Historic Gold Miners Cottages

Till The Sun Does Descend

Following yesterday’s astounding autumn colours from Arrowtown and the Chinese Village by the Arrow River, here’s another autumn in Arrowtown image. Most of the images I see of the historic Gold Miners Cottages on the main street are fairly old, so I set out one day to create my own updated version. These cottages date back 140 years to the gold rush days and have been restored in the last years by the Department of Conservation.


Till the sun does descend – Buy

By The Arrow River

The Echoing Path

I’m not sure Central Otago and the Lakes District have a bad season. Summer and Winter are seasons of extremes and are completely unique while autumn is full of colour, as it is now. There are so many great reasons to visit Arrowtown and the colour of autumn is definitely one of them. If you get a chance to explore the Chinese Village by the Arrow River then the autumn leaves, trees and colours will astound you. I was lucky when I took this photo as it was a fairly still day, meaning the only blur I had to worry about was from other visitors. Sometimes blur and movement is okay in photos but on this particular occasion I wanted everything completely still.

The Echoing Path – Buy

Autumn in Dunedin

Song of the Autumn Light

The leaves are a wonderful colour here in Dunedin at the moment as Autumn continues to march on at a rapid pace. The change in season is now unmissable as the daylight is becoming distinctly shorter and the temperature is cooling considerably. The colour’s around town at the moment are just amazing.

This is from the Town Belt near the centre town here in Dunedin.

Song of the Autumn light – Buy

Tautuku Bay

Don’t let your confidence dissolve.

At the end of Tautuku Bay is a peninsula that’s full of wildlife and history. It’s a wonderful walk and a great way to explore a section of The Catlins coastline. Near the neck of the peninsula a whaling station ran for 7 years from 1839 and when the timber industry grew a port was developed as well. I’m pretty sure William Larnach was a major investor in the timber industry and used timber from this area on part of his castle in in Dunedin.

Don’t let your confidence dissolve – Buy

Goodwood Sunrise

For A Light Will Start The Day

I often see the sun rising at this point during winter. Sitting right on the horizon is a line of trees that often captures the sun as it hits the horizon and sets the surrounding fields all a glow. This is a lower view point of that angle taken from the long grass along a fence line, not to far from the highway.

For a light will start the day – Buy

Dunedin Railway Station

For A Gentle Light Does Move The Heart

The Dunedin Railway Station was built in 1903 and remains one of New Zealands most photographed buildings. It stands in an elegant  and grand location in ANZAC Square at the end of Stuart Street.

There are many views, scenes, moments and situations when I’ve photographed the Dunedin Railway Station. By far, my favourite view is looking across ANZAC Square to the front of the building when the flowers are in bloom, the sun is shining and the sky is a brilliant blue.

For a gentle light does move the heart – Buy

Walking In Lindenow

But The Earth Murmuring Lowly

A few years back (I think) when we were visiting family who live in Lindenow, Australia I went walking and found this awesome windmill and water tank. It even had that old creaking sound as it gentle turned every so often. I took heaps of photos at a range of angles looking for a way to give the feeling of an absent human presences.

But the earth murmuring lowly – Buy

The Highcliff Track

The Path Before Thy

The Highcliff track on the Otago Peninsula is quickly becoming one of my favourite spots on the peninsula. One part of it has an amazing view of Boulder Beach and beyond while the peak of the track has all these boulders scattered on it. It’s a wonderful spot to sit and watch the world go by.

Otago Peninsula, Dunedin
The path before thy. – Buy

The photoblog of John Caswell

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