On the way to Lake Ohau, I saw this small frozen pond. What got me interested was the texture from the dry weeds and the warm lighting from the setting sun. It snowed the previous week but the snow has already melted from this mountain... but it is still cold :)
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dvlazar (6644) 2008-07-22 20:54
A nice landscape shot of the region. The shape of the mountains, the dry long grass, and the tall pointed evergreen trees add interest and atmosphere to the scene.
robertosalguero (246) 2008-07-22 21:33
Too bad there is very little water visible, but the image is still very nice. The dry grass and the mountains make for a nice landscape. The soft colours of the day and the sharpness also add to the overall quality of this image. Good angle and framing. Thanks Renier.
Benedict (7076) 2008-07-22 22:14
tila'y ibang Urulu ang dating ng malayong bundok na nagbibigay ng kakaibang tanawin. maganda ang natural na kulay ng mga damo sa harap pati na rin ang kumbinasyon ng mga punong may mga dahon at ng iba na wala. ang EOS 10D at ang kalibre ng may-ari nito ay gleng-gleng!! ....:)))
mabuhay ka, Renier at maraming salamat.
pablominto (53746) 2008-07-23 0:15
The dry grass tells me this is not summer, otherwise I have to look carefully to observe the frozen pond! In fact I didn't but then you tell me...
Fascinating scenery with special colours, a well composed presentation!
dareco (17134) 2008-07-23 1:49
Oh this is heavenly!! All the different types of trees!! Wonderful colors and detail and a beautiful stream/river running through it. TFS and have a happy day!
snunney (89050) 2008-07-23 2:52
A fine study in tones and textures. Good use of a low viewpoint and perfect sharpness throughout. I feel as if I am about to wade into that reed bed. A lovely blend of subtle tones. Very well seen and executed.
izmirli (3987) 2008-07-23 4:29
merhaba dear renier
beautiful nature and landscape.beautiful naturel colours and composition.well done.
jplebrun (21208) 2008-07-23 5:14
même en hiver sans neige, le paysage est de toute beauté, les couleurs grisâtres font ressortir le vert des sapins, belle composition.
UnTrained (0) 2008-07-23 5:20
a frozen atmosphere even without ice, nature is in its long sleep. A pleasant (even cold) landscape capture with good DOF and colours. I like that small shadow in front.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
John_F_Kennedy (43379) 2008-07-23 6:09
Such a beautiful landscape and with fascinating warm colours! Well done.
dip (23822) 2008-07-23 13:14
beautiful image with excellent lighting and nice colors,
gunbud (34066) 2008-07-23 19:15
Wonderfully stark winter view to this beautiful landscape.
The subtle winter tones make for a pleasing bit of nature taking a season off to recharge its nature batteries.
Excellent sharpness to this special winter image.
Stepan (27210) 2008-07-23 22:37
Great place, great silent mood, great warm light... The horizontal frame is ok here. Looks cool.
cunejo200 (7281) 2008-07-24 7:22
Those 'blonde' grasses on the fg are attractive and adorn the scenic lake vista. Good sharpness and dof, the distant mountains and blue sky are well featured. Stay warm. I keep forgetting our seasons are reversed. Regards, Danilo
jmcl (14535) 2008-07-24 13:49
When the world is brown like this I always feel like I struggle to find meaningful images .. maybe it is that I struggle to find meaningful warm light like this .. beautiful .. I love all the textures and layers. very nice. take care, John
yedirenk (11244) 2008-07-24 20:55
light,color and texture are excellent.like a beautiful painting.very nice nature.well done.TFS
bracasha75 (24585) 2008-07-25 0:03
Otago must be a fantastic part of New Zealand and this is the prouve...
I have seen many great shot from there
Photo65Net (43120) 2008-07-25 1:27
A beautiful landscape.
I like the brown colors, and how you composed with the different layers.
danos (89923) 2008-07-25 3:20
a nice Winter scene with this small part of the frozen pond to surrounded from dry weeds.The warm light that fall in combination with the sharpness and the clarity make the shot great.The calmly and the tranquil of the environment are the main characteristics of the photo.Well done.
zeynepe (0) 2008-07-25 7:44
The harmony of color is superb, every detail tells us "the season is winter" :P
Very nice landscape,
azaf1 (15929) 2008-07-25 9:50
Winter scenes are really nice. I like the color of the dry weeds and the side winter light spreads nicely in the atmosphere
Very nice one
jhm (143511) 2008-07-26 9:54
Winter in New Sealand, than is the summer in Belgium, this is a fact.
But you show us a nice winter image with the long grass in foreground with a fine gold colour.
Also the silhouette od the mountains in background gives a attractive picture.
Nice composition and good presentation. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
JCG (35129) 2008-07-27 6:14
I saw with the television news that it even snowed in Sydney. Astonishing these landscapes by winter in July whereas here on Versailles on my terrace it makes 35° with the sun !!! Beautiful photograph on this wild landscape, I like much all these nuances of colors in the vegetation. The panoramic format is appropriate very well. Thank you Renier.
With all my friendships and with soon,
kevinos (7403) 2008-07-27 19:27
This have lovely 'impressionist' colours and textures, Renier.and all nicely framed under the majestic mountain.
Angshu (56462) 2008-07-28 0:34
Ideal in a pano format with light illuminating the grass well in the FG. The pond on the left at first glance doesn't look frozen, as in the last picture. Good one with your new camera. Look fwd. for more
bakes888 (18499) 2008-07-28 0:48
Hi Renier. Nice capture. Good FG interest in the dry reeds and excellent backdrop of rugged mountains. Thanks for sharing.
Have a good week, Paul.
trekks (14348) 2008-07-28 3:39
A nice view of the winter version for landscape shot with such soft color tone. A fine post.
Charo (51210) 2008-07-28 12:43
Wonderful scenery with shades of colors typical of winter. Excellent depth and detail.
carper (96) 2008-07-30 2:28
it is a fine scen you send us,
it is a shot without mucht colours, I would see the same shot in summertime, good point of view, fine composition and a good contrast. very good photojob have a nice day.
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-07-30 3:21
dry grass and tree without leaves... a winter scene! I like your POV, the shapes and details. Nice contrast between tree with and without leaves.
Hendrika (655) 2008-08-01 0:38
You make my life difficult, I had to make a quick side-step to visit TE, because I already hoped to find the coloured version of the picture and indeed I did.
Of course it is all personal taste, but this one does it for me, wonderful natural colours, a joy to see.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2008-08-04 5:25
The colors with let us tons gilded and ochre dominant are superb. The image has a good depth. Very beautiful composition and photography carried out well. Cheer.
Have a nice day
Atousa (7131) 2008-08-04 5:50
It looks like a shot of autumn ( my favorite season!)scene than winter ..the different colours are beautifully captured..thank you.
crckt (7218) 2008-08-24 10:08
I agree, this is a wonderful scene. Nice texture and good natural colors.
jaywalker (16101) 2008-10-02 14:20
Hi Renier, Again you have mastered a lovely photo, a superb mountainess background & the dry weeds create a wonderful foreground, great quality & the blue sky makes a beautiful top to the shot, kind regards Wilson.
MLINES (12516) 2009-07-30 17:04
Good typical south island scenery well composed and presented. I like the straw-yellow colouring and the leafless poplars with their characteristic shapes. Makes me a bit homesick at times. TFS. Murray.
jusninasirun (17162) 2010-11-18 19:55
This is an amazing view, Renier. I envy the diversity of your countryside with so much photo opportunities. Amazing framing and very good contrasting details.
Thanks for sharing,