Wednesday Wallpaper 18 July | Sunrise, Otago Peninsula

July 18th, 2012 at 10:14 am by Todd Sisson
Hoopers inlet otago harbour and harbour cone from larnach castle

Sunrise Over Hoopers Inlet, Otago Peninsula, New Zealand. Photography By Todd Sisson.
This image was taken from Peggy’s Hill, a few hundred metres from Larnach Castle.

 

Welcome to Wednesday’s window upon the world (well my world anyway)

This photo is an enduring personal favourite. Every time I find myself wondering why I lived in Dunedin for 9 years this image pulls me into line – Otago Peninsula is surely one of New Zealand’s best places to be, on a good day at least….

I have  created a permanent home for the wallpaper downloads here.  Simply follow the download instructions on the gallery page, Password = freewallpaper

Have a great week.

Cheers – Todd

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14 Responses to “Wednesday Wallpaper 18 July | Sunrise, Otago Peninsula”

  1. Graeme Edgeler (3,262 comments) says:

    That scene looks so good it looks fake :-)

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  2. bhudson (4,734 comments) says:

    Todd,

    Great shot. Thanks for the link and access to your work – they brighten up my iPad background a great deal.

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  3. Pete George (22,781 comments) says:

    Great pic – again. I see sunrise in the direction of Harbour Cone from home.

    Hoopers Inlet is on the right (where the sun is rising), Papanui Inlet is the water in the distant middle and Otago Harbour is on the left, with ocean beyond Aramoana.

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  4. David Farrar (1,853 comments) says:

    Now that is beautiful. Many years since I have been to Larnach Castle – enjoyed many a ball there.

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  5. dime (9,392 comments) says:

    Nice.

    Shot in HDR?

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  6. Scott Chris (5,875 comments) says:

    Great work.

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  7. Chthoniid (2,027 comments) says:

    wondeful- taking full adavantge of the clear air and golden light of the early morning

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  8. Pete George (22,781 comments) says:

    For more views of Dunedin Wildlife (outside Scarfyville).

    And a video:

    Wildlife on the Otago Peninsula in Dunedin

    Otago Peninsula, has been described by internationally acclaimed environmentalist David Bellamy as the “finest example of eco-tourism in the world”.

    Otago Peninsula stretches along the southern edge of the Otago harbour and is home to amazing wildlife including penguins, albatross, seals, sea lions, shags, dolphins, whales and other pelagic sea birds.

    Heaps to see and do a short distance from the CBD.

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  9. fredinthegrass (271 comments) says:

    We are fortunate enough to have a copy of this image hanging in our home.
    It never fails to draw comment from visitors.

    Another great shot, Todd

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  10. David Farrar (1,853 comments) says:

    I’ve been showing the photo off to people in Tokyo and half of them are rushing to book tickets to come to New Zealand :-)

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  11. Nookin (3,034 comments) says:

    DPF
    Did you explain why some of those trees are on a 45′ lean?

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  12. Pete George (22,781 comments) says:

    Nookin – those trees are not far off the highest point on the peninsula so will weather a bit of breeze. But we don’t get it often.

    We are having an amazing ‘winter’, hardly any frosts or snow yet, and July is usually then worst. 18 degrees today which is ridiculous for this time of year.

    It’s worth pointing out though – if you want to have a look at albatross flying you need a reasonable breeze, they don’t get off the ground when it’s calm.

    And there are probably a dozen decent beaches in the wider Dunedin area, so if you want to beach walk or look for sea lions, sea leopards or penguins (seals mostly stay in rocky areas, plenty of them too), except in the worst (occasional) winds it’s easy to pick a beach that’s on the lee side.

    It’s a fantastic and varied area for walking, exploring and wildlife. And there’s some very nice comforts too, excellent restaurants in the city and surrounds. Favourites are Pier 24 at St Clair Beach and Carey’s Bay Hotel (a fishing village just at Port Chalmers). Both have excellent food, wine and scenery. There’s plenty of more choice too.

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  13. Todd Sisson (48 comments) says:

    Howdy folks! Thanks for all the comments – a few quick responses:

    @pete George – I should clarify, I do love Dunedin – but I also love poking fun at the weather (It is the Wellington of the South ;-) Thanks for sharing the Dunedin links too.

    @dime – no it’s not HDR, just a single exposure warmed over in photoshop to balance tonality. Check out my blog later today http://bit.ly/MGMwk5 – I’m posting about the DR on the Nikon D800 – it’s almost HDR in a can…..

    @David Farrar – oddly enough this image was licenced to a Volvo Dealership in Tokyo 2 years ago – it must resonate well over there…..

    See you all tomorrow on Chthoniid’s Friday Photo comments :-)

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  14. Todd Sisson (48 comments) says:

    Oh and @fredinthegrass – I’m delighted to hear that your print is still being admired after all these years :-)

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