Moke Lake, South Island, New ZEALAND
Before I went to New Zealand, I researched a couple of places I wouldn’t mind to visit and photograph, and Moke Lake was one of those. It’s about 15 minutes drive from Queenstown, and the site I researched it on, said the walk to the lake was very easy and short. I decided this looked like a neat place to go for sunrise to try and get some reflections since it was supposed to be so easy to access, but just incase, we decided to go there for a test run just before lunch just to check it out. We couldn’t drive all the way in to the lake, as a sign indicated it was dangerous to drive as the road was damaged, but we thought we’d just walk anyway since it couldn’t be too far away.
Two hours later, after trudging through snow, slush, gooey mud and cow poo, up big hills and down slopes, we finally made it to the lake. I snapped a few photos, and then made an even more painful walk back to the car. The lake was indeed beautiful, frozen in parts, but needless to say, I would not be going back to this place to shoot sunrise the next day :)
Canon EOS 5dMkII