Lake Tasman, Mount Cook.

Mount Cook. After having a successful time there on my last visit, l am so keen to get back.

Prior to my last visit, l had never seen such amazing scenery. Being from Melbourne, Australia, it’s a different kind of landscape out here. We just don’t have these kind of lakes anywhere in Australia.

After viewing images from Lake Tasman on the internet, l had made up my mind to see it for myself. Due to a heavily booked schedule l could only manage to stay 3 nights at Mount Cook, when l say only 3 nights, what l mean is l could have spent another week there and still require more time.

My first visit to Lake Tasman was early morning, making my way to the car park, grabbing my gear from the car, l made my way along the walking track in the dark, l was a little concerned when 40 minutes later l hadn’t seen Lake Tasman and the sign in the carpark read 20min walk.

So back to the carpark l went, the sun had started to rise by then and the sunrise was looking good indeed, just my luck, alone on a walking track and witnessing some beautiful light indeed. The only problem, where was Lake Tasman? Upon my arrival back to the car, l decided to have another look at the directional sign and found that l had taken the wrong track. Bugger.

l spent the next couple of hours scouting around Lake Tasman, getting familiar with the correct walking tracks and areas that l will be shooting from. As one such path leads out to the head of the Tasman River, Flowing out from Lake Tasman, which produces the best viewpoint. The small floating icebergs make for excellent foreground composition, whilst using the mountains as backdrops.

 

Darren J.

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5 Responses to Lake Tasman, Mount Cook.

  1. Ronald says:

    Some awesome work there, Darren; I already see you winning your next batch of prizes with those!
    I’m sure your workshops will be ripper and fondly remember the occasions we went shooting together.
    Keep up the great work!

  2. Darren says:

    Many thanks Ronald, very fine memories indeed.

    Best Wishes.

    Darren J.

  3. allen says:

    Hi nice shots, just wondering when were these taken, will there be ice there in Late May?

  4. Kamrul says:

    Awesome images all, Darren!
    Went there Sept 2013, and like you we took the wrong track – only we persisted till the end and ended up on the Glacier View summit – still a fine view no doubt but it pales in comparison with your images!
    I hope to return in April 2015. This time I’ll make we take the correct track!

    regards,
    Kamrul

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