Yan Zhang Photography | Featured | Beyond the Plains: Touching the Sky

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Categories & Keywords

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Keywords:Glacier, Milky Way, Mt Cook, Mt Cook Range, Muller Lake, Night, Southern Alps, Starts
Photo Info

Dimensions7360 x 5693
Original file size29.6 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken8-Jul-14 02:12
Date modified2-Mar-16 19:41
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D800E
Focal length14 mm
Focal length (35mm)14 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure180s at f/2.8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 800
Metering modeSpot
Digital zoom1x
Beyond the Plains: Touching the Sky

Beyond the Plains: Touching the Sky

It was July 2014, winter in southern hemisphere. We camped on the ridge along Mt Cook Range. We got up at 3am after moon set and traversed on the ridge for 20 minutes from our campsite to this location, where we witnessed the most stunning Milky Way I have ever seen, from such a high mountain viewpoint.

The lights down the mountain came from Mt Cook/Aoraki Village, while the curve line in the valley was the river from Muller Glacier Lake on the very right side outside this image.

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