In May we achieved another successful sunrise hike, this time to the Tama Lakes in Tongariro National Park. I did something a little different on this occasion - Instead of running around snapping images I decided to take the time to enjoy this incredible view. We started hiking in the early hours before dawn. Setting off in the complete dark as no moon was present. As we moved away from the village lights we quickly realised how bright the stars were in the moonless sky, while witnessing shooting stars zipping over our heads one after another. We had been checking the weather report for days leading up to this and it wasn’t looking too promising as the forecast was reading cloudy. We decided to go ahead anyway hoping that the report was inaccurate - we were right. A bluebird morning with no wind. The landscape was very different than the last time I did this in winter. It was safe to say it was A LOT warmer.
During this hike I field tested the new Canon R, and I was pretty amazed with this powerful little camera. It’s small, compact size made it a perfect companion for lightweight hiking - Leaving even more room for food and essentials in my bag. While it’s size is small the images have incredible resolution, colours and dynamic range making it a must for those lightweight packers looking to stick to Canon’s tech.