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Lake Tasman



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John_Ray
 
John_Ray July 07, 2018
Love the tones!
Alfredo_Jose PRO
 
Alfredo_Jose July 08, 2018
Beautiful photograph!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots August 03, 2018
Beautiful capture! Congrats.
GordonKoh PRO+
GordonKoh August 03, 2018
Thank you!
JayneBug PRO+
 
JayneBug August 03, 2018
The color and tone of this image is beautiful. Congratulations.
GordonKoh PRO+
GordonKoh August 03, 2018
Thank you!
kiwidragonfly PRO
 
kiwidragonfly August 03, 2018
Stunning! Absolutely stunning! Great work.
GordonKoh PRO+
GordonKoh August 04, 2018
Thank you Lyndon!
JM18Photography PRO+
 
JM18Photography August 03, 2018
Congratulations!
GordonKoh PRO+
GordonKoh August 04, 2018
Thank you Joy!
Nostroboy PRO
 
Nostroboy August 09, 2018
Love the colour ! Fantastic !
GordonKoh PRO+
GordonKoh August 10, 2018
Thank you!
rosesoutter PRO
 
rosesoutter October 16, 2018
Divine perfection!!
dkoch28 PRO+
 
dkoch28 October 24, 2018
Beautiful
Cairnphoto
 
Cairnphoto October 24, 2018
Spectacular!
abhinavmaurya
 
abhinavmaurya October 27, 2018
Awesome shot
Paul-Stapleton PRO
 
Paul-Stapleton October 27, 2018
Stunning shot that made me stop in my tracks when looking through pictures. Congrats on your Challenge wins and getting into the final of the Stillness Contest
TomasTar PRO+
 
TomasTar October 27, 2018
Awesome
caitlyncannon
 
caitlyncannon November 01, 2018
Beautiful!! I really love the purple colours through this landscape!
MitziMcKay
 
MitziMcKay November 01, 2018
Your photos are incredible!
DJLee PRO+
 
DJLee November 01, 2018
Stunning image. Congratulations.
rpdhjja
 
rpdhjja November 02, 2018
Beautiful...
jantaylor_0908 PRO
 
jantaylor_0908 November 03, 2018
Magnificent
Carlos_Santero PRO
 
Carlos_Santero November 05, 2018
Genius
cjkelly
 
cjkelly November 07, 2018
Amazing! Beautiful tones ! Congratulations
Swilli80 PRO+
 
Swilli80 December 02, 2018
No words to describe this! Amazing...
margitulstrup PRO+
 
margitulstrup February 09, 2019
Wow peacefully beautiful
GordonKoh PRO+
GordonKoh February 10, 2019
Thank you!
steffoto
 
steffoto March 02, 2019
absolutely amazing!
steffoto
 
steffoto March 02, 2019
absolutely amazing!
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GordonKoh March 02, 2019
Thank you!
Cairnphoto
 
Cairnphoto March 02, 2019
Absolutely stunning.
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GordonKoh March 02, 2019
Thank you!
maibrittolsen
 
maibrittolsen March 02, 2019
Wow this is amazing!
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GordonKoh March 02, 2019
Thank you!
williebreedt
 
williebreedt March 04, 2019
Wow, it’s beautiful!!! Well done!!
vishnub87
 
vishnub87 March 07, 2019
Beautiful
DebbieKMiller81 PRO+
 
DebbieKMiller81 March 11, 2019
Cloud formation looks like someone is flying.
anthonymannion PRO+
 
anthonymannion March 29, 2019
caught my eye right away winner
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GordonKoh March 29, 2019
Thank you Anthony!
riamana
 
riamana April 03, 2019
Beautiful! Congrats!
harmeetsingh
 
harmeetsingh April 04, 2019
wow..so beautiful
harmeetsingh
 
harmeetsingh April 04, 2019
wow..so beautiful
harmeetsingh
 
harmeetsingh April 04, 2019
wow..so beautiful
harmeetsingh
 
harmeetsingh April 04, 2019
wow..so beautiful
harmeetsingh
 
harmeetsingh April 04, 2019
wow..so beautiful
Yolyscreations PRO
 
Yolyscreations April 15, 2019
Great
armognadrien
 
armognadrien May 15, 2019
awesome !!!
Paul1707
 
Paul1707 May 27, 2019
Very nice GkCM, very nice indeed.
GiuseppeCorrente PRO+
 
GiuseppeCorrente October 22, 2019
Beautiful !
mahirvora
 
mahirvora December 21, 2019
no word to i have to describe this beautiful click
steffoto
 
steffoto Feb 17
Absolutely stunning! o_0
Paulacook144 PRO+
 
Paulacook144 Mar 20
Beautiful image
JCPhotoPro1 PRO+
 
JCPhotoPro1 Mar 31
Dreamy gorgeous
TheraX
 
TheraX Jun 19
Masterpiece, absolute greatness

Behind The Lens

Location
I live in a tiny country called Singapore where there is not much of a landscape, so I had to travel to New Zealand, one of my favorite destinations to shoot this landscape scene when I learned about this place from Google search.
Time
I planned to arrive at this location around sunset time, where if we had the right cloud conditions, a beautiful and colorful sky could be captured that would compliment the landscape. However, I arrived late at this location due to detour and unfamiliarity with the route, thus by the time I reach the exact location, the sunset was fading away. Since I was late to the scene, it became a little consolation to me that I didn't miss a great sunset. This shot was taken around 5.28pm in Aug 2017.
Lighting
Landscape shots are best done around dawn or dusk period, where the sky is not harsh with too much brightness.In my mind, I wanted to capture the high and snow-covered mountain range with a rich sky color so as to complement the massive mountain scenery, so the timing of the shot was taken with softer sky light so as to avoid the reflection of the snow that could diminish the contrast between the sky and and the snow-buried mountain tops. It was slightly underexposed as well in order to prevent highlight clipping that would make recovery of details of the hue of sunset and clouds a difficult task.
Equipment
I used the Sony A7II and the Sony FE 16-35mm f4.0 lens with a tripod to capture this shot at 16mm. I wanted to use the GND filter but because I didn't have the time to set it up due to rapidly changing light condition, I abandoned the GND setup and then managed to get a long exposure shot by setting the camera at the lowest ISO possible at small aperture of f16. In the end, I was quite happy with the result.
Inspiration
From the Google Maps, I saw some photos posted by others. I was immediately drawn to the beautiful mountains with the lake in the foreground and the presence of icebergs. Thus I was excited to come to this place to get that dreamy landscape that I envisioned in my mind. The composition I had in mind was to evoke an epic landscape feel thus this was shot a wide angle, to capture the elements of the lake, iceberg, the mountains and the sky and clouds.
Editing
Well I always try to capture a shot with as much detail as possible without the need for heavy post processing. In this shot, the main challenge was the dynamic range since the sky is always brighter than the foreground by significant orders of stops of light. So my approach was to shoot it under-exposed to the extent that I would avoid clipping the highlight in the sky portion while still able to recover enough details in the under-exposed foreground. So the raw image I captured managed to hit the sweet spot where the details in the darker region was recovered via raw image adjustment tool in sufficient details while maintaining the details of the highlights in in the sky and cloud region. Once the exposure was adjusted, other post processing steps were added to enhance the saturation, contrast, as well as the temperature of the image.
In my camera bag
Being a landscape, cityscape and architectural genre lover, I would carry wide angle lens in my camera bag. GND filters sets are also important accessories that occupy my camera bag. As I like to travel as light as possible, I carry a small carbon tripod that could be snugly slotted into the side pouch of my camera bag. Spare batteries are also included to ensure I could shoot without the fear of running out of battery juice.
Feedback
Well, for landscape, the composition and the lighting conditions, along with a nice sky are great ingredients for a visually pleasing image. Thus, research is important to scout out potentially good locations to capture that awesome landscape that you have always desired. Remember, the best time to shoot such landscape scene is around dusk or dawn, where the sunrise or sunset could dramatically enhance the overall image. Of course, the blue hour timing that occurs during the dusk and dawn transition period is another wonderful moment to compliment the scenery.

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