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
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