08 June 2014

Kaikawaka at sunset, Pourangaki valley

Near the bushline on the descent from the tops to Pourangaki hut far below, I lingered to photograph the last of the sunlight. In places, the track was still solid with frost that had remained unthawed all day. Moving fast kept me warm, though, and I caught up with Jono and Laura a few hundred metres above the hut. We almost made it without resorting to headlamps.

[31 May 2014, Olympus OM-D EM-1, 1240mm f/2.8 at 31mm, ISO 200, 1/15 at f/2.8]

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Elephant's Child said...

Glorious. Thank you.
And I would much, much rather walk in the cold than the heat.

Ruahines said...

Kia Ora Pete,
Stunning light...love the moments that get the steepness of the terrain. This gets the essence of that perfectly. That is a steep drop to the forest and then some as I recall. Must have been very glad to arrive the lovely confines of the hut and a cup of tea. Cheers!

pohanginapete said...

EC, while I prefer heat over cold, I agree it's much easier to stay comfortable walking in the cold than the heat.

Kia ora Robb. Conveying steepness in a photograph can be very difficult, but it's usually easier looking down than up. Glad you appreciate this one.

Zhoen said...

Quite a wild place, where wild things are.

pohanginapete said...

Zhoen, that's one of the main reasons I love it.