Yan Zhang Photography | Fox Glacier, New Zealand (2017) | Mountain Shadow

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Categories & Keywords

Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Fox Glacier, Low Clouds, Mountain Shadow, New Zealand Mountains, Ocean, Southern Alps
Photo Info

Dimensions10136 x 3813
Original file size11.9 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken7-Dec-17 03:35
Date modified27-Dec-17 21:39
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D810
Focal length70 mm
Focal length (35mm)70 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/60 at f/11
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Mountain Shadow

Mountain Shadow

Mountain shadow is a natural phenomenon that can only be seen from a high mountain when proper conditions appear, while the rising or setting sun casts the shadow of the mountain over the open space such as an ocean surface, a layer of low clouds or a plain.

On 7 December 2017, in Fox Glacier near the Pioneer Hut, I luckily witnessed such a mountain shadow casting from Mount Cook (the left long sharp shadow) and its surrounding peaks, on a layer of low clouds over the West Coast.Along the rising sun, the shadow faded away quickly.

This panorama image was made from three successive shots taken at the same time with stitched together.