27 November 2008

Nor'west storm over Lake Pukaki

Nor'west storm over Lake Pukaki
When the Southern Alps look like this, stay indoors. Read a book or admire the wildness from somewhere snug and safe. Whatever you do, don't attempt to cross rivers.
The road to Mt Cook village follows that left-hand (western) shore of Lake Pukaki.

All content © 2008 Pete McGregor


Greg Brave said...

This photo really looks like a painting... and a good one! Did you shoot it in black and white, or these were the actual colors ?

Mats said...

Dramatic picture and warning.

Your photos and writings from faraway places are one of my favotite places to check on the net.

Zhoen said...


Best enjoyed in photos, with a hot cup of tea. Well, your photos anyway.

pohanginapete said...

Greg, photographed in colour and converted to monochrome (B&W with a slight tint). Lake Pukaki is notable for being almost turquoise (depending on the light), but on this day the colours appeared a little muddy. I prefer the monochrome.

Mats, thanks :^) Weather like this kills people in our mountains every year — the rivers rise rapidly and someone decides to try crossing.

Thanks Zhoen :^) Mmm... tea. The weather couldn't be more different here today, but I still think I'll have another cup.

Ruahines said...

Kia ora Pete,
I have never seen such a scene down south, but certainly has a familiar look to it! Love this photo Pete, so suits the mono.
I am heading down south with Tara in mid December and hoping to visit this area. This has me very excited.

pohanginapete said...

It's big country, Robb, with a very different feel from the Ruahine. Hope you'll have better weather than this, though ;^)