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06-04-2012, 03:19 AM
Haven't posted in here for months; too much on my plate but workload is slowly easing off. I have about a dozen images from my previous 2 week trip in September last year waiting to be processed. I'll be heading back again in the dearth of winter (first week of July, 2012).
I made this image from the mouth of the Tasman River where the glacial Tasman Lake ends, in a balmy -7 degrees Celsius.
The pink in the clouds is from the sun which was to rise just two minutes later.
Mount Cook towards the left.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
2s f/16 at 24.0mm iso100
Slightly larger version available here (http://users.tpg.com.au/octane2/tt.html).
Comments, critique, etc., most welcome.
06-04-2012, 07:26 AM
Love the serenity. A few more clouds in the sky would've been nice - couldn't you conjure some up? :)
Looking forward to seeing more.
06-04-2012, 07:29 AM
Gorgeous colour Humayun. You don't see much natural photography of this hue. Serene? The very definition of it.
What aspect of the composition prompted you to shoot at 24mm and not open up to 17? A Maccas sign off to the left?
06-04-2012, 09:00 AM
Wow! What a stunning location.
A photographers paradise
06-04-2012, 09:25 AM
What a beautiful alpine scene. I like the natural colours and tones in this photo, the snow and ice have that natural whitish/blue tone and haven’t been polluted by over zealous saturation of the purple/pink hues. I also love that the highlights and shadows haven’t blown out/blocked up and there is texture in the snow, ice, darker rocks and moraine.
Was the water frozen or is that from the 2 second exposure?
06-04-2012, 10:55 AM
All it needs is Unicorns and beautiful Princesses to complete the vision H. What magical scenery. :)
06-04-2012, 12:55 PM
There's nothing like being cold and alone out in the middle nowhere. I set off well before twilight; the slightest sound of rustling in the bushes scares the crap out of you!
As for the clouds, I waited for two days for a decent sunrise. This was on my last morning at Mount Cook. I wanted to stay another day, but, I had a booking at Lake Tekapo that I had to make.
Thanks, mate. :)
There must be something about alpine regions and strange hues. Although, I got the same hues down at Milford Sound (I'm saving that picture for last). The thing was, that, not two minutes later, as soon as the first rays of sunlight started to strike the tip of Mount Cook, the magenta was gone. It became really boring all of a sudden.
The reason why I shot at 28mm instead of the wide end of the 17-40mm f/4L USM was because there was nothing of great interest to the left -- it was just moraine sans snow and ice. It skewed the composition. The other problem was that I was on the left hand side of the mouth of the Tasman River. There was no way for me to cross it. I didn't take my rubber, waist-length fishing attire with me, and, besides, there was no way I was going to wade into a fast flowing river at that time of morning with expensive equipment. I'd have frozen to death if I fell in. :)
Absolutely. All of New Zealand is delicious. Hence, why I keep going back. :)
Thanks, you. :)
Thanks for the thoughtful response! I'm glad you've picked up on features that I try very hard to showcase in my images -- not-blown highlights and non-plugged shadows. Using a 3-stop soft-step graduated neutral density filter really helped that morning; it helped to present a low-contrast image (which is something that I prefer), but, there's still enough contrast throughout the scene in the moraine and dirty glacial icebergs to give some balance.
I tried shooting with a circular polariser to assist in removing the glare off the lake, but, beceause I was pretty much pointing due north, 90-degrees from the sun, I was ending up with big round blobs of darkness in the sky, and/or water. Wasn't worth it.
The water where I was standing along the shoreline was a frozen ice sheet which gradually gave way to flowing water. So, in essence, the effect was a result of bits of ice sheets mixed with flowing water.
06-04-2012, 12:56 PM
Thanks, babez. :)
Now, where do I find the unicorns?
06-04-2012, 09:30 PM
Gorgeous mate. In addition to what Dennis said, I like the subtle pink cloud reflection in the water foreground. It's the small things, but it balances out nicely. :)
06-04-2012, 10:21 PM
Very beautiful indeed H.
06-04-2012, 11:14 PM
Great spot for a few pictures H and this one is a keeper but I did find it a bit flat so I hope you don't mind I had a bit of a play in Photoshop just to lift the contrast a bit with a little colour balance without taking away those lovely sky tones you captured.
Hope you like it, here's a couple of different versions with the original.
07-04-2012, 08:00 PM
Magnificent scenery, colours and hues Humayun :thumbsup:
Man, some people are so lucky, never been to the snow etc :sadeyes:
One of these days ? ? ?
A lovely image H.
Fantastic scenery topped off by those wonderful pastel hue's.
09-04-2012, 02:38 PM
That would look great on one of those biscuit tins or as a jigsaw!! :D
09-04-2012, 07:33 PM
Magic shot H.
Love your work. So aesthetic.
26-04-2012, 09:33 PM
Thank you, mate. Yes, you're absolutely right; it's the little things which make nice pictures. :)
Not a problem.
I've mentioned this before, but, I'm a fan of low contrast images. It's just a personal preference.
Thank you. Get your butt to New Zealand. It's cheap and beautiful!
26-04-2012, 09:33 PM
Thanks for looking and commenting, guys!
29-04-2012, 07:59 PM
I missed this when you first posted it H. - great image! Makes me want to go back to NZ again!
29-04-2012, 09:02 PM
Fantastic image as always H :thumbsup: Can't wait to see more from this trip.
03-05-2012, 08:38 PM
Thank you, Stephen and Greg.
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