Within the next few days we will be launching New Zealand Tip-to-Tip, our newest photography eBook. We thought that readers may enjoy seeing a preview of our New Zealand photography eBook. What follows are a number of jpegs made from various pages in the eBook.
NOTE: Click on images to enlarge.
New Zealand Tip-to-Tip has been under development for quite some time, and has been a ‘labour of love’ for a number of years. This 250 page eBook features 89 locations in New Zealand and incorporates over 400 original images. The field work for this eBook involved three trips to New Zealand between 2013 and 2018, and us spending a total of about 3 months on the ground, driving throughout the country and photographing various locations.
Thirty-three North Island locations are included in New Zealand Tip-to-Tip and are detailed in the North Island index.
Additionally, fifty-six locations on the South Island are covered and shown in the South Island index.
A 4-page introduction gives readers an overview of the purpose of New Zealand Tip-to-Tip. It also provides some background information on the eBook project, including our methodology in capturing images during our trips to this magnificent country.
We’ve also included 7 pages dedicated to some travel tips that are useful when visiting New Zealand.
The North Island and South Island each have multiple page summary sections that provide readers with brief overviews of each island.
The various featured locations all have dedicated, lead-in information pages that follow a common format. Each location introduction page provides readers with an inset location map, a feature image captured at that location, and some additional details. As you can see from the indexes, many locations have multiple page sections. Let’s have a look at a couple of pages from the Wai-O-Tapu location.
In most cases the multiple page locations incorporate the approach used for Wai-O-Tapu, i.e. some additional wording on the subsequent pages.
Some of the locations in our New Zealand photography eBook have additional pages that feature more photographs without any wording. McLean Falls is a good example.
To give readers a good overview of the contents in our New Zealand photography eBook, let’s have a look at five of the thirty-three North Island locations featured in New Zealand Tip-to-Tip. These include the Blue Spring – Te Waihou Walkway, Hamilton Gardens, the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour, the Onearo Beach area, and the Whangaehu Valley Road & Field Track.
To give the South Island equal exposure in this preview article, let’s have a look at five of the fifty-six locations on the South Island that are featured in New Zealand Tip-to-Tip. These include KaKa Point, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, Nelson – Tahunanui Beach, Pelorus Mail Boat – Havelock, and Te Anua Lakefront.
Some readers may be wondering why we chose the name “New Zealand Tip-to-Tip” for our New Zealand photography eBook.
The goal that my wife and I set for ourselves was to travel from the most northern tip of the North Island that a typical tourist is allowed to visit, all the way down to the most southern point on the South Island. Our journeys took us from Cape Reinga at the tip of the North Island, all the way down to Slope Point at the tip of the South Island. Thus the eBook title, New Zealand Tip-to-Tip.
Here’s a look at the lead-in page for the Cape Reinga section…
And, here’s a look at Slope Point at the other end of New Zealand…
It was an interesting personal journey for my wife and I to work together on a massive eBook project like New Zealand Tip-to-Tip.
We’re hopeful that New Zealand Tip-to-Tip will appeal to a wide range of readers… folks who love travel photography and landscape photography in general… people who want to learn more about New Zealand… and perhaps some readers who want to travel to New Zealand.
At this point we are doing our final editing checks and testing website downloads. As mentioned at the start of this article, New Zealand Tip-to-Tip will be launched later this week.
Update for Readers: Purchasing Link
If you would like to purchase a copy of New Zealand Tip-to-Tip you can use the Buy button below. The cost for the eBook is $12.99 Canadian.
We thank all of you for your support over the past number of years !
New Zealand Tip-to-Tip is Copyright 2018 Thomas Stirr and Rosemary Stirr. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, duplicated, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, printing, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written consent of Thomas Stirr or Rosemary Stirr. Purchasers of this eBook are granted the permission to read the book and view the images contained therein for their sole use only. Published by Thomas-Ritt Associates Limited.