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Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Mountains
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Keywords:Ball Ridge, Lake, Mountains, New Zealand Landscape, Snowing Mountain, Southern Alps, Sunrise
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Dimensions7360 x 4912
Original file size27.2 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken8-Nov-14 04:10
Date modified13-Nov-16 19:03
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Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D800E
Focal length31 mm
Focal length (35mm)31 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/6 at f/13
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modeSpot
Digital zoom1x
Ball Ridge: A Moment of Grace

Ball Ridge: A Moment of Grace

November 2014, it was early summer in south hemisphere. But no summer on the southern alps of New Zealand.

Ball Ridge is at the other end of Mount Cook Range, at height of 1750m. Due to a snow-storm 3 days ago and an overnight snow fall on 5 Nov 2014, it was quite challenging to climb to the ridge from the Ball Hut with 700m vertical height. It took us 6 hours to complete this hard climb.

This image was taken on 8 November 2014 morning. From this location, we could see the Tasman Lake Terminal just down the valley.