Photographing Aoraki Mount Cook


Dramatic snow-capped peaks, turquoise lakes, braided rivers and deep glaciated valleys make Aoraki Moutn Cook a spectacular place to take photographs. Mount Cook National Park is a surprisingly accessible on foot or by car from Mount Cook Village, and visitors will find a network of well-developed tracks suited to different skills and abilities. Skilled photographer and climber Mark Watson introduces 33 of the best locations for mountain photography on camera, tripod and mobile phone. Walking tracks lead through the Hooker and Tasman Valleys, the Sealy nd Mount Cook Ranges and alongside Lake Pukaki. Historical and geological facts provide interesting context for the reader. Watson identifies the best vantage points to capture scenic shots and highlights special features, along with the season and time of day for optimum light conditions. Stunning photographs illustrate site locations and special photographic tutorials are displayed on double-page spreads. Both beginner and experienced photographers will find inspiration and guidance in this useful, informative guide.

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