“I'd rather be part of your playlist, than ever be part of your A-list”
I remember seeing the Southern Alps from the flight down, the conditions were favourable, I was on the right side of the plane - the peaks soared up, snow covering the tops. This has always fascinated me - it looks like a different world, scenes out of a movie. At the end of the "line" is the greatest of the them - Mt Cook - can easily be distinguished - sitting there with Lake Pukaki as it's "front yard".
Getting into Mt Cook late was almost ideal - in time for the golden hour, one of things that is intriguing is the super late sunsets in the lower latitudes - it's fantastic for photographer types, long drawn out golden hours. And minimal sleep as you would be up the next day for sunrise! Sleep is optional right?!
Catching that last light - the alpine glow on tip of the mountain. The beauty is in the simplicity, and that would do me. Of course I had forgotten my tripod in my rush to catch this moment - questions grew of how would I get a pano, what if I needed to use filters, what would I do in the dark? The questions didn't really matter, what did was just being there