The active volcano Mt Ruapehu (2797 metres high), seen from the Tama Lakes Track. This track skirts the northern slopes of the mountain, mainly in tussock grassland. Variously coloured shrubs are evident in the foreground.
I used Photoshop to brighten up the foreground because I underexposed the photo so as not to burn out the snow. The polariser also helps to cut down the glare from the snow.
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yquem46 (38750) 2013-11-22 5:56
Quite appropriate caption here !
These colors are really beautiful and blend well together between the blue sky, the white snow covered mountain and the fall colors of the greenery at FG
A superb scenery
Have a nice WE
dta (73109) 2013-11-22 8:16
Hello Vicent ,
A superb alpine landscape , witha a splendid palet of contrasted colors (blue , green , golden , white snow) . Very interesting vegetation in the FG .
petarl (1213) 2013-11-22 8:22
This photo is very beautiful. Colours and light are amazing...Foreground is very interesting. Just how many species of plants exist on such a small area? Are you sure some gardener did not run away from home and decided to live in wilderness. Maybe his house was purposely left out of the frame:) And the snowy mountain peaks are just gorgeous. New Zealandís beauty.
cebe (1483) 2013-11-22 8:56
Hello Vincent. Beautiful landscape you are showing us. The colourful vegetation in the foreground is very attractive. Splendid snow covered mountain and blue sky. Sharp and carefully presented image. Looks like a great place for a walk! Have a nice week-end, Claude.
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-11-22 11:17
Hello Vincent - Here you have captured the detail so well and with such good immediacy I can feel the textures of the rocks and shrubbery underfoot. I love the colours and form of the vegetation which is beautifully clean and crisp and an attractive FG to the snow-covered peaks. A shot to savour and enjoy. Warm regards rosemary
Romano46 (18472) 2013-11-22 11:56
complimenti per questa tua ennesima bella fotografia dalla composizione chje incanta.
Soggetto e colori sono stupendi e fanno venire il desiderio di raggiungere questo angolo di paradiso.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
chawax (20066) 2013-11-23 9:47
Great point of view, good use of polariser and very good postprocessing. It makes a very well exposed shot with beautiful colours. And of course what a fantastic landscape !