Again this is taken from the top of the Skyline Complex from the observation deck.
Had a buffet dinner at the restaurant looking out at this view and waited till it started to get dark, I wanted it to still be light enough to get The Remarkables in the background.
I have to tell you the wind was howling and it was freezing cold (well for a Queenslander it was) I had a jacket and scarf on and I was still cold. There was a total of 3 brave souls out there to get the night shot, not even my travelling partner ventured outside.
An interesting bit of information that one of the locals told me as we waited for the sun to go down, was that by early afternoon Bob's Peak which the Skyline Complex sits creates a shadow over Queenstown. Because of this there is a lot of people now building on the otherside of the lake around Kelvin Heights to get more sunlight hours.
Critiques | Translate
ersoyyilmaz (2487) 2009-03-30 2:02
Attractive view from the top. Lovely nature..You managed the light very well, excellent composition, the city and its light in the foreground and mountains in the background..
jurgen (2074) 2009-03-30 2:22
This is a very typical "night" picture. The sky is still blue, letting us see some detail of the landscape, but the city lights are already lit.
I personally also like to take this sort of pictures, and yes, some patience pays at the end, with a good result, like this one.
phwall (6785) 2009-03-30 3:33
Yes, great shot, really well done, I'm extremely envious.
SteveH (6191) 2009-03-30 4:11
Hi Jude, your braving of the elements was well rewarded. Lighting is perfect and the whole image is sharp. No complaints about the composition. Overall a fine result. Well done. Cheers, Steve
dvlazar (6644) 2009-03-30 7:45
Nice birds eye view moment. THe lights are so strong and intense in the night sky.
Youre good at this dramatic and intense PP without going over the top!!
Buin (42260) 2009-03-30 8:40
A wonderful photo of a breathtaking sight! This light, these colours - gorgeous indeed! A really beautiful place! Thank you for getting cold! ;-)
Greetings from Germany where spring at last begins!
Floydian (30970) 2009-03-30 15:00
Ah, i was waiting and hoping for this one. We stood at the same spot and it's good to see you also had great weather and light in the sky. The only thing we both don't have is snow on the peaks, i presume we have to go in the winter time to capture that extra on the tops, but i see you have some nice clouds which work excellent here....i like that part a lot, very good work, also on the exposure.
ktanska (24254) 2009-03-31 6:03
Very high viewpoint is successfully combined with blue hour lights. Balance between street illumination and darkening sky is excellent too. As you had a tripod you actually could have used lower ISO to get less noise.
npecanhuk (61562) 2009-03-31 9:10
Wonderful high pov view over Queenstown - one of the top items on my list of places I want to visit! Maybe in 2011!
The picture is fantastic, with excellent sharpness, correct exposure, natural and beautiful colors, a pretty pleasant composition!
TFS - Congratulations!
lilimih33 (9912) 2009-04-02 4:18
Just fantastic! Really great panorama!
Lovely colours and good light!
Excellent point of view!
IgorDeleze (585) 2009-04-08 6:12
A nice night view.
I like the high point of view.
- Copyright: Jude Glenn (judesta) (1006)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-02-24
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon 18-55mm IS
- Exposure: f/4, 1 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: New Zealand 2009
- Theme(s): Dusk & Dawn [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-03-30 1:57
- Favorites: 1 [view]