We were excited about tackling the Tongariro Crossing in New Zealand’s North Island. It is dubbed as one of the Best 1-day Hikes in the World and we wanted to see if it lived up to its reputation.
We were picked up before dawn and deposited at the start of the track. I do love mornings for photography. There aren’t a lot of people around and you can watch the day open up right before your eyes. The light and shadows change quickly creating different landscapes and images with every minute of time.
We were fortunate to have great weather and I was anxious to snap some nice sunrise shots. We let the rest of the hikers go ahead of us and had the entire valley to ourselves. We were slow hiking the route this day as I couldn’t put my camera down. A spectacular view awaited us at every turn. This is just one of them. As the sun lit the background it created a rainbow of colours in the sky. But what I really loved was the way the light glistened on the shrubs and grass in the foreground of the shot. It really added impact to this image.
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