View of Lake Wanaka just before sunset. I personally think Wanaka is one of the nicest situated cities in the world. still very small with lovely mountainranges surrounding it, and the amazing Lake Wanaka, which offers lovely views.
When the sun was setting i took quite some shots. I particularly liked the lone tree in the lake. Pictures like this can use a foreground and this tree is in a weird place and offers nice contrast and contours. hope you enjoy!
slightly adjusted levels and sharpened after resizing.
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kermit350 (9016) 2006-06-10 10:16
bonjour Arnoud, en effet la présence de cet arbre est surprenante, mais part contre il fait un excellent premier plan, magnifique cette exposition ou l’arbre en question est encore bien visible, et n’apparaît pas en ombre chinoise comme c’est souvent le cas pour ce genre d’image, la tienne d’image est super bien construite, ou la surface de l’eau prend des teintes qui font merveille avec la réverbération de ce ciel ou le philtre polarisant fonction à son maximum d’efficacité, très bon travaille bravo, bien amicalement
delkoo (68) 2006-06-10 10:26
tres joli paysage, la lumiere est sublime et la composition murement refléchie.
leiju (1697) 2006-06-10 10:32
The colors are surreal and rich, with that wonderfully dark shape of a tree hanging around in the soft water.
A truly lovely shot!
I particularly love the way the white mountain tops severly contrast with the black tips of the tree. Truly a lovely catch and amazing glimpse into a gorgeous landscape :D
craiggc (2509) 2006-06-10 10:47
There's a huge sense if scale to this shot arnoud. The deep saturation and lower levels of light have worked well to. The tree in the foreground creates a nice focal point
clickrick (385) 2006-06-10 11:05
This is a very beautifull shot. The exposure is perfect, without loss of details in the clouds' whites and a full black for the foreground tree. Personnaly, I would have cropped a bit tighter to the left (personnal preference, of course...)
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2006-06-10 11:14
Great capture with excellent lighting. I like the place and the way you`ve taken this photo.
Floydian (30970) 2006-06-10 11:35
De lucht lijkt ingeplakt, zo mooi diep van tint en kleur, bijna onwezelijk. Werkelijk schitterend die combinatie tussen lucht, bergeketen en meer.
Enige wat jammer is dat er geen licht op het boompje schijnt, was vol inflitsen een optie geweest?
Verder een prachtige opname..!!!
Fijn weekend, Henk
fanny21 (867) 2006-06-10 12:27
Chaque plan est bien vu ! Les couleurs du ciel sont magnifiques, la montagne qui baigne dans la lumière ressort bien, et ce bel arbre immergé dans l'eau est absolument surprenant. Magnifique compo !
drago (4826) 2006-06-10 14:05
Fantastic composition on this amazing landscape!Great sharpening on that mountains.
ramthakur (1517) 2006-06-10 14:25
A rare gem of a picture that stands apart among mediocrity that fills most of this site, Arnoud.
A great image with a superb perspective, depth of view and the fantastic colours that permeate every detail in this picture, especially the mountains and the sky.
recepyuksel (17808) 2006-06-10 14:58
I love this great landscape, it is very tranquility to me..
ben4321 (9875) 2006-06-10 15:06
You've made the most of this magnificent landscape and produced a truly majestic image. The light and colours are fantastic, and that sky is really beautiful.
I think if you had moved a bit to the right and included a bit more of that hillside bathed in that golden light, and had the tree further to the left of the frame, the composition would have been stronger. While that sky is indeed fantastic, maybe you could have included a bit less of it and included the tree's reflection in the frame.
I'm obviously being ultra picky here but I think these points would improve what is already a really excellent landscape photograph.
AthaPan (0) 2006-06-10 17:23
I am a bit surpsrised....for two reasons.
1) The photo is damn good, excellent pov and nice contrast
2) for 1/50 is is too dark if you consider f5.6
Anyway, an excellent photo.
bakes888 (18499) 2006-06-10 17:29
Hi Arnoud. Wonderful work here. Lovely sky and great colours in the mountains. Composition is great also but a shame the tree gets a little lost against the dark background.
TFS. Cheers, Paul.
gary91 (15348) 2006-06-11 1:41
What a superberly constructed image !
The opposition beetween this weird tree and this wonderful landscape is very well seen.
This makes me regret to have been in this fantastic country so little time. I have to get back there !
Best regards/ Christian
Janice (4403) 2006-06-11 4:15
Arnoud, I love this shot. View, colours, lighting, POV, all just beautiful. Very, very well done, thank you
cherryripe (21033) 2006-06-11 5:15
I so wish I'd have had more time to photograph Lake Wanaka. we were a big group and only had time for a short photo session from the main road as we had a destination with Bungy Jumping.
I especially like how the hill on the right is beautifully lit. The textures are stunning. The sky is so dynamic. So weird having the tree surrounded by water.
larevedere (1259) 2006-06-11 8:10
You take great photos! Maybe the donb't have the best quality and sometimes the post-processing looks bad - the photos indeed are great!
PS> I'd like to add you to my favourite photographers :)
ktanska (24624) 2006-06-12 5:02
This tree is getting famous in TE. Which is just fine. Background view is absolutely stunning. You were there exactly on right time showing warm colours before sunset.
smarrero (530) 2006-06-12 7:36
great shot. The colours and contrast are really good. The composition is great.
Thanks for share. Sergio.
mdetay (4865) 2006-06-13 9:52
Great shot. Nice POV and colors. Well done. TFS. Cheers.
yusff23 (470) 2006-06-13 16:51
Hi,arnoud.This tree is making a good contrast and colours as you say.Very nice POV and colours and sharpness.This intersting cloud and serine lake and this tree are making a good atmosphere.
PeterDF (419) 2006-06-21 0:15
Spectacular photo...really very, very nice! Just wonderful! Great sky, setting, color and beauty! My Mom had friends who lived in New Zealand, and I often think of the country that she called so often to talk with them. Very nicely done!
alana (2625) 2006-06-21 2:36
Wow, what a gorgeous view. Love this shot. Everything is in the harmony, great tonality and perspective. Very well composed. Bravo
capthaddock (28790) 2006-06-22 10:22
Hi Arnoud - this is incredible, the light is extraordinary, and having the wispy clouds effectively polarised makes it a wonderful sight to behold.
smash2707 (3320) 2006-06-22 20:02
This picture is just great. The sharpness is amazing. Colors are nice and the composition is beautiful. I specially like the silhouette of the tree contrasting with the stunning landscape. Well done, Yvonne
martou (1660) 2006-06-27 15:29
another amazing shot of your beautiful country, stunning light condition and landscape, I like the sharpness and the colors, a dreaming place, great work, in my favorite right now,
MichaelTrezzi (3347) 2006-07-08 7:50
Hi Arnoud, beautiful composition and colors. Gorgeous New Zealand's landscape. Well seen. Thanks for sharing. Cheers, Michael
scorfel (4294) 2006-08-14 19:43
WOW! exellent shot!
The light on the mountain whith the chiness shadow's tree, the snow on the moutains top..!
Great pov, ight and sharpness
Very well done!
paura (47166) 2007-01-31 18:52
Excellent landscape shot. Very nice composition and lighting.
Very well done!
- Copyright: arnoud van tilburg (arnoud1976) (1191)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-11-28
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 30D, 28-80 1:3.5-5.6, Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/50 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): miejsca, Places that inspire a story... [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-06-10 10:03
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