I recently returned from a trip to New Zealand's north island among other places. I have posted some images in other threads but thought I would wrap it all up in a single post. I travel with a wife and kids and tend to be a take what I can get photographer, most of these shots are not planned. First up was short drive from Auckland to Rotorua and we decided to do some of the free activities. This was taken on a small hike at the end of a day out in Okere Falls. Okere Falls by Siftu, on Flickr Rotorua also has a Californian Redwood forest planted over 100 years ago. I really liked how the tree ferns grew beneath them. It was also a good time to try out my Rokinon 7.5mm fisheye I got a few days before the trip. Redwoods - NZ style by Siftu, on Flickr Next we were off to Taupo. The great Tongariro National Park lies at the south end of the lake. Tongariro National Park by Siftu, on Flickr The only shot I had a chance to actually plan was this landscape astrophotography shot. During the day I saw the view of the mountains I wanted to use so planned to return at night. I took the shot of the foregound with a 1/4 moon still up then waited a couple of hours and drove down the lake about 30 mins to get the shot of the Milky Way. New Zealand-Night by Siftu, on Flickr In the North East of the island lays Tauranga. We stayed at Mount Tutu Eco Reserve (highly recommended) and were able to witness glow worms on the walls of their very own stream. In the town of Tauranga is Maunganui Beach which allowed me to abuse the fisheye once again. Maunganui Beach - Bay of Plenty by Siftu, on Flickr On our way back to Auckland was lots of pastoral land. I had to pull over when I saw the following scene for obvious reasons. Ok maybe I didn't do the original justice but you have to try. Bliss - NZ by Siftu, on Flickr Just outside of Auckland is a Gannet colony. It was raining so I didn't get much of a chance to set up here but what a beautiful scene it was. Gannet Colony by Siftu, on Flickr Thanks for reading. Gear: E-M10 & EPL-6. O75mm F1.8, O12-40mm F2.8 PRO, Rokinon 7.5mm + O25mm F1.8 Things I would change: I only used my 4 pound tripod twice, IBIS worked very well for me all the way down to 1/3rd of a second. Next time I'll just bring a gorilla pod.