Dawn on the Mountain

Mount Ruapehu viewed from one of the highest altitude dairy farms in New Zealand. Bordering between the pasture and forestry plantation is (not quite visible in this shot) the Whangaehu river. The wind was howling, so trying to keep camera and tripod steady was a mission – sheilding as best I could holding my rain coat wide with cable release in hand biting cold into my fingers even through the glove.
Nikon D90, Nikkon 24-70 f/2.8 lens, Velbon Sherpa Pro CF 740 carbon fibre tripod, Velbon PHD-61Q tilt/pan head
ISO 200, 32mm, f/16, 1/10 seconds exposure, aperture priority mode, live view manual focus,
Sharpened, light and colour adjusted in Lightroom 3 and Topaz Labs PhotoFx …



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