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Grettings from Hungary, László
Great light and folds to the middle distance hills Ian ~ I like your new series very much ~ best wishes ~ nick
Thanks for the appreciation, László. I love the glacial landscapes of NZ, with their surprises and contrasts.
I am sure you appreciate the geomorphology as much as I do. This great terminal moraine was so nicely lit that it dominated the landscape. At other times when it is not highlighted, one hardly notices it for the background peaks and large scale dairying seem to hold my attention.
The Ohau Valley behind was carved by two major glaciers descending from the Southern Alps.
Ian nice picture! I'm back with new pictures.
Peaceful picture, the farm with all the cows and the mountains at the back Ian. Greetings Berend
Greetings Jorge. Wonderful to have you back. You were missed by me!! And I am pleased you like this scene.
Regards from Australia,
At least the cows in the pasture might make you think of home, Berend, but that is about where any comparison stops! I very much enjoyed the drive and photo stops in this grand rural area.
Some of the circular irrigation paddocks were 2 kms in radius, other 2kms in diameter! The walking irrigation-booms are incredible.
Like you I love the peace of the rural landscapes.
Great scenery and good light. L
Kind regards, Finn
Are these middle flats all alluvial deposits Ian?? a mighty view indeed like, Peter
I delighted in the light that morning for it enhanced the stunning landscape. Gl;ad to share it with you. Thanks.
Greetings Peter. The folded mountains in the back ground have been glaciated resulting in the moraine in the midground (partly terminal and partly lateral moraine). The outwash of meltwater then has created the extensive plains in the area, all of which are now being reworked by riverine action. You may also notice the alluvial fans that have formed from the erosion of the front of the morainic ridge.
Hope that is satisfactory answer, Peter. Thanks for your interest and appreciation.
Highly satisfactory dear Ian thank you for taking the time to answer :) Best wishes and a wonderful week ahead, Peter
This photo is a bit like a juxtaposition of Norway and Denmark, Peter.
Yes indeed right you are *Ian :) Peter
Greetings Gabriela. I am delighted to share this majestic beauty with you.
Oh! this trilogy of plains and mountains and colours is AWESOME, Ian - New Zealand is indeed a beautiful place.
Thank you for sharing these lovely scenes with us - made all the more poignant by the sad events of the past month. We - like so many South Africans - know folk who live in Christchurch and are sadly thinking of them and remembering them in our prayers.
Our warmest greetings to you & Margaret -
I am sure that you will return with some wonderful images from the game reserve. I look forward to that. Thanks for dropping in to my gallery even though you are preparing for your time away.
I am pleased that this landscape caught your eye with its striking forms and sunlit grazing land on the moraine.
We are off to NZ this week, so I don't expect there will be much Panoramio activity from me for a few weeks either.
Blessings as you take your break.
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