Post by nikkortorokkor on Aug 7, 2011 6:50:55 GMT -5
I took this last month from the side of the Desert Road. It was made 0n the 1st (and probably only) film I put through the Hua Xia 841 that I bought a couple of months back.
I had to apply a digital ND grad filter to actually find the mountain, but otherwise the picture is digitally unmolested. The murky colours are all down to the Hua Xia's 40mm/f2 lens - a flare-prone wee beastie if ever there was one.
Still, I think that the somber tones suit the subject - the Deser Road, Mt Ruapehu (an active volcano) and the snow flurries are all portentous subjects.
Post by nikkortorokkor on Aug 8, 2011 18:50:18 GMT -5
Thanks for the positive feedback.
The 'desert' in Desert Road, by the way, is not a 'real' desert, but a lava field from Mt Ruapehu. The mountain is, I think, the North Islands tallest, and is home to several skifields. A sophisticated warning system now enmeshes the Ruapehu, warning skiers, climbers and hikers of impending Lahars (volcanic mudflows), one of which was respnsible for the deadly tangiwai disaster in 1953: www.nzhistory.net.nz/culture/the-tangiwai-railway-disaster
The trouble is we always have to look at photos in a set number of pixels. I'm sure this would have even more impact as a big photo. Shades of Mount Fuji here, with the cloud hanging over the mountain top. If we had a thumbs up smiley, I would give it one.