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Swan lake



Lake near Omarama, MacKenzie Country, New Zealand

Lake near Omarama, MacKenzie Country, New Zealand
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Winner in Mist on the lake Photo Challenge
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Behind The Lens

Location
In July (winter), beside the main highway south of Twizel. Wairepo Arm, a man-made lake resulting from hydro-electricity generation.
Time
Late afternoon.
Lighting
The day was perfectly still, permitting mirror reflections and lovely soft lighting. Although it wasn’t yet dusk, soft colouring had already started to appear in the subdued sky.
Equipment
A Nikon P7800. For this shot the zoom setting was 43mm, ISO 100, F7.1 and shutter 1/50 sec.
Inspiration
On the drive to Mount Cook National Park the view of delicately ice-encrusted trees, perfectly reflected on the lake surface just couldn’t be ignored. The view was almost surreal, stretching for several hundred metres. Then swans emerged from mist on the lake’s surface – perfect!
Editing
RAW processing to bring out texture and subtle colouring.
In my camera bag
I love the mountains, so as little as possible - at present a Nikon D750 camera body, a Nikkor 24-120 small zoom and the 55-300 bigger zoom, a spare battery and beaten up lightweight tripod - good for hiking. If I'm going for a summit then it's even less - a compact Nikon P7800 with mirrorless through the lens digital view finder, full manual operation and RAW file capture - absolutely great when you still want to control your photography but need to keep moving and can't afford to have stuff hanging off you.
Feedback
Just keep your camera to hand and be willing to break your journey if something spectacular appears, especially in the hour or so before dusk. And shoot RAW so you can optimise the image.

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