Another view of rugged Central Otago along the "road" to McPhees Rock.
I was there with a friend on a mini recon of the area. He was planning a 4WD excursion on Boxing Day and was curious about the state of the road after some heavy rain earlier in the week.
There was plenty of evidence of high rainfall as normally the grass isn't green this time of year.
If there had been too much rain the trip would have been postponed because it is so rugged and remote.
Fortunately the road was suitable for use by some novice 4Wd drivers - myself included! We returned with our friends and family a week later.
Naturally I was more concerned with taking advantage of the opportunity for photography than the driving conditions. I had never been to this part of country before but I knew it would be a great location. The time was well spent as the weather was much more impressive that day than on Boxing Day.
The photo was taken at about 5:00 pm in mid December.
Camera: Sony f828 Settings: 1/60s, f5.6, ISO64, focal length 10mm