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Southern Alps

An archive shot for today. Taken a number of years ago, on my first trip to the South Island of New Zealand, a view of The Remarkables.

Shot on my simple Fujifilm J15 point and shoot camera, I played around with the image a little in Gimp tonight. There was a fairly large contrast between the foreground and Alps in the distance. Whilst this assisted in showing the grandeur of the mountain range, I wanted to get some more detail, so selected the background and adjusted the levels a little. then added a touch more contrast, Sometimes great landscapes look better in B&W in my opinion (not all the time mind you), so I converted to Black and White also.

Looking at the image reminds me of when I first looked up in awe at the mountains. I had been to a number of large volcanic mountains over the years, but until then never in front of a giant range. It really is an amazing site to see and one you cant miss if you visit New Zealand’s beautiful South Island.

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