The rugged rural highlands of central Otago provide a vivid contrast to the lush and scenic farmland in coastal areas.
This shot features McPhees Rock at the height of the old Dunstan gold trail. The route is now used frequently by 4WD enthusiasts and is about 2 hours driving in land from Dunedin. At its height it is over 1000 metres above sea level.
The photo was taken at about 5:30 pm in mid December. The location is very remote and is frequently closed in winter.
Camera: Sony f828 Settings: 1/200s, f4.0, ISO64, focal length 11mm