03 December 2009

Clouds above the Mungo

Freedom to breathe 
In March 2005 my brother and I climbed high above the head of the Mungo river on the western side of the Southern Alps.

All content © 2009 Pete McGregor

8 comments:

butuki said...

Oh, stop it already with these alluring vistas and soul-cleansing panoramas... you'll put me into a trance in front of my computer screen and then they'll have to call the ambulance! It isn't good for my health!

butuki said...

ANd is that a bivy bag there to the left, or Gandalf's cloak left on the ground as he went naked for a prance along the ridge tops?

butuki said...

Meant "to the right". Funny how I presented myself within the picture as if I was standing on one of the distant peaks, looking back this way... hmm.

Jono said...

Lovely shot Pete. Looks like a rare sunny day on the West Coast!

robin andrea said...

A breathtaking vista. The kind of view that makes the human inhabitants down below seem ant-like and utterly inconsequential. Of course, I could be projecting!

pohanginapete said...

Miguel, sorry, you might have to suffer a few more of these kinds of shots... didn't see Gandalf up there, although I can't guarantee he wasn't chuckling to himself somewhere among those peaks and valleys.

Jono, you're right — we had plenty of wet weather. This was the one really good day, and we made the most of it.

Robin, one of the wonderful things about this area is that, unless you're very unlucky, there are no humans down below.

Michael said...

Oh, the light is so clear. Not a speck of dust to mar the view.

pohanginapete said...

Michael, that's characteristic of New Zealand light. Some painters and photographers (particularly "old school") consider our light harsh. After seeing the light in quite a few countries overseas, I'm inclined to agree.