Dont Give Up by SoliloquyPhotography-by-ChrisPegman

it would have been easy inside this dark shelter to feel negative & hopeless – & life can sometimes have any of us feel like that – yet, look up & out the (broken) window, & there is something so much better than the present circumstances would have you think possible.
Have faith, get up & get out into something better, something that floats yours dreams – in my case, getting out into the grandest of mountain scenery (through the window is the mighty Aoraki/Mount Cook)

5×3 images stitched in a 3x HDR blend
Canon 6D / Sy 24mm lens

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Celestial Chess by tpoulton001

When I first started in landscape photography back in 2009, I knew no one in the scene. I had never been to any of the locations in my gallery and I had an insatiable desire to make something in the art world.

As the year draws to an end and the touring and workshops are all finished, I can’t help but feel a little empty inside. I have to admit this year has been a real battle to just do what I do best, and that is travel the world capturing all the amazing scenes. I can handle pretty much anything the planet has to offer; freezing my arse off in the mountains, getting soaking wet in torrential rain, endless hours at the wheel with very little sleep, all of that is easy compared to the hate and jealously in this industry. Next year I’m going to make a concerted effort to help as many people achieve their dreams, travel to places they have always wanted to, capture and spread the love of landscape photography, I’m asking you to do the same, be happy for others success, maybe some of it will rub off on you.

I believe in being strong. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.

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Ghost In The Light by tpoulton001

Having run tours and workshops to Mt Cook many times I wanted to capture something unique so we hiked some of the not so beaten tracks and on the final day of the tour found this amazing little collection of tarns never before captured. Setting up camp for days waiting for the right light, running out of food and spending 2 days in gail force winds and torrential rain it really tested our resolved. starving, burnt and in depurate need of sleep we stuck around for sunset and with a slight breeze at our backs and the ghost like clouds rolling in we captured the amazing scene. The celebratory drinks and pizza at the bar was so sweet.

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Beneath The Black And Purple by tpoulton001

It’s amazing how we have boogey locations that always fail us with conditions and locations that always produce the most epic light. Mount Cook in New Zealand is notorious for bad weather and so many people walk away with nothing. I’m blessed with the most amazing luck and have amassed a fine collection of images from the highest peak in New Zealand, all you have to do is search Mount Cook on 500px you’ll find some of that luck. Yesterdays sunset and astro was no exception, with light wispy clouds, all purple and red and the way the light captured the peak, took my breath away. Conditions were perfect with only a light wind and the temperature was a comfortable 10°, plenty of Steinlarger to get us through the night and only the wildlife to keep us company.

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Aoraki / Mount Cook, New Zealand… by dkphotographyaustralia

One thing we’ve always wanted to cross off our bucket list is something unique from this incredible spot. On our last trip to NZ we failed miserably. We camped out here for a few days in our Wilderness Motorhomes New Zealand & every morning & afternoon we made the hike up to the base of Mt Cook in hope of capturing something special.
On each attempt we were greeted with a different scene (some good, some bad) & on a few nights we were given some clear skies for astro shots (we cant wait to share those), but on this one afternoon, we were greeted with something we will never forget. With not a breath of wind, this colourful pastel sky, a few icebergs & an almost near perfect reflection, we just sat there with our mouths open in shock at what was before us.
We hope you all like it & as always, we’d love to hear what you think!

Dale & Karlie

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Cloud Piercer by DanielBrauer

On the way to this amazing location you spend a fair bit of time on the road observing the ominous mountain ranges with Mt Cook peeking in the distance. So many places to stop and admire the beautiful surrounding landscape. Along the Hooker Valley Track we just couldn’t resist stopping at these cascades to grab a few shots.

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Ethereal Luminance by ScottMcCook

Hey Guys 🙂

We’ve been back just on 3 weeks now since our visit to the South Island of New Zealand. We had such a blast there photographing and just enjoying time away from work.

This is Mt Cook captured from the Hooker Valley in new Zealand.

The first edit I did on this particular image was from my alienware 18 while on location in New Zealand. Security check point staff still laugh everytime I get that laptop out to put in the tray for scanning, it barely even fits! It’s heavy but its awesome in regards to editing power and the screen is nice and big, many photographers I know don’t like editing on the run and I agree in a way, for me though it is important to begin an edit if i’m still buzzing from the experience, I tend to find that mood will be injected into the image as I process, so i’ll normally do an initial edit on location and then tidy it up at home.

Sometimes that’s harder than it sounds because I wonder where my wacky brain was when I was editing on location 😉 I might have some great ideas in regards to vision while editing in the field but they tend not to be too tidy 😉

So I had great pleasure in going back to this and giving it a bit more love 🙂


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