At least, that is what I did last Sunday.
Together with a number of other hobby photographers I drove to the Karangahake Gorge located at the southern end of the Coromandel Peninsula for a fun day of hiking and, more importantly, shooting snapshots.
Combining a stunning natural reserve with a history of railway and mining, the Karangahake Gorge makes for an interesting photography field trip even when the weather is less than perfect.
Among the highlights of the walkway are the old gold mining tunnels, which are open to the public, though it is useful to bring a torch. The longest railway tunnel measures no less than 1,100 metres and is a much-visited tourist attraction.
Although there are several walkways and loops that are even accessible to mountain bikers, the photographers were mainly interested in shooting plenty of photos while not walking too much with their heavy equipment. I was happy to do the same and tried some options on my camera I had (almost) never used before.
Aside from the strong wind, the weather remained quite good for the entire day, and we got safely back to Hamilton.
I will leave you for now with some more shots I made and will be back on Monday with a running during pregnancy update. 🙂