Taking a load off

A view down the ridge to Milford Sound from about 1,250m, Mitre Peak, Milford Sound, New Zealand

A view down the ridge to Milford Sound from about 1,250m, Mitre Peak, Milford Sound, New Zealand
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michaeltillman Platinum
michaeltillman February 14, 2018
Wow, that takes courage......No,excuse me; that takes really big courage to get a shot like that. Great shot man.
occasionalclimber February 18, 2018
More sweat than courage, but thanks :-)
cahit February 16, 2018
occasionalclimber February 18, 2018
Thank you
marcbaechtold May 13, 2018
cool photograph with nice details and good contrasts, keep shooting!
occasionalclimber May 13, 2018
Thanks Marc. Your gallery is very nice - I see you travel quite a bit - time to get down to New Zealand.
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clukey August 12, 2018
Makes me feel queasy just looking at you photo
occasionalclimber August 12, 2018
I guess thats a good thing in this particular case. Thanks :-)
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AnnHopta June 28, 2020
Love the shot but my stomach did a flip flop looking at it. Heights...
occasionalclimber June 28, 2020
Climbing up gets good view though. Thank you.
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NatureCoast September 08, 2020
Thank you for joining my old shoe/boot challenge and good luck! Kathy
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ccolwell January 20, 2021
That is SOOO Beautiful and Relaxing
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marysorberdye June 13, 2022
OK, I'm already backing away from the precipice. WOW!~
amyvickerman August 08, 2023
Is this somewhere in New Zealand ?
occasionalclimber August 08, 2023
Yes, from 1250m on Mitre Peak, Milford sound.
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Behind The Lens

In January, summer, high on the knife edge ridge of Mitre Peak in Milford sound, New Zealand.
Mid afternoon.
The sun was at my back, ideal for both well lit foregrounds and backgrounds.
A Nikon P7800. For this shot the zoom setting was 28mm, ISO 100, F8 and shutter 1/250 sec.
I was really just taking a break when the airiness of my seat became apparent.
Adjustments in Camera RAW to bring out detail in light and shadow, then some further minor polishing in PhotoShop.
In my camera bag
I love the mountains, so as little as possible - at present a Nikon D750 camera body, a Nikkor 24-120 small zoom and the 55-300 bigger zoom, a spare battery and beaten up lightweight tripod - good for hiking. If I'm going for a summit then it's even less - a compact Nikon P7800 with mirrorless through the lens digital view finder, full manual operation and RAW file capture - absolutely great when you still want to control your photography but need to keep moving and can't afford to have stuff hanging off you.
Keep thinking, keep looking. Great shots aren’t always planned, especially if you put yourself in spectacular settings.

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