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Mount Cook ahead

Mount Cook ahead
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Copyright: Hans Spruijt (GreenBaron) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3009 W: 919 N: 12213] (52777)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-22
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D70s, Sigma 18-50 3.5-5.6 DC, Hitachi4GBMicrodrive, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: New Zealand experience 2008/2009
Date Submitted: 2009-02-17 11:56
Viewed: 1900
Points: 44
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Mount Cook ahead

While climbing to about 11.000 feet mount Cook, the highest mountain in New Zealand was straight forward of the helicopter.

It was an awesome view, and a great ride.
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Nyah Nyah! I'm first! This is wonderful Hansie! The windows of the airplane just is a perfect frame for this fantastic view! I hope you weren't the pilot!! Playing around with the camera while the plane flew itself!
Nice work!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2009-02-17 12:09]

Ok, so I let Linda go first!!
So that is the top of New Zealand - great shot through the windows of the helicopter Hansie.
Brilliant capture - yes, awesome!!

Hello Hans, The shot makes me feel like I want to duck, dodge or hide. It puts the viewer right in the cockpit. Beautiful colors. Congrats on a great shot.
Regards, Johnny

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-02-17 12:18]

nou nou hans er zijn maar heel weinig mensen die zo een voorrecht hebben met zo'n uitzicht een beauty!

Jan :D

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2009-02-17 12:24]

Stunning shot Hans - a special view of Mt Cook

hello Hans;
this view is amazing, was great weather for taking shots, clear ans sharp one!
regards Karolina

nice view up there Hans, you are a lucky guy on this flight, wonderful shot you got on the window,nice view.

we're going to hit the mountain.

i'm guessing you missed it?

you have my respect for taking this scary pic.

well taken.

Hi Hans, What a terrific view point! I must say, this is one stunning view from the helicopter. The headsets make an interesting addition to the composition as does the frame from the window.

Glad you were able to make the journey Hans. I'm enjoying your NZ photos. Lisa

Composición muy atractiva con unas altas montañas muy esbeltas y cielo perfecto...saludos

11 000ft in a Helicopter...you're braver than I am! haha. Beautiful photo, awesome colours and composition. All your photos of New Zealand make me very proud to be a citizen =).

Thanks for sharing,


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  • kanton Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 854 W: 5 N: 1570] (6756)
  • [2009-02-17 15:21]

Hello Hans!
Stunning view,great capture on a precise momment!
Best regards!

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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2009-02-17 18:46]

Stunning view Hans, dramatic frame, good exposure, both inside the chopper and the mountain.
Who was flying, the bloke on the right, or the blonde co-pilot ;)
Re the height of Aoraki Mount Cook, it was 12,349ft until 1991 when 10,000,000m³ fell off, it now only 12,316ft high. I thought you would like to know that.

neat post, man to be air born like this must have been amazing, nice capture,

Nice view - blimey, there's not a lot of room in those whirly bird egg-beater things.... Give me a 'Bus!

Anyway, a nice view of Mt Cook here Hans, a beautiful snow v sky thing.. Good take.


Hello Hans !

Geee, Hans you have access EVERYWHERE (^_^). Did you Highjack it to get such a priviledge ? LOL !

You are sharing images of places of New Zealand that most Kiwis never had an opportunity to view themselves LOL! Thanks for sharing those thrilling moments. Great view, taken between the pilot and Copilot.


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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2009-02-18 1:01]

Great shot here Hans, marvellous view!.. I do like your POV/composition.and looks like you had fantastic weather on your day at Mt. Cook..Often many tourists never see it because of cloud..Im lucky each time I have been there, its been just like this also.

Thanks for sharing

Hoi Hans.
Marvelous flight with the Shopper to the top ofMount Cook.
Almost without reflection of the window, with a sky worth to picture it.
Bravo, Lucky boy.
Cheers, Jan

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-02-18 10:58]

Hi Hans,
Fantastic view right on this peak!
Excellent use of the window giving us the impression we are aboard! I am saying STOPPPP at the pilot!!! :)
Very good capture of this unique moment! You are a lucky man to see such wonders!!
Bravo! Annie

Excellent view!!! and so crispy clear and sharp!
Nice composition too, showing part of the pilot's face.


He Hansie,

I miss something blond in this picture... LOL
Nice view

Anna = es

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-02-19 3:54]

Lord of The Rings!
Great view presented Hans.
Reminds me my favorite movie.
Thanks for sharing.
Janek Kloss

Hello Hans
Great POV, spectacular shot.

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