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NZ fine art landscape photography
Michelle Durrant

Michelle is an emerging fine art landscape photographer. Her work is majestic and captivating. She travels the length and breadth of New Zealand in search of the perfect light, atmosphere and setting to capture her sense of the land that she calls home. Her stunning pictures are evidence of a passionate connection with Papatuanuku (Mother Earth) and in particular the inherent beauty she reveals in the small things that she focuses on in the foreground - such as the various colours of moss found on a walk up to Mt Cook, pools of light reflecting on stones on a beach with Rangitoto as the back drop, or the glory of the Milky Way as a back drop for Gannet Rock at Auckland's West Coast Muriwai Beach. There is no doubting her growing professionalism and mastery of the camera and lens will provide you the viewer with a different perspective of New Zealand's special landscape scenes. Her images make you want to visit the areas and soak in the atmosphere and experience the feelings that she has captured through the camera's lens.

Michelle Durrant NZ fine art landscape photography, Auckland city
"Blue Hour" Auckland City
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Photography is like a box of chocolates!
This is a panorama of Auckland City taken during blue hour just after sunset and before dark from Stanley Point Devonport.


Michelle Durrant nz fine art landscape photography, Mt Cook

"The Reward" - Tasman Valley Track - Mt Cook National Park
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At Mt Cook National Park we hiked the Tasman Valley Track.  We arrived at the end of the track with a view of
the
glacier lake.  I decided to climb down a steep ledge and over big boulders to get right down to the water’s edge. 
I climbed down alone, with all my heavy camera gear and tripod.  My efforts were rewarded with this epic image.

Michelle Durrant nz fine art lanscape photography, Mt Cook
"Carpet of Green" - Mt Cook National Park
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Hiking back from shooting the Tasman Valley glaciers, I noticed this beautiful carpet of green. 
I love the textures of the moss and the detail of the worn pebbles.  
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"The Conversation" - The Tree at Wanaka
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While staying in Wanaka, I decided to shoot the famous tree at sunset.  Its a great place to meet photographers from all over the world and have a chat.  That day I made a new friend or two.
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"Happy Place" - Rangitoto
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Getting up early is not normally my style but, I was inspired to get out of bed on this particular winter’s morning. 
Before dawn, during the twilight hours I captured this from Takapuna Beach.  The image shows the glow of the sun
and the moon on the horizon at the same time.  Something you don’t see every day.  So glad I got up!
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"Follow the Leader" - Sheep Mob Lake Ohau
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We were driving around Lake Ohau.  I just love the view and it’s not everyday you happen to come across a mob
of sheep, especially as an Aucklander.  What a magical opportunity, I couldn’t pass up!

Te Waikoropupu springs

Te Waikoropupu Springs in Takaka near Nelson are the largest freshwater springs in New Zealand, the largest cold water springs in the Southern Hemisphere
and contain some of the clearest water ever measured. Below are some direct shots I took of the springs.

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