The Dirt Road to Paradise

More from New Zealand – Forgive me!

Normally I jump around the world and post photos from many countries out of order. But, I’ve been processing SO MANY New Zealand photos that I’ve got a giant backlog that is New Zealand-heavy! So, you’ll have to give me a few weeks to post a bunch of new work from NZ… I apologize for that because I know you are used to seeing more variety. But, there are some Really Pretty Images coming up from NZ that I am so excited to publish and share with you…. like the one below today! 🙂

Daily Photo – The Dirt Road to Paradise

After you pass Glenorchy, the paved road continues for a while as you approach Paradise. The paved road then turns into a dirt road. At this point, many visitors turn around, which is a shame! You can keep on rolling down this road in your rental car for quite a way. There’s even a few river crossings you can make, like Arwen on horseback. You can do it! Probably. I even see giant campervans going through here… anyway, the dirt road is in pretty good condition, so don’t let that turn you back!

The Dirt Road to Paradise

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-11-10 01:42:22
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  • Aperturef/11
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length85mm (85mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
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  • pmw

    ure so silly 🙂

  • I love NZ photos, so go right ahead! 🙂

  • Casper van Zyl

    Those mountain look so tall,wish we had some this side.

  • Thanks for making me homesick.


    And if people (tourists, anyone else) can’t get used to unpaved roads in NZ, they’d never go anywhere interesting. (it’s also easier to do handbrake turns on gravel, when you see that shot you _just_can’t_miss_….)

  • Another incredible photo Trey. Thanks.

  • That’s not a problem for me, Trey. I love your NZ photos. I have this one on my desktop now, I love it!! It is so beautiful, great job. Keep those photos of NZ coming. I would love to go there someday!!!!

  • David Campbell

    New Zealand is such a target-rich environment for stunning photography, you keep ’em coming.

  • susan ratcliff

    Awesome Trey – wow – I never get tired of NZ photos – what a beautiful place to live! 🙂

  • David Hendershot

    Keep the New Zealand photos coming. Its a beautiful country.

  • piersvan

    Really good photo. Initially I thought you should have shot it perpendicularly to the road so that the road drew your eye into the distance. But then I loaded a bigger version and could see why you chose this composition. The richness and balance of the colors is very appealing.

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks! 🙂

  • Beautiful! Love the contrast between the cool and warm colors in the photo

  • thabesh

    Great light in this photo. Awesome shot.

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