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Sun setting on Lake Tekapo

Sun setting on Lake Tekapo
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-12
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Canon 17-40mm f/4 L USM
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): South Island Holiday NZ [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-19 22:12
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Sunset at Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo
is largest of three roughly parallel lakes running north-south along the northern edge of the Mackenzie Basin in the South Island of New Zealand (the others are Lake Pukaki and Lake Ohau).

Lake Tekapo covers an area of 83 km˛, and is at an altitude of 700 metres above sea level.

The lake is fed at its northern end by the braided Godley Rive, which has its source in the Southern Alps, to the north.

The lake is a popular tourist destination, and several resort hotels are located at the township of Lake Tekapo at the lake's southern end.
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Note the clouds ‘rolling in’ on the hills in the background. They seemed to do that each night – and then stayed there until mid-morning the next day. No rain, just lovely hot sunny days but frosty mornings – wonderful place to stay for a holiday.

The sun was just setting behind the high hills in the west, and the colours changed quite dramatically.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2008-04-19 22:22]

Beautiful landscape! The colors are stunning. Exceptional exposure, sharpness, and DOF. The clouds rolling in add interest to this excellent post.

Beautiful capture of the lake at sunset, Janice.
The entire landscape is bathed in golden hues.
Great POV and depth of view.
TFS and regards.

hello janice,
beautiful landscape shot, i liked the composition and the earthen tones very much,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hello Janice,

This must be a wonderful lovely place to be there in summertime, and in winter when the snow is falling. The treeline is very sharp. I did'n see any trees on the BG at the mountains. Is this normal in NZ? Back to your compo. Wonderful landscape. Warm soft afternoonlight. The stones at the FG gives the photo depht. Well done. Greetings and TFS Bob

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-04-20 8:02]

Hi Janice

This is really a superb landscape in which the natural sunlight makes every element shine better.
You took great advantage of this situation here - which also provided superb saturation for all the tones - and composed the picture very nicely.
The low clouds on the left are definitely a very "powerful" element here and increase the atmosphere of the shot.

Bravo and TFS

I must have randomly removed you from my list without thinking..ooooops..Just today realized after I saw you critique...

Janice...a fine and very dry looking place..I mean really dry. It reminds me of the area of northern California in teh central valley. Very nicely done and sends a message as to climate!

Hello Janice,
Nicely done again.
Like the "rolling in" clouds...
Wonderful vista.

Hi Janice,

Great view! The calmness of this lake is so unreal. Very good composition, lighting and colours.



Hello Janice,

What amazing place and amazing shot, the colours are just beautiful, the d.o.f is stunning, excellent POV, well framed and composed, lovely work well done,

Cheers Rick :)

Hi Janice
Picture perfect
tfs jon

What an amazing shot...so warm, so beautiful..
I wish I could be there!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-05-01 5:33]

Hello Janice,
What a wonderful view of this landscape bathing in evening sunlight! Excellent DOF and beautiful warm colours. I like the smooth surface of the water and the pebbles in the foreground. Very well composed and so beautiful!!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Janice,
The late afternoon light is great, and has "warmed" up the brown colortones nicely..
A pleasing composition with very good DOF & details too.
Very well done mf,

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