Adjacent to Lake Ohau is Lake Middleton, which is a much smaller lake which takes its water from a spring. Because it is relatively sheltered and warmer waters, we use this lake during summer for swimming, skiing, kayaking, and fishing. However, during winter part of the lake becomes frozen as shown in this photo.
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jimkilgallon (0) 2008-07-20 18:21
Beautiful winters scene with excellent reflections and detail in the splitting ice. I love the snow topped mountains and cloud coverings, and the softness feel with the trees.
I supposed these lakes are a wonderful blue in the summer?
yedirenk (11244) 2008-07-20 18:26
Great landscape shot.extraordinary nature.also superb reflections on the ice.nicely scene, like a painting.well done.TFS
jmcl (14535) 2008-07-20 18:53
The sky, the mountains, the light on the forest, and the reflection are all spectacular ... in a way the light reminds of a Bierstadt painting. I am not sure I am fond of the positioning of the buoys in the frame .. but that is pretty picky .. wonderful image .. soft yet powerful nature .. very nice.
take care, John
gunbud (34066) 2008-07-20 19:20
Beautiful Very presentation of this lovely winter scene.
I love how the snow capped mountains peaks meet at the misty blue sky all seen making a striking reflection in the frozen lake below.
Excellent subtle winter colors and fine sharpness to this breathtaking scene.
izmirli (3987) 2008-07-20 23:07
merhaba dear renier
magnificent nature and landscape.magnificent mountains and naturel colours.well done.well done.
John_F_Kennedy (43413) 2008-07-20 23:14
The composition is very lovely, with just the right amount of lake, mountain and sky. The details are very clear and the light is just great.
siolaw (38292) 2008-07-21 0:14
Hi Renier, A nice and shiny texture of this frozen lake, and the surroundings are also very beautiful...! Nice soft color tones and correct sharpness.
Dpbours (222) 2008-07-21 0:46
Not really the time of year to post frozen lakes, though it looks a bit autumn today when I look out of the window!
Nice compo with soft winter tones. Where you standing on the frozen lake or on the other opposite shore?
Thanks for sharing!
snunney (89996) 2008-07-21 1:32
A fine capture of this frozen lake against a very appealing mountain landscape. The goose is a nice bonus, while the line of buoys takes the eyes gently across the lake towards the background scene. Good tones and clarity.
japiey (10163) 2008-07-21 2:09
Fine crop in vertical.
Well captured winter moods.
Tonal beauty is great.
Budapestman (82620) 2008-07-21 2:15
Beautiful romantic atmosphere with superb vertical composition. I like the soft lights and the picturesque details, the mountains in the background are great. Very well done! Have a nice week
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-07-21 2:36
Nice view of this frozen lake. Fine reflections ane details. I like natural colours and light
TFS and have a nice week
Gerrit (50982) 2008-07-21 2:55
excellent winter scene in beautiful light. Fantastic landscape.
dareco (17134) 2008-07-21 4:04
Another very beautiful scene! I like your pov and natural colors once again. The mountains look quite rugged and very pretty. TFS and have a great week!
trekks (14348) 2008-07-21 4:56
Really very lovely landscape view of such attractive snow cap and your vertical composition is well chosen for this format. Pleasant color but soft tone.
azaf1 (15929) 2008-07-21 5:40
I guess winter has already set in and the view is really fantastic. I like the vertical frame and the reflection on the surface. Is it frozen? I wish I had cool breeze around here with 38C at the moment
UnTrained (0) 2008-07-21 6:14
what a strange impression at the moment for my summer trained eye :-)
Good 3 layers with the ice, landscape and sky. The pattern on the ice is great, well done also with the reflection.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
kadirim (879) 2008-07-21 6:50
Excellent nature and nature.Wonderful mountains.Well done.
zeynepe (0) 2008-07-21 7:20
We are in summer and the weather is very hot nowadays.So it makes me relieved:)
The composition is splendid with the frozen lake, the trees, the mountains and the fantastic sky .
danos (90367) 2008-07-21 9:54
nice panoramic Winter shot of the frozen Lake Middleton with the snowy Mt in the background.The scene looks like a painting with the buoys in the frame to create depth in it.The colors and the pale light make the landscape more elegance.Well done.
stego (24030) 2008-07-21 12:46
Despite knowing that it just natural that you are having winter on the other side of the planer while up here we are having hot weather, it's always a surprise seeing almost glacial views like this shot just a week ago.
I find interesting and unexpected not seeing snow by the lake, despite it being completely frozen. The surface, with its "scraps" and the reflection of the snowed peaks of the BG makes an interesting "floor". The POV looks a little too centred to me, I wonder if it hadn't been better if you had move a bit to the right to put the the buoys more off centre. Anyway, it's a wonderful photo of a stunning place.
dip (23844) 2008-07-21 13:28
great image of the beautiful landscape,
very good POV and nice natural colors,
well framed and composed,
bracasha75 (24585) 2008-07-21 14:59
O this is a winter scene from NZ and the winter season is alreday there
By us is midle sommere
Stepan (27210) 2008-07-21 23:14
This is summer in France. Hard to imagine you shot something like that a few days ago ! A great and cool mood, refreshing... Good pesrpective too. The place looks ok.
pablominto (53746) 2008-07-21 23:23
This is a beautiful winter scenery!
If this is as close as the snow gets one can live with winter too, hehehe...
The combination of autumn colours, the fresh with snow and blue sky make this a very attractive view!
litiancai (1048) 2008-07-22 0:45
Lovely line from the buoys, and beautifully captured detail in the ice. The soft winter tones are lovely, and the small bit of blue sky at the top nicely brightens the scene up. Thanks for showing!
hatti52 (12786) 2008-07-22 5:14
excellent winter scene
great depth and details
vertical format is nice choise
cunejo200 (7281) 2008-07-22 9:38
I like the reflection on the cracked lake water surface. Looks cold, and this atmosphere is well captured. A nice vertical presentation showing a slice of green from the pine trees. Greetings! Danilo
Photo65Net (43120) 2008-07-22 11:15
I like the atmosphere here.
Contrasts are very nice, and the vertical format works perfectly.
jplebrun (21208) 2008-07-22 18:41
de toute beauté, cette image représente la sérénité et la paix, j'aime beaucoup, bravo.
JCG (35129) 2008-07-22 21:50
Impressing for us European this frozen lake in July !!! Splendid landscape and this vertical format contribute to well putting this beautiful foreground reflecting this sky agreeably. Well done, cheer.
With all my friendships and with soon,
Benedict (7076) 2008-07-22 22:29
gggrrrr..... an envy for us who currently are experiencing daytime highs in the 90's!
the vertical presentation is a wise choice as it gives a full view of the snow-capped mountains- that trademark of this season called winter. a non-gloomy capture i say comparing with most other wintry shots!
Angshu (56588) 2008-07-24 20:49
Beautiful landscape shot. Like the whole setting, the frozen water, the mountains in the BG, the trees, and the reflection. Looks straight out of the camera without PP. Maybe a touch of curves & sharpness would help. But otherwise, everything looks great. Good work!
Charo (51210) 2008-07-30 16:31
Fantastic scenery with that icy lake and snowy mountains. Excellent prospect and natural colors.
crckt (7218) 2008-07-30 19:30
This is a very good scene, I like how you composed this shot. looks quite cold :)
bakes888 (18499) 2008-08-03 1:47
Hi Renier. Now that’s cold! We don’t get that at all up here. The ice adds a whole new dimension to the scene. Well composed with good colour and detail. Thanks for sharing.
Have a good week, Paul.
zhelach (3626) 2008-08-07 9:46
Wonderful winter scene! Beautiful natural colors, lights and details! Nice place!
TFS, Best regards
jonathan_hart (21274) 2008-08-10 7:19
well composed, good vertical framing, fine exposure, well done photojob, the subject is beautiful
mauro61 (52699) 2008-08-25 22:39
bello questo dipinto che proponi.
scatto ben proporzionato,ottimo POV e colori fantastici,bravo
MLINES (12516) 2008-09-14 1:32
Hi Renier, I like this as it is a scene i have never seen in NZ. The frozen lake and the wonderful backdrop make is an appealing composition. TFS, Murray.
francio64 (39708) 2008-09-25 3:19
bellissima immagine di questo lago gelato e spettacolare lo sfondo con la montagna piena di neve.
Ottimo lo sharp e la resa dei dettagli.
jaywalker (16101) 2008-10-02 14:07
Hi Renier, This is a truly super nature photo, the snow covered mountains make a wonderful background, & looking across the frozen lake is part of a great composition, superb light & beautiful sharp quality, TFS, kind regards Wilson.
Loic_bzh (7646) 2009-04-20 3:18
nice winter scene smoothly lighted by a pale light...
TopGeo (38208) 2009-08-01 23:56
Hi Renier! Excellent idea! A natural picture the landscape wintry and cold a place cool for us in the hot season of August I praise you and you I greet!