Lake Tekapo caravan park looking towards the snowcapped Southern Alps in the South Island.
Spectacular Lake Tekapo is surrounded by golden tussock and snow-capped mountain landscape. The lake was originally a glacial valley and its stunning turquoise-blue colour originates from glacial sediment. There are two major glacier run-offs and six major rivers which run into the lake. Situated to the north of the Mackenzie Basin, the lake is 32 km long, 2000 feet above sea level, and 120 metres deep at its deepest part. There is one island in the middle.
Lake Tekapo is located in the heart of New Zealand's South Island. It is approximately halfway between Christchurch and Queenstown, and is close to New Zealand's highest peak Mt Cook.
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elihesamian (26149) 2005-02-06 4:08
Beautiful and great moody moment and colors,skilfully captured and fine result,I like the silhouette of the trees with golden edges around its branches,...nicely composed,very nice one,Chris.
Fixfocus (9385) 2005-02-06 4:08
A fine composition with the silhouettes of the caravan park,trees and mountains under this dramatic and colorful sky!
naret (826) 2005-02-06 4:15
The sky is real dramatic and very beatiful. How many days that you have to wait for this sky?
naxius (16685) 2005-02-06 4:23
Great colors. This is really beautiful.
The sky is great.
RGatward (20086) 2005-02-06 4:32
Another one of fine sunset. Quite a strange effect here, with the reflected sky from the lake appearing lowere down in the frame. Mot sure about the decision to leave the caravans in.
jrj (34843) 2005-02-06 6:10
Interesting old photo this one. The colours, light and clouds works well in this shot from the camp. Good scanning.
greg64g (11193) 2005-02-06 6:32
this is an old picture,anyway what a beautiful sky, the mountain are intersting too.
clodreno (0) 2005-02-06 6:46
nice sunset Chris, beautiful...
I like the way it's really dark in the foreground..
Kenny10pin (19301) 2005-02-06 6:54
magnificent shot, I like the colours and also the mountains are very clear and the composition is second to none, well done
summer89 (5422) 2005-02-06 11:15
Amazing sky you get. I like the color tones and shadows.
Graal (103038) 2005-02-06 11:41
Fantastic sunrise.. Great picture. Good composition, colours. All is ok. Well done.
nwoehnl (122) 2005-02-06 12:00
Moody shot, Chris, with the high contrast and the colorful spectacle going on in the sky. Good use of silhouettes, and impressive mountain range peeking into the frame in the back.
Jeppe (18654) 2005-02-06 13:41
A fine and special sunset over this camp - I can image the nature of this place - could remind of Canada as well - thanks Chris for sharing this "old" holiday memories - and for the informative note
cessy (13647) 2005-02-06 16:28
woww... so spectacular indeed, the sky is so dramatic, Chris. very nice capture
femkevdh (2633) 2005-02-06 16:44
wow Chris, I know the turqoise versions of the lake, this is a quite unique capture! Amazing colurs and patterns in the sky. I like the vague silhouets of the campers in the front.
avigur_11 (22107) 2005-02-06 16:58
A great fantasy of colors, Chris. It looks liek the clouds are moving from left to right. There is a beautiful purple ue on the mountain's top and a nce reflection of light from the lake.
Zepi (22848) 2005-02-06 19:01
Splendides gamme de rouges!
Magnifique couleurs pour cette somptueuse composition!
J'adore ce paysage!
Une magnifique photographie Chris!
Amicalement - Sébastien
Tue (43938) 2005-02-06 19:13
Wow, very impressive sky! Fantastic colours in a beautiful landscape! Just great!
weswang (18223) 2005-02-06 23:32
Chris, this is a very nice shot...in 1981? The sky is very dramatic. The montains are beatiful.
Georges (11185) 2005-02-07 7:18
Quel effet sur ce ciel il est vraiment impressionnant et les couleurs superbes elles mettent tout cet ensemble en valeur
anakin (2775) 2005-02-07 8:58
Beautiful shot very nice colours its lovely, great compo
sn00zie (2384) 2005-02-07 9:00
beautiful colors.. looks nice and firey... the silhouttes with the flaming orange make quite a couple Chris.. :)
joseelias (0) 2005-02-10 8:15
Very impressive sunset. The tones in the sky are great as well the texture of the clouds. Also like the different layers of silhouettes.
drud (9) 2005-02-12 0:06
The fire sky! Hehe! It´s fantastic! Good work.
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (119013)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1981-04-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Minolta XG 1, Pentax A 28mm
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): 18 years old + [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-02-06 4:04