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Sunset on Mt Ruapehu
Sunset on Mt Ruapehu
rayz1


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Your Corner of the World II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S1 Pro
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6G
Location: Lake Taupo Forest
Date: Sep 29, 2005
Aperture: f9.5
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/181
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Sep 29, 2005

Shot taken from Taupo Forest some distance from the mountain as a great sunset was coming down

Statistics
Place: 89 out of 299
Avg (all users): 5.8108
Avg (commenters): 7.7000
Avg (participants): 5.6491
Avg (non-participants): 6.0704
Views since voting: 1031
Views during voting: 286
Votes: 185
Comments: 16
Favorites: 2 (view)


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12/26/2005 04:40:23 AM
This shot was taken from the middle of Lake Taupo Forest, which is on the eastern shores of Lake Taupo in the middle of the North Island of New Zealand. At the time I was working in the forestry area and saw a great sunset coming down, I had to really fly to find a high point where I could get the views of the mountain.
Mt Ruapehu is a popular ski resort area in N.Z and for those interested
nearby you have the spectacular Tongariro Crossing, an alpine trekking route, awesome scenery, awesome park, which is rated as a world heritage park
I do have some photos taken a couple of years back of the "crossing" which i will locate and put up for viewers
12/23/2005 04:34:40 PM
Eeeeeeeeee. . . .this is so beautiful it hurts to look at it too long. I gave it a 10 when the challenge was going on. . .now I'm blown away that somehow it ended up with a score of 5.8! WHAT were people thinking! Shame on them! You should have gotten the score your commenters gave you! That is more appropriate for this photo!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/09/2005 06:52:24 AM
Nice shot... It seems every time I'm up that way the top is clouded in these days.. Although when we lived at Waiuru Dad took some amazing photos of the cetral plains and mountains.. (I was a bit young way back then..)
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10/09/2005 05:39:33 AM
What stunning colours you have captured
10
good luck
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10/08/2005 02:12:06 PM
What day was this, I spent all Saturday afternoon and drove right around the mountain starting at Waiouru then out through Ohakune, National park, turangi and back along the desert Road ending up on the Tukino Ski field access road at sunset (bloody cold) I was at the complete wrong angle for the sunset as I had no idea where it would go down, so none of my shots work as well as this so I entered a completly different one - 7
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10/07/2005 05:35:13 PM
Very nice, there are a few blown out highlights. Interesting coloration to the sky. I love the "layered" effect.
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10/05/2005 03:28:27 PM
Beautiful mountain range and colors! Hope this places high!
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10/05/2005 01:37:49 PM
Nicely shot. Colours look a bit artificial to me. Nice composition.
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10/05/2005 08:17:57 AM
Surreal colors in the sky, lacks a bit in contrast though
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10/04/2005 08:14:27 PM
nice sunset...love the snow on the mt..
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10/04/2005 07:26:58 PM
thank you for sharing this beautiful corner of your world
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10/03/2005 05:55:01 PM
Spectacular! I love great mountain scenes so much -- and this is definitely one!!! 10
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10/03/2005 03:20:15 PM
Now that's a nice view! I wish we had mountains in my corner of the world. one reservation I have with this image is that the sky and ground seem to overpower the mountain.
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10/03/2005 04:21:00 AM
Awesome image
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10/03/2005 03:57:22 AM
Beautiful
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10/03/2005 03:12:50 AM
just started voting... my first 10 and straight to my fav!!
well done.
you have to put down the lovation and setting
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