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Mark Watson
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Photos from a bike packing loop over the Old Ghost Road and Denniston Shortcut. More information here: http://www.highlux.co.nz/2016/01/old-ghost-road-roundabout/
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An interview (with some sample shots) with D-Photo Magazine about my new book: Te Araroa​: Walking New Zealand's 3000-kilometre trail. Thanks D-Photo!
D-Photo caught up with Mark Watson to learn all about his journey and the creation of his book, Te Araraoa: Walking New Zealand's 3000-kilometre Trail
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Full jacket spread for Te Araroa, Walking New Zealand's 3000km trail.
Books land on our shores tomorrow - should be available from late next week... 

Register for a signed copy here http://www.highlux.co.nz/te-araroa-preorders/ Or look it up at your local book seller.

Thanks to the team at New Holland Publishers for a great cover design and internal layout.

#teararoatrail   #longdistancehiking   #newzealandpictorial   #landscapephotography  
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A post from Macpac about their association with the New Zealand Alpine Team - a synergistic relationship that is helping Macpac develop and refine their top tier 'Alpine Series' product line with input from some of NZ's best climbers.
Highlux Photography // Mark Watson shot some of the images featured in this post during a two-day shoot with the NZAT in the Remarkables, Queenstown.

http://blog.macpac.co.nz/new-zealand-alpine-team/
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The New Zealand Alpine Team is all about pushing the limits, exploring unknown territory, and inspiring the next generation of alpinists.
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Touched: the eastern sun kisses the summit and east face of Mount Sefton. Hooker Valley, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand.

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#landscapephotography   #aorakimountcook   #newzealand   #hookervalley   #mountsefton  
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High and Dry: mini-bergs on the shore of Tasman Lake on Tuesday morning. Aoraki Mount Cook catches the first light of dawn.
Tasman Glacier terminal lake, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park.

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#aorakimountcook   #landscapephotography   #tasmanlake  
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Shooting at Te Porere Redoubt, Tongariro. Thanks +Andrew Caldwell!
 
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Mark Watson shooting at Te Porere Redoubt, near Tongariro National Park , New Zealand

A few months ago I volunteered (slightly foolishly in hindsight) to meet up with +Mark Watson on his travels along the Te Araroa Trail (the 3000km trail that runs the length of NZ; www.teararoa.org.nz/ ), and maybe to walk a section with him.

Somehow this developed into walking the north end of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, a climb of about 1000m over 12km of track, and staying the night on top of the mountain.  A very hard, but enjoyable couple of days followed, but sadly with few decent photographs to show for it (from me anyway).

Well now Mark has just published his book of the full Te Araroa Trail walk that he completed in the middle of this year, and my copy arrived today in the post (thanks Mark).   I would highly recommend getting a copy, lots of stunning photography which really showcases some of the best of New Zealand scenery (contact Mark through http://www.highlux.co.nz/te-araroa/ for a copy, and he might even send you a signed one.... )

One of the photos in the book is from the shoot where I took this shot of Mark, at the Te Porere Redoubt, looking towards Mt Tongariro on the evening before we walked up to the top.

D7100, 1/100sec, f8, 62mm, ISO100
Processed in LR6
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Sample spreads from Te Araroa - Walking New Zealand's 3000-km trail.

Due in stores next week, or contact Mark directly for a signed copy. 

http://www.highlux.co.nz/te-araroa/

#teararoatrail  #tramping #longdistancehiking   #photographybooks  #newzealand #landscapephotography  
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Thanks +Harley James !
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A great Labour weekend mission in the Hakatere Conservation Park region. A classic bikepacking trip and doable in various configurations...

Read more about it here: http://www.highlux.co.nz/2015/10/around-the-block/

#bikepacking   #newzealand   #cycling   #southisland  
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Hi +Janey Thomas  - yes - you need to call both stations, but they were quite happy for us to do it. Even with lots of lambs around. Hard to see the Dog Range track improving butr be great if it did. I thought it was worth the push anyhow - beautiful spot. 
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A winter camp on Tama Saddle, between the beautiful Tama Lakes. Mount Ngauruhoe beyond. Tongariro National Park. New Zealand

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#tongariro   #newzealand   #landscapephotography   #volcano  
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Arrived at Lake Pukaki via Braemar Road on Monday night to find this fantastic cloud just begging to be photographed. From what I have seen on Facebook a few other photographers had their lenses pointed at it too. None where I was though ;-)

Windcloud hovering over Lake Pukaki, Aoraki Mount Cook and the Southern Alps.

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#landscapephotography   #newzealand   #southernalps   #aoraki  
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Discovery Digital's Seeker Network picked up on one of my images of fishing canoes made from long range fuel canisters discarded by US bombers during their Secret War bombing campaign in Laos. 

I contributed some narrative and a bunch of photos, and they have made it into a great 3 min doco film - stoked to see it has had over 26,000 views.
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Back in New Zealand after nearly three years on the road
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I'm a New Zealand based freelance photographer and graphic designer. Living in Lyttelton.

Check out my blog here. Take a look at my main website for a portfolio of my photography and design work. 

In 2008 I cycle toured in the Philippines for three weeks. I photographed the trip extensively - check out a blog all about it.
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I've been arrested in three countries and imprisoned for 12 days in Tokyo - all in the name of greener planet.
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