Church of the Good Shepherd – Lake Tekapo – New Zealand
Canon 5D MKII – Canon EF L Lens 17-40 mm
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The iconic Church of the Good Shepherd is situated on the shores of Lake Tekapo amongst the natural beauty of the lake and mountains.
The Church was built in 1935 as a place of worship and a as a memorial for the pioneer families of the Mackenzie country. The builders of the Church were instructed that the site was to be left undisturbed, and that even the matagouri bushes surrounding the building were to remain. Rocks which happened to be on the wall lines were not to be removed. The stones for the wall were to be procured within a radius of five miles of the site, and were to be unchipped and in their natural condition.
Lake Tekapo is an inspiring landscape. Surrounded by an amazing mountain ranges, which at the time that of our visit was in the early stages of the snow season. My visit to here was inspired by images that i have seen from other photographers, but i will definitely return to Lake Tekapo, now inspired by the town itself, a beautiful part of the world.