Otago Back Country, NZ

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (11)

Cristina_Mery on February 21, 2011

Muy bella foto........like

Saludos desde Chile

Syborgh on February 21, 2011

What a nice clean and crisp beauty, lines and curves make such a nice contrast.

Warm regards, - Fried

Nick Weall on February 21, 2011

Very simple ~ very pleasing ~ nicely caught Ian ~ Warm wishes ~ nick

Ian Stehbens on February 21, 2011

Thankyou Cristina. I loved the colours. I am pleased that you appreciate the photo. Warm regards from Australia and New Zealand.


Ian Stehbens on February 21, 2011

Dear Fried and Nick,

We are of one mind on this image. I liked the simplicity of lines and curves too. Thanks for your appreciation of it.

For this I used the 300mm lens looking almost due north. It took me a while to locate it GE for in 12 months I had forgotten just where I stopped to take the photo, so the hunt was on to find the windbreak and the hill with its gorse spills down its front. As it turns out the windbreak is 5.5Kms away and the hill 8.5Kms and GE images are not all that good here. But once it was deciphered I did recall my stop and short walk to a vantage point.

Warmest regards to you both.


emzet on February 22, 2011


Ian Stehbens on February 22, 2011

Thanks for the appreciate remark, emzet. Clear colours and contrasting forms are pleasing to the eye.

Best wishes,


jeff_msn123 on February 22, 2011

Beautiful landscape. Amazing shot. LIKE

Cheers from Hong Kong, Jeff

Ian Stehbens on February 22, 2011

Hi Jeff,

Thanks for your appreciation and honour. It is a simple photo really, but the shapes and colours appealed to me.

Right now my attention has turned to Christchurch and the earthquake disaster there,

Kind regards,


bdeh on February 22, 2011

Great shot Ian, I like the different colours and the line of trees. Greetings Berend

Ian Stehbens on February 22, 2011

Thanks Berend. That windbreak was so important to me when I was puzzling over the GE imagery in several hours of trying geolocate this one, Berend. In the end, I realised I had underestimated the effect of a 300mm lens! The peak turns out is 8.5kms from me, and the windbreak 5.5kms from me!! It seems easier to locate photos taken from plane windows over outback Australia, than a ground shot in treeless NZ!



Sign up to comment. Sign in if you already did it.

Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 21, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Ian Stehbens