Lake Tekapo – South Island New Zealand 08/11


South Island NZ image - Lake Tekapo

Hey Everyone

Last week I got back 50 rolls of film I sent off to the lab to get processed this was one of photos from my box of slides.

On this trip we spent 10 days on the South Island of New Zealand, heading back to the airport we stopped in at a little town called Tekapo for the night before making our way to Christchurch for our flight home the next day. When we arrived it was quite windy and with hardly a cloud in the sky I wasn’t too impressed as I wanted something a little different in my collection and well snow capped mountains with no reflections in the lake wasn’t what I was looking for. Having given up on that idea set up anyway and began to wait for the sun to drop and give the mountains a bit of a glow but as the sun was beginning to set almost like someone turned off a switch the wind just stopped dead. With a very limited supply of film I was mainly focused on digital but knew that Velvia would give this shot that little pop that you can’t get with digital so as the mountains started glowing I fired off 2 shots and changed back to digital. The shot looks way better bigger so click the image to see a bigger version.

I have been scanning like crazy over the past couple days both new shots and old. These photos will be released on my site later this week and if you want you can click here to be taken straight to my new releases section of the website.

Cheers for stopping by

New Zealand Photos

Darren Tierney

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5 Responses

Tim Wrate said on November 8, 2010

Mate – that shot is an incredible image. The reflected light on the peaks is really what makes the shot, with the light tapering off from the right to the left of frame. The rock witht he seagulls is justlike icing on the cake.

Rod Thomas said on November 8, 2010

Not to shabby mate….. ! !

Dylan Fox said on November 8, 2010


Chris Barnes said on November 8, 2010

Awesome mate, my favourite part of the island.

Sandy@Shots said on January 10, 2011

Stunning Image!

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