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Last Picture Show: North & South readers' best photos

From a single flower blooming on top of a Dunedin gravestone to a Manukau Harbour pier shot by drone – North & South’s 2016 Last Picture Show photographs spanned the country and embraced new technologies.

The Last Picture Show page welcomes entries from readers – New Zealand scenes, please! Published photos pay $150. Send your submissions to north&south@bauermedia.co.nz, including some when/where/who details and what camera and settings you used.


Alistair Lang captured these Rakaia River braids while on a flight between Christchurch and Queenstown. He used a Nikon D90 with a kit lens 18-105mm zoom. ©Alistair Lang, not for re-use.

Ken Downie photographed friends Dallas and James waiting for a bus on Riccarton Rd in Christchurch. He used a Canon 5D Mark II with a 24-110mm lens. ©Ken Downie, not for re-use.

Jack Burden from Mt Maunganui had his camera handy as this meteor shot past the archway of Cathedral Cove in Hahei about 1am. He used a Canon 70d and a Samyang 14mm lens with a 25-second exposure. ©Jack Burden, not for re-use.


Photographer Tony Reddrop: “The Albert St Market in Palmerston North has been going for more than 20 years from a hotel car park, but is soon to move into the central business area. People are a bit worried about the market’s future. I used a Fuji XE-2  with a 27mm pancake Fuji lens, and Velvia Vivid to saturate the colour.” ©Tony Reddrop, not for re-use.

Rob Brown captured young Tuhoe kids playing after kapa haka practice “on a perfect Ruatahuna evening”, at Uwhiarae Marae, Te Urewera. He used a Nikon D800E with a Nikon 20mm lens; ISO 400 1/320 sec at f/10. Brown plans to donate his $150 prize to Ruatahuna School. “It’s a great little school, but they still need the money more than me. ©Rob Brown, not for re-use.

Joe Harrison captured a troika of selfie-checking student models during preparations for the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology PITCH Fashion Show. He used an Olympus OM-D E-M5, 14mm, f2.8 @80, iso 640.©Joe Harrison, not for re-use

Jacqui Dick from Ohaupo captured Mt Taranaki “as the sun rose, before a glorious day”. She used a Canon 7D. ©Jacqui Dick, not for re-use

Christchurch photographer John Collie captured artist Ronnie van Hout’s sculpture Quasi, installed atop the Christchurch Art Gallery. He used a Nikon D3x with a 100mm macro lens.  ©John Collie, not for re-use.

John Stone captured this paraglider flying over the Craigieburn Range in central Canterbury and descending gently into Castle Hill village. Stone used a Pentax K200D camera with a 50mm, 1.8 lens.  ©John Stone, not for re-use.

Auckland photographer Megan McChesney snapped a visitor at the Torpedo Bay Navy Museum in Devonport, Auckland, making use of a ray of winter sunshine to light his pipe. She used an Olympus OM-D E-M5 II with an M.Zuiko 8mm fisheye lens. ©McChesney, not for re-use.

John Stone captured a cold winter morning at Gore Bay, on the North Canterbury coast, near Cheviot.
He used a Pentax K-50 with a 10-20mm ultra-wide angle lens.  ©John Stone, not for re-use.

Jacqui Dick captured Mt Taranaki “lit up by a super moon”. She used a Canon 7D, f5.6, ISO 1600, at 5 seconds. ©Jacqui Dick, not for re-use.