Skippers Canyon is just outside Queenstown, the main tourist town in the South Island of New Zealand. The hillsides are covered in autumn foliage, & the river has a cyan color from what locals call 'river flour'. Bungee jumping has become popular in this area since this was taken. The river narrows upstream from here with a bridge across the chasm. Jumping takes place from that bridge.
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carper (96) 2005-02-20 3:29
Wauw, this is beautiful Chris,
Fantastic country view, very good composition, good depth in the shot, very good colours, well I think all is good here, good job
Fixfocus (9385) 2005-02-20 3:33
An amazing depth in this shot from fore,-to Background!Excellent composition in beautiful and strong colors.And again an excellent scan!
dkeus31 (27735) 2005-02-20 3:36
Nice perspective and good colors.
Kolyamour (1760) 2005-02-20 3:41
Beautiful autumn colours. It is very interesting to see several levels: river in the canyon, abrupt river banks and mountains on the background.
Thanks for share.
danyy (0) 2005-02-20 3:57
Vaste paysage splendidement coloré, une vue en altitude impressionnante et instructive.
Une excellente exposition.
RGatward (20086) 2005-02-20 4:25
Classic dramatic landscape, good choice of portrat format, and nice tight crop above the mountains.
greg64g (11193) 2005-02-20 4:27
Impressive old picture, that's must be a great time in 1981 ! Colors are very good for eyes, the light is perfect, this canyon must be a wonderful place for a Trek.
Thanks to make me travel on earth paradise i don't know.
Rockyboy (20598) 2005-02-20 5:09
Wonderful picture of New Zeeland. This canyon is perfecly framed and the colors are very nice! It's a landscape that make me dream. Well done!
cmartos (242) 2005-02-20 5:10
Hi Chris. A wonderful landscape with enormous depth. The POV is outstanding, as always. The lighting is great, giving much relief to mountain details. A very old but wonderful shot you share today, Thanks.
clodreno (0) 2005-02-20 5:17
Beautiful landscape, once again.. so you decieded to leave the beaches for the mountains..
Lovely colors.. Have a nice sunday...
Didi (60586) 2005-02-20 5:50
Ce pays est magnifique.
Le paysage est merveilleusement cadré.
Les couleurs sont parfaitement saturées avec une bonne luminosité qui accentue le relief.
Hello Chris This country is splendid. The landscape is marvelously tallied. The colors are saturated perfectly with a good luminosity which accentuates the relief.
Very well done.
PixelTerror (0) 2005-02-20 5:57
Beautiful place and photo as well, very deep and sharp up to the distance, excellent scan output too, the colors are great, nice one !
Have a nice sunday,
Kenny10pin (19301) 2005-02-20 6:50
great shot, I like the way you took this shot, very good work and I like the vslley and the different kind of mountains, well done
Zepi (22848) 2005-02-20 8:23
Superbe lumière, couleurs époustouflante !
Belle PDC et cadrage impeccable !
Très beau paysage !
Très bon travail !
Amicalement - Sébastien
chinchini (31529) 2005-02-20 9:26
25 ans déjà ! L'argentique a de très bons restes. Pour preuve ton image.
C'est une superbe contrée aux couleurs très riches. J'y trouve une belle profondeur de champ. Vraiment très bon mon ami !
Graal (102470) 2005-02-20 10:31
Wonderful world and the wonderful picture,too. Next interesting picture and note. Well done. Thank you.
Jeppe (18654) 2005-02-20 12:36
Oh - a very rare combination of colours on this fine landscape - thanks Chris for sharing your fine "old" photo.
sandip (3492) 2005-02-20 13:24
Wow...Hill,River and everything is here. The color is awesome..Thanks Chris.
nwoehnl (122) 2005-02-20 14:50
Wonderful landscape, Chris - almost looks like a very very distant cousin of the South Dakota Badlands. Great vantage point you had here to present this unique landscape traversed by the canyons, and the layered arrangement of slopes towards the back. Colors are stunning, too.
elihesamian (26149) 2005-02-20 15:49
very beautiful,Chris,very beautiful,great view,amazing harmonic colors,excellent depth and details,and what a nice light specially in far above the Mt.great texture and great POV,I like it very much,Chris,very well composed,Thanks for posting it from your archive.
spence (65) 2005-02-20 17:30
Oh, I really like this, Chris! Fabulous colours, shapes and textures. Excellent dof. Would love to see this place, but just don't ask me to bungee jump :)
avigur_11 (22099) 2005-02-20 22:28
Beautiful colors. I like how the colors change from yellow in the FG to grey-blue in the background. A nive and dramatic landscape. Very nice shot, Chris.
maphoto (8082) 2005-02-20 22:29
Wonderful image Chris, great mountain view, excellent qulity for an old photo. Great capture and excellent presentation, thanks for sharing.
weswang (18223) 2005-02-21 0:44
This place must be a geologist's heaven. The rock color changes dramatically with different height. An excellent shot.
cessy (13647) 2005-02-21 0:52
amazing place, very beautifully captured.
the angle and compoosition is really nice, and the colors are so wonderful.
mumek (20202) 2005-02-21 3:51
Super scenery with beautiful composition. Excellent colors and details. Very lovely shot.
anakin (2775) 2005-02-21 9:15
Really good colours its a lovely view, very good I like it
toni_al (15875) 2005-02-22 7:31
Très belle photo, vrey nice
naret (826) 2005-02-22 22:50
The color is very beatiful. The curve of river add a dynamic impact to this picture.
Thank you for sharing this beatiful krub.
sn00zie (2384) 2005-02-23 9:05
Chris... how do you get to go to these heavenly places-where teh colors are so surreal and the landscape is stunning? amazing! the river looks like a strip of frozen ice..
bazal (7900) 2005-02-23 10:20
Waowww ! What a landscape ! Its colorful and really amazing. Its reminds me a little some places in Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings". The light and DOF are very nice ! Superb shot, Chris !
jrj (34843) 2005-02-24 4:41
Almost missed this one...
Very good landscape shot, good perspective and shooting position. Fine details included. Interesting landscape.
joseelias (0) 2005-02-24 6:44
Magnificent landscape! I’m imagining myself with my mountain bike going downhill there! The mountain chain is truly stunning in shapes and colors and the river add an extra interest because it’s fresh color and diagonal position, which creates a certain dynamic in the image.
Amandine (1072) 2005-02-25 5:06
You really succeed in showing by the perspective given bythe muminous threes to give us an idea of the deepth of the canyon, it's very shrap nayway and well composed. It's well done
taivo (1843) 2005-04-21 10:33
Wow, feels like trekking again, soon! Very nice angle and perspective. I really like the rough terrain on the mountains.
baudinm (349) 2005-08-09 5:01
This is a wonderful landscape, very sharp with fine details.
The colors from yellow to maroon and also blue are natural and bright. The portrait format is a good choice for this photo.
The picture is very well framed : the start of the river in the bottom left is directing the eye from the foreground to the background.
cherryripe (21033) 2005-12-07 9:38
The scenery and the colours are amazing here. The scan has come up well despite the age. Very pretty light.
TomekWalkiewicz (233) 2006-02-16 8:45
bend1k (934) 2008-05-30 13:58
the composition, saturation and contrast is very good. did you use a pentax lens on a minolta camera for this?
noborders (1010) 2008-08-31 3:11
Another of your old ones that I cannot resist and that I saw in your randoms : superb scene, great colours and superb POV : you seem to climb every slope to get the best vantage point, bravo !
coco (30439) 2009-01-07 2:21
The place and your composition look amazing and the vertical view was the best one.
The light and the colour look great too.
pierrefonds (64808) 2016-02-21 7:37
La distance entre le cours d'eau et les montagnes donne de la profondeur à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails des montagnes. La lumière donne un bon contraste aux couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.