Jumping Mount Cook

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!
Rick B
on Feb 14, 2006 1:28 pm
Image Type(s): Scenery,  Humor
Image ID: 172014


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radson - Feb 15, 2006 2:35 am - Hasn't voted

great photo

An absolutely wonderful shot


ktnbs - Feb 15, 2006 2:41 am - Hasn't voted




NewDayRising - Feb 15, 2006 3:20 am - Voted 9/10

i like it

looks like youre being suck-up by the cloud saucer.

Rick B

Rick B - Feb 15, 2006 3:59 am - Hasn't voted

Re: i like it

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 ;-))

Eric Sandbo

Eric Sandbo - Feb 15, 2006 7:50 am - Voted 10/10

A matter of gravity

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 :-)

Rick B

Rick B - Feb 15, 2006 11:34 am - Hasn't voted

Re: A matter of gravity

Lol! And Mt. Cook is therefore a piece of cake to climb ;-))

Miguel Angel Perez

Miguel Angel Perez - Feb 15, 2006 7:56 am - Hasn't voted

Very Very Nice Picture!

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!

Rick B

Rick B - Feb 15, 2006 11:37 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Very Very Nice Picture!

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!


Corax - Feb 15, 2006 3:19 pm - Voted 10/10


Lenticulars, action a beautiful setting - a very nice shot.

Rick B

Rick B - Feb 16, 2006 9:55 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Fly

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 :-)


Corax - Mar 1, 2006 7:15 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Fly

I lived in NZ for some time, mostly in KeriKeri. Climbing there..."""blushing""". Two failed attempts on Taranaki!
Those rainstorms...jogging shoes etc.

Dave Daly

Dave Daly - Feb 15, 2006 3:26 pm - Voted 10/10

Jumping For Jesus?

One of the best "people/landscape" shots I've ever seen! Quality framing and living room material IMO....

Rick B

Rick B - Feb 16, 2006 9:54 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Jumping For Jesus?

Yep I can feel an enlargement print coming up when I'm back in Holland!!


Charles - Feb 15, 2006 8:51 pm - Voted 10/10


super shot!

Rick B

Rick B - Feb 21, 2006 12:15 am - Hasn't voted

Re: it radiates

Thanks Lolli, for the comment and both your votes :-P


Carbo - Feb 18, 2006 1:28 am - Voted 9/10

was the landing hard?

Great shot, manages to be funny while still keeping the beauty of the landscape

Rick B

Rick B - Feb 18, 2006 11:30 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: was the landing hard?

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)


Diggler - Feb 18, 2006 1:33 am - 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.

Rick B

Rick B - Feb 18, 2006 11:41 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Dude...

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.


Josh - Feb 18, 2006 2:10 am - Voted 10/10

Great combo...

...of scenery, originality, and execution. Congrats on making the POTW.

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