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boerscht July 24, 2017
What a great composition...well done !
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nednuts July 25, 2017
I love the composition. you are drawing me to the mountains.to their majesty. Well done.
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Stf135 December 02, 2017
Beautiful !!????
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korinna February 01, 2018
Voted
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Stephen-Blake-Photography February 23, 2018
Thank you
 
SamuelJBogle February 13, 2018
So good!
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Stephen-Blake-Photography February 23, 2018
Thank you
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WagnerJB February 15, 2018
Such a beautiful place, you’ve captured it beautifully!
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Stephen-Blake-Photography February 23, 2018
Thank you
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catherinethompson March 13, 2018
Stunning shot. Congratulations.
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MJS40 August 04, 2018
Impeccable Beauty!!
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Stephen-Blake-Photography August 06, 2018
Many thanks
 
CoolSchok August 06, 2018
couls sit and keep looking at this for hours and let the mind run loose
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Stephen-Blake-Photography August 07, 2018
Thanks. It certainly is a great view
 
peghiggins Jan 31
Beautiful work

Mount Cook



The road to Mt. Cook, New Zealand

The road to Mt. Cook, New Zealand
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken standing on the road leading to Mt. Cook. It was taken hand held stood in the middle of the road. I remember that it was difficult to compose, not because of the traffic but rather because of the sand flies that would eat you alive if you stood still.
Time
I believe it was in the afternoon.
Lighting
This image was taken when I was just starting to get into photography and didn't really appreaciate the finer elements of getting a good photo. I suppose if I could go back there again I'd try to get the shot at Dawn or sunset. Might also be a nice blend with either star trails of a galaxy sky I suppose.
Equipment
Hand held Nikon D70s with a kit lens. Probably taken in fully automatic mode.
Inspiration
I could see what I thought would make a great composition with the road being a fantastic lead-in line to the mountains in the background.
Editing
Some minor dodging and burning in photoshop.
In my camera bag
I've moved on a little from the D70s and am now very lucky to have a great setup. Probably far too much for my abilities really. Body Nikon D810 Nikon lenses 16-35 F4, 24-70 F2.8, 70-200 F2.8, 105 F2.8 Micro, 50 F1.8. Lee Filters - NDs, ND grads hard and soft, Little & Big Stopper, Landscape polariser
Feedback
I'm really not qualified to offer advice to others as I'm very much an amateur myself. What I would say is that this shot shows that you don't need the latest, most expensive kit to get shots. You only need the will to get out there and an appreciation of the beauty that surrounds us.

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