This photo was taken in 2004 during a trip to the South Island of New Zealand. Lake Pukaki is 1 of 3 major lakes in the heart of Mackenzie Country. It gets it's amazing colour from glacial powder (finely ground rock particles from glaciers). In the background you can vaguely see Mt Cook (the tallest mountain in NZ) which again is a must-see scenery-wise. In fact everywhere you look in this region, there is something fascimating to point the camera at.
I included my friend in the shot as it gives you an idea of scale and also a great colour comparison.
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snunney (88281) 2009-01-29 0:54
A good capture of this magnificent scenery. Superb tones and a wonderful depth. The fluffy clouds over the mountain tops add much to the mood. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice evening.
kdm078 (44) 2009-01-29 1:01
Beautiful photo of a beautiful country!It captures the majesty of the South Island landscape well. I have one suggestion only, I think the photo could do with being rotated just a touch, to level up the horizon =)
Fellini (6407) 2009-01-29 2:14
Lisa ... Wow!
NZ is rich of amazing colors...i remember the color of this lake like a turquoise milk.
Good capture in a wonderful sky and light condition, very good.
daddo (25435) 2009-01-29 4:25
Hi LIR. I loved my trip to the South Island and I agree with you about the astonishing beauty and majesty of the place. You shot captures some of that grandeur.Your friends gesture seems to emphasize the vastness of the lake.Marvelous colours, clarity, light. Regards. Klaudio.
Kielia (24073) 2009-01-29 10:36
the colors are wonderful but also difficult and therefore it was a good idea to include your friend! I have already seen many images here on TE from this place but you have captured these very beautiful clouds that make this impression so attractive. Concerning the horizon I agree to Cadi. TFS!
aral (1195) 2009-01-29 15:58
thx for stopping by.
I like this shot very much. Stunning landscape. It tells so much about the accesibility of the scenery that it should be included in the advertisig materials
Silvio1953 (128283) 2009-01-31 9:27
Ciao Lisa, fascinating landscape with wonderful lake, splendidlight and colors, beautiful composition with your friend in FG, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
fritzi007 (8110) 2010-09-01 13:32
Wunderschöne Landschft, gute Foto-Qualität, gratuliere!
ikeharel (61373) 2011-10-19 1:30
The Mackenzie's known for it's beautiful tourquise water lakes, Lisa. Good example to that.
A fine wide view over this remote part of the world.