22 October 2016

Spring, Pohangina Valley

After days of intermittent rain, the weather began to clear.

The view from the edge of the terrace, overlooking the river flats.

[1/250 sec at f8, ISO 200]

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Lesley said...

I always marvel at the huge variety of greens (and sometimes reds) when the trees are coming into leaf in spring. Spring seems to be a bit later this year with the new growth arriving in a rush, what with all the cold wet weather punctuated by just a few warm days here and there. The light is lovely in this.

Avus said...

Nice image, Pete, and better for being in black and white. Colour might have been distracting. It almost has an infrared quality about it.

I'm curious. What is the building top centre?

Zhoen said...

Such a sense of depth and distance. Draws me in all the way.

gz said...

beautiful...looking forward to seeing it, even in just passing nearby in the baggage train of the (last ever) Wellington to Auckland 7 day in 2017.

Barbara Butler McCoy said...

Breathtaking, Pete. You've captured that sense of the epic again. The line of trees just above the mid-horizontal line could be mistaken for a waterfall. Thanks.

pohanginapete said...

Lesley, the light really was arresting, but the colours didn't work well in a photograph. While some of the greens were striking, too many had that tinge of either blue or yellow that, to my eye, looked unappealing.

Avus, you're right about the colours. As I pointed out to Lesley, too many looked not 'right'. The building is an open-fronted shed; it doubles as a hay barn and an implement shed. In the full-size photograph it's possible to see round bales stacked in the right-hand bays.

Thanks Zhoen. I love the feeling of height from this spot — almost like flying.

gz, I'm happy to show you the real thing if you have time. Drop me an email.

Thanks Barbara :-) Those trees are ancient poplars; they're a feature of the valley. Most are riddled with fungi that will eventually kill them, but they're proving remarkably tenacious.

Beth said...

This is really beautiful, and I'm glad it's in black and white.

pohanginapete said...

Thanks Beth :-)