Let There Be Light by Maxwell Campbell

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Church Of The Good Shepherd – Lake Tekapo – New Zealand

Canon 5D MKII – Canon EF L 17-40mm Lens

Another from a recent trip to New Zealand South Island.

In the past i have admired brilliant images from this location, especially from Aaron Prior ( 500px ). So to get there and grab a few keepers for myself is awesome. It’s an incredible place, serene and spectacular. Patience is the key for a sunrise shot though. I was there before first light, had a nosey around before setting up for my first composition. As the sun began to show and the colours started to pop, the first bus load of tourists showed up. As quick as they arrived, they posed for their keepsakes and they were gone. I rattled off a few shots and moved to my second comp, and another bus load turned up. Again they were all over the place like ants and then they were all gone. Rattled off a few more and you guessed it ………… Anyway, i scored some sweet shots, and i think we were all treated to a special sunrise at a beautiful location.

Hope you like it ……. :-)

Focal Length – 17mm
Shutter – 60 secs
Aperture – F/13
ISO 100
Mode – Bulb

Hoya ND 400 stop Filter

Ugg Boots
Merino Thermals
T Shirt
Woolen Jacket
Neck Warmer

Minus 4 Degrees
Little bit of wind

Photographer Comfort Level – 8
Degree of Difficulty – 10 ( i could’ve been drinking coffee )

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  • Maxwell Campbell
    Maxwell Campbellalmost 3 years ago

  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibalmost 3 years ago

    Awesome long exposure shot mate! Love it.

  • Thanks Arfan, very much appreciate your comment mate. Cheers :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • Sue  Thomson
    Sue Thomsonalmost 3 years ago

    Georgeous light!

  • Thank you very much Sue :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful work Max. The grass works well here.

  • Thank you Michael. The grass is a treat for sure. Glad you like it mate :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • noirK9art
    noirK9artalmost 3 years ago

    Stunning mate, I really love this one, congrats!

  • Thanks very much “S”. Stoked about how well this has been received :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • Beth  Wode
    Beth Wodealmost 3 years ago

    Maxwell, this is so so GORGEOUS! how lucky were you to get a sky like that! and your POV is fantastic with that grass in the foreground.

  • Glad you like this one Beth. I got so lucky here, you are right. It is an amazing place, hard to take a bad shot here i reckon :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • Sharon Kavanagh
    Sharon Kavanaghalmost 3 years ago

    Sweet shot mate, absolutely luv it!!! And thanx for the giggle with the equipment used :o)

  • Haha ….. glad you got a chuckle out of that. Believe it or not, that description was going through my head while i was there. That and a few expletives about the temp. Thanks for the comment Sharon :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • Dianne English
    Dianne Englishalmost 3 years ago

    What colour and what a beautiful image !!!

  • Thank you very much Dianne, i appreciate your comment and visit :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • PC1134
    PC1134almost 3 years ago

    Max, mate this is a stunning image! Bloody tourists!!!!!! But well worth the patience and sensationally composed. A well deserved favourite from me!

  • lol ….. thanks Sean. Glad you like it mate. I appreciate the comment and fave. Cheers :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • lee Henley
    lee Henleyalmost 3 years ago

    Awesome mate, love it :)

  • Thanks mate, really appreciate your comment :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

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