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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 ).


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