Finnis Road runs west, winding up from the Pohangina Village through the valley pictured here at dusk. Soft evening light playing over the slopes where native bush re-growth tracts are bounded by pine trees.
Nikon D7000, Nikkon 24-70 f/2.8 lens, Velbon Sherpa Pro CF 740 carbon fibre tripod, Velbon PHD-61Q tilt/pan head
ISO 100, 24mm, f/8.0, 1/6 seconds exposure, aperture priority mode, manual focus in live view, tripod mounted, cable shutter release
Import sharpened, light and colour adjusted in Lightroom 3 … blend of 2 raw conversions of original image with 2 stop EV differential, converted to 16 bit tiffs then tonemapped in Photomatix Pro for balance of sky and foreground light and details