2013 @ 1:23 am
This Mountain I met a few people at the bottom who were planning on climbing it. Turnes out it was not the mountain we were planning on climbing but we did so anyway. We found out that there was a 2km Exclusion zone as they think it might go boom. But when You get that far up a mountain you can't just turn back... We carried onto the top, it was such an amazing view! and we are still alive today so it was worth it!
As if we turned back after seeing this sign! Nope. Carried on right to the top.
The View... I love the hilltops sticking out the top of the clouds.
Looking out towards Mount NGAURUHOE
The emergency hut!
Looks small on this photo. But 2797m high :)
At the top...
At the top
Thermal Village.Posted by Jake Woodnutt on Tue 12th Feb 2013 @ 1:20 am
I went to look around a thermal village. It was very interesting how some Maori still live in there today. Some even bath and cook how they used to thousands of years ago. It was great actually being able to talk to some Maori.
This is where I woke up. As I said on one of my previous posts... My house. The view from my house...
Very hot pool
More Photos from my road trip around New Zealand.Posted by Jake Woodnutt on Wed 6th Feb 2013 @ 10:43 pm
Another bunch of photographs from my trip around new zealand. All going well but a bit worries as camera charger is broken and only 2 batteries left... Going to have to search around for a new charger! Still alive even though a tsunami hit new Zealand last night. As i pulled up at the beach it was saying on the radio how people were being moved to higher ground and to stay away from the beaches... but the surf looked too good :P
Rainbow over my tent :)
Sunset over Coromandel
Stars over Coromandel
Sunrise over Coromandel
One of the top 10 beaches in the World
Hot water beach...Some volcanos develop huge underground reservoirs of superheated water. Over time, this water will escape to the surface — cooling on the way. There are two fissures at Hot Water Beach issuing water as hot as 64ºC!!! People dig holes
How fast the weather can change in New Zealand!
New ZealandPosted by Jake Woodnutt on Mon 4th Feb 2013 @ 12:56 am
Been all over the place. Left Cape Reinga and went down south through Waipoua Forest where we went and saw the worlds biggest Kauri Trees, Massive! 51.5m high and a trunk girth of 13.8m. Some have been around for over 2000 years! We also visited some amazing black sand beaches. I had no shoes on and was burning my feet it was that hot. See me running to the water in need of cooling down my feet. Most of the photos speak for themselves... Enjoy :)
More Photos from my road trip around New Zealand.Posted by Jake Woodnutt on Fri 1st Feb 2013 @ 9:51 pm
Been spending a lot of time driving, seen some amazing views, been on some amazing tracks, stayed at some awesome free Campsites. Been bitten alive by mosquitos (it looks as if I have some deadly skin desease :P) Drunk lots of warm beer and cold red wine. Result of all this. AMAZING EXPERIENCE SO FAR!!!
This little town called Mangonuni which is said sells the best fish and chips in New Zealand.
The likelihood of a fire where we were in New Zealand. Extremely likely.
Walk on the Beach...
Walk on the Beach...
Our Campsite was just the other side of that beach. great view...
At the furthest point north of New Zealand up at Cape Reinga, this photo shows where the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocian meet.
Cape Reinga Lighthouse with a sign post pointing in defferent directions and how many Kilometers away from that city we are. London- 18029km away (9735 nm)
My Home. My view from my garden
Lost in the desert...
Walk on the beach