Eglinton Valley, New Zealand from Knobs Flat

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Comments (11)

bluenose11 on April 9, 2010

Hi Ian Stehbens, Great landscape, well captured. How you are have a great time.

Greetings from Toronto


gezginruh on April 9, 2010

...another magical moment...

Good night dear Ian.

Ian Stehbens on April 9, 2010

Dear ,

I have just risen as you are about to go to sleep. Our world keeps spinning! The whole of our journey in South Island was a journey into the majestic, the artistic and the atmospheric with myriads of pleasant surprises thrown in!

I wish you a joyful weekend.


Ian Stehbens on April 9, 2010

Dear Anna,

Perhaps I should repeat what I have just written to Fü. The whole experience is one of continuous great landscapes and for me, a geographer and photographer, it was a journey of great joy!

It is much like exploring from Banff to Edmonton to Prince Rupert and then back to Banff again!

Thanks for your greetings, Anna.


Bris_Ben_Aust on April 10, 2010

Just amazing! Bet you had a good time there, Ian.

Kind regards, Ben

Ian Stehbens on April 10, 2010

You bet, Ben! And I was most pleased with the photographic results.



whoelius on April 10, 2010

Knobs Flat! What a name!

Ian Stehbens on April 12, 2010

I wouldn't have a clue as to whether Harry Knobs once shepherded his sheep here in the valley or not! Perhaps there were to many peaks and knobs above that the surveyor couldn't be any more imaginative than that!

Greetings whoelius.


sugarbag1 on April 21, 2010

Hello Ian. Magnificent scenery.They are real mountains. I have heard New Zealanders say rain is measured in meters over there.By the look of the vegetation it looks lovely and green and lush.Very beautiful indeed.We have two mountain ranges, one The Porongurups Ranges all covered in the giant Karri Tree and the other, The Stirling Ranges where we have the tallest peak in Western Australia, called Bluff Knoll. But I think they may be mere hills compared to the mountains in your photo. The vegetation in the Stirlings Ranges is very different and ranges from low scrub to tall Yates, White Gum and various Mallee trees. Thanks again Ian for showing this series of New Zealand. Kind Regards, David

sugarbag1 on April 21, 2010


Ian Stehbens on April 22, 2010

Thank you, David, for the special information on the SW for your corner of this continent is very special indeed. Thanks also for your appreciation of these NZ images, for it was a very special time for me with the camera. The YS is very much appreciated as well and I do hope that it has worthily added to your collection of favourites.

The mountains of NZ certainly are grander than the mountains of our continent.

Best regards,


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