The road between Lake Wanaka and Queenstown, New Zealand © Michael Evans Photographer 2015

On the way to Queenstown, New Zealand…

The road to Queenstown from Lake Wanaka is indeed very beautiful; dramatic scenery with lupins around every corner carpeting the roadside…

The road between Lake Wanaka and Queenstown, New Zealand © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Another panoramic stitch from a stop during our drive from Lake Wanaka to Queenstown…© Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Lupins, New Zealand  © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
More lupins… © Michael Evans Photographer 2015

Queenstown is of course famous for it’s variety of adventure sports; we had already planned to go white water rafting, however on the way we stopped by the world renowned AJ Hackett’s Bungy Jumping, which takes place off the Kawarau bridge just outside the city. This was the first commercially operated bungy jumping centre in the world, and while I was keen to see it, I had no real desire to try it! Retinal detatchment aside, I do enjoy my extreme sports having been paragliding and have been scuba diving for years, however the whole jumping with an elastic band doesn’t really do it for me; that said, I knew it would be fun to photograph! I don’t know any of the people in this series, but certainly I enjoyed the look of absolute terror on this young ladies face!

Bungy jumper at A J Hackett bungy jumping, Queenstown, New Zealand  © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
AJ Hackett’s bungy jump, Queenstown, New Zealand . As unforgettable as I have no doubt the actual jump is, so too is the beautiful colour of the water! © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Bungy jumper at A J Hackett bungy jumping, Queenstown, New Zealand  © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
© Michael Evans Photographer 2015

All images were taken with the 70-200mm f2.8 L, with the camera set for servo (tracking) focus…

Bungy jumper at A J Hackett bungy jumping, Queenstown, New Zealand  © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Confident pose for the camera… © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Bungy jumper at A J Hackett bungy jumping, Queenstown, New Zealand  © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
© Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Bungy jumper at A J Hackett bungy jumping, Queenstown, New Zealand  © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
© Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Bungy jumper at A J Hackett bungy jumping, Queenstown, New Zealand  © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
© Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Bungy jumper at A J Hackett bungy jumping, Queenstown, New Zealand  © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
© Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Bungy jumper at A J Hackett bungy jumping, Queenstown, New Zealand  © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
© Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Bungy jumper at A J Hackett bungy jumping, Queenstown, New Zealand  © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
© Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Bungy jumper at A J Hackett bungy jumping, Queenstown, New Zealand  © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
© Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Bungy jumper at A J Hackett bungy jumping, Queenstown, New Zealand  © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
© Michael Evans Photographer 2015
A J Hackett bungy jumping, Queenstown, New Zealand  © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
© Michael Evans Photographer 2015
A J Hackett bungy jumping, Queenstown, New Zealand  © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
After the jump, your butock clenching experience can be savoured on the screens inside the complex…© Michael Evans Photographer 2015

And yet even more lupins…

Lupins, New Zealand  © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
© Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Lupins, New Zealand  © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
© Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Lupins, New Zealand  © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Clearly I favour this close up view of the lupins… © Michael Evans Photographer 2015

Time to head to a winery…

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