Wednesday Wallpaper | Winter Sunset On Aoraki / Mt Cook

October 24th, 2012 at 2:37 pm by Todd Sisson
New Zealand Landscape Photos | spectacular orange sunset Aoraki Mt Cook

Sunset on the summit of Aoraki / Mt Cook, New Zealand. .

Welcome to the most timely Wallpaper Wednesday post in living memory (my memory only spans one month these days).

Having dissed sunset/sunrise images in my outro last week I now present you with a sunset image….

I almost blew the making of this image while indulging in a rare (in my humble opinion) dose of ego-mania. I had been set up for some time waiting for a thick valley fog to clear and provide a glimpse of the summit of Aoraki Mt Cook. While waiting, I got to talking with a couple of Australian photo enthusiasts and was modestly explaining how awesome I was – with my back turned to the mountain…. fortunately, one of the Aussies was sick of my rhetoric and kindly pointed out that the mountain was glowing orange. A frantic ‘practical demonstration’ of my awesome skills ensued. I was really lucky to get this, and one other, sharp shot out of the shoot as every other image was marred by sloppy technique.

Lesson learned. I never talk to Australians now ;-)

See you next week.

Cheers – Todd

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See you next week!

Cheers – Todd

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8 Responses to “Wednesday Wallpaper | Winter Sunset On Aoraki / Mt Cook”

  1. Scott Chris (5,675 comments) says:

    Beautiful.

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  2. Mr Nobody NZ (396 comments) says:

    Stunning (as usual). Thanks for making this and all your previous shots available.

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  3. ISeeRed (244 comments) says:

    It will always be just “Mt Cook” in my book.

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  4. Longknives (4,039 comments) says:

    ISeeRed- Same. I spent a lot of time up around those parts when I was a kid, I don’t know why we have to give it a PC ‘Bicultural’ name all of a sudden…Did Pre-European Maori even know it existed? (There weren’t a heck of a lot of Maori around those parts)

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  5. Longknives (4,039 comments) says:

    But great pic nonetheless..

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  6. fredinthegrass (268 comments) says:

    It actually looks as though it is on fire – amazing shot.

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  7. Todd Sisson (48 comments) says:

    @longknives @Iseered – It’s Mt Cook to me too – it’s just that we’ve copped a lot of flak online if Aoraki isn’t appended. It’s easier to go with the flow and only piss off you guys ;-)

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  8. Todd Sisson (48 comments) says:

    Oh, and thanks again for the compliments everyone!

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