Church of the Good Shepherd (Lake Tekapo NZ) by Dean Prowd Panoramic Photography

Church of the Good Shepherd (Lake Tekapo NZ) by 

While researching a photographic trip to New Zealand’s South Island, I discovered images of this church on Lake Tekapo. I knew from looking at maps that the light at sunset would provide the most suitable lighting for the shot.

On arrival to this location I discovered that the church is a very popular tourist attraction. A steady stream of tourist buses were constantly arriving with many visitors eager to photograph the church. I set up for the shot and patiently waited as the constant stream of tourists arrived and departed.

I knew I only had a very limited time to take the shot when the sun was setting. Just prior to taking the shot a bus load of soccer fans jumped out and started posing for photos and playing soccer right in front of me. However they left as quickly as they had arrived. I looked around and to my surprise I had a clear shot of the church I took the opportunity and captured the shot just as the sun was setting behind me.


  • Paul Gana
    Paul Ganaabout 6 years ago

    great colors and lighting

  • Libby000
    Libby000over 5 years ago


  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGabout 5 years ago

    Congratulations! Your photo has been featured in “South Island, New Zealand”

    This photo was chosen because it was of a very high quality and it captured exactly the sort of work we are looking for in this group.

    Please keep up the great work and we hope you continue to add more of your excellent photographs to this group.

  • Renee D. Miranda
    Renee D. Mirandaabout 4 years ago

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiabout 4 years ago

    This is simply Stunning…laura

  • Dominika Aniola
    Dominika Aniolaabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic photo. :)

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinabout 4 years ago

    spectacular shot!!!

  • Dawn di Donato
    Dawn di Donatoabout 4 years ago

    Fantabulous image…well worth the struggle & the wait to get it! Gorgeous!

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...about 4 years ago

    beautiful work!

  • fotoflossy
    fotoflossyabout 4 years ago

    WOW! Totally awesome work!

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