A view across Lake Mathieson, just outside the town of Fox Glacier, on a still day in summer.
The walk around the lake takes about an hour, and there are three of four stops along the way offering photographers an opportunity for that "picture postcard" image that you see on the covers of so many tourist books on New Zealand.
It certainly was a beautiful spot, and we were once again lucky with the weather.
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sabyasachi1212 (19779) 2006-05-21 3:31
Your photograph immediately reminds me of a similar image I had captured at Deoriyatal in the Himalayas. Although its almost half a globe away, the similarities are startling.
Excellent image, very well captured.
Thanks for sharing
sam224 (6215) 2006-05-21 5:16
Very attractive reflections and nice landscape with the snowy peaks in the background granting depth to the image. Nice colours and light.
AB- (41) 2006-05-21 7:01
Great shot! Beautiful reflection on the water and symmetry, very good composition. Wonderful landscape.
kermit350 (9016) 2006-05-21 7:42
Hello Simon, indeed with the sight of this framing or all the natural elements sincerely awake with dynamism for an exposure perfectly carried out no doubt that a newspaper will repurchase you the royalties for this very pretty photograph,
capthaddock (28790) 2006-05-21 10:36
Wow, beautiful, I walked around the lake after the chopper ride, and the wind had kicked up by then so I could not get these clear reflections, excellent timing.
arnoud1976 (1191) 2006-05-21 16:23
lovely pic simon, daytime light offers amazing colors here. shame of the wind that creates the slightest of ripples. Nothing you can do about that .. but great shot anyway!
peter1892 (1681) 2006-05-21 18:41
Oh, this is really good. The reflections on the lake are excellent, the whole area is really stunning. Your composition - with the trees framing the shot on the right - works very well, the horizon line being perfectly placed two-thirds of the way down. Good colours too.
mjdundee (4663) 2006-05-22 7:47
Very nice and clean picture of a fantastic landscape. You have been lucky with this weather man! TFS
delkoo (68) 2006-05-23 10:04
very peaceful landscape with attractive reflexions.
tcht (7565) 2006-05-25 8:10
That's a real beauty. Great landscape photograph. Lovely reflection and division of frame. I'm enjoy this.. TFs.
kepec (237) 2006-05-29 12:48
Very beautifull picture that makes us dreaming! The reflects and the colors are great... and the place seems very peaceful!
Grelibre (1534) 2006-05-29 16:58
Une composition de très bonne qualité !
J'adore le reflet des montagnes dans un lac... Ici c'est parfait !
cunejo200 (7281) 2006-05-31 13:11
What a landscape. Beautiful reflection. Clear and crisp. Best wishes. Danilo
rabdelnoor (3423) 2006-05-31 22:50
Excellent POV. I really liked how you captured this lake. The reflection is amazing, allowing an almost perfect simetry. The colors and light are splendid.
My best regards
anesugur (18789) 2006-06-07 17:42
Very beautiful picture.
It's well taken the composition is realy nice.
Great job! Uğur
danyy (0) 2006-06-07 17:45
Hello Simon ,
l'image parfaite sur le plan de l'exposition, du cadrage et du POV.
Les reflets sont superbes.
On voit le travail mais aussi les aléas du polarisant.
deud (1920) 2006-06-19 3:56
this is really great place! amazing. the colors are great, reflections - ideal. very well choosen pov and good dof. tfs
daddo (27756) 2006-07-03 6:10
Hi Simon. A nice picture full of light and lovely shades of blue. When I visited the spot, I waited and waited for the water to grow still so that I could marvel at the famed reflection. It was a fruitless wait as half of the lake was affected by the breeze. You have done well. Regards, Klaudio
AgaA (2636) 2006-07-17 19:28
Beautiful place, excellent photo, the composition and colours are very charming. Good shot :)
glitch (763) 2006-07-19 12:54
It's a stunning walk around this lake, and this photo certainly captures the beauty here. I like the way the trees sweep in from the right and seems to be balanced by the cloudy sky on the left.
mkawalec (544) 2006-07-20 14:38
Lovely sky, shrpness and clarity. Great view. The reflection came out great. What filters did you use?
Janice (4403) 2006-08-09 7:32
A real picture POSTCARD shot here Simon. Excellent capture, and the relections are perfect. Stunning colours too, TFS
king (4242) 2006-08-22 10:07
If this spot is so famous that you can see in in many toursit-books, it surprises me that there so sign of human presence.
It must feel great to see allthis in reality.
And your picture is more than postcard quality!
Huub de K.
Bert78 (45) 2006-09-04 7:00
The lake Matheson is a beautiful scenery, i went there a few years ago.
Colours are superb, i only regret you did not made a panoramique view.
I just made a miror version to have a idea of what a pano of this site looks like :
Paul57 (2217) 2006-09-25 13:22
Great shot illustrating rugged and wild mountain scenery and the tranquil Lake Mathieson. I also like your POV.
Thanks for sharing.
DLM (6479) 2007-01-14 15:14
This is stunning Simon,what a photogenic country this is,amazing.
pari_ali (433) 2007-01-15 7:05
Perfectly beautiful. I wish I could see such blue waters and sky where I am sadly pollution has taken its toll.
This is really a lovely view, very scenic.
matman (29) 2007-01-18 21:52
Great shot! The reflections off the water are amazing.
Mawa (6) 2007-01-25 6:04
I've been to Lake Matheson and totally love it there!
And I say this is a perfect foto of the Lake and its surroundings, since its famous for it's mirror effect which u did very well capturing it.
Was it hard in summer though? coz the sun in Nz seems very harsh,and I think it's quite hard to capture the snow peaks as well.I think u did a great job(judging the sunlight) and used ur Cir Pol well here.
NZ is truely a beautiful place, and thanks for sharing so people can see before they travel! =^.~=
Hellas (7009) 2007-02-22 5:40
it is a beutiful place.
I would like to be there for a while.
This is a postcard, indeed.
My kind regards,
westozman (0) 2007-03-21 8:34
I was going to post my 'identical' image of this spot - but I'm the 1st to admit your's is better than mine! But then - it is pretty hard not to get a good shot at this magic spot, eh? Well done & TFS,
mobi (160) 2007-03-25 17:15
Hi - this is gooood. Good perspective, and clearness - makes thes view so calm ...
Serenity101 (28) 2008-01-29 14:49
This is an amazing photography pal, i mean their is very little you could do to make it any more amazing, so impressed. Good work.
- Copyright: Simon Bolch (Propofol) (1790)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-02-19
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS350D/Digital Rebel XT, Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM, Digital ISO 100, Hoya 67mm Cir Pol
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/40 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2006-05-21 3:27
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