20 July 2012

Mist, No. 1 Line track

At the top of the No. 1 Line track in early June this year. Fine weather's great, but this has a definite appeal.

[7 June 2012, Panasonic Lumix GH1, 100–300 mm at 183 mm, ISO 200, 1/400 at f5.6]

All content © 2012 Pete McGregor


Relatively Retiring said...

Are those trees sick? I love the swirling mystery of this - so like mid-summer in England.

pohanginapete said...

RR, they're only just hanging on. The southern Ruahine Range has a sad recent history — over the last century, introduced possums and deer ravaged the bush (forest), making it susceptible to adverse weather events like storms and droughts; outbreaks of defoliating insects may also have been a consequence of the weakened trees' lessened ability to resist or tolerate attack. While not all are in such bad shape, this is a typical sight in the southern Ruahine.

I was back up there yesterday, in vastly different weather :^)

butuki said...

Beautiful, subdued photo.

I'm not sure I like the white border directly on the image. Seems to keep the viewer from the feeling of being drawn into the image. I think I'd much prefer a black "padding" (inner border) of about 3 or 4 pixels wide. It would soften the contrast between the white border and the image.

Sorry to criticize...

pohanginapete said...

Miguel, no need to apologise — I appreciate the feedback. I hadn't considered your suggestion, but I'll try it out. Thanks!