The Valley of Mount Cook

Aoraki Village

This photo below is very close to Aoraki Village. This is a very small place at the end of a dead-end road. This idea of a village at the end of a road that is encompassed by mountains is very interesting to me! I think it’s so cool, since most places have at least two (or more) ways in and out of the town. Anyway, once you reach the end, there are two places to eat or have a snack. One of them is the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre Café and Bar, named after the famed Kiwi explorer himself! :)

Daily Photo – The Valley of Mount Cook

One of the most unexplored (but easy to explore!) areas of Mount Cook is the valley. After you pass the lake, the valley opens up into a tremendous plain. There are thousands of little bits here and there to find. This is one of many gentle streams that flows across the valley floor. I walked along this one for a few kms… getting interesting shots throughout. Plus, no one is around… so, once again, you are off on your own!

The Valley of Mount Cook

The Valley of Mount Cook

Photo Information

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  • Aperturef/10
  • ISO50
  • Focal Length14mm (14mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

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  • Andrea Boyle

    How beautiful! I love the creek bend you found to photograph!

  • susan ratcliff

    Just lovely – it all looks so peaceful in NZ- envy here! :)

  • http://www.ahles.nl/ Patrick Ahles

    Great shot, you must really enjoy yourself over there in NZ!

  • Casper van Zyl

    Sounds like there is so much to see ,that your adventures have only just started.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_53LQ4CIRTYGXNUTG426FPBVXUQ wbj

    The “off on your own” sounds really good. Nothing worse than finding a shot only to be joined by a lot of others. I think it’s my big Feisol tripod and large DSLR that causes people to ask lots of questions, most of which I have no answer for.

  • http://www.thetraveltart.com The Travel Tart

    The South Island of New Zealand has tonnes of opportunities to take great shots like these! It’s a pretty spectacular place!

  • http://www.facebook.com/RussConsidine Russ Considine

    Trey: Kudos! another big beautiful photo… Russ

  • Stephen Clarke

    Beautiful Photograph Trey. New Zealand sure does remind me of British Columbia. I guess that is why so may displaced New Zealanders end up in Whistler BC.

    The photo is beautiful, but the advertising banners are soooo ugly (and sad to say rather tacky…
    I’m really sorry… just think that you should know it really has a negative subconscious impact. I have always found your site to be beautiful and was always impressed that you stayed away from such ugliness…
    …say it isn’t so….)

  • Clemo

    there are banners on this site? ;-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/Doriesmom Gail Stayton Moshier

    Very beautiful photo, Trey. I just made that my desktop background, I love it!!!! Have a wonderful Friday :-)

  • Andrea Boyle

    Yeah, I just noticed the vacation banners too… Do you really have to have them? Yuck…

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks – and yes the team is experimenting with something – we will see

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