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Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Lakes
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Blue Lake, Lake, Mountains, New Zealand Landscapes, Sky, St Bathans, Stars, Sunrise
Photo Info

Dimensions8288 x 6568
Original file size22.1 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken4-Jul-14 05:43
Date modified4-Sep-14 17:59
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D800E
Focal length14 mm
Focal length (35mm)14 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure10s at f/8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modeSpot
Digital zoom1x
Blue Lake

Blue Lake

Blue Lake is located in St Bathans - a former gold and mining town in the high land of Otago region of South Island, New Zealand.

During our recent 17-day winter photography expedition to New Zealand, we only stayed one day in St Bathans. It was a cold morning and we got up before dawn. When the first light appeared, we witnessed a dramatic change of the sky.

This image illustrated a magic transition from night to day. It was made from six shots with 14-24mm f/2.8 lens at 14mm end so that I could capture the entire lake and its surrounding mountain features.

This image has been published on 1x.

I am excited that this image was also selected to be shortlisted in 2015 ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year Competition.