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Jumping Mount Cook
Right in front of the Mueller hut on Mt. Ollivier, there's a big rock that's perfect for the ultimate holiday snap, with Aoraki / Cook serving as background decoration. Do a handstand, jump in the air, or do the Jesus.. Whatever your imagination comes up with. Have somebody at the Mueller hut capture the moment on film: *the* shot that proves that you've been in New Zealand.

I'm flying on the right with the cap. By the way: lots of people ask me if this is an artificial photo; it's not. I didn't mess with it and photoshopped people in there, it's 100% real! (you can actually see my shadow on the rock) Go there and try it for yourself!

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radsongreat photo

radson

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An absolutely wonderful shot
Posted Feb 15, 2006 2:35 am

ktnbsFun

ktnbs

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shot!
Posted Feb 15, 2006 2:41 am

NewDayRisingi like it

NewDayRising

Voted 9/10

looks like youre being suck-up by the cloud saucer.
Posted Feb 15, 2006 3:20 am

Rick BRe: i like it

Rick B

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Haha! But no, it was the other way around. Here you see us arriving in New Zealand, after a long journey from the planet Zorq.

Using the saucer avoids those nasty customs at the NZ airports ;-))
Posted Feb 15, 2006 3:59 am

Eric SandboA matter of gravity

Eric Sandbo

Voted 10/10

I like the way it illustrates how people in the Southern Hemisphere have to take special precautions to avoid falling off the earth, being on the bottom of the globe, and all. Could that explain why sheep are such a major product - their wool works like Velcro? So much to ponder :-)
Posted Feb 15, 2006 7:50 am

Rick BRe: A matter of gravity

Rick B

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Lol! And Mt. Cook is therefore a piece of cake to climb ;-))
Posted Feb 15, 2006 11:34 am

Miguel Angel PerezVery Very Nice Picture!

Miguel Angel Perez

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It puts a smile on my face when I see this pic. Must have been a really great moment to be there. I've always dreamed of going to New Zeland and Mount Cook....some day!
By the way, interesting caption clarifying that it's a real photo, that this place exits on Earth!
Posted Feb 15, 2006 7:56 am

Rick BRe: Very Very Nice Picture!

Rick B

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I'm glad it made you smile. This was a very nice day, on a very nice holiday. NZ is something I will never forget; it's well worth the money and effort to get there!
Posted Feb 15, 2006 11:37 am

CoraxFly

Corax

Voted 10/10

Lenticulars, action a beautiful setting - a very nice shot.
Posted Feb 15, 2006 3:19 pm

Rick BRe: Fly

Rick B

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I'm glad you like the photo. Have you been to NZ yet? It seems you've been everywhere, NZ shouldn't be missing from the list :-)
Posted Feb 16, 2006 9:55 am

CoraxRe: Fly

Corax

Voted 10/10

I lived in NZ for some time, mostly in KeriKeri. Climbing there..."""blushing""". Two failed attempts on Taranaki!
Those rainstorms...jogging shoes etc.
:-))
Posted Mar 1, 2006 7:15 am

Dave DalyJumping For Jesus?

Dave Daly

Voted 10/10

One of the best "people/landscape" shots I've ever seen! Quality framing and living room material IMO....
Posted Feb 15, 2006 3:26 pm

Rick BRe: Jumping For Jesus?

Rick B

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Yep I can feel an enlargement print coming up when I'm back in Holland!!
Posted Feb 16, 2006 9:54 am

Charlessuper

Charles

Voted 10/10

super shot!
Posted Feb 15, 2006 8:51 pm

Rick BRe: it radiates

Rick B

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Thanks Lolli, for the comment and both your votes :-P
Posted Feb 21, 2006 12:15 am

Carbowas the landing hard?

Carbo

Voted 9/10

Great shot, manages to be funny while still keeping the beauty of the landscape
Posted Feb 18, 2006 1:28 am

Rick BRe: was the landing hard?

Rick B

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The landing was OK, just as long as you manage to land on the same rock. Jumping half a meter forward could've been painful :-) We also did some handstands there, those were a bit more scary ... (The Jesus wasn't that spectacular btw)
Posted Feb 18, 2006 11:30 pm

DigglerDude...

Diggler

Voted 8/10

that shot is totally Xtreme! If the guy in the middle had a snowboard he'd be pulling a fat olly! Nice looking lenticular over an impressive peak, too.
Posted Feb 18, 2006 1:33 am

Rick BRe: Dude...

Rick B

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Thanks for the comment! Yeah Simon (in the middle) gets all the credit for jumping the highest and coolest. I thought we all jumped like I did, until I saw the picture and everybody was doing something different.
Posted Feb 18, 2006 11:41 pm

JoshGreat combo...

Josh

Voted 10/10

...of scenery, originality, and execution. Congrats on making the POTW.
Posted Feb 18, 2006 2:10 am

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