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On my way… and traveling home from Lake Wanaka to Lake Tekapo the sky to the west was showing signs of dramatic evening light.
A quick detour around Mount John to higher ground and I had reached a tussock clad hill to watch the show unfold.
The colours and shifting cloud formations were breathtaking. I was constantly twisting, turning and looking up, searching for compositions that would appear and disappear in a heartbeat.
The sound of the wild westerly wind only added to the drama, almost rendering a tripod useless.
The evening left me in awe of the landscape.
TIP: Don’t leave any expensive camera gear by a tussock unmarked… especially in fading light!
In my rush to change lenses and trying to capture everything before me I put the spare lens on the ground unmarked…duh!
When the show was over I realised I had about 15 minutes of light left to find a NZ$3,000 lens in a mass of countless tussock.
Calm prevailed as I took some known bearings… but it was close, you’d think I had lost a child the way I hugged that lens when I found it!