CANON EOS 7D MARK II, CANON EF24–70MM F/4L LENS, LEE FILTER SYSTEM, 50MM, 1/5S, F/11, ISO 100
The concept for this image was obtained quite by accident — Jason was travelling home and caught a glimpse in his rear-view mirror of a magnificent view: the Desert Road leading to the near-perfect cone of Mount Ngauruhoe. However, his option to turn back in order to capture his envisioned shot was hampered by the weather. This image was finally taken the morning after returning to the same section of Desert Road, following the mountain’s first snowfall. With this part of the roadside being quite elevated, Jason scrambled up the bank until he was positioned high enough to capture this composition.