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Somewhere in NZ

from wikipedia:-
While the mountain was known to Māori centuries before, the first European known to see Aoraki / Mount Cook was Abel Tasman, on December 13, 1642 during his first Pacific voyage. The English name of Mount Cook was given to the mountain in 1851 by Captain John Lort Stokes to honour Captain James Cook who first surveyed and circumnavigated the islands of New Zealand in 1770. Captain Cook did not sight the mountain during his exploration.

Mel Brackstone EFIAP FAPS, is from Brisbane, Australia. All work is copyright Mel Brackstone.

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  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellover 2 years ago

    wow so other worldly…amazing, Mel

  • Thanks Lisa!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • Corri Gryting Gutzman
    Corri Gryting ...over 2 years ago

    Gorgeous lighting and dancing clouds!

  • Cheers Corri! The light was very special!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • Birgitta   †
    Birgitta †over 2 years ago

    Oh….wow. This is frigging amazing…your light/exposure (and everything else) is just totally banging, Mel. It was a smart move keeping your horizon so low to the bottom of the frame- it makes the sky seem that much bigger. This leaves me grasping for words- I’m pretty blown away by this!

  • Thanks so much Ḃḭṙḡḭṫṫä ∞ it was near sunset, so the light was low and orange….and the sky was outstanding! How could I not take this shot? :D

    – Mel Brackstone

  • Matt Penfold
    Matt Penfoldover 2 years ago

    A wonderful landscape Mel, full of contrasts, definitely best viewed large :)

  • Hey thanks Matt! I loved all the textures!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownover 2 years ago

    Mel, this is lovely! the sky is magnificent and I love the tones!

  • Thanks so much Barbara!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • JanT
    JanTover 2 years ago

    Ripper of a shot, Mel! You captured such dramatic peaks, sky, water and beautiful hues. Did Cook ‘find’ this area, too? (He seems to have ventured many places.)

  • I’ve added the info on naming into the description, Jan. Thanks!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • rjcolby
    rjcolbyover 2 years ago

    Oh this is so good Mel. Sharpness is extraordinary. Infamous TS lens I’d guess. Great composition and color. I feel right a home in this one. It certainly is somewhere … special in NZ…

  • Sadly I didn’t own the TS lens when I shot this….This was shot with my 28-135mm workhorse. Thanks Dick!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • Stuart Chapman
    Stuart Chapmanover 2 years ago

    That is some epic sky Mel and love the ranges of mountains in the distance.

  • Edyta Magdalena Pelc
    Edyta Magdalen...over 2 years ago

    A beautiful image indeed!

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 2 years ago

    Stunning shot Mel … what a cracker!!! love the composition and those rich hues

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