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Dormant?



The top 600 metres of the dormant volcano, Mount Taranaki. Viewed from across Fantham's Peak (1,950m) at dawn, the shadow of the mountain can be seen far l...
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The top 600 metres of the dormant volcano, Mount Taranaki. Viewed from across Fantham's Peak (1,950m) at dawn, the shadow of the mountain can be seen far left
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lissavanderveer PRO+
 
lissavanderveer December 21, 2019
Such a stunning photo
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography February 09, 2020
Lovely capture.
occasionalclimber
occasionalclimber February 09, 2020
Thank you :-)
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Vash01Photo Jan 06
Amazing photo
occasionalclimber
Thank you :-)

Behind The Lens

Location
In July, winter, on the southern rim of Fanthams Peak on Mt Taranaki, New Zealand.
Time
Dawn.
Lighting
Fanthams Peak is a fabulous location to be at sunrise and sunset when the weather conditions are right – as they were for this image.
Equipment
A Lumix TZ 220, hand held. A stitch of 7 portrait format shots, zoom setting 24mm, ISO 125, F8 and shutter 1/160 sec.
Inspiration
This is probably the best view you can get of the spectacular volcanic cone of Mt Taranaki. Not only was the sunrise beautiful, but from this vantage point you can even see the shadow of the summit cast out to the Taranaki coast. Balancing the shadow is the rising sum and Mt Ruapehu on the right horizon.
Editing
Adjustments in Camera RAW to bring out detail in light and shadow, then some further fine tuning 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 Lumix TZ 220 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.
Feedback
Go to great vantage points. Be prepared to endure early starts and cold. It’s worth it. Also be open to using lighter, more portable gear. You don’t necessarily have to use a full frame DSLR and large tripod to get stunning magic hour images.

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