An imperfect reflection of a perfect mountain - the dormant volcano Mt Taranaki, or Mt Egmont, 2518 m high. This photo was taken from the nearby Mt Pouakai, which is an eroded extinct volcano. A walking track runs along the summit ridge of Mt Pouakai with great views of Taranaki.
I used a split neutral density filter to darken the upper part of the photo to avoid burning out the snow.
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cargus (8018) 2012-12-21 20:46
Un peysage magnifique, de belles couleurs, bien encadré et rendu, image bien fait.!!
Alco (6552) 2012-12-21 21:10
Superb landscape with a very nice composition.The sharpness of the mountain is outstanding.Nice reflection in the water.Magnificent colors.Very well done.
serp2000 (37841) 2012-12-21 21:15
I take off my hat... Superb! I like your photo, excellent panoramic composition, amazing reflection. TFS!
TopGeo (38168) 2012-12-21 23:05
Superb landscape with a very nice look .I love view and mood of the scene, the composition great, frame and atmosphere! all these lines and a good idea of the frame work BG and mountains with snow and little lake with reflection Impresses
emka (73093) 2012-12-21 23:34
What a perfect shape of this volcano and a small lake there for reflections. The hiking there must be wonderful. Excellent shot.
Antipodean (1589) 2012-12-22 0:07
Kia ora Vincent,
A great photo of Taranaki, caught on a perfect time. I have been around Taranaki a number of times, but never caught it in perfect conditions - one day!! Cheers, Neil
HimalAnda (8550) 2012-12-22 0:10
Quelle superbe photo ! Tout y est : le paysage magnifique, la lumière idéale, la composition avec le reflet du volcan dans le lac, et une parfaite netteté.
ktanska (24102) 2012-12-22 0:40
Beautiful place! That small pond reflects nicely that perfect volcano cone. And there's just enough snow up there to add more contrast.
mirosu (12514) 2012-12-22 3:01
Very scenic and beautifully taken photo. I like the nice reflections, excellent clarity and marvelous contrast against dark blue sky. The angle used is nice, the only thing I can say something about is the fact that the subject is placed very centrally but that works excellently here. The composition in chosen very carefully and that shows. Very well done.
mayjayne (3101) 2012-12-22 4:06
A well composed and lovely landscape shot. Great idea to use the split filter for such shots - I have always found it hard to control the brightness of such a subject!
npecanhuk (60794) 2012-12-22 4:59
Very beautiful and attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, black & white borders, contrasts, chosen pov and composition with those reflections are all oustanding photo qualities!
TFS - congrats,
SnapRJW (29230) 2012-12-22 6:27
Hello Vincent - The symmetry of the volcano is extraordinary and you have captured such good detail from the bottom to the snowy top. The pool makes a fine FG too, the reflection is soft and attractive and the grassy surrounds add another colour and texture. Very good shot. Warm regards rosemary
rudiceuppens (555) 2012-12-22 11:08
The best picture I have seen today. Beautiful vivid colours, a perfect composition, a nice soft reflection and great details on the volcano. A favorite,
annjackman (17747) 2012-12-22 11:14
This snow-capped volcano is very beautifully reflected in the lake. Lovely colours and outstanding quality.
rychem (19383) 2012-12-22 11:19
Excellent photo, nearly an ideal symmetry, great clarity and DOF, very attractive
zanzi (13528) 2012-12-22 13:16
What a beauty !
You perfectly mastered the filter to get that great light across the whole picture.
As you said, not a perfect reflexion. Too bad. But already so beautiful.
BennyV (13544) 2012-12-23 1:31
Truly a classic nature shot. Superb light & excellent sharpness and definition, even of the snow. Thumbs up from me!!
macjake (51972) 2012-12-24 20:57
wow, this one caught my attention immediately, and why wouldn't it! Can I say it again! wow!!
beautiful, lovely composition with the brown/yellow grass and pond for extra visual benefit.
its a winner!!!
Merry Christmas to you and your Family
josepmarin (57473) 2012-12-25 2:30
this dormant volcano has a few elegant and very harmonic morphology, which provide him a great beauty.
Your framing is perfectly structured and offers us a very pleasant vision of the landscape, the mountain, and its reflections on the lake.
An excellent management of the light and of the colors, you have reached a high quality of image.
dta (62842) 2012-12-25 3:21
Hello Vincent ,
This one is splendid , too . What agreat capture of the volcano and its reflection in the little lake . Calrity and sharpness are outstanding .
siudzi (32323) 2012-12-27 2:55
What a beautiful landscape post you have taken! Really impressive shot executed with a superb clarity and sharpness. Like it a lot~!
adramad (35251) 2012-12-29 7:21
Wow ...... the perfect volcal with wonderful shapes, snow on top is the perfect touch to the ideal photographic, your POV is superb with this pond in the foreground that provides some nice reflections.
Wonderful color, brightness and sharpness.
A dream job, I love it.
All the best for the New Year 2013.
timecapturer (45095) 2012-12-30 3:47
this is gorgeous. I love it! The detail and POV here are just so beautiful and the effect mesmerising! It is almost 3 dimensional and the quality of your execution exceptional. A stunning place stunningly captured and presented. Top marks and congratulations.
Enjoy the weekend - Brian.
delpeoples (52443) 2013-01-18 14:46
You're being way too hard on yourself to call that an "imperfect" reflection. Pretty damn close if you ask me. and yes the mountain, its proportions and shape are perfect. what a superb photo with beautiful light regulation, use of the split filter and wonderful depth. And a fantastic POV chosen.
Excellent shot, one of e best of Taranaki I've seen
yquem46 (38380) 2013-01-18 15:02
Excellent quality of this shot
Luminous, razor sharp, natural colors not overdone, good use of the pond to have the reflection of the snowy summit
A very pleasant image
Have a nice WE
Robert1969 (6858) 2013-01-23 7:48
Beautiful landscape, great point of view,
composition and ligt management.
GREGG (7888) 2013-02-03 10:23
Great New Zealand,
A fantastic landscape,
snowy peak and lake - in the central frame,
have a nice evening
SWEETFREEDOM (21586) 2013-04-21 1:03
beautiful landscape, fine reflections and good colors.
mjw364 (6998) 2013-07-31 7:17
What a fantastically sharp and clear shot of this mountain. You caught the reflection too. A nice balanced composition.
blagov58 (267) 2014-01-04 11:08
Great picture with excellent composition and interesting foreground.Like it a lot.
kiks (11749) 2014-02-01 13:30
This is one of the reasons why i would like to visit New Zeeland: THE AWSOME NATURE.
Wonderful composition with perfect exposure.
mkamionka (29169) 2014-05-15 7:15
beautiful picture. I like the full symmetry here. The mountain in the very middle is less conventional but it goes so well with the round shaped lake and even the reflection of the peak falls in the centre of the lake. Amazing effect. -so picturesque!
Lovely composition with the bit grass in the foreground. Great natural and well saturated colors. This is a place where I could sit for hours enjoying the view.
- Copyright: Vincent Morand (vjmite) (3704)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-12-16
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ28, Hoya Circ Polariser
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Places that i want to visit, Les plus beaux paysages du monde ... suite . [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-12-21 20:28
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