If you’re lucky, you might get some cool light happening over Lake Hawea as you descend from Isthmus Peak. This was taken after a soggy rained out morning on the way up.
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There are some locations that just seem to behave for you when you get there, while others defiantly decide to make themselves unshootable with each visit. My memories of Glenorchy Lagoon have been peaceful on the few occasions we have visited. The temperature wasn’t quite low enough to have frosted over reeds but that would have been a nice touch to this scene! Enjoy the large version of this!
Video of our recent NZ trip here :
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Mount Cook National Park
It’s our last morning at Mount Cook and the forecast was for 100% cloud. I wake at 4am looking outside from the south end of Lake Pukaki and there’s a hint of stars. I figured we only had a short drive to Wanaka that day so I could have a sleepy day. Our previous three days here have been predominantly blue sky days except the previous evening which was Marianne’s turn to visit Hooker Lake ( where she got a ZZZ set of conditions – zero , zilch, zip (complete with finger signs) . Because of kid’s routines we hadn’t really been to many of the places around the park we would have liked to – Mt Wakefield, Ball Hut, Sealy Tarns etc.
As I drove north, the cloud really did start to blanket over but hey, I’m up for a boulder dash any time! So up I went on this 1km walk to witness maybe 20 seconds of passing light (this is it!) followed by ongoing grey. This is a very cool spot and hopefully the dark processing reflects the kind of morning that was on offer. Our premeditated trips to locations while on holiday with the kids has taught us to adapt our shooting to whatever mother nature throws at us (apart from really dire conditions) but hopefully a premeditated walk here on another day will yield some direct light!
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After some overnight snow, the entire area around Lake Heron was a beautiful sight. There were moments of ridiculous indecision on my part before I finally opted to go north of the Lake as far as I could before a waterway stopped me. This scene was taken a short while before the previously posted pano from this spot featuring the tussocks. ( Not sure which I prefer but I like them both so here they are!)
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