New Zealand – Day 11

Mt Cook Hides in the Clouds.
Lake Tekapo.  Can you spot the Tandem Kayak?

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We got up as early as we could and headed out of town.  Today we would get to see what so many before us thought was the most spectacular part of their NZ trip – Mt Sunday!  The trick was to get up early because it’s about a 2.5-hour drive and the best light is supposed to be from about 10-1pm.  I was hoping for some nice photos.

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Self Portrait: Passing Rain Shadow

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I had the good fortune to visit Pelennor Fields on a recent trip (that you’ll get to hear more about soon) and this is the view if you do a 180 at that location.  I wanted to get a picture with the sheep sign in for scale and this little rain storm blew through (only lasted a few minutes) so I grabbed a few frames.  Since the sun was setting and I had no time to find another vantage point, my shadow is in the picture providing this week’s self portrait.