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Mark Watson shooting at Te Porere Redoubt, near Tongariro National Park , New Zealand
A few months ago I volunteered (slightly foolishly in hindsight) to meet up with +Mark Watson
on his travels along the Te Araroa Trail (the 3000km trail that runs the length of NZ; www.teararoa.org.nz/
), and maybe to walk a section with him.
Somehow this developed into walking the north end of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, a climb of about 1000m over 12km of track, and staying the night on top of the mountain. A very hard, but enjoyable couple of days followed, but sadly with few decent photographs to show for it (from me anyway).
Well now Mark has just published his book of the full Te Araroa Trail walk that he completed in the middle of this year, and my copy arrived today in the post (thanks Mark). I would highly recommend getting a copy, lots of stunning photography which really showcases some of the best of New Zealand scenery (contact Mark through http://www.highlux.co.nz/te-araroa/
for a copy, and he might even send you a signed one.... )
One of the photos in the book is from the shoot where I took this shot of Mark, at the Te Porere Redoubt, looking towards Mt Tongariro on the evening before we walked up to the top.
D7100, 1/100sec, f8, 62mm, ISO100
Processed in LR6