∞ Matagouri ∞ by Jonathan Stacey

∞ Matagouri ∞ – which is Maori for scraggly yet lethal bush with ridiculously long thorns about 2 inches long that bloody hurts if they get you….. Loosly translated of course.. !!

Well and Truly into the blue hour now as I walked around the lake…. well drove to a different spot anyway !!… It’s an enormous lake….give me a break ok !!… found this ghostly looking dead matagouri bush….seemed to suit the mood as the moon rose to set the scene perfectly….

Taken at Lake Te Anau, Fjordland National Park, New Zealand.

Nikon D90
Sigma 10-20mm @ 12mm
ISO 100
13 second Exposure

0.6 Hard edge Hitech ND Grad.

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  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyabout 4 years ago

    that’s very nice Jonathan! the sky is amazing with that intense blue tone

  • Thank you Manon…it was very eerie and still that night, glad you like it…:)

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • Sonja Wells
    Sonja Wellsabout 4 years ago

    Oh Jonathan, so very moody. I love it!

  • Thank you Sonja..Glad you like it..:)

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • Davercox
    Davercoxabout 4 years ago

    Really nice work Jon. Really nice!

  • Cheers Dave..nice to sit on a lake for a change instead of the ocean !!….didn’t care much for the mossies though !!

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • Husky
    Huskyabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful work mate!

  • Thanks Dale.

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • jay0976
    jay0976about 4 years ago

    C’mon J, give us point and shoot folk a chance to produce magic lol.. Forget perth, your calling is in NZ lol.

  • Ha…one day I’ll be half as good as you which is twice the photographer I am already !!!…and you’re not wrong about NZ…if only it were juuust a bit warmer !!

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • Astrid Strahm
    Astrid Strahmabout 4 years ago

    Dear Jonathan, I’m so fascinated by your work, somehow I find no words to express how much I like it..

  • Wow Astrid…that is such a lovely thing to say…thank you so very much, I’m so pleased you enjoy it…:)

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • Craig Hender
    Craig Henderabout 4 years ago

    Superbly composed mate, i like how the bush is reaching toward the moon. Excellent tones too.

  • Cheers Craig, That’s what caught my eye…not your average dead bush !!!…:)

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • yolanda
    yolandaabout 4 years ago

    Wow this is a fantastic image . . great composition and colour . . well done :-)

  • Thanks Yolanda… much appreciated…:)

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • tinnieopener
    tinnieopenerabout 4 years ago

    Excellent work Cobber:o)

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparabout 4 years ago

    Lovely Work .!!!

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