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January 9, 2014
Suggester said; "A stunning view from one of the most beautiful places in the world. The photo is composed cleanly and with a lot of thought. If you wake up to this image today, it will certainly brighten your day."

Also suggested by BokehLight and Miguel-Santos

Mystic Dawning Reflections by octane2
Featured by Anoya
Suggested by TimberClipse
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Mystic Dawning Reflections

Edit: stoked at my fifth Daily Deviation. Thank you so much :iconanoya: (Anoya) for featuring me, and :icontimberclipse: (TimberClipse), :iconbokehlight: (BokehLight), and :iconmiguel-santos: (Miguel-Santos) for suggesting the image for a Daily Deviation.

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

Image details
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960x640px 486.96 KB
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
13/1 second
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Sep 17, 2011, 6:37:01 AM
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:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

The sharpness of this photo combined with the rich and vivid colors immediatly attracts the eye. The contrast is perfect and the draknes of the mountain creates some great negative space that accentuates the red of the sky. The fog really as to the mood of the photo as well. The intensity of the color of the sky is also well balanced with the stillness and quietude of the water.

One suggestion I would have is to crop out the bottom third of this photo to break the symmetry caused by the reflections. The reault would be a neat wide panorama.

An excelent photo!