September 20, 2013

Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand

Photograph by Brad Grove, Your Shot

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Trees stand like guardians at the top of Lake Wakatipu on New Zealand's South Island. Says Brad Grove, a member of our Your Shot community: "I first discovered these trees by the Glenorchy jetty back in April 2011 and had never really been happy with my efforts to shoot them." Grove achieved this HDR image in June 2012, after approaching the trees from a different direction. "It was minus 4 [degrees Celsius] on a very cold morning, and the sun had just broken the horizon behind me," he says. "The composition fell into place, and I took seven exposures hoping I had enough data to produce the image I could see in my head."

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142 comments
Umberto Cuttica
Umberto Cuttica

Il National ha la più bella raccolta di foto al mondo...

Claude D.
Claude D.

I  like the reflections and the lightning. Great.

R. Richards
R. Richards

Gorgeous....calming....can't find enough words to describe while taking it all in!

no you
no you

amazing,sounds like apainting

Manav Jain
Manav Jain

my goodnesssssssssssss.....................................

beautiful


Todd Smith
Todd Smith

Reflections are my favorite subject to photograph in nature. Your shot is so cool. So many elements to add interest in your shot. That's definitely one that I would print really big and frame. Fantastic!

Anvita Shukla
Anvita Shukla

it seems that the nature has come in perfect alignment with the photographer's idea

Gary Conn
Gary Conn

Lake Wakatipuby Brad Grove

Brad: Never mind about cropping; the editing and publishing process has priorities of its own.

Light is exactly right for the subject, the exposure is perfect, and the composition is beautiful.

Here is one of my photos with a similar subject, lighting and color as the photos in your gallery.

Lake Forestby Gary Conn:   http://on.natgeo.com/19rkcC1

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Gary Conn

balram Mahananda
balram Mahananda

Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand is great scenic beautiful spot..............the photograph is lovely and phenomenal.... 

amol shende
amol shende

wow.......this cant be real fr sure

excellent stuff

Anpi Jola
Anpi Jola

Amazing photo.with perfect reflection. The bare trees flank the snow peaks. Would love to trek there.

Donna Pezzulli
Donna Pezzulli

the trees look like they are floating...guarding the mountains!

Stephanie Park
Stephanie Park

Fantastic.  I would love to take a hike here.   Great work.  And it looks as though & exposures was enough. :)

pawan kumar
pawan kumar

Wow ! wow! wow! required no description just watch and watch !

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