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Why hello there, I’m Daniel Murray.  I live in the South Island of New Zealand, that little country full of big beauty located at the southern end of the world.  There’s nothing I enjoy more than exploring and capturing images of this amazing corner of the planet. On this here webby thing you can explore my image galleries, buy prints, and read up on my photography tips and adventures.

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A Brief Guide to Lupins

Or A Brief Guide to Lupines, If You’re That Way Inclined. Let's cut to the chase.  Russell lupins may be pretty (holy moly they're pretty), but in Canterbury, New Zealand, they're an introduced plant and classified an invasive weed.  In particular environments, especially our braided river systems, they pose [...]

A Brief Guide to Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park

New Zealand has 20 peaks which climb over 3,000m above sea level.  Ever the greedy national park when it comes to scenery, Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is home to 19 of them, with the centrepiece being our tallest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook itself (3,724m).  Over 40% of the park is [...]

A Brief Guide to Milford and Doubtful Sounds

Fiordland National Park, which makes up a sizable chunk of the 2.6 million hectare Te Wāhipounamu – South West New Zealand World Heritage Area, is home to 15 named fiords.  Carved by colossal ancient glaciers (therefore more correctly Fjords than Sounds), these wild landscapes have to be experienced first-hand to [...]

My photography philosophy

'Objective reality' is sometimes defined as being the world that exists outside our minds.  It's the physical form of the mountains, the colour of the sky, and the way in which trees sway in the wind, as they exist independent of our senses and experience of them, unfiltered and free of interpretation. In [...]

A Brief Guide to the South Island for Landscape Photographers

Looking for a brief guide to the South Island for landscape photographers? Well this A Brief Guide to the South Island for Landscape Photographers might almost be just what you're looking for!  I often get messaged by photographers planning their first trip to the South Island and wanting to know the best time [...]

My gear list

Nikon D810 DSLR.  Records 36.3 million pixels (7360 x 4912) with RAW file sizes of around 30-40 MB each.  I looove the detail and dynamic range the camera provides! AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR.  My most recently purchased lens.  The ability to get in closer and 'compress' [...]

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