Mt Ruapehu Spring Campaign 2018

I was the dop on this shoot.

It can get tricky when you’re trying to make a mountain look a certain way. In this case the mountain was Mt Ruapehu, which is known for its unpredictable weather pattern . Its basically a large storm magnet, that sucks in anything passing by. Even with massive high over the whole country the mountain can often still have a 10km ring of thick cloud around or even worse be snowing.

In this case it needed to look like spring, so warm, fun with soft snow and  a lot of sunshine and blue sky.

After 3days often filled with long stretches of waiting in very low visibility, we got what we needed.

In saying all this, which i’m sure comes across quiet negatively, it is the best mountain in New Zealand when all the stars align.