Winter

Introduction

We’re just over halfway through our winter in New Zealand right now, and in the past couple of weeks, it’s really made itself known. Over the weekend, there was a bit of snowfall through the South Island. Since I was travelling through Central Otago on Saturday, I caught some of the higher altitude dusting of snow that is omnipresent through winter, as well as part of the cold front that came through overnight on Saturday. On Sunday, I ventured up Mt. Cargill in Dunedin to look at some of the snow that had settled; sadly, this was a little lighter than I was hoping for.

The Photos

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Maniototo farmland at the foot of some snowy peaks. Olympus PEN E-P5 with Olympus M. Zuiko Digital 75-300 mm f/4.8-6.7 II. 1/320 s, f/8, ISO 200.
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Wispy clouds dancing across the snow capped hills of the Maniototo. Olympus PEN E-P5 with Olympus M. Zuiko Digital 75-300 mm f/4.8-6.7 II. 1/400 s, f/8, ISO 200.
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Rugged farmland in the Maniototo. Olympus PEN E-P5 with Olympus M. Zuiko Digital 75-300 mm f/4.8-6.7 II. 1/100 s, f/8, ISO 400.
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Sombre grey clouds roll over the snowy peaks, bringing with them more snow and bitingly cold temperatures. Olympus PEN E-P5 with Olympus M. Zuiko Digital 75-300 mm f/4.8-6.7 II. 1/125 s, f/8, ISO 400. Converted to monochrome with tabular grain in Capture One Pro 9.
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Lightly frosted hills formed a backdrop for this forlorn tree, as a flock of birds searched for a safe roost at sunset. Olympus PEN E-P5 with Olympus M. Zuiko Digital 75-300 mm f/4.8-6.7 II. 1/1600 s, f/4.8, ISO 200. Converted to monochrome with silver rich grain in Capture One Pro 9.
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Thick cloud diffused the setting sun, casting a warm glow across this Maniototo farm. Olympus PEN E-P5 with Panasonic-Leica 25 mm f/1.4. 1/160 s, f/8, ISO 400.
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Clouds rolling over a hilly Maniototo farm. Olympus PEN E-P5 with Panasonic-Leica 25 mm f/1.4. 1/80 s, f/8, ISO 400.
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Steely grey clouds, fading light, and freezing temperatures, made Mt. Cargill a “fun” place to be. Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Olympus 40-150 mm f/2.8 PRO. 1/40 s, f/5.6, ISO 800.
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A frugal dusting of snow across the pine trees and scrubby native plants on Mount Cargill. Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Olympus 12-40 mm f/2.8 PRO. 1/20 s, f/5.6, ISO 800.
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Sunset’s last hurrah to the north of Dunedin, as seen from Mt. Cargill. Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Olympus 12-40 mm f/2.8 PRO. 1/60 s, f/4, ISO 200. Metz 48 AF-1, triggered by an Olympus FL-LM2, used for off-camera fill flash.

The End

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