A Journey to Middle-Earth

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Snowy, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. Snowy

    Snowy TalkEmount Veteran

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    Nov 18, 2013
    Melbourne, Australia
    Barry
    In January my two youngest and I enjoyed a short holiday in the North Island of New Zealand seeking out Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit filming locations. I hope you don't mind me sharing some of the photos. We had a great time and can highly recommend New Zealand as a holiday destination. All photos are taken with the Sony A7 and either the FE 28-70 kits lens or FE 70-200 G as indicated.

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    Gollum and Suzie
    by Barry Pate, on Flickr; A7 + FE 28-70 kit lens.

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    Robert on the hunt for Lord of the Rings film locations
    by Barry Pate, on Flickr; A7 + FE 70-200 G.

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    Barrel Riders' Rapids
    by Barry Pate, on Flickr; A7 + FE 70-200 G.

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    Mount Doom
    by Barry Pate, on Flickr; A7 + FE 70-200 G.

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    Here be trolls
    by Barry Pate, on Flickr; A7 + FE 28-70 kit lens

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    Suzie at Waitanguru Falls
    by Barry Pate, on Flickr; A7 + FE 70-200 G.

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    Our first Hobbit Hole or Smial
    by Barry Pate, on Flickr; A7 + FE 28-70 kit lens


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    The woodcutter's workplace
    by Barry Pate, on Flickr; A7 + FE 70-200 G.

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    What a lovely place
    by Barry Pate, on Flickr; A7 + FE 28-70 kit lens.

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    Green Dragon Fireplace, the other one.
    by Barry Pate, on Flickr; A7 + FE 28-70 kit lens.

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    Path to Bag End
    by Barry Pate, on Flickr; A7 + FE 28-70 kit lens.

    Thanks for looking. C&C welcome.
     
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  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Love it, now I want to go watch the movies
     
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  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Nice series! Cool location.
    I think "Mount Doom" is my favorite photo ;)
     
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  4. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Yes, what a beautiful place to wander around with a camera. You captured it well.
     
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  5. Zanner

    Zanner TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 19, 2013
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    Suzanne
    Oh am I jealous! I would love to go there! Looks absolutely beautiful!
     
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  6. Snowy

    Snowy TalkEmount Veteran

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    Nov 18, 2013
    Melbourne, Australia
    Barry
    Thank you all very much. It was such a joy to see and photograph I wanted to share it. I apprectiate your comments and feedback.
     
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  7. jeffmurray

    jeffmurray TalkEmount Veteran

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    Dec 18, 2014
    Hobart, Australia
    Jeff
    Looks to be an amazing place and beautifully photographed.

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  8. Snowy

    Snowy TalkEmount Veteran

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    Nov 18, 2013
    Melbourne, Australia
    Barry
    Thank you very much Jeff. Indeed, it is a delight to photograph.