Island Life - Brian Love
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Peter's Sunrise

In November of 2016, I spent two weeks in New Zealand’s south island. We spent each morning shooting sunrise, each evening shooting sunset and many late nights shooting the stars. However, I particularly wanted to see Mt. Cook (Aoraki) under good conditions. We drove about an hour before dawn to Peter’s Lookout on Lake Pukaki for sunrise on this morning, but it was enshrouded in clouds. I began framing the shot anyhow and selected the filters necessary for long exposure photography. After a patient wait, Aoraki showed herself and many of the clouds dispersed, leaving just a few floating shapes hugging the impressive peak. A 30 second shutter captured the wave like movement of the remaining clouds and the beautiful colors of the scene. This has been of the my favorite sunrises to date.

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