12 June 2016

Ruapehu from the northern Ruahine

On the walk back out from Rockslide Biv to Masters Shelter last Monday, we were treated to brilliantly clear views of Ruapehu (shown here) and Ngauruhoe. Even Taranaki appeared, small but distinct, in the far distance. The ground remained largely frozen but the cold made for ideal tramping weather.

[1/640 sec at f8, ISO 250]

All content © 2016 Pete McGregor


gz said...

breathtaking..you can see so far in your good clean air

Avus said...

Magnificent image, Pete. I guess with that scenery and climatic conditions it would be hard to take a poor one, but the careful use of the foreground has enhanced the distant volcano.
I am forever glad that I have twice had the opportunity to visit your beautiful country and they are memories that I can draw on with pleasure in my old age.

Ruahines said...

Kia Ora Pete,
Classic Ruahine view. Ataahua!

Jono said...

Great photo Pete. Wish I was back there..

pohanginapete said...

Kia ora Robb. Yes, it's amazing the number of places in the Ruahine from where you can get a good view of Ruapehu. It can certainly be spectacular, but I do like the feeling of being able to see only the Ruahine itself, so the reminders of the outside world are nothing more than memories.

Thanks Jono — and me too! Although, after seeing your excellent photo of Laura crossing the tops, and remembering how cold Rockslide was, I must admit I appreciate the prospect of crawling into a warm bed tonight.

pohanginapete said...

Avus, thanks :-) (and apologies for missing you in my previous reply). You're right about the importance of foregrounds, although in this case the snowgrass and turpentine bush just cried out to be included. You know, too, that you're always welcome here if you ever get a chance for a third visit.

pohanginapete said...

gz — sorry, I missed your comment too! (Note to self: respond promptly!) Anyway, you're right: the air up there that morning was crisp and clear. Truly a privilege to be able to enjoy it.