Matamata, Waikato, New Zealand

New Project: A Visit To The Shire

At the end of October, 2018, my wife, Jayne, and I visited the Hobbiton movie set situated on a family run farm near Matamata, in Waikato, New Zealand. As a fan of Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” films, I wanted to visit as many of the filming locations as time permitted. Hobbiton was an […]

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Hobbiton, Matamata, North Island

My Favorite Images From 2018

This year was the first time Jayne and I participated in a group tour for our visit to another country. Our time share offered us the chance to experience New Zealand and we decided to do it. I normally prefer driving so that I could spend time shooting where and when I wanted. But with […]

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Glenorchy, South Island


Glenorchy  is a small settlement at the northern end of Lake Wakatipu.  The local scenery was used as one of the settings in the first of Peter Jackson’s “The Fellowship of the Ring” (2001), the first film in his Lord of the Rings series. Lothlórien, Orthanc, and the scene where Boromir was slain and leant […]

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Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park, South Island

Milford Sound

The jewel location of our trip to New Zealand was a cruise tour of the UNESCO World Heritage site , Milford Sound . It is located on the southwest of South Island in Fiordland National Park . The 16 kilometer length from the head of the fiord to the open sea is lined with sheer rock faces that […]

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On The Road To Milford Sound

On The Road In New Zealand

Jayne and I spent many hours on the tour bus seeing a lot of the New Zealand countryside. The following images were taken on the road to the town of Franz Josef . This was taken from a river cruise  near Franz Josef. Boy, did we have fun on this cruise! You can view a quick […]

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