Taken 29-Apr-16
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Dimensions6509 x 2712
Original file size973 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken29-Apr-16 11:55
Date modified25-May-16 13:40
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS-1D Mark IV
Focal length28 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/180 at f/13
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modeCenter-weighted average
Wakatipu Basin 3

Wakatipu Basin 3

View over the Wakatipu Basin near Arrowtown from the Crown Range road.

Travelling from Arrowtown and heading towards Cromwell the road starts near the bridge across the Arrow River and climbs a steep hill, with a winding zig zag which climbs up to the 'Crown Terrace'; a large flat and fertile plateau capable of growing grain crops.

The Crown Range itself lies between the Wakatipu Basin & the Cardrona Valley. The road over the range, known as the Crown Range road, is a 'short-cut' between Queenstown & Wanaka and is the highest main road (Highway 89) in New Zealand. It reaches an altitude of 1121 metres and in winter the road is often covered in snow and ice, making for very difficult driving conditions.