The title refers to advertisements for lamb meat fom NZ seen in some countries. Sheep grazing and Lake Hawea from the Haast-Wanaka road. This is the kind of photo opportunity which ONLY appears after successfully passing 3 slow moving trucks after breathing their diesel fumes for 25 minutes, but it's very tempting to stop. Unfortunately the minute you stop, the sheep run away. Here they were running away, only one is looking back. I will add a wider view to WS taken seconds later. Neat filter overneatened the top part, I think.
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singuanti (15250) 2005-10-28 22:26
Wow oh wow Tan!! Simply spectacular and breathtaking. Everything about the shot is perfect and can't be improved. The beauty is almost too much to comprehend. Most impressive shot Tan!!
poulinp (4530) 2005-10-28 22:27
Once again, very nice shot, soft landscape and very sharp. I like the contrast of the grass in the foreground and the snow in the background. Superb composition!
ahmetgedikli (25593) 2005-10-28 22:30
Ne muhteşem fotoğraf öyle. Karlı dağlar, bulutlar ve sudaki yansımalar...Ayrıca da iekler. Herşeyiyle harika, Elinize sağlık,
brosnea (121) 2005-10-28 22:36
Hello. Extraordinary view!! Great composition. Beautiful colours and a good funny title. Well done!!
Cormac (26563) 2005-10-28 22:43
Very impressive! The overall color is spectacular, ad the vividness of the the scene makes it seem like we are there. I like that reflection too - it looks like a painting. Teh sheep provide a nice subject for the foreground. Great work!
PJE (20758) 2005-10-28 23:07
Well Tan just like singuanyi said..Wow oh Wow..I must repeat when I opened this up. Very good detail, lighting and wonderful place to capture a scene as gorgous as this. I have to incluse this in my favorites!!!
Regarding the NZ lamb .. I see it in our warehouse and our company brings it in for store distribution. No wonder it tastes so good! Cheers Paul
fayeulle (27827) 2005-10-28 23:21
Fanstastic landscape. NZ seem to be a wonderfull contry...
iglootrek (263) 2005-10-29 0:21
What a beauty again.
Nice work Tan !!!
ChrisJ (105485) 2005-10-29 3:37
Sensational landscape! Wonderful color, sharpness, & lighting. I like the superb refections. Perhaps I'd add a little cyan & yellow to the upper 1/2?
Galeota (10338) 2005-10-29 4:20
Hi Captain! The background is extraordinarily sharp and presents a beutiful reflection of the mountains. Even though your main subject seems to be the lambs, I can't avoid staring at the background. Very nice.
naxius (16685) 2005-10-29 4:27
This is a great landscape here..
Splendid POV and DOF.
I love it.
sharkattack (268) 2005-10-29 4:42
I like Aussie lamb buddy..........cool image.......well done
lukie (0) 2005-10-29 4:44
this is one of the best pictures I've seen for the last weeks. Very good view on the lake and mountains, sublime sharpness and colours ! The sheep are a + to the picture.
tobourge (971) 2005-10-29 5:08
Fantastic! Light, colors, reflection, sheep...well perfect.
As soon as I post my comment I'll have a look at all your other pictures.
huynt (5079) 2005-10-29 5:45
I am always happy to see your wonderful shot.Bravo. It is really very impreesive. Bon week end. Huy
peter1892 (1681) 2005-10-29 6:01
Brilliant, brilliant shot! Every part of the frame seems to have something to look at, the mountains, their reflection on the water, the sky, the land, the sheep...
Superb work Tan, keep them coming!!
joeydrops (2659) 2005-10-29 7:40
This is an extraordinary shot! The colours and lighting are fabulous, and I particularly like the reflections in the glass-like water. Very well composed. You have captured a wonderful scene. Well done!
anesugur (18789) 2005-10-29 15:14
Harika bir manzara!..
Bulutlar, karlı dağlar ve sudaki muhteşem yansımalar son derece güzel.Tebrikler. Uğur
coco (30439) 2005-10-29 18:28
Splendid capture and great place. Simply great. I also would like be there.
Regards from Spain.
partha (14020) 2005-10-30 1:09
Its a good looking pic. The inclusion of the lambs is a perfect decision, it gives the referance frame.
perryhooter (2424) 2005-10-30 1:24
Hello Tan !
Both images are beautiful Tan,
I like your strong contrasts and composition. This is what NZ is all about ! Dawn and Janice will love this one I am sure !
Did you visit the different movie sites used during the making of The Lord of the Rings ?
lucbus (11) 2005-10-30 1:28
What a wonderful landscape. Your composition is excellent with these mountains in the back and the reflections on this mirrored water. This photo is full of contrast with superb Colors. Great shot.
rakeshgupta (2672) 2005-10-30 1:55
Very nice and excellent shot Tan. A rare to see view like this. congrates..
rabdelnoor (3421) 2005-10-30 2:23
It is really amazing. You got a perfect composition, with sucessive layers. First, the lambs, then the lake and its reflections, then the moutains and finally the impressive sky. Everything very well balanced. It is already in my favourites. I can see that you are still using a 35mm camera. Indeed you have a very nice ability on scanning (and probably a very good scanner) since your shots are always sharp and with beautiful natural colors.
anakin (2775) 2005-10-30 6:05
Wuaoooo very very lovely shot, wonderful colours,lights,views....
Es una muy bella estampa, fantasticos colores, bello reflejo, y sobresaliente composicion,las montañas son muy bonitas.
Lo unico son las ovejas que estan algo sobrexpuestas...
lestans (17152) 2005-10-30 7:41
Mountain, water, reflection are great! Fabulous! But lambs don't have the same high quality, in my opinion. Anyway, it is a great shot!
AmiBe (6042) 2005-10-30 10:47
lol, I eat one of them not long ago...
All NZ in one shot, and it's a perfect shot !
I like the grey sky, it diffuses well the light.
Hanssie (10465) 2005-10-30 15:55
Beautiful mirror and a nice foreground, total is excellent !
Michael_Gan (2776) 2005-10-31 2:33
Wow Tan, what a scenery! Yes, it is always frustrating to see the animals running away when you arrive or - if you are stuck behind other cars - before you arrive at all! But in this case I think you were just in time. It's nice that one of the sheep is looking back. The range of colours in this picture is outstanding, I just think that the light on the foreground is a little harsh compared with the dark tones in the background. But that's a difficult situation that I had to face in Tibet as well, so I know it's hard to improve that. The composition is great, nice horizontal layers in your picture. I don't think the picture is too "Neat", I like it as it is!
PixelTerror (0) 2005-10-31 3:44
"100% pure capthaddock quality" I'd say, I like here one more great PoV of yours ans the clever use of the available light to deliver a luminous photo even given those cloudy conditions, the refletion being a welcome bonus. Guess what, I like !
Have a nice day,
banyanman (7789) 2005-10-31 9:14
Oh this is just SO New Zealand, Tan. The sort of shot that you see in NZ tourist office brochures. Interesting contrast in the lighting between the top and bottom half of the photograph. It is almost like you have stitched two photographs together to create this - I am not suggesting that you have of course ;) Cheers . . . David
sarju (5324) 2005-10-31 12:04
Exposure in this photo seems to be hard to manage ... but you have managed it very well with lots of details and elements in this photo ...
the sheep, mountains, lake, clouds ... you have a lot of information for the viewers in this photo ... well done ... tfs .. cheers ... sarju
devimeuxbe (58557) 2005-10-31 17:09
Ce paysage est vraiement splendide. J'aime la succession des plans. Tout est beau, le ciel lourd, la chaine de montagne, les reflets, la lumière.
C'est vraiment une image splendide.
Dans mes favorites.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2005-11-01 14:30
I have been mıssıng a lot of your ork lately because I am babysıttıng my mom ın turkey now as you dıd before :)
What an excellent pıcture excellent coloursm foreground and background and very rıch colours
bushman (51) 2005-11-02 15:18
makes NZ look like on the adds on TV
greg64g (11193) 2005-11-03 3:25
This a such beautiful picture. I love the sharpness and the tonal range. superb PP.
sebautourdumond (3108) 2005-11-07 15:50
Very nice picture for a very nice landscape
rajhema (1873) 2005-11-13 7:35
What a majestic and rugged landscape around. your 28mm picture reveals more and its fantastic. Good one as usual Tan.
martou (1660) 2005-11-25 23:34
fantastic shot, beautifull landscape and reflection, bravo et merci
Matiash (128) 2005-12-01 11:55
This is absolutely stunning photo ! I don't know what to write, everthing is perfect ! I like it very much
PS.Each of you photo is beautiful !
ukasz (803) 2005-12-09 15:26
hi, beautiful view, such variety of colours greenish, blueish and greyish, thw water impressively reflects the mountains and the sky... i like the sheep in the green filed in the foreground, they add a lot of charm and life to the composition:) greetings
bboss (3578) 2005-12-09 17:44
Beautiful shot. You get some amazing luminous quality in your photos, I wish I knew how you get this clarity. Whatever you do it works wonders. Composition and subject is of course great as well.
Mistral (15402) 2006-01-13 18:19
it's a beautiful picture full of colours with great reflections and a beautiful background.
Really well done!
jbweasle (9393) 2006-03-13 14:35
Hello Tan, this is a beautiful landscape with rick colours. I love the mountainous backdrop and the reflection in the water. The sheep give a good element of foreground interest.
centurion (0) 2006-03-17 23:45
Absilutely great photo Yilmaz. Nez Zealand pure.
lu_muratori (618) 2006-04-04 2:43
Hello Tan, what a fabulous picture of New Zealand, great composition and light. The heavy clouded sky just adds to it.
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2006-04-24 12:08
I don`t eat a lamb meat, because I`m zodiacal aries ;).
Great capture at the sheeps against the mountains. Excellent composition.
krakowiak (4762) 2006-04-29 8:20
It's a beautyful place and extraordinary photo!
sebinho342 (19317) 2006-05-09 12:06
Each time i come in your gallery i know that i will be in bad mood for some reasons. First of all i will feel unlucky to stay on my chair at work and not travel and meet those marvelous landscape, and second i see the big gap between you and me in quality of pictures ... of course luckily there are so few posters that can rivalize with you ;)
This one is once again "coming from away" (french expression), unbelievable shot with this reflexion of moutain, the composition with just this little dark sky that gives the feeling that the sky will fall on sheeps ;)
Good post production and i prefer this one than the WS.
Excellent, as usual Tan
Keep on making us dream, your shots are treasure.
PS : question : are you professionnal or have you ever sell some of your shots ?
Propofol (1790) 2006-05-20 20:49
Lovely colors and sharp focus, classic composition with 3 discreet zones of interest, conveniently (or cleverly!) spaced at thirds.
Having been to NZ recently, I agree that sheep aren't the most cooperative of photographic subjects, but then again, they aren't known for their intelligence!
A stunning shot, TFS,
MLINES (12516) 2006-08-08 17:53
Hi Tan, This is 100% NZ scenery alright. Good reflections off the lake with the mountain backdrop of the Southern Alps, it comes together perfectly. Wonderful to see this on TE. Murray. PS Almost makes me homesick, but Aussi temperatures keep me here!
MIMACSKA (291) 2006-09-06 15:14
It is very very impressive!!! Its unbelivable what kind of places there are in this world!
daddo (26102) 2007-05-08 4:07
Hi Tan. I couldn't go past this one. Having come back from NZ recently, I find this photo has captured all that I hoped to catch and more.Brilliant reflections and colours. Superb light. You have really caught the grandeur of NZ. Compliments. Klaudio.
enedimd (1532) 2007-08-03 0:23
What a wonderful and beautiful panorama with excellent reflections, sky view, sheeps, light on mountains, mountains with snow, colors, composition. Indeed this is amazing and impressive photo.
Have a nice day with my friendly regards.
yang_yt (803) 2007-08-03 0:27
lake is so clear and air is so fresh.
Wonderland must be there!
IgorDeleze (585) 2007-08-03 0:46
It's allways a pleasure to discover "old" shot from you in the main page. It help me to choise one in your fantastic gallery!
The one is, like the other, realy nice and very well composed.
The point of view is perfect, with the lambs and the nice reflexion of the mountain.
BlkDaffyDuck (385) 2007-08-03 1:05
Very spectacular shot !
So great composition and colors.
I particularly like the mountains and their reflections who contrast with sheep on the land.
droop13400 (113) 2008-02-03 23:16
Bon cadrage avec cette photo en trois parties
Maitrise de l'expo
garrbus (210) 2008-03-04 1:30
amazing view, great colours and... I see three worlds ...
first plane , green , calm , piecefull ...
second plane , a little calm and a little darker - something between thw different worlds
third plane , dark , strange, dangerouse....
I know I know, this is my imagination connected with Tolkien :)
This picture is absolutely "from my world".
- Copyright: Tan Yilmaz (capthaddock) (28790)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-10-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Minolta 404si, 28-80mm, Fuji Superia Reala, Circular Polariser
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Sheep, when i dream i see places, hoooooooo, Favourites 4 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-10-28 21:40
- Favorites: 15 [view]