My eyes keep telling my brain that this is a before/after split screen.
And if you look closely, you can see the Great Gates, the East entrance to the Mines of Moria.
As i live in New Zealand, I can confirm the southern alps are one of the most beautiful spots in the whole country! If you're still in New Zealand i would highly recommend traveling to waikanae.
Been travelling New Zealand the past two months and am now currently in Mount Cook area. Most beautiful place I've been so far
I wonder how many photos were in this composite... Beautiful image. I love the contrasting colors in the soil against the blue water and the colorful sky.