Mt Cook Glacial Plain

Mt Cook Glacial Plain

Climbing to the top is often worth the effort. This was taken from the top of a lookout. It gives a great view of the Mt Cook glacial plain and the glacier itself.

The image is shot on my Sony A7R II with the 10-18mm lens and is handheld. Amazing how the in body image stabilizer on the camera will keep the images lined up for creating HDR images. It’s been too long since I edited this image to remember what I did. I know it was nothing too fancy just by looking at it. Mostly basic stuff like a run through Aurora HDR Pro, then some final tweaking in Lightroom.

This is the first post I have done on Pixelbip in 6 days. I have let my commitment to posting a photo every day slip over the last week and i’m glad to be back at it again. It’s been a busy week of travel with returning to Canada after a wet month in Chiang Mai. Upon arriving in Victoria I am either suffering from allergies, a super nasty cold, or the flu, and hopefully not malaria. Add to the mix I have been going through some depression lately and I did not have the effort to post. I have been spending most of my time laying in bed staring at the ceiling and wallowing in misery.

I’m starting to feel life slipping back into my body and i’m ready to be moving forward again.

Growing up one of my biggest dreams was to explore the world. Honestly I never thought this would become reality. But at the end of 2014 I quit my job as a project manager to do just that. I sold most everything I own, packed up the remaining boxes in storage, and set out to see the world. My goals while traveling are to meet people everywhere I go, work on becoming a better photographer, and attempt to stay where the weather is not freezing. Along the way I am posting photos at and writing about my experiences at