J. R. R. Tolkien's epic trilogy offers the magic of Middle-earth — The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. On a trip to Queensland, located in the South Island of New Zealand, we joined a tour to the site of Lord of the Rings. Massive trees and moss growing into bushes create a veritable primordial forest. If you concentrate on the photo and click on "Golum" you will see the hideous creature lurking in the woods.
New Zealand is a natural wonderland, and its people some of the most gracious and hospitable in the world. Sparsely populated, some say that sheep outnumber the people 10-to-1, others give a more realistic estimate 100-to-1. Despite the small population, the nation produced two unrivaled leaders in their respective fields: Lord Ernest Rutherford, a physicist who discovered the atomic nucleus and Sir Edmund Hillary, a mountain climber who first conquered Mt. Everest.
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lousat (98285) 2016-09-29 14:50
Hi Bulent,fantastic capture of this primordial forest,what a atmosphere and what a magical place,very interesting this trip on te land of Lord of the rings,and the quality of pic is absolutely amazing! Have a good night,Luciano
worldcitizen (9452) 2016-09-29 15:14
I like the lush greenery and earthy colors in this photo. I don't know if it was a damp day, but forests smell so nice after some mist or rain. This peaceful scene would make a nice backdrop for one of those motivational posters with quotes on it. :-)
daddo (28142) 2016-09-29 15:38
Merhaba Bulent. Looking at this image makes me think of Nature's state of being before the axe and chain saw destroyed centuries old trees in the name of progress. Here in Australia we are still destroying prime forests without any qualms- but then we took this land from its original owners who looked after it for more than 50,000 years and although we say we love this land, we do not respect it. What sort of love is abusive love? Wonderful image beautifully captured. Regards. Klaudio.
gervaso (16817) 2016-09-29 17:30
It really looks like a scene of the movie, and the light was very well managed here, giving beautiful colors to the image! Wonderful place and composition! Very well done!
Sonata11 (34007) 2016-09-29 20:27
very beautiful picture of nature. Love the color, light perfectly well menage. Really impressive place. Love it.
All the best, Barbara
macjake (73059) 2016-09-29 21:09
this is fantastic, it looks like you took this photo in a park near where i live :)
so this part of the forest is where they filmed some of the scenes for the movie? if so, thats pretty cool, its not every day you can do that.
the moss is the main feature and for obvious reasons, the photo is an easy 10 out of 10. Cheers
dta (82960) 2016-09-29 22:52
Hello Bulent ,
Fantastic green mossy forest !
We are waiting for some elfe hidden behind a tree ...
BennyV (20681) 2016-09-30 0:07
Hello dear Bulent
Lovely soft green moss in an almost surreal forest scene. I'm not a big fan of those Tolkien books, but surely this scene evokes those elves and golumns etc. Are you sure there isn't a unicorn hiding there somewhere?
Great picture, thanks for sharing it.
ikeharel (79161) 2016-09-30 0:49
Fabulous nature with light coming through the thick vegetation and trees. Beautifully managed photo, I can only imagine the sightsand sounds there.
Have a nice new friday,
snunney (107477) 2016-09-30 1:59
I am not sure I see Golum, but I do see some wonderful colours and textures. The light is very well managed resulting in a particular mood that is most pleasant. No doubt, the Lord of the Rings trilogy has done wonders for the New Zealand tourist industry. It is such a pity it is so far away from Europe.
holmertz (59750) 2016-09-30 2:03
I didn't read the books and didn't see the movies, but before reading the note I thought that if this had been in Scandinavia I would have expected to meet a "troll" here. I guess the Golum is not far off. It's a beautiful forest with a fine light that makes the moss shine brightly. You framed this view well and made a perfect exposure.
jhm (160917) 2016-09-30 4:54
Real a wonderful nature picture almost a real fairy tale picture.
You play lovely with light between the green forest and moss carpet.
You create perfect depth and perspective.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Composition and presentation are very well. TFS.
Sergiom (89267) 2016-09-30 6:29
Elle est vraiment très vermoulue cette forêt. Elle semble aussi avoir de l'âge. La lumière pénètre à peine au sol mais les couleurs ressortent parfaitement.
alvaraalto (20574) 2016-09-30 11:58
In contrast to Gert I did read the books and even saw the movies. I didn’t like the movie, but did enjoy the books when I read them a long time ago. I can remember the travel through the wood to the elf’s and your picture is the perfect scene with that part.
cornejo (47266) 2016-09-30 12:31
Hi Bulent, very good picture of this beautiful forest, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light, color and quality. Great and interesting work well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
serp2000 (45970) 2016-09-30 12:46
Good September morning, Bulent,
Wow! It looks like a tail forest. Very nice composition, I do love this scene, it reminds me our forest, but it is not so picturesque.
I am going to Philippines tomorrow (through Beijing).
Hanssie (10886) 2016-09-30 12:51
Wonderful and inviting, looking for the unicorn.....
PiotrF (23138) 2016-09-30 13:05
I like very much the atmosphere of your picture, a amazing picture of nature.
Taken with great saturation, sharpness and exposure.
danos (103212) 2016-09-30 13:13
great the view as the presentation of this section of the forest with the whole scene to be so magic and unique.The mosses and the lichens are covered everything in it.Excellent the light and the colour management with the realization of the place to be so alive.
papera (14320) 2016-09-30 13:36
I usually don't follow much nature photography but this forest is truly mesmerizing and very much reminiscent of the images shown in Jackson's movies. The luscious green mossy undergrowth looks soft like a carpet - an image that would look perfect on a wall, as large, true-to-life poster :)
Royaldevon (43909) 2016-10-01 1:23
Having just critiqued my photograph, you will understand why I like this! It is truly an unspoilt natural area and there is no doubt that it immediately captures the mood of the film! The iridescent green hues are amazing!
I like how the f/g trees appear to guide us into the interior of the scene.
Have a great w/e,
kasianowak (10591) 2016-10-01 4:20
Outstanding photo full of mystery (the Golum trick worked really well!). You truly captured the atmosphere of the place with the wild thicket, towering trees and soft moss. Beautiful colours and great crop.
One of my TE favourites!
Thank you for your kind comments on my photos and invitation to join you on Facebook. I haven't yet done it only because I haven't got an FB account but will as soon as I open it.
And - my last upload was actually 30 seconds exposure but TE decided otherwise. I'll try to change it manually.
Have a lovely weekend
ourania (51103) 2016-10-02 14:01
I've read the trilogy and The Hobbit, I loved them, found so many references and evoke them all the time. Your picture is brilliant and makes a perfect setting for a lot of different heroes and scenes to be evoked. I like very much how it draws us into the scenery and its atmosphere, the textures and the colours are fascinating, the trunks make a fine repetition with interesting variations. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
Fis2 (107416) 2016-10-02 14:37
Wonderful place, beautiful forest.
Excellent framing, colors and sharpness.
Very well done.
I like it.
Nicou (152026) 2016-10-03 0:59
Quelle image quel sous bois et ambiance ce graphisme de tronc noir la mousse verte et cette végétation superbe.
Bravo et amitié
Silvio1953 (154087) 2016-10-03 10:41
Ciao Bulent, great view of fantastic forest, fascinating atmosphere, splendid light, excellent perspective and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
sacimar (28969) 2016-10-04 9:41
good image of this beautiful forest, good light management, It reminds me the movies.... well seen,
adramad (49962) 2016-10-04 10:49
Wonderful picture of this shady forest where moss develops, with that force, spectacular green, an image that conveys calm and serenity.
Very nice colorful, which gives much appeal to the image.
Very well seen and well taken.
Have a nice day.
lucasgalodoido (23651) 2016-10-06 17:21
interessante essa gramínea cobrindo todo o chão e pedras, e impresionante como é bela e fechada essa mata.
Parabéns e Abraço,
mcmtanyel (29668) 2016-10-06 21:24
Selamlar Bülent Bey,
I love the colors in this frame, especially the various tones of green. It does look like an enchanted place and I wouldn't be surprised to see Golum there. The workshop photo is very nice, too it looks so real.
s_lush (16602) 2016-10-08 8:52
Only Mother Nature can create such a fantastic view. No landscape designers can do this. Your tasks were to find the best position for shooting, balance the composition and make a quality picture. These have been done brilliantly by you. Excellent job!
My warmest regards,
kordinator (15429) 2016-10-15 1:10
Spectacular view of this beautiful forest.
I like green tones.
Splendid colors,excellent sharp details.
An amazing composition.
Fine presentation of New Zealand.
COSTANTINO (70202) 2016-10-17 11:41
Hello dear Bulent
thanks for sharing with us all those
useful notes one shot is one thousand words
PaulVDV (32695) 2016-10-20 10:28
This is truly a beautiful green in that forest.
What a refreshing presentation.
Excellently composed. Good light management.
Best regards, Paul
mkamionka (40095) 2016-10-23 13:29
yes I remember the satisfaction of being in places which were later featured in a movie, I supposed New Zealand is more and more popular movie filming destination. Time to go there :)
Fantastic rain forest photograph. I like the moss covered trees and ground. It is very particular view, and so unspoiled here.
claudeD (41864) 2016-12-27 6:34
wow! what a magical place your are sharing here on TE! Very fine composition, perfect light managment and sharpness. Excellent note.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg and all my best wishes for new year 2017
fritzi007 (12518) 2016-12-28 13:41
Super photo and information about this jungle, full of mosses and mighty trees on the southern island of New Zealand, congratulate!
A beautiful new year 2017
jmdias (69230) 2017-01-31 23:32
lovely the touch of green in the middle of the ground of the forest. I liked the contrast with the brownish areas and the graphic effect caused by the base of trunks. TFS. a nice peaceful mood.