Rach Stewart | New Zealand

Photographer ✧ Writer ✧ Workshops Ambassador: Nisi Filters | Fstopgear Contact: info@rachstewartphotography.com NZ Autumn Workshops 2018 - Book Now➷

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Spring time wanderings 🌸
I can’t really make up my mind as to what kind of photo this is .. landscape portrait lifestyle ermm none of the above?! But I wanted to share it as it reminds me of when I first started Instagram and I would go to my nana’s house to take pictures of her flowers ... precious memories indeed.
Thanks to the owners of this property β€˜English Cherry Tree Manor’ for allowing @jackburdenimages and I to stay until sunset, @meghanmaloneyphotography for telling us about it, and Jack for the click 🌸
β†  Canon 5DMkiv
β†  Canon F2.8L16-35 Mkiii
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Perseverance .. secret of all triumphs ..
I think this little tree is a fine example! We will be visiting this famous spot on our NZ Autumn 2018 workshops over at @purephotoadventures.nz . Just a few spots left .. link in bio.
Have a great weekend everyone ✌️
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Taking in good for the soul @thecoromandel sunsets 🌞 who else is looking forward to summer ?! @jackburdenimages and I had high hopes for an epic sunset here on the weekend just gone, however it seems winter wasn’t quite finished yet and instead we got pelting rain and wind πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ .. still , any time spent here is a good time.
Here’s a shot from last visit 🌊
β†  Canon 5DMkiv
β†  Canon F2.8L16-35 Mkii
β†  GND Soft 0.9
β†  10 stop
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Early mornings with the mountains πŸ” I don’t think the day could start in a more peaceful place πŸ”
WORKSHOP NEWS: Over at @purephotoadventures.nz we have just released our autumn 2018 workshops! Come and join @danielmurray.nz @leecook_images and myself for an epic few days seeing some of the best places NZ has to offer for photography! Link in bio ✌️
Thanks all. Hope everyone had a good weekend
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The Muriwai Gannet Colony.. One of the best places to watch the sunset in Auckland and get your nature fix at the same time! 🌊 Approximately 1200 pairs of these love birds nest here each year before migrating with their young. A special sight to see.
β†  Canon 5DMkiv
β†  Canon F2.8L16-35 Mkii
β†  GND Soft 0.9
β†  10 stop
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Take me to the mountains ... πŸ”
I have a new blog post up about my time at @visitruapehu and moments spent with this mountain ! Would love for you check it out if you get a chance - link in bio ✌️
β†  Thanks @talman for the click
β†  Canon 5DMkiv
β†  Tamron 70-200 F2.8
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Misty waterfall chasing in @visitruapehu β€˜s National Park.
Seriously thought I had been thrown into a middle earth movie with this scene! Just another reason why this part of NZ is so awesome 🌿
#visitruapehu #ruapehu #ruapehumustdo
β†  Canon 5DMkiv
β†  Canon F2.8L16-35 Mkiii
β†  @nisifiltersaustralia 6 stop

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A moody Mt Ngauruhoe aka Mt Doom @visitruapehu - the winter edition! πŸ” I had an amazing time experiencing this part of the north island the last few days with @visitruapehu . Tongariro National Park is a seriously cool part of the country and home to some very special (and famous) landmarks πŸŒ‹
Extra thanks to @talman @jackburdenimages and @ryan_domenico for the great company πŸ”
Have a great weekend everyone ✌️
#visitruapehu #mountngauruhoe #mountruapehu #tongariro #ruapehumustdo
β†  Canon 5DMkiv
β†  Tamron 70-200 F2.8
β†  @nisifiltersaustralia IR GND Soft 0.9

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Fiordland .. home to crazy good mountains and alpine lakes .. which on this occasion we found to be frozen after hiking up at 5am in -12 before the sun came upπŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ. I'll just have to go back! Still .. an incredible feeling to be surrounded by such huge creations carved out by nature.
Hope everyone had a great weekend ✌️
β†  Canon 5DMkiv
β†  Canon F2.8L16-35 Mkii
β†  @nisifiltersaustralia IR GND Soft 0.9
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At this exact moment there was no better feeling on earth for me ... standing with the clouds watching the world go by ... added bonus in the good company of @laurie_winter and @hamishstubbs πŸ”
Have a great weekend everyone ✌️
β†  @lowaaunz boots
β†  Canon 5DMkiv
β†  Canon F2.8L16-35 Mkii
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The salty air of the ocean and the incredible coastal views of @thecoromandel .. my soul is happy .. what's not to love about this part of NZ 🌊
This spot on the northern peninsula at twilight took my breath away .. great times exploring over the weekend with @carmenhuter @trex.photography and @henry_travels_
β†  Canon 5DMkiv
β†  Canon F2.8L16-35 Mkii
β†  @nisifiltersaustralia IR GND Soft 0.9
β†  @nisifiltersaustralia 6 stop
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The cracks and crevasses that shape our Mother Earth - Godzone - Home .. what a beautiful world we live in πŸ”
Massive thanks to @mtcookskiplanesandhelis for getting me up here πŸ”
Have an awesome weekend everyone ✌️
β†  Canon 5DMkiv
β†  Canon F2.8L16-35 Mkii
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Watching colour explosions in Milford Sound πŸ”
I first visited this incredible place last year on high tide and it absolutely took my breath away. Since then I have always seemed to arrive on dead low tide which I do struggle with (!!) , but pink skies and a puddle I will not complain about πŸ”
Thank you for always being awesome NZ
β†  Canon 5DMkiv
β†  Canon F2.8L16-35 Mkii
β†  @nisifiltersaustralia IR GND Soft 0.9
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Frosty morning reflects ❄️
Loved how the little ducks were just hanging out on the ice when I took this. Cold bums for sure ! ❄️
β†  Canon 5DMkiv
β†  Canon F2.8L16-35 Mkii
β†  @nisifiltersaustralia IR GND Soft 0.9
β†  @nisifiltersaustralia 10 stop

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The time has come for wintery scenes like this to slowly start disappearing here in NZ as we welcome spring just around the corner. I'm definitely going to miss the snowy mountains, but I'm a summer girl at heart so the waves and summer at the beach is calling ! β˜€οΈ
Have a great weekend everyone ✌️
β†  Canon 5DMkiv
β†  Canon F2.8L16-35 Mkii
β†  @nisifiltersaustralia IR GND Soft 0.9
β†  @nisifiltersaustralia 10 stop

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Always a sucker for a sunrise, streaky skies and a jetty ☁️
β†  Canon 6D
β†  Canon F4L17-40
β†  Big Stopper
β†  0.9 Soft GND

Thanks so much to the response from my story today.
I have watched Instagram change a lot over the past 3 years (including the popularity of this awesome little spot), but to be hit by spam likes on my last 3 posts took me by complete surprise. It has never happened to me before, and I have to say that I am pretty gutted, but also amazed by all the support I have received from all my genuine followers.
For anyone interested or you might already know, there are tonnes of spam bots/apps out there that create fake likes. Companies/accounts use them to boost profiles etc, but in my case I received them unwantedly and without any reason. I have received a lot of helpful knowledge and suggestions as to why it happened to me from my story. Companies gifting likes, bot liking apps, spam attacks, Instagram algorithm, you name it, I even heard stories of people having likes bought for them in order to sabotage an organic account .. what a crazy world we live in? You’d have to be a pretty nasty human to do that.
Anyway, I am just going to ride this out in the hope that it stops.
Thanks so much again for all the support. I really do appreciate it and you are all the reason this is still a great place to share my passion and work.
Apols for the longest comment in history, but I just wanted to say that all once and then move on.
PS. If anyone has a contact at Instagram headquarters can you please let me know πŸ˜‚!

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The greatest challenge in life is discovering who you are, the second greatest is being happy with what you find.
Hope everyone had a great weekend! πŸ”
Massive thanks to @hamishstubbs and @laurie_winter for an amazing morning up on this mountain last weekend πŸ”
β†  @lowaaunz boots
β†  Canon 5DMkiv
β†  Canon F2.8L16-35 Mkii
β†  @nisifiltersaustralia IR GND Soft 0.9
β†  @nisifiltersaustralia 10 stop
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Moody blue hour doubles with the mountains πŸ”
I took this shot well after sunset but the twilight glow on the mountains left them standing more proud than ever. Nature continuing to amaze me! πŸ”
β†  Canon 5DMkiv
β†  Canon F2.8L16-35 Mkii
β†  @nisifiltersaustralia IR GND Soft 0.9
β†  @nisifiltersaustralia 6 stop
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Epic scenes at the top of Roys Peak over the weekend with @laurie_winter and @hamishstubbs ! Excitement levels were pretty high I have to say!
A big shout out to @dkphotographyau @wildernessnz and @nisifiltersaustralia for organising such a great instameet in Wanaka on Saturday. Loved meeting new and old friends and thank you so much to everyone who came down to chat, meet new folk and take photos.
Have to give another big shout out to my road trip buddy @timothytay.nz for the awesome company and please check out the super talented folk tagged in the pic above .. they provided for endless laughs on the road and some pretty hilarious scenes πŸ˜‚
β†  Canon 5DMkiv
β†  Canon F2.8L16-35 Mkii
β†  @nisifiltersaustralia IR GND Soft 0.9
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Stand straight .. walk proud .. have a little faith πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ
Have such fond memories of this day exploring the Taranaki region with these fab ladies @laurie_winter @meghanmaloneyphotography @narellemikkelsen . This was a hazy sunset on a beautiful night in summer β˜€οΈ
Currently packing up my house for a big move so am very sorry for the lack of replies to all your wonderful comments. Appreciate them all very much πŸ™
β†  Canon 6D
β†  Canon F4L70-200
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New Zealand .. called the land of the long white cloud for a reason ☁️
Lake Wanaka .. as busy as the famous tree is .. there are still many spots to have a moment to yourself at this beautiful location.
If you’re keen to meet some awesome people and happen to be in Wanaka this Saturday come hang out at the instameet hosted by @dkphotographyau with @nisifiltersaustralia @wildernessnz at 4pm by the tree! Would love to meet you all!
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Misty mornings up close at the 12 Apostles Australia. Nature did a pretty good job beautifully carving out this coastline 🌊
β†  Canon 5DMkiv
β†  Canon F2.8L16-35 Mkii
β†  0.9 soft GND
β†  10 stop
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