Yan Zhang Photography | Mount Taranaki, New Zealand | Moonbow at Pouakai Hut


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Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Mountains
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Keywords:Hut, Moonbow, Mount, Mountains, Night, Pouakai, Sky, Stars, Taranaki
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Dimensions4912 x 7360
Original file size16.9 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken3-Jul-15 21:16
Date modified1-Mar-16 09:18
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D800E
Focal length14 mm
Focal length (35mm)14 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure25s at f/5
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 800
Metering modeSpot
Digital zoom1x
Moonbow at Pouakai Hut

Moonbow at Pouakai Hut

This image was taken in the evening of 3 July 2015 while I stayed in Pouakai Hut in Mount Taranaki. Started around the mid night of 2 July, severe storm attacked this area, heavy rain with wind speed over 100 km/hour for almost 20 hours. I could feel the shaking of the hut all the time. It was a very special experience to be trapped in the hut under such extreme weather condition. However, by around 9:00pm on 3 July, the storm ceased and a full moon hang on the east side of the sky. I saw a moonbow was clearly across in front of the walkway of the hut towards the west direction, and made one single shot to capture this rarely seen scenery.