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This photo was taken over 10 years ago in July 2003 while descending, by chairlift, New Zealand’s, Whakapapa ski field. The field lies on Mount Ruapehu in the central North Island. Midyear is deep wintertime in New Zealand owing to its location in the Southern Hemisphere.
I was riding down the slopes after an afternoon’s site seeing on the upper skifields. You can see the chairlift that I’m on trailing away down the ski fields on the right of the photograph. Part way down the mountain you can see the snow machines going full blast, laying down some fresh powder, shoring up the natural snowfall.
Location: New Zealand
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-F505; 1/350, f/4.0, ISO 100, 17.1mm