Mt Arthur/The Twins : A visual diary

Last updated 10:58 15/10/2013

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At nearly 1800 meters, Mt Arthur guards the Tablelands and boasts stunning views of Tasman Bay.

It is home to the vast Nettlebed Cave and the trip from the Flora carpark to the summit and back is one of Kahurangi National Park's most popular day walks.

Lying 3 km to the south are the iconic Twins. With a difference of only 13 meters in elevation, the two summits appear identical from every angle.

The diary was shot over a five month period and involved waiting for irregular conditions to arrive over the three peaks.

By standing on the identical spot on my deck at home and using the same focal length / zoom of a 70-200mm lens, I was able to capture the same image but always in vastly different conditions. Highlights include a six minute exposure under June's supermoon.

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