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Lonely Tree



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71 Comments | Report
Etna PRO+
 
Etna July 24, 2015
Beautiful shot
dwald
 
dwald August 14, 2015
Masterfully done.
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter August 14, 2015
Wonderful image. Nice work. - Jake
barbierisden3
 
barbierisden3 August 14, 2015
This is so beautiful. Very talented.
Coppertop1706
 
Coppertop1706 August 19, 2015
Beautiful, superb photo
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz August 20, 2015
Absolutely stunning!
thunderlake
 
thunderlake August 22, 2015
Breathtaking - voted #1
knightog
 
knightog September 03, 2015
Beautiful colour by light. Great job.
jvillainc PRO+
 
jvillainc September 04, 2015
Another award - well given - awesome!
suzanatulac
 
suzanatulac September 08, 2015
Breath taking!
rosemarylang
 
rosemarylang September 09, 2015
Beautiful photo. So peaceful
acglock PRO+
 
acglock September 09, 2015
Composition... colors... magnificent! Well done!
mkrof72 PRO
 
mkrof72 September 09, 2015
Great shot, Congrats
MaryannR
 
MaryannR September 10, 2015
Spectacular!
issadadipoor
 
issadadipoor September 15, 2015
Very very nice!
icemanphotos
 
icemanphotos September 21, 2015
Fantastic colors!
Dianem
 
Dianem September 22, 2015
There are many stories that could be created from your beautiful capture and composition. Wonderful lighting opportunity. Thank you for the view.
k9socal
 
k9socal September 29, 2015
Absolutely STUNNING!
viven
 
viven October 02, 2015
OMG, this is beautiful!
carablack
 
carablack October 05, 2015
Wanaka
nandicmb
 
nandicmb October 07, 2015
Congratulations on your People's Choice category win in Resource Travel Inspiration Photo Contest vol 1!
mikerosansky
 
mikerosansky October 07, 2015
Fantastic Shot
BtBates PRO+
 
BtBates October 08, 2015
Stunning capture!
sunnysingsonluto
 
sunnysingsonluto October 09, 2015
i can see serenity... this is awesome.
jforde0518
 
jforde0518 October 13, 2015
Superb!
vojce PRO
 
vojce October 16, 2015
excellent
lindajohnstone PRO
 
lindajohnstone October 17, 2015
Beautiful shot of my favourite tree!
Himawari
 
Himawari October 17, 2015
Beautiful shot of this lonely tree Travis. I was there, it was cloudy and sprinkling at that time. I am unable to capture the still water like you did as it was quiet windy so the wave just keep moving. Did you any filter?
BoydImages
 
BoydImages October 20, 2015
This is unbelievably beautiful.
thaido
 
thaido October 23, 2015
Awesome
normagallegos
 
normagallegos October 29, 2015
You're image took me back there... Outstanding work.
LivefilmLTD
 
LivefilmLTD November 12, 2015
This reminds me of Middle Earth. I love this shot! Great job.
danmoran
 
danmoran November 14, 2015
Gorgeous picture! Normally one tree doesn't work, but this time, a masterpiece!!
allieprouse
 
allieprouse November 14, 2015
Congrats!! Beautiful!!
NhiVan
 
NhiVan November 20, 2015
So peaceful
yourlily
 
yourlily November 22, 2015
I agree with everything already written....superb.
sanaelgamal
 
sanaelgamal December 13, 2015
Stunning!
sitanshubhunia
 
sitanshubhunia December 22, 2015
Absolute
TheExplorographer
 
TheExplorographer December 28, 2015
Great shot, but if idiots keep sitting and climbing all over it, it won't be beautiful for much longer...
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography December 30, 2015
well done!
JWPhotography Premium
 
JWPhotography December 30, 2015
I know that tree!!! I have a shot of it too. Love the color you captured in yours.
Idaco PRO
 
Idaco January 19, 2016
I love it; Simple, Nothing, but Everything...
rosaposa PRO
 
rosaposa March 03, 2016
This is simply superb! I love it! You have captured the beauty and tranquility of this lake.
GreenCopperz PRO+
 
GreenCopperz March 07, 2016
Congratulations on your feature! Your landscape shots are simply stunning and I wish to thank you for being such an inspiring Viewbug community member!
carmen2016
 
carmen2016 April 08, 2016
beautiful shot congrats
mattblocker
 
mattblocker May 16, 2016
"I'm.... drowning......" is what it says to me, of course in the voice of the wicked witch from The Wizard of Oz.
Keri_Stephenson PRO
 
Keri_Stephenson May 30, 2016
Beautiful shot, very well composed
vtorcabral
 
vtorcabral June 01, 2016
Good work. This is beautiful!
BBBimagemediastudios
 
BBBimagemediastudios June 15, 2016
The calmness and tone of this image is so spot on...
iamphotographer
 
iamphotographer August 18, 2016
it's just perfect photography!
YvonneJeaK PRO+
 
YvonneJeaK August 19, 2016
The tranquillity of this shot is wonderful. Beautiful. Congratulations
JDay PRO
 
JDay September 14, 2016
Perfect!
confre PRO
 
confre November 27, 2016
Simply spectacular! Wow
JuliaGatt
 
JuliaGatt December 08, 2016
good
eldore
 
eldore December 17, 2016
This is amazing. Absolutely spectacular.
FlatFeet56
 
FlatFeet56 December 18, 2016
Thank you for your contribution. It inspires me to become a better photographer.
margaretgosiakossowski
 
margaretgosiakossowski December 23, 2016
Beautiful.
danielderocker
 
danielderocker January 06, 2017
magnifique !
Hazestead
 
Hazestead July 14, 2017
Stunning work, you are very talented.
KatieMcKinneyPhotography
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography August 22, 2017
Stunning! Voted
DaDiCarr Premium
 
DaDiCarr November 10, 2017
Perfect photo, without any doubt.
stewartmac
 
stewartmac January 10, 2018
Class
montseacevedo PRO+
 
montseacevedo January 18, 2018
Great composition!!
mttomimages PRO+
 
mttomimages April 22, 2018
I recognize this New Zealand Tree. One of my absolute favorites! I've never actually seen it, but I've seen lots of photos of it. Yours is fabulous!!!
darpixel
 
darpixel September 28, 2018
Nature at it's best :)
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi October 06, 2018
stunning. voted
LMHVAN
 
LMHVAN October 12, 2018
I love this!
estherstoney PRO+
 
estherstoney October 19, 2018
Very peaceful photo!
Nostroboy PRO+
 
Nostroboy October 20, 2018
DAMN ! This frame is insane, I love the water !
Blossom_Girl
 
Blossom_Girl October 31, 2018
Beautiful!
edstines PRO
 
edstines Aug 02
This is a remarkable shot, beautiful. I lived in NZ for a while and never went to the South Island unfortunately, but you are right, everytime you open your eyes, there's a magical vista just waiting to be photographed. I wasn't into photography then and that is my biggest regret. Well done sir, well done.
travisdaldy PRO
travisdaldy Aug 02
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Behind The Lens

Location
I captured this on a week long trip in the South of New Zealand in late April. The Tree in Lake Wanaka, New Zealand needs no introduction. Although there are so many photos here I still had to put my own spin on it.
Time
My favourite Time of Day, first thing in the Morning. The light is better, less people to contend with and it is usually less windy. We arrived around 4am, got a good spot then just waited for the light
Lighting
I love the morning glow from the leaves on the Tree from the first rays and the Mountains being only partially lit with the shadows from the clouds.
Equipment
My trusty Canon 6D on a Manfrotto Tripod with the Canon 24-105mm f/4, which I believe to be a highly under-rated Lens. I also had the Hoya ND400 filter to slow down that shutter
Inspiration
If you ever travel to NZ you know you can't help but be inspired. I mean i have seen many beautiful photos of New Zealand but there is nothing like being there. It is hard to open your eyes without taking in a magnificent vista.
Editing
Of course. Just Lightroom which I use for around 95% of my work. Toned down the highlights, pulled out the shadows. that sort of thing. I also went back and re-edited this image again when the Dehaze feature was added to Lightroom which really made this picture pop.
In my camera bag
My Canon 6D. I also have a Canon 1V if I want to use film which I rarely use, I should probably use it more. I have 4 lens, the 24-105mm f4, the 70-200mm f2.8 IS II, the 50mm f1.8 and I recently added the 16-35mm f2.8II. Manfrotto Tripod, a Canon 430ex II speedlite & a Yongnuo 560-III Speedlite. I think thats it, well the big stuff anyway
Feedback
Get up early and do your research. Plan well and most of the work is done when it comes to landscape photos. Preparation also gives you more confidence get get the shots you are chasing and there are a lot of resources out there to help photographers. Also get a ND filter and learn how to use it, with a Tripod of course. :)

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