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That morning, when I shot this photo, I was on my way from my hostel in Wanaka to the Matukituki Valley. When I drove next to the lake I noticed the calm water ...
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That morning, when I shot this photo, I was on my way from my hostel in Wanaka to the Matukituki Valley. When I drove next to the lake I noticed the calm water and the beautiful clouds in the sky - so I stopped at my little lone tree and took this photo!

I'd like to dedicate this photo to Hannah :)
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18 Comments | Report
DavyQuo PRO
 
DavyQuo July 15, 2016
love this ... less is more ... excellent composition
shaun_denholm
 
shaun_denholm July 15, 2016
Great shot of the most photographed tree in NZ. This would be one of the better shots I have seen of it. Well done.
anthonymannion PRO+
 
anthonymannion July 16, 2016
Astounding shot
Cecirene Premium
 
Cecirene July 18, 2016
Stunning! A Masterpiece!
SebastianWarneke PRO
 
SebastianWarneke July 26, 2016
Thank you for all your nice comments! :)
RosaDawn
 
RosaDawn September 11, 2016
absolutely stunning... beautiful shot
Witmar
 
Witmar November 21, 2016
wonderful picture
nickstewart147
 
nickstewart147 November 21, 2016
I visited Wanaka a couple of weeks ago. I missed this spot! Superb shot.
Hereon7 PRO+
 
Hereon7 January 16, 2017
Have you looked at this in B&W Sebastian, if so then surely an entry for Trees in B&W closes in 3 days. Amazing photo.
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edandaniphone January 30, 2017
Magical.
anthonymannion PRO+
 
anthonymannion February 05, 2017
wow
httppluto
 
httppluto April 03, 2017
Beautiful!! Great composition
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots June 18, 2017
Beautiful capture! Congrats.
nathaliemedeiros PRO
 
nathaliemedeiros June 19, 2017
Awesome picture ! Everything is perfect.Love it.Best Regards.Nat :O)
deepsouthvintage
 
deepsouthvintage July 14, 2017
Peaceful and calming. ????????????????
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography April 05, 2018
Absolutely gorgeous / Voted
Nostroboy PRO
 
Nostroboy June 22, 2018
Great comp here !
_sarahs__photography
 
_sarahs__photography September 16, 2018
Simply stunning

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo on the shoreline of Lake Wanaka on New Zealand's South Island next to the same-named village Wanaka.
Time
It was in the morning, the sunrise was over but the weather was still calm and the clouds hung deep over the lake and the mountains in the background.
Lighting
It's all natural light, in this case very diffuse light because the sun was still behind the clouds.
Equipment
I used my Canon EOS 6D, the awesome 16-35mm f/4, a Sirui Traveller tripod, a LEE Big Stopper, 105mm polarization filter and a 0.9 soft GND.
Inspiration
The calm water on this morning. I was on my way to the Mount Aspiring National Park and saw the stunning reflection on the lake while I was driving on the street 50m away. This it was luck that I noticed this scene!
Editing
I shot RAW, so I enhanced the colors and contrast of the photo a little bit. Also the sky was a little bit dark so I brightened it up.
In my camera bag
The things I mentioned before and also a small Fuji X100T, some more GNDs and NDs, a 85mm lens and a 14mm lens for the stars.
Feedback
Think about the composition, what's your main subject in the frame. Also use the right gear at the right time - for me the use of the Big Stopper was essential for this photo.

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