I have been to New Zealand three times and each time I felt like an explorer (one travelling in comfort in a hired car with central heating and my selection of CDs). The explorer analogy comes into play as around each bend the landscape tends to surprise you and often renders you speechless.
This photo was taken on our way to Mnt Cook as we drove along the road that skirted Lake Pukaki. No major PP, the blue you see here is the blue we saw.
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batalay (40521) 2015-08-01 4:50
This is a spectacular view, with Mt. Cooke on center stage, in the fall in down under New Zealand. I concur with all your observations about the wonderment one feels in driving around New Zealand, especially the South Island. During the week we were in New Zealand (Nov. 13-20, 2014) we spent 3 1/2 days on each of the two islands. We didn't get to see Mt. Cooke on the South Island, but we stayed in Queenstown and experienced that wonderment. We also like the people very much.
As I mentioned earlier, we will be visiting southeast Australia next February, albeit for a very short time. I hope that we can get together somewhere.
Have a good Sunday,
npecanhuk (78913) 2015-08-01 4:55
Very beautiful and pleasant-looking picture!
Soft light & colors, level of sharpness, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your Saturday,
Sergiom (89267) 2015-08-01 6:14
Probablement le plus beau pays du monde pour la photographie de paysages. C'est tellement beau que cela fait presque pleurer de bonheur. Quel lac et quelles belles montagnes.
rbassin (24343) 2015-08-01 7:52
une magnifique vue, et superbe reflet sur le lac.
lousat (98285) 2015-08-01 15:24
Ciao Klaudio,paesaggio fantastico! Ho sempre sostenuto che la Nuova Zelanda ricorda molto l'Italia in certi scenari come questo,sembra di essere sulle Alpi.Pace assoluta,colori brillantissimi e dettagli eccezzionali! Buona Domenica e complimenti,Luciano
Matyas (0) 2015-08-02 0:39
Hello Klaudio! Wonderful landscape. Amazing mount. Excellent lake. Fantastic reflection. Good contrast and sharpness. Regards!
abmdsudi (58260) 2015-08-02 1:32
What a wonderful snow capped mountain and stunning reflection on the still water. The camera has caught the moment with the colour of the sky and the lake - of which the latter is so luminous blue while the warm fg grabs attention adding an extra vivid splash of colour against the whole setting so beautifully. A perfect vision of tranquility nicely taken. Congrats
dekanski (6110) 2015-08-02 3:33
lep pejsa, odlična kompozicija! Plava boja je divna!
Naalost Novi Zeland je predaleko za mene i sumnjam da ću ga ikada videti uivo, zato jo vie uivam u ovakvim fotografijama.
ricardomattos (8327) 2015-08-02 8:10
Wow! There is not another word to describe such beauty of this place.What a view my friend! I like a lot. Excellent composition and quality picture.
macjake (73059) 2015-08-02 9:16
the way you describe the scenes driving around is EXACTLY what I experienced when driving around Lofoten in Northern Norway.
We stopped the car countless times.
and even in the hazy sunlight you still delivered a fine looking nature landscape shot.
the waters are still, the mountain tops are clear to the eye and the browns in the fg give a much needed contrasting color to spice it up a bit.
emka (107755) 2015-08-03 0:37
Hello Klaudio, As you well know, I do not drive and rent a car ( my driver doesn't want to go so far), I am travelling only by buses. I am afraid it would be difficult. But it worked well in Lofoten so maybe I should try New Zealand? Irt is on the top pf my bucket list but difficult to realize.
marvelous landscape, beautiful blue lake with splendid reflection of the Mount Coo. Really breath taking view. Central heating? What for? Is is so cold there? I wonder what is on these selected CDs.
A bit similar like Lofoten but here is the autumn view.
WArm regards MAlgo
bona (13739) 2015-08-03 7:26
New Zeland seems a fantastic place to visit. Your photo is wonderful. It is easy visit places like that there?
I think this mountain was the samed used by Peter Jackson in Lord of the Rings movies.
Oceania (5202) 2015-08-03 7:30
It's such a tranquil and picturesque place. The reflection on the calm water is very beautiful.
kasianowak (10591) 2015-08-03 13:31
Thank you for this reminder of the beauty of New Zealand landscapes. The complementary colours are amazing (and I do believe you - I have seen those Tekapo blues).
And... I know the feeling. I also travelled around in a hired car (in which I also lived and slept) :-).
Tigerlily (3379) 2015-08-05 8:22
Beautiful and tranquil.. wonderful composition and colour contrast.
gervaso (16817) 2015-08-06 4:34
Wonderful view of those snowy mountains in the background and their beautiful reflections on the calm water, forming a perfect mirror! Wonderful landscape, captured with very nice colors and depth! Excellent job!
kordinator (15429) 2015-08-06 9:30
Evo posle određenog vremena mi se javio i Branko (Vasa) on je u svom improvizovanom ateljeu bavi slikarstvom i iz njegovih reči vidim da je presrećan u tome čime se bavi.
Ja sam ovo leto malo vie radio veselja,fotografiem da koliko toliko obnovim tehniku.
Uzeo sam Novo teelo Nikon D5500 i objektiv 18-140mm jer mi se stari 18-105 raspada jer je bio i na popravci jer se lomio i bio na popravci i tek sad vidim da je radio veoma loe fotografije,pa rekoh evo da se i ja javim jer me due nije bilo na TE.
Elem to se tvoe fotografije tiče,predivna je.
Veoma lep pejsa sa Novog Zelanda.
Nadam se pre svega da si uivao tamo.
Odlično svetlo i lepe boje čine lepe fotografije a takva je i ova tvoja odlično sastavljena.
Mnogo je predivnih detalja iz prirode.
Refleksija planine na povrini jezera čine ovaj fino izbalansiran sastav.
Budi nam dobro.
COSTANTINO (70202) 2015-08-13 23:21
Hello dear kludio and have a nice time
and a happy new weekend
I love this peaceful atmosphere and
the amazing blue dominating the whole
scenery wonderful mountain covered
by snow reflected perfectly on the
surface of the lake
welldone and wellseen
regards from samos island
ikeharel (79161) 2015-08-18 8:56
It is an astonishing sight, Klaudio, heaven on earth.
Beautiful landscape, NZ is well known for. Well chosen POV, superbly taken photo.
gildasjan (43824) 2015-08-22 2:12
Belle complémentarité de couleurs entre le bleu de ce ciel,son reflet dans ce lac et les teintes chaudes du premier plan.
pierrefonds (71691) 2015-09-21 15:13
The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The point of view is showing the details of the mountains. The good luminosity is giving nice tints to the colours. Have a nice day.