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New Zealand Lake Taupo, New Zealand

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Purple Haze

‚ÄčTaupo is marveled for its stunning views of the mountains especially Mt. Ruapehu, I made it my mission to photograph this beauty but as luck would have it the middle of New Zealand winter did not give me a fighting chance, cloudy every day with consistent snowfall.

I had enough of watching the days go by without capturing this masterpiece, come sunset I set up with the blistering cold winds... Nothing, I was ready to give up and knew I just wasn't meant to get this image. It all turned, a gap in the clouds to my right pierced the light through hitting mountain, although she only gave me 60% visibility the rest was far made up with the purple hue that surrounded, the silhouettes of the surrounding mountains acted like painted layers to the frame, to what a magnificent frozen evening.

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Parking easily available, in the heart of Taupo
Crowd Factor Just a few people
Best Timing Sunset
Sunrise & Sunset 06:40 - 17:51 | current local time: 14:23
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