Braided Rivers of New Zealand

While flying doors off with The Helicopter Line, based from Mount Cook, I had the pilot orbit around the outlet of the Tasman River before it dumps into Tasman Lake. We did a series of orbits, dropping 500 feet each rotation. This varied altitude approach presented us with numerous opportunities to photograph the river at different angles as the sun began to hit the river bed.

This was the last of three flights for our workshop and everyone was thrilled with their results. Talk about ending on a high.

Shooting details: Hasselblad H6D50c, 50mm, ISO 800, f/4.8 at 1/500 sec, center weighted average.

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