Stunning Photographs of the New Zealand and Australian Coast

Stunning Photographs of the New Zealand and Australian Coast New Zealand landscapes Australia

Stunning Photographs of the New Zealand and Australian Coast New Zealand landscapes Australia

Stunning Photographs of the New Zealand and Australian Coast New Zealand landscapes Australia

Stunning Photographs of the New Zealand and Australian Coast New Zealand landscapes Australia

Stunning Photographs of the New Zealand and Australian Coast New Zealand landscapes Australia

Stunning Photographs of the New Zealand and Australian Coast New Zealand landscapes Australia

Stunning Photographs of the New Zealand and Australian Coast New Zealand landscapes Australia

In the course of normal blogging I probably encounter hundreds of landscape photographs in a week, maybe even in a day. Many of them are truly wonderful technical achievements or perhaps they capture a unique moment in time, but it’s rare that I am suddenly gripped with the urge to sell my house, quit my job, and buy a plane ticket to live in the photograph I’m staring at. That would precisely explain my feelings when I encountered these idyllic landscapes shot on the shores around Auckland, New Zealand and Australia by photographer Andrew Smith of Cuba Gallery. To be fair the images have been color corrected a bit and Smith runs a blog called Before & After where he details his process for using Adobe Lightroom to achieve the results. See much more over on Flickr.

Update: This post originally suggested that all images above by Smith were taken in New Zealand. In fact, the 5th image of the rocky boulders is a natural formation known as the Twelve Apostles in Victoria, Australia. Thanks everyone.