Mainland New Zealand’ is a compilation of some stunning landscape scenes showcasing the South Island’s natural and unspoiled beauty. In this short movie, you will see the pristine aqua-coloured waters and the moody skies of Fiordland, stormy clouds near Mount Cook, and some oddly shaped granite boulders in the Te Anau Basin. The vivid autumn tones and backcountry dams of Central Otago also feature along with a rare and colourful display of the Auroroa Australis. By the way, if you weren’t already aware, the term ‘Mainland’ is a South Islanders’ name for the South Island of New Zealand.

This production took six months with some 6000 kilometers traveled over 5 weeks during April and May of 2015. Over 30 clips come together in this 4 minute movie with beautifully matched music that evokes majestic grandeur and drama to the captured scene.

Mainland New Zealand has used the latest advanced multi-axis, motion-controlled time lapse gadgets, rails, an auto exposure ramping device, and a focus puller just to make this production that little more dynamic. A ‘Behind the Scenes’ movie can be seen here: youtu.be/xP7tWJdOHtc

Thanks in advance for your ‘likes’, ‘shares’ and comments – they are all greatly appreciated ­čÖé

Clips are available for licensing in HD or 4K. Large format (329x483mm) prints are also available on Hahnem├╝hle FineArt archival paper using non-fade Epson UltraChrome K3 inks. Please contact me through Facebook.

Gear used: Nikon D810, Nikon D700, Nikkor 14-24mm f2.8 & 24-70 f2.8, 70-200mm f2.8, Lee SW-150 with Nisi 150mm square polarizer, Dynamic Perception Stage Zero, Stage One, Stage R, NMX and MX2 controllers, Emotimo TB3 Black, RamperPro, ZenFocus, DSLR Dashboard, LRTimelapse, Adobe Lightroom, After Effects, and Premiere Pro.

Follow my work here: Facebook: facebook.com/StephenPatiencePhotography Flickr: flickr.com/photos/stephenpatiencePersonal website: patience.co.nz

Music: Bernini’s Angels (LXD Mix), Kerry Muzzey (Licensed through The Music Bed).

Credits: Alan & Louise McHattie, Steve Baird, Stuart Pearson, Bruce Sinclair, my mum, my boss (for the days off !), Bevan Percival, colleagues and friends. Thanks to you all for your support !

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Featured on Votiv Earth on August 14th, 2015