One of my favourite places in New Zealand, is beautiful Lake Matheson.
On favourable mornings, the reward for your early morning hiking aspirations is a crystal clear and calm lake offering pristine reflections of the alpine spectacle before your eyes.
Not the most conducive cloud cover formation for a landscape image (covering Mount Cook wholesale), but, after a failed attempt the morning prior, I was thankful for the fire in the sky this second morning's attempt.
This is an image from my spring 2011 campaign of the South Island.
Canon EOS-5D Mark II, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
13s f/16.0 at 50.0mm iso100
MERRY CHRISTMASWell 2014 has shot by in a blur of both sad and happy moments but what's always been there are my friends, family and hope :happy: I hope you have all had a fantastic year and wish you an even better 2015
Tomorrow's Christmas is definitely going to be different as the entire family has come down with a nasty virus, I'm the one who caught the normal cold, everyone else has temperatures, head ache, pains everywhere and basically feel horrendous. We've had to cancel all our Christmas plans but I am doing my best to keep the Christmas spirit though our Christmas music medley mainly is made up of coughing.
So here is a happy feature of the best art I've seen this week. Let me know what you're doing for Christmas.
Ho Ho Ho Ho Feature!
Hello Dear Members!
Here's some fantastic works posted in our galleries.
Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas!
Look Into My Eyes by Nikulina-HelenaMerry Christmas and a HAPPY NEW YEAR! by nudagimo
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! by VeilaKsWhat a Night by SpellpearlArtsA Gift for Charlliee by pjenz
Last Journey by Softyrider62The Vocal Coach by FiguraArtoMerry Christmas by RiafairyfaceIcedragontowerthing by Neytirix
Merry Christmas (Waiting for Santa) by fhelalrDreaming of Narnia by DriPointNightfall | Neo Tokyo III by MarkusVogt
Christmas Wish by SilEnigmaArtsBurning Suns - Clash by EllixusDays Of Youth by Kythra
Secret Chirstmas by Teddy-CubeWho Was a Bad Kid? by shadeleyCommission: Tika by barn-swallowA Moment Of Stillness by Joe-Maccer
Wanna Go For A Ride ? by reda22:Black Winter Days by Pixx-73Zardonic (+ YouTube video) by manojlovic
Merry Christmas. by CharllieeArtsNo Fear of New Adventures - Secret Santa by WhendellMagnetic North by MoodyBlue
Winter by ManinkInterior concept by Reza-Afshar-Arton Bridge by VitaShuba
Revenge by kimsolWe Wish You A Scary Christmas by MBHenriksenHo Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas! by Sandra-Cristhina
Christmas Night by neverdyingGlimpse at My Soul by MonaParvinPraying For Some Help Here! by DiamonEyes
Your art is very inspirational to all of us artists and at Shadowness we like to thank our amazing artists for all they do, to show our appreciation for you,your artwork has been featured in todays Daily Inspiration #1385
HMSTG1099, HMSTG1094, HMSTG1, NGC6729, NGC6726-7, IC4812 and NGC6723
Target: Reflection and Dark Nebulae in Corona Australis
Date(s): June: 23rd, 24th, 25th, and 26th;
Date(s): August: 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th;
Date(s): September: 1st, 14th, 15th, 17th, 18th, 28th, 29th and 30th
Location: Little Mountain, QLD, Australia
Detector: SBIG STL-11000M at -20 degrees Celsius
Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106N
Focal length: 530mm
Mount: Losmandy G-11 (Gemini)
Guiding: Self guiding through SBIG STL-11000M
Exposure: LRGB (600 256 180 208); total: 20.73 hours
Exposure: L bin 1x1, RGB bin 2x2
Software: MaxIm DL 5, CCD Commander, FocusMax, PinPoint, PixInsight and Photoshop