Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent

This weeks weekly photo challenge from Daily Post is Descent

“This week, show us your interpretation of descent β€” experiment with your point of view and angle, or go even deeper with the theme.”



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


  1. That’s good to know, ‘coz I’m also looking forward to visit in this beautiful mountain. Hopefully it’s not late enough and could still see the beautiful view you have on your picture. πŸ™‚

    • For your trip you will need to make sure that the Whakapapa ski fields are open and the chair lifts are operating. Depending on the strength of the winter, this ski field should be open by mid-July. If you try to go when the ski fields are not open you won’t be able to go up the mountain. So definitely check closer to the time, when you are doing your trip planning.

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