Clouds are New Zealand's best treasure.So wrote visiting Chinese journalist Michelle Qiao in the New Zealand Herald earlier this year, and the view is shared by millions of startled visitors to our country. Quite simply the ever-changing array of clouds in our sky is one of the unique features of this island nation, yet it is one that many of us take for granted.It has taken another newcomer to our shores to focus his camera on the cloudscapes. In this stunning collection, Masaya Ohara tours famous and less well-known locations in the Land of the Long White Cloud and focuses on the cloud formations he finds there. The result is a pictorial tour with a difference, packaged for souvenir or gift purchases, with a stirring introduction by outstanding young poet Glenn Colquhoun.
First published September 2005.