Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search

 

Scoop Images: Magical Light Over Lake Ohau

More images of the environs of the most photogenic mountain village in the world taken by Norman Mackay .

P.S. A follow up from the photo of "Frankie" (See...Ice Dog With Heart Of A Lion). His NZ minders were elated to see a photo of him on your site, as was his mistress who was visiting him from Brisbane , Australia.. ( It was always thought that Frankie would make the front page, but not in this fashion... ). He is a pedigree, but forgets himself at times..


Snow on Lake Middleton - taken 0n 14/6/01 at about 10am. Lake Middleton has progressively become more ice covered as winter bites hard here in the High Country. The ice was hard enough for me to walk out about twenty metres this morning The sign of a really cold winter is when Lake Middleton completely ices over. It could happen this year with the really low temperatures we have been having recently.


Front View Again - speaks for itself. It was taken on the morning of 1/7/01 looking straight up Lake Ohau towards the mountain in the centre of the photo, which is Glen Mary.


Towards Mt Sefton - taken on the 14th June this year at first light. You can see a light coming from the direction of Glen Lyon Station, home of the Wigley family, the founders of the Mt Cook airline.


The Purple Lake - taken on the 23rd June this year, once again at first light. It shows the Ben Ohau range of mountains and Lake Ohau looking decidedly purple which is quite unusual. The normal colour being pink or red. The early bird catches the best light for great photos, so I get up early each morning ( in my dressing gown ), collect my Kodak digital camera, and wait for the right light to appear. I then proceed to take my photos ( still in my dressing gown ) outside in temperatures as low as -10C.. I have to be quite quick as the correct light will only be there for as little as 60 seconds. Timing is the key ( and not being too concerned about the outside temperature ).


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Jan Rivers: The New Zealanders Involved In Brexit

There are a number who have strong connections to New Zealand making significant running on either side of the contested and divisive decision to leave the European Union. More>>

Rawiri Taonui: The Rise, Fall And Future Of The Independent Māori Parties

Earlier this month the Māori Party and Mana Movement reflected on the shock loss of their last parliamentary seat in this year’s election. It is timely to consider their future. More>>

Don Rennie: Is It Time To Take ACC Back To First Principles?

The word “investing” has played a major part in the operations of the ACC since 1998... More>>

Using Scoop Professionally? Introducing ScoopPro

ScoopPro is a new offering aimed at ensuring professional users get the most out of Scoop and support us to continue improving it so that Scoop continues to exist as a public service for all New Zealanders. More>>

ALSO: