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Wanaka First Light by octane2 Wanaka First Light by octane2
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First rays of light dawn over the peaks of Wanaka.

I made this photograph from the top of Mount Iron.

I remember it took a while to make my way up there in the dark. It was also bitterly cold. Once I reached the summit, I was a little disappointed, but, made do with what I had.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
1s f/16.0 at 28.0mm iso100
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012   General Artist
fantastic scene :)
PlanetaryJunction Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Would've been better with more sunlight on the horizon but sometimes you just have to make do with what you've got. Nevertheless A great shot. Bravo!
psyfre Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
saphoto Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
Wish you did this in IR (Infrared.) Don't get me wrong this is beautiful, but a day time with a full blue sky would be stunning. Then again Canon's aren't good at IR photography, a CCD is better which some Nikon's have. Then you might have to remove the built in IR filter over the sensor (some don't come with one)...I am looking for a Nikon CCD without an IR filter but might, and then buying an IR filter (only lets in IR light) which I already have a Hoya R72 which still lets in some visible light (720nm+ wave length). So I need a job so I can buy the Hoya RM90 which lets in 900nm+. Far more expensive.

Wait, don't you have a Nikon without the IR filter? Converted to a Canon lens mount? What model? Does it have a CCD? I can't seem to find one :/ The mount converter that is.

I am also thinking about buying your camera or the new Mark III, However: I will probably get the EOS 7D.

What model 28mm lens was this taken with?

BTW I just bought a copy of Windows 64 bit Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Extended for $99 in a download :D (I saw the EXIF data that you have a copy of CS4) I need a new laptop with a dedicated graphics card...

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1 second
Focal Length
28 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Apr 22, 2010, 7:21:26 AM
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
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