Yan Zhang Photography | NEW: New Zealand (Updated on 3 August 2018) | The Sky Is My Companion


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Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Mountains
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, Lake, Milky Way, Mount Cook, Mountains, New Zealand Landscapes, Night Sky, Sealy Tarn, Stars
Photo Info

Dimensions7360 x 6791
Original file size29.8 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken2-May-17 01:30
Date modified4-Jun-17 16:51
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D810
Focal length21 mm
Focal length (35mm)21 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure20s at f/2.8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 6400
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
The Sky Is My Companion

The Sky Is My Companion

During April - May 2017, I led a 2-weeks Photography Tour in the South Island of New Zealand. This image was taken during our backpacking trip to Sealy Tarn, where one could see the summit of Mount Cook, and both Muller Lake down the valley and Hooker Lake far under Mount Cook.

By the time around 2:00am, I woke up and got out of my tent. I saw the Milky Way was just above Hooker Lake. In this chilly night, the sky was my only companion.