30 June 2014

Southern beech, Pinnacle Creek


I left Waterfall hut some time after Laura and Jono, following them back up Pinnacle Creek. I'd hoped to catch them partway up but, delayed by the Ruahine's offer of photographs, I didn't meet them until I found them waiting at the foot of the final climb to the saddle.


[2 June 2014, Olympus OM-D EM-1, 1240mm f/2.8 at 38mm, ISO 200, 1/50 at f/8]

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4 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Yet more moody magic. Thank you.

Lisa Emerson said...

I really like the confusion of scale here. The trees and grasses look almost lilliputian compared with the mountains. I have loved this series of photographs, Pete.

Ruahines said...

Kia ora Pete...sturdy and staunch. I concur with EC. Ruahine magic. Cheers.

pohanginapete said...

EC, thank you.

Lisa, those two beech trees really are small and gnarled. It's tough country; to pass through in good conditions (like these, believe it or not) is one thing, to live and grow there quite another. The effort shows.

Kia ora Robb. Every time I post a photograph of the Ruahine I think of you. It means a lot to know you appreciate these.