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Still winter's day.

By Mactogo
Another one taken on my trip to New Zealand a few years ago and having had a few attempts at processing...this is the latest (it's amazing how it keeps changing...both with taste and experience). It was taken on a drive across the South Island through Westland National Park and it's Mount Cook and Mt Tasmin towering in the background (Lake Matheson in the foreground). Thanks to Peter for the ID!

Tags: Photo journalism Snow Winter Reflections Mountains New zealand Landscape and travel

Voters: Nigel1521, Trevhas, NDODS and 101 more

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NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2014 4:38PM
"Wow"

A very well observed, composed, exposed and captured landscape with stunning clarity throughout. "Superb"

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Niknut Plus
6 1.2k 68 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2014 4:39PM
Gorgeous shot !!.....great reflections with amazing clarity !!
JuBarney Plus
4 18 3 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2014 4:53PM
A beautiful image
Ju
20 Jan 2014 4:56PM
Awesome image
DorisD 2 England
20 Jan 2014 5:13PM
Lovely reflections,great shot
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
20 Jan 2014 5:14PM
Beautiful!

Ken
Bravdo Plus
8 17 2 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2014 5:18PM
Pheww wee , stunning, clarity second to none. Excellent work

Barry
Wow! Stunning landscape. Beautiful reflection & light.
Fred
gss 2 1 Romania
20 Jan 2014 6:50PM

Quote:Wow! Stunning landscape. Beautiful reflection & light.
Fred


100 % agree with Fred263
Silviu
Mactogo Plus
4 796 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2014 6:54PM
Wow...thanks for all the votes and positive comments and a big thanks to Barry and Fred for the UA's...very much appreciated.

Terry
20 Jan 2014 6:55PM
super picture
lufc62 5 6 England
20 Jan 2014 8:04PM
Excellent work. Gets my vote anyday. Grin
20 Jan 2014 8:26PM
Wow - what a stunning shot!
20 Jan 2014 8:28PM
Excellent in all ways!
Regards,
George
gwynn56 4 87 England
20 Jan 2014 10:32PM
beautiful scene nicely captured , lovely reflection too SmileSmile
lumix5 5 524 Northern Ireland
21 Jan 2014 12:21AM
Immaculate reflections and so sharp
Fantastic Image, beautiful reflections and composition. Hoping to visit next year as my daughter lives in NZ Smile
Brian J.
Mactogo Plus
4 796 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2014 11:35AM
Very pleased with the HC. Grin

Hope you make it to NZ next year Brian....it's a fantastic place and on my list of places to go back to!

Terry
RobboB Plus
9 111 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2014 7:56PM
Superb. clarity, colour and comp
viscostatic 9 33 5 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 3:02PM
A really beautiful image with an amazing contrast between the trees in the middle distance and the mountains in the background.

Phil.
Mactogo Plus
4 796 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 3:26PM
And to think it could have been so easily missed! It was seen by chance during a planned 20 minute tea break while driving across the island and an opportune wander for about 10 minutes away from the car. I had no idea what was around the corner. A little luck sometimes goes a long way!

Terry
Beautiful shot, I spent 8 months in New Zealand, just wish now I had been more into photography at that time.
Mactogo Plus
4 796 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 7:01PM

Quote:Beautiful shot, I spent 8 months in New Zealand, just wish now I had been more into photography at that time.


I wonder how many places I've said that about.....and so many of those places I'll probably never get back to. Oh well! Sad

Terry
22 Jan 2014 8:10PM
It's Lake Matheson with Mt Cook and Mt Tasman in the background. A well known spot for its superb reflections. It's a very good image.
Mactogo Plus
4 796 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 8:27PM

Quote:It's Lake Matheson with Mt Cook and Mt Tasman in the background. A well known spot for its superb reflections. It's a very good image.


Excellent...thanks Peter! It was a grabbed shot so I was making a stab at what the mountains were by guessing at where we stopped. Much appreciated.

Terry
stuart1963 4 272 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 8:47PM
Beautiful and a testament to the 20D and 8.2 m.p
Mactogo Plus
4 796 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 8:58PM

Quote:Beautiful and a testament to the 20D and 8.2 m.p


Indeed. Sometimes why I sold it!

And thanks very much for the UA...very much appreciated! Grin
nonur Plus
7 15 9 Turkey
22 Jan 2014 9:13PM
SUPERB!
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
23 Jan 2014 12:26PM
is it me, or does it need a slight rotation to the right to get that lake level?

lovely view though - wow - could sit there all day I bet!
Mactogo Plus
4 796 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 2:18PM

Quote:Is it me, or does it need a slight rotation to the right to get that lake level?

lovely view though - wow - could sit there all day I bet!



Think it's you Adrian! Using a vertical guide in PS, the tree trunks are as close to vertical as I can make out (I'm assuming of course that they're vertical in reality). I think it's that the bank is receding that perhaps makes judging levelness a bit tricky.

Glad you like the image! Grin

Terry
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
23 Jan 2014 3:44PM
try using a horizontal guide in PS - put the guide on the water line on the very left of the shot.

You'll see then that the water horizon falls below the line as you look to the right.

I'd screen shot it and upload it - but there's no way to do it as part of a photo comment Sad

it's a 2 second fix, not a biggy Smile
Mactogo Plus
4 796 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 6:11PM
Hi Adrian,

I think you initially threw me by saying it might need a slight rotation to the right. Actually, on closer inspection (using the vertical guide from mountain top to mountain top reflection), a 1 degree rotation to the left does straighten it up! As you say, not a biggy but definitely worth doing...so thanks.

Uploaded the fix as a variant.

Terry
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
23 Jan 2014 6:27PM
Cool. Glad to be of help. Jealous as hell of that amazing location Smile
23 Jan 2014 9:01PM
It's correct the way it is. The shoreline is actually coming towards you on the right so of course the water level looks like it is sloping.
Mactogo Plus
4 796 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 9:36PM

Quote:It's correct the way it is. The shoreline is actually coming towards you on the right so of course the water level looks like it is sloping.


Yes, that's why I wasn't so keen on using a horizontal guide....but the vertical guide between mountain tip and mountain tip reflection did indicate that the image was in need of rotating a tiny bit anti-clockwise. The variant uploaded above does look a bit better (as well as the sky which I lightened as in the original I felt I'd over-cooked it a tad!).

Terry
eddie1 4 12 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2014 5:16PM
simply stunning.

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