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Nico BABOT  Kiwi photographer based in Europe and Canada. ✉️ nico@babot.eu Save the Mackenzie region ⬇️⬜⬇️⬜⬇️

For the next three weeks, I will be roaming the mountains of a fairly unknown place : Georgia (the country). Internet will be very patchy so don't expect too many posts.
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In the meantime, my thoughts are with the one still trying to stop that insane dairy project in the Mackenzie, a region that hold so many good memories for me. If you haven't signed it yet, don't forget to sign the petition. The link is in my story and profile.
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#savethemackenzie

I have so many memories attached to this land. From a batch in Twizel shared with some friends to the late Sunday night drives getting back to Christchurch after a long weekend in the mountains, the Mackenzie region slowly became my Tūrangawaewae.
This place is one of the reasons why I fell in love with New Zealand and ultimately, ended up applying for citizenship.
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Hearing that the construction of a 15000 dairy cows farm has already started in this unique makes me sad.
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If you would take the time to share and sign the petition, this would be amazing. The link is in my profile and on my story. .
#savethemackenzie #stopdairyexpansion

Views are always better from the top...
If you haven't yet, have a look at the behind the scenes in my story. .
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#ospreypacks #thegooddaysaremade
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The left side of the previous shot.
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This is the left part of the pano shot at tre cime di lavaredo. I posted tge right side yesterday.
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It was a cold and lonely night but somehow those conditions put me in a a meditative state. I did enjoy having this amazing place for myself, looking at the clouds rushing over me and hearing the sound of the wind finding its way in the cracks of the mountain behind me.
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#MeAndMyManfrotto #manfrotto @manfrottoimaginemore
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#dolomites #dolomiti #dolomitiamo #italy_vacations #Italy #dolomiten #italytrip #southtyrol
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#longexposure #longexpoelite #longexpo_addiction #longexposure_shots #longexposureoftheday #longexposurephotography #longexpo_kings #ig_shotz_le #ig_shutternights #ig_longexpo @universewatchers #space #astronomy #universetoday #universe #ic_longexpo #nightphotography #night_excl
#nightimages @nightimages #ig_shutternights @space

Blue hour in tre cime di lavaredo.
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I spent most of that night hanging on a dodgy and steep scree. My goal was to capture the milky-way rising over the tre cime. Unfortunately, after a clear blue hour, the wind started to pick up and clouds started to cover the sky.
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I decided to stay there, blasted by the cold wind, hoping for a clearing. I put all my clothes on, and sat on my backpack for more insulation. The cold wind was making me shiver but I enjoyed the solitude. At 2.30am, I knew that I had missed my opportunity and packed my gear to walk back to the camp a few km down.
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That night I did not get the shot I was hoping for but I don't look back at it with regrets. Sometimes you don't get what you had in mind but this doesn't mean this should make the experience you had less special.
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#MeAndMyManfrotto #manfrotto @manfrottoimaginemore
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#dolomites #dolomiti #dolomitiamo #italy_vacations #Italy #dolomiten #italytrip #southtyrol
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#longexposure #longexpoelite #longexpo_addiction #longexposure_shots #longexposureoftheday #longexposurephotography #longexpo_kings #ig_shotz_le #ig_shutternights #ig_longexpo @universewatchers #space #astronomy #universetoday #universe #ic_longexpo #nightphotography #night_excl
#nightimages @nightimages #ig_shutternights @space

Lovely sunset in Passo Giau.
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This one was a slow burner. It started slowly and the fog kept on coming, to the point that you couldn't see the chalet in the background...
Finally, when the sky turned pink, a break in the fog suddenly happened, allowing for the background to appear as in a painting.
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#dolomites #dolomiti #dolomitiamo #italy_vacations #Italy #dolomiten #italytrip #southtyrol
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#sunset #nature #mountains #longexpoelite #amazing_longexp #longexposure_shots #ic_longexpo #loves_longexposure
#fiftyshades_of_twilight #bns_sunset #supersunset #sunset_madness #sunset_ig #sunset_hub #sunset_oftheworld #tgif_sunset #sunset_vision #sunset_hub
#audi #audibelgium #audiQ5 #Q5

First light on the Langkofel (Sassolungo)
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There something magical about that first glow on a mountain. It just appears out of nowhere and last for only a few minutes. Then it is gone and you are left with that "did this just happen?" feeling...
Those are the moments when I try to just take a few frames and then step away from the camera and just enjoy.
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#MeAndMyManfrotto #manfrotto @manfrottoimaginemore
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#nature #mountains
#fiftyshades_of_twilight #bns_sunset #supersunset #sunset_madness #sunset_ig #sunset_hub #sunset_oftheworld #tgif_sunset #sunset_vision #sunset_hub
#dolomites #Italy #tyrol #southtyrol #sassolungo #langkofel #ortizei #valgardena

After two weeks of relentlessly trying to shoot the milky-way in the dolomites, the sky finally cleared up.
I decided to spend part of that night near a little church lost in the mountain with nothing but little track to access it. I didn't know of this place but a local had told me how to get there.
Seeing the milky-way rising over the mountains, alone in such a special place was very emotional for me, specially after having waited so long for clear skies.
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#MeAndMyManfrotto #manfrotto @manfrottoimaginemore
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#milkywaychasers #MilkyWay #milkywaygalaxy #longexposure #longexpoelite #longexpo_addiction #longexposure_shots #longexposureoftheday #longexposurephotography #longexpo_kings #ig_shotz_le #ig_shutternights #ig_longexpo
#universetoday #fantastic_universe @universewatchers #space #astronomy #universetoday #universe #ic_longexpo #nightphotography #night_excl
#nightimages @nightimages #ig_shutternights #igworldclub_astrophotography #IgAstro @space #night_shooterz #astro_photography_ #ig_astrophotography#awesome_photographers

The perfect S curve!
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It took a while but we finally found it... the perfect one.
And it was as fun to drive as expected!
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