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Karioi mountain New Zealand .

Discussion in 'Miscellany' started by Desmond, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. Today I visited a new town and when I looked back at Karioi in the distance [ close to my home ] and saw how good the weather was for a change I decided it was time to climb it ...

    NIKON D70s    ---    18mm    f/9.0    1/400s   

    3pm I was at the start of the climb to the lookout rated at 2 hours .
    The beginning of the track is close to the sea right next to "Te Toto gorge" .

    NIKON D50    ---    19mm    f/7.1    1/2000s   

    Past a dead tree with lots of potential .

    NIKON D50    ---    11mm    f/7.1    1/1250s   
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  2. At one point there's a ladder

    NIKON D50    ---    13mm    f/7.1    1/400s   

    In some places chains have been added to help over rough terrain .

    NIKON D50    ---    20mm    f/5.6    1/640s   

    The view was sort-of-ok I suppose :smile:

    NIKON D50    ---    10mm    f/7.1    1/800s   

    NIKON D50    ---    10mm    f/9.0    1/400s   

    That's Raglan in the distance ...

    NIKON D50    ---    20mm    f/9.0    1/640s   
  3. 55 minutes to the top , 45 minutes back down and some more pics right across the road at the bottom which is actually the top of the Te Toto gorge ....

    NIKON D50    ---    10mm    f/9.0    1/320s   

    NIKON D50    ---    10mm    f/9.0    1/320s   

    NIKON D50    ---    10mm    f/9.0    1/320s   

    And then one overdone sunset shot with a "sunset" filter and a ''gold'' filter at the same time ...

    NIKON D50    ---    20mm    f/9.0    1/100s   
  4. It's a beautiful ragged country-side....Great series:wink:
  5. hallkc


    Apr 1, 2008
    French Camp, CA
    By the looks of that tree, there seem to be some frequent high winds in the area! :) 
  6. great series
    i like #s 2,3, 9, 10, and the sunset
    well done
  7. There are quite a few photo opportunities with bent over trees in the area .
    One day I may have to devote an hour or two to ''windswept trees'' .
  8. Beautiful series of images. :smile:
  9. Thanks , I still think I could do something better with all those windswept trees , maybe some wireless flash after sunset :confused: 
  10. Is that your one sunny day up there lately Desmond??? LOL
    Did Waikato win this week??
  11. After all the rain we had a few weeks ago it is a relief to see spring showing itself . The interesting thing is that even though there have been many slips from all the rain the farmers are complaining , [:eek: :confused: :rolleyes: ] believe it or not , about the fact that the ground is still very dry because the rain isn't as consisitent as it used to be - another dry summer is predicted
    . [ wrt waikato winning I assume you are talking about rugby - a sport I have never watched :smile: not even back in SA :eek: ]
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