Tasman Lake with a Mountain Backdrop

Staying in the Mount Cook area of New Zealand and another lake – Tasman Lake which was formed and is fed from the melting Tasman Glacier. The lake is often filed with mini icebergs and although they weren’t operating when we were there you can take small boats out among them on the lake.

A perfect spot with the mountain backdrop – and also a dramatic reminder of global warming when you realise how rapidly the glacier is retreating!

  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s
Tasman Lake with a Mountain Backdrop

Staying in the Mount Cook area of New Zealand and another lake – Tasman Lake which was formed and is fed from the melting Tasman Glacier. The lake is often filed with mini icebergs and although they weren’t operating when we were there you can take small boats out among them on the lake.
A perfect spot with the mountain backdrop – and also a dramatic reminder of global warming when you realise how rapidly the glacier is retreating!

  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Focal length: 33mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s
The View from the Top

New Zealand and the view from the climb up Mount Ngauruhoe (aka Mount Doom) located in the Tongariro National Park. If you’re doing the Tongariro Alpine Corssing or the Northern Circuit and the weather conditions are right this climb is well worth the effort – even with the loose scree and somewhat sketchy descent!

  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Exposure bias: -1EV
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 16mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s
Clouds Gather on the Milford Track

The morning of the day that forced DOC to hold hikers at the hut they were at and cancelled an entire days hikers starting the track. It only happened once in the 2015/2016 season and this really was the calm before all the rain fell!

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Focal length: 16mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/50s
Rainy Days on the Milford Track

The Milford Track was closed recently for the first time this season due to flooding. Those of us trapped on the track at the time were held at our huts, but we did manage to escape for short day walks on non flooded sections.

Those bits that were impassable had water over head height and raging rivers across the track.

But Mintaro Hut is a great place for a 4 day, 3 night stay!

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Focal length: 16mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s
The View from the Top

New Zealand and the view from the climb up Mount Ngauruhoe (aka Mount Doom) located in the Tongariro National Park. If you’re doing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing or the Northern Circuit and the weather conditions are right this climb is well worth the effort – even with the loose scree and somewhat sketchy descent!

  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Focal length: 16mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s

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