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Mark Gee's picture

Mount Cook - Changing of the Guard

November 19, 2015

One of my favourite times of day is after the sun has set, and the first stars appear. They commonly call this the blue hour, but I like to think of it as the changing of the guard - the moment day becomes night. I was down on the South Island of New Zealand last weekend, and managed to witness this amazing moment as the sun went down to the west, and the after glow lit up the tops of New Zealand highest mountain, Mount Cook, and the lenticular clouds above.

This image is a frame from a day to night time-lapse which I began as the sun was going down and shot right through until complete darkness.

105mm · f/4.0 · 5s · ISO 100
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6 Comments

Bill Peppas's picture

very good Mark!

Mark Gee's picture

Thanks guys - so glad you like it!

Michael Lacy's picture

Congrats Mark!

Michael Hernandez's picture

This is very cool..... the colors and even the light trails from the cars to the left of the frame. This is also one of my favorite times of the day as well as the early morning just before the sun rises. Thanks for the inspiring image my friend.