Autumnal Sunlight on the Mountaintop [Rf Photo of the Day]

By // August 17, 2016 // Posted in Photo of the Day, Wedding
Photo © Jim Pollard

Photo © Jim Pollard

According to Queenstown-based wedding photographer Jim Pollard (an Rf 30 Rising Star of 2015), helicopters are a relatively common form of transportation in New Zealand. That’s why, for a recent flight with wedding couple Sarah and Jandre, he wanted to land in a location he’d never been before. “I love landing in spots that are totally new to me,” Pollard says. “It means my head goes into overdrive trying to see how I can utilize the situation to its fullest.”

The group landed at Bayonet Peak, where the weather was roughly 5 degrees Celsius (41 degrees Fahrenheit). With the late autumnal sunlight, beautiful terrain and a strong breeze, the photographer’s instruction to the couple was simple: he asked them to “enjoy this moment they had up there alone together.”

(Shot using a Canon 5D Mark III and a Sigma 35mm Art lens.)

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Stacey Goldberg

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Stacey Goldberg is the online editor for Rangefinder and its sister publication, PDN. Originally from the suburbs of New York, she graduated from Lafayette College in 2012 and is currently working toward her MBA at the NYU Stern School of Business.

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