Yan Zhang Photography | Featured | Glory of the Mountains

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Keywords:Aoraki/Mount Cook, Mountains, New Zealand Landscape, Sky, Sunset
Photo Info

Dimensions4912 x 7360
Original file size29.3 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken14-Dec-15 19:18
Date modified16-Oct-16 17:30
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D800
Focal length24 mm
Focal length (35mm)24 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure2s at f/16
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 50
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Glory of the Mountains

Glory of the Mountains

Due to the bad weather, we had to leave Darran Mountains in Fiordland earlier than our plan, and drove to Mount Cook, where there was a better chance to get a one or two days weather window. We had to wait a whole day in Unwin Hut until the weather settled down the next day. Then we started our two-day trip to a high mountain location.
A spectacular sunset occurred on the first evening during our two-days camping in this mountain location. I found the edge between the twin tarns provided a very appealing leading line in this composition, while the far away Mount Cook summit and other mountain peaks illustrated such beautiful mountain surroundings.

Some technical information for this photo: this is a single exposure, and one 2-stop GND Soft Lee filter and a 105mm LB+W Singh Ray CPL filter are used.