Long shadows by maggiemae

Long shadows

Mt Cook did its worst and we finally unstuck Sadie, our poor Mercedes from its snow-clad road. The snow ploughs had been through early before the sun rose above these very high mountain peaks. The great mountain had showed itself in blue sky but not expected. Here on a terrace we sat underneath a dripping roof and looked out on this scene. Mt Cook is the big peak in the background!

Three good things:
1. We have a stalwart family who are not fazed by difficulties! In this photo is Joy, our daughter (aged nearly 60) and her husband who is a Merchant Navy Captain. Plus John.
2. The sun shone down and we actually got hot.
3. I just loved what I have learnt in photography in order to get some tremendous mountain shots!
A magical shot.
June 11th, 2015  
stunning!
June 11th, 2015  
This is superb. I love the footprints in the snow xx
June 11th, 2015  
Awesome shot
June 11th, 2015  
Amazing shot maggiemae.......looks really cold but spectacular scenery!
June 11th, 2015  
Great shot
June 11th, 2015  
This image conveys the crisp clear coldness of a sunny winter day very well, Maggiemae!!
June 11th, 2015  
Very intense and dramatic! I like this!
June 11th, 2015  
Fabulous capture! Love the crisp, clear feeling.
June 11th, 2015  
Very cool
June 11th, 2015  
Bev
Wonderful shot, Maggie.
June 12th, 2015  
Wonderful winter wonderland.
June 12th, 2015  
Great capture love the snow :) fav
June 12th, 2015  
Wow. Wonderfully dramatic, Maggie!
June 12th, 2015  
Snowy and dramatic... We are sweltering, so it is fun to see the snow. You have a fierce and determined family. :)
June 12th, 2015  
nice composition and lighting
June 12th, 2015  
and I thought i was cold over here
June 12th, 2015  
What the most glorious place to be!
June 12th, 2015  
@happypat The snow was all around but the sun became quite hot! It was midday so the temps hadn't got round to diminishing!
June 12th, 2015  
@yaorenliu It was one of the best times we have had here in Mt Cook, Yao!
June 12th, 2015  
@rosiekerr thanks Rosie. They are used to adversity! And generally bad things (other than health) don't last too long!
June 12th, 2015  
Really interesting lighting and a great job showing off the mountains and the subjects too.
June 12th, 2015  
Magnificent mountain terrain! The lighting here is fantastic.
June 12th, 2015  
cool shot!
June 12th, 2015  
A fantastic shot Maggiemae -- Lovely mountain scene and light !
June 12th, 2015  
Wow a wonderful back drop for your photograph its a fav
June 12th, 2015  
Instant Fav
June 12th, 2015  
wow awesome pic
June 12th, 2015  
@beryl The sun was so low - just a week off the Longest Night! It went over the mountains at 2.30pm!
June 12th, 2015  
bep
Amazing shot. Fav.
June 12th, 2015  
Incredibly beautiful shot. FAV
June 12th, 2015  
Fantastic capture - Fav
June 12th, 2015  
Beautiful shot. Fav.
June 12th, 2015  
Fantastic shot.
June 12th, 2015  
Fab fav
June 12th, 2015  
Wonderful shot
June 12th, 2015  
Brilliant capture, love the powerful back lighting.
June 13th, 2015  
What a fantastic snow capture, the light is almost otherworldly, fav for me.
June 13th, 2015  
Wow is all I cany say. Fabulous capture, lighting, subjects, and the drama! Fav
June 13th, 2015  
@kiwinanna Thanks Liana - we will never forget this day!
June 13th, 2015  
Stunning. Fav
June 13th, 2015  
great picture and you are brave nice adventure ps, I do like your 3 good things !
June 13th, 2015  
Love the crystal sharpness of this shot and the emblematic sun flare like a flag in the sky.
June 13th, 2015  
This is a fabulously atmospheric shot Maggiemae. Your daughter is nearly 60 which makes you... NO WAY - that's worth a Fav on its own!
June 13th, 2015  
@vignouse Don't deserve that fav, Richard, - she is my step daughter!
June 14th, 2015  
@maggiemae Ah, all is revealed! Keep the Fav, this lovely image more than merits it!
June 14th, 2015  
That looks so pretty. Nothing better than blue sky, sunshine and snow.
June 14th, 2015  
What a fun shot! I love the processing- it's perfectly wintery and yet the sun burst reminds me of some skiing films I saw when I was young. My uncle owned a ski shop (great business for an avid skier). They'd show these pictures of places like Tahoe where there was snow in the summer and you could ski but it was still warm with the sun beating down. So people would be skiing in their bikinis! Of course this shot looks much too wintery for skiing in your bathing suit, but the sun reminds me of those movies!
June 14th, 2015  
Amazingly beautiful shot; looks a great place
June 14th, 2015  
Wow - looks amazing! Great legs for nearly 60!
June 14th, 2015  
Awesome processing and dramatic capture. It's so hot and muggy over here I'd love some of that snow. Can you toss me a snowball?
June 14th, 2015  
@skstein Pity you weren't here then, Sandy - John was dying to throw a snowball at someone!
June 14th, 2015  
amazing capture .... what beauty
June 14th, 2015  
What a beautiful scene, and amazing processing!! Love everything about it.....how it looks so cold, but sun drenched all at the same time, the three figures placed so perfectly in front of the mountains....great job.....FAV!!
June 14th, 2015  
WOW...brilliant. Quite literally! Love this = FAV
June 15th, 2015  
Just a fantastic comp and POV!!! Congrats on making TT this week!
June 19th, 2015  
@susanalena Thanks for telling me, Susan! Wow! I often don't think of looking at TT!
June 19th, 2015  
How awesome. Congrats on your TT!!!
June 19th, 2015  
Missed this one to glad to see it on TT. Fav!
June 20th, 2015  
Congrats on TT!
June 21st, 2015  
@kwiksilver Its an honour, I feel to be up there amongst the elite! Thanks Taffy too! @taffy ! And Amanda has noticed - goodness @amandal
June 21st, 2015  
Congratulations on making TT with this, it's extremely well deserved!
June 22nd, 2015  
Fabulous! Fav!
June 22nd, 2015  
I'm a bit behind! Congratulations! Awesome to be on the TT
June 23rd, 2015  
@grammyn It probably all started with your fav, Katy! Thanks a million for this TT!
June 23rd, 2015  
@maggiemae LOL! you give me too much credit!
June 23rd, 2015  
OH Maggie...this is fantastic. Congrats on TT!
July 3rd, 2015  
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