This location is a relatively easy location to get to (about a 45 minute walk along the Hooker valley track). The night I arrived there I decided to scout out the location just to get an idea of where to go to, how long the walk was and plan my spot etc. I then proceeded to do the track 5 times in just over 2 days trying to capture the perfect light.
My final capture (the one you see here) was a little foolish of me to attempt. I was alone, walking over rocks frozen with ice in a flooded river in a remote location. But with the weather due to pack it in that evening I felt this was my last chance to get this shot. And as I think we all feel when the light starts to play nicely at a location you have been planning for a while, a little extra risk does not seem silly at the time.
Commercially I offer a slightly brighter version of this image but my personal taste is more towards this darker image as I feel it draws more attention towards the mountain and the reflected light in the water.
Fujifilm X-T1, 10-24mm f/4 lens, 10stop ND filter
(125sec @ f/11, ISO 400, 11mm)
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