By John Kelly. New Zealand creek taken from a bridge on the road from Canterbury to Arthur’s pass.
By John Kelly
Canon 60D; Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4
New Zealand creek taken from a bridge on the road from Canterbury to Arthur’s pass.
Like a multitude of other vistas on NZ’s South Island, it was impossible to pass up the opportunity to attempt to capture the beauty of the place – made for very slow travel with so many photo stops.
I think I may have travelled that same road decades ago… It is gorgeous country, particularly with the low-angled winter light John enjoyed on this particular day.
Taking your picture from a bridge has its trade-offs. On the one hand the scene has a nice sense of depth to the perspective, while on the other it feels just a little as though you could ‘fall’ into it.
Assuming there wasn’t some unsightly feature you were avoiding, I think swinging the camera a touch more to the left so that our eye could follow the outside curve of the stream would perhaps make the final result feel more complete.