labour day


labour day. monday the twenty-seventh.
the skies were grey.
the rain was falling.

dunedin is known for its crazy weather... we get the whole 'four seasons in one day' thing more than we would like. yesterday was no exception, with sun and storm fighting together in a constant battle all day.

despite the weather, we didn't want to waste tim's day off, so we decided to jump in the car and drive out the peninsula - one of our favourite things to do together. i'm so glad we did, because the sights we saw were incredible. we took a right turn down a random gravel road that looked interesting and followed it until the very end. it took us about 30 minutes, and this is where we ended up. the sky turned from grey to blue, our phones lost reception, and the only sounds to be heard were the bleating of new lambs and the distant lull of waves hitting the shore.

hundreds of sheep, rolling green hills, clear skies, and untouched beaches.
we were standing in a postcard.

11 comments:

  1. I just adore your blog! Stunning photographs!! xx

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  2. The peninsula is just gorgeous and the little lambs are so cute!

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    1. there was a little black lamb that we saw as well, and he was just the sweetest thing! p.s. i totally agree with you, the peninsula n e v e r disappoints :-)

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  3. What do you edit your photos with? Just curious, I love their warmth.

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    1. hi! i use lightroom and an assortment of vsco presets when post-processing. i usually tweak things like saturation, temperature, contrast and lift the shadows/play with highlight levels a wee bit as well - but it all depends on how i'm feeling and what i want the image to look like. hope that helps :-)

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  4. I love all of the juxtaposition between the blue and green! Your photos are gorgeous! :)

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  5. beautiful. there must be some kind of crazy winds coming off the ocean to move the weather so fast. i love that last shot - the line created by the barbwire draws the eye straight into that gorgeous horizon.

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