This is the much photographed tree in Lake Wanaka, New Zealand South Island. Tried it in evening, but light was not good. This was a morning shot with a rather weak sun shining through a thin cloud cover. And during the week I was here none of the other mornings that gave me good reflections. There is a different interpretation from a few days later.
5 August, 2012, 0915
Canon EOS 550D, ISO 200, f/11, 1/125sec, 18mm
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  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Jenni Tanner
    Jenni Tannerabout 2 years ago

    Oooh lovely Charles! How was TC???

  • Hi Jenni, well it is not a good snow season, but there were a few cms at TC overnight and the top runs are in reasonable shape. First couple of runs were in a whiteout but visibility gradually improved so by midday was quite good. Will go there again tomorrow (sun is promised all day!) and will stop at the tree again on the way.

    – Charles Kosina

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonabout 2 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful, Charles!

  • Thanks Mieke. The still water was a bonus.

    – Charles Kosina

  • snapitnc
    snapitncabout 2 years ago

    thats a stunning shot charles,cheers mike

  • Thanks Mike. NZ is full of photo opportunities.

    – Charles Kosina

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyabout 2 years ago

    So beautifully captured Charles – Love it xx

  • Thank you Gail. It was good to be there at just the right time.

    – Charles Kosina

  • CBoyle
    CBoyleabout 2 years ago

    Really beautiful photo Charles :)

  • Thanks a lot for your comment.

    – Charles Kosina

  • BigD
    BigDabout 2 years ago

  • Wow! Thanks for feature.

    – Charles Kosina

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2about 2 years ago

  • Thank you Sarnia very much for feature,

    – Charles Kosina

  • Pratham Arora
    Pratham Aroraabout 2 years ago


  • Thank yo Pratham. It is a very little tree but has a big impact.

    – Charles Kosina

  • RVogler
    RVoglerabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful reflection image, great composition and clarity :)
    Congrats on your features!

  • Thank you Regina. I spent quite a while with different lenses and viewpoints. This is probably the best one.

    – Charles Kosina

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