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Mt Sefton

Mt Sefton
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-13
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon 17-40mm f/4 L USM
Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): South Island Holiday NZ [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-17 22:58
Viewed: 5247
Points: 20
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Mt Sefton, Southern Alps, New Zealand.

My husband and I have been on holiday down the South Island of NZ.

It is autumn here in NZ and while the North Island had severe storms and floods all week we celebrated such wonderful weather down south coolish but so refreshing and with lovely sunny days. . . And we got to see some snow.

We drove to the Mt Cook National Park in the Southern Alps, where the highest mountains in New Zealand and Australasia are found.

This is Mt Sefton, is a classic New Zealand alpine climb. It is 3151m (10,335ft). It is about 500 metres lower than Aoraki/Mount Cook, NZs tallest mountain.

I checked out some information on climbing Mt Sefton in case any of you are interested in climbing it:

Duration 5 days fly-in and walk-out (plus 1 day weather contingency)
Season November-April
Cost NZ$ 3,450* / person (1:1) or NZ$ 2,495* / person (1:2)
Access Fly in, walk out
Guide Ratio 1 guide : 1 client or 1 guide : 2 clients
Prerequisites No previous mountaineering experience necessary. Good fitness and endurance. Good balance and secure footing

I haven't done any PP work on this image and the marks on the top RH corner are sun flares. . .

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-04-17 23:15]

Hi Janice!

In a way, I would like to change with you: it's spring here, and I like autumn and winter so much! So this picture is welcome to me, moreover it shows a wonderful mountain scenery. It's a simple, yet very pleasant picture, with a delightful mountaineer atmosphere.

From my point of view, sun flares in the sky are not a disturbing element.

Kind regards


Hallo Janice
What a wonderful photo of your holiday to share with us. I think seeing a scene like this in real life must be an awesome experience. The Creator of All is just wonderful to have formed and shaped the beautiful nature all around us to admire and appreciate, and this photo of yours is such proof of His Mighty Creation. This is really a magnificent landscape view, with a mix of blue sky, snowy covered mountains and greenery in the foreground. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.
Kind regards

The diagonal segmentation is the most attractive feature of this wonderful mountainscape from your country, Janice.
The contrasts are rich and beautiful.
Late Sir Ed Hillary must have done his practice climbs on these mountains in the first half of the 20th century before his first ever ascent of Mt. Everest.
I had the honour of interacting with him twice -- once in Khumbu region which was second home to him in Nepal and once during a conference in New Delhi.
For me, these lovely mountains you have shown today carry a lot of value for me from that point of view.
Warm regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-04-18 2:07]

Hello Janice,
Just magnificent this view. Marvellous light comditions and nice composition with the diagonal created by the snowless mountain in the front. Must have been great to travel there.
Best regards

Hi Janice,

Very beautiful landscape. Would really be tempting to book a trip. Very nice colours and composition.



Hello Janice,
Very beautiful mountains. There was good light.
Must be great to experience this scenery. I'm a bit puzzled about my good balance though:-)(kidding)
Well done

I love these blues...Very beautiful shot, Jane< and the foliage looks dark an mysterious...
Very well done!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2008-04-18 9:28]

Hello dear Janice,
Amazing mountain, it is a pleasure for my eyes ! It is my frenh Alps ;-)
The "+++" : composition, lovely place, POV, sharpness, useful complementary note...
The "-" : nothing as usual...
Congratulations my old friend and thanks for sharing,

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-04-19 3:30]
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Hi Janice

Ok, the rugby can wait a moment for this one. Congratulations with your team. The Chiefs really surprised one and all and just maybe they've actually done us a great favour. I mean who would have though (except for you of course) that the Chiefs would clobber the unbeaten Crusaders.

Now about the photo, just marvellous. The contrasting two mountains, one full of snow and one with lush vegetation, fit well on the composition. One forming a triangle at the left bottom corner and the other lying on the bottom 2/3 of the horizontal plane and the lovely blue sky filling the rest of the image. The details are nice and sharp and the colours are natural. The little bit of sun flare that you mentioned are hardly noticeable and barely of any distraction. A lovely mountainscape and it sure look like a lovely part of your country so I am sure we are still going to see some excellent postings of your holiday over the next couple of weeks. Bring them on.

Ok, now I have to run, because it's the Sharks vs the Brumbies and Ryno is screaming I'm going to miss the kick-off.

Kia Ora

Beautiful alpine scene. Interestingly enough, the highest mountains in NZ are about the same height as the tallest mountains in the state of Oregon, USA and kinda look similar. I suspect Oregon's taller mountains are a lot more spread out than NZ's.

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