suzannahmaree
suzannahmaree

Lake hayes boat at sunrise wm



Views

468

Likes

Awards

Editor's Choice
Featured
Outstanding Composition
Superb Composition
Jphoto StanVG dumbdrum YepThatSarah cindysmack-downs Selswick AdamHouseman +45
Peer Award
Isshin immaginEmozioni grandpa_Vlad chiphendershot Mandarinetto1965 Pitzi EloIm +32
Absolute Masterpiece
Confalonieri jaysonhammett Ambient360 Forrest_Imagery RUGladstone Surfntwerf kiranshind +26
Top Choice
jrhardy zunairkhan adamlynn Kvalmera laurenshrader smileygirl01 joestanley +22
Outstanding Creativity
pranavpuneet JesseLaMora dougmaynard kiranst domesticatedxdiva mrjcall Hof66 +11
Magnificent Capture
NikHallBDS maxmanus BPGrossPhotography CurtPeters thricegrate Capture-Life OhDaniel
Superior Skill
swimmer73 Ha7an SeeVee macieverfurth DilutedWorld MargauxT
All Star
sallyG11 YvonneJeaK dmorada

Submitted to Photo Contests

Top ClassTM

The Emerging Talent AwardsTop 10 class
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Clash Of The Lites Photo ContestTop 10 class
Clash Of The Lites Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Clash Of The Lites Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Battle Of Advanced Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Battle Of Advanced Photo ContestTop 10 class month 1
The Battle Of Advanced Photo ContestTop 20 class week 3
The Battle Of Advanced Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
The Battle Of Advanced Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Image of the Year Photo Contest by SnapfishTop 20 class
Image of the Year Photo Contest by SnapfishTop 20 class week 3
Freshmen 2015 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Freshmen 2015 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Freshmen 2015 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
New User Photo of the Week Photo Contest Vol 42 Top 20 class
6 Comments | Report
YvonneJeaK PRO+
 
YvonneJeaK August 20, 2015
Very peaceful and beautiful
Wolfman007
 
Wolfman007 March 15, 2016
Very beautiful and crisp picture! Great job!!!
Wolfman007
 
Wolfman007 March 15, 2016
Very beautiful and crisp picture! Great job!!!
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz June 14, 2016
Nice work. Congratulations on your feature. :)
suzannahmaree
suzannahmaree June 14, 2016
Thanks! :-)
Gabriele69 PRO
 
Gabriele69 January 14, 2017
Just beautiful
YepThatSarah
 
YepThatSarah March 05, 2017
Beautiful shot I love the colors!

Same photographer See all

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this image on the shores of Lake Hayes, a beautiful lake situated in Queenstown and surrounded by stunning snow capped mountains.
Time
Taken early morning at sunrise on a very cold Winter's morning. The temperature was about -4 degrees celcius and I could hardly feel my fingers by the time Id finished shooting. I had to go and warm them up with a hot coffee in one of Queenstown's nearby cafes.
Lighting
It was such a stunning sunrise and the sky was a gorgeous peachy orange colour. This boat in the foreground and the mountains were just catching a bit of the alpenglow before the sun popped up.
Equipment
I took this with a Canon 5D mark ii and the lens was a Canon 16-35mm 2.8. I used a tripod to keep the camera steady and produce a nice sharp image.
Inspiration
I love sunset and sunrise photography and am often up and about shooting at this time of day. Lake Hayes was so easily accessible to where I was living and such a beautiful spot that I spent a lot of time at. The lake is well known with photographers and often provides pictures with almost perfect reflections if the lake is still. Its a great lake to swim in during summer and there is a track that runs around the lake which many people bike, run and walk. Its just an all-round great place.
Editing
Yes, I processed it in Adobe Lightroom first before taking it to Photoshop to fine tune and tweak.
In my camera bag
I currently have a Sony A7ii and 2 Sony lenses (16-35mm f4 and 70-200mm f4). I also always take my tripod everywhere I take my camera. I used to shoot with a Canon 5D mark ii and mostly Canon lenses but downsized to the mirrorless format of the Sony Alpha range in order to make it lighter for hiking.
Feedback
Get up nice and early to take photos, don't sleep in. Sunrise provides such amazing light sometimes and gives you an image that you cant get at any other time of the day. I also get some great images when I wait a while beyond sunset for at least 30 minutes after all the other photographers have left. The light is often better then than before sunset and because of the lower light levels you can get some nice long exposure shots. Use a tripod! Use a remote shutter or timer. And it really helps to put some thought into your shot. A little planning goes a long way and can lift your images so much. Think about time of day, tides, position of the sun, stars, foreground elements, weather. Planning when and where you are going to go really helps to get a better image. And get to places early or scope them out before hand so you have an idea of compositions. I feel that the more I know a place and it's weather/tidal patterns, the better chance I have of getting a nice image. Lastly enjoy yourself out there. I love being outside and going on adventures and it is only natural to bring my camera and tripod along everywhere I go. Its killing 2 birds with one stone as I get to go out and see amazing places and with my camera in tow I get to take photos and leave with great images to share with others and keep for myself. I love the editing process afterwards too and am always learning new techniques and ways to edit and improve my photography.

See more amazing photos, Follow suzannahmaree