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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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Apr 20, 2010, 7:37:48 AM
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Mystic Dawn by octane2 Mystic Dawn by octane2
Once again, deviantART's horrible colour scheme will stop you from seeing detail in the shadows. You can go here to see a version on a black background.

The first rays of dawn begin to ignite Mount Tasman and Mount Cook, approximately 20 km in the distance, whilst the crystal clear steely mirror image is reflected on the calm and tranquil waters of Lake Matheson.

I almost thought that this morning would be a write off as there was an enormous amount of mist and low-lying cloud blocking the view. Just as I thought it was all over, the clouds seemed to disperse right before first light.

This image was made on an incredibly cold morning.

The image could do with a little more work, I feel, but, I'm happy enough to post it as is. I'll replace it with a reprocess in due course.

Note the first rays on all the tallest peaks and the waterfall in the distance.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
2.5s f/11.0 at 40.0mm iso100
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MayBerry Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Wow
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AussieKiwi Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
perfect location and a fabulous photo you have taken of it
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MellsPics Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Beautiful.
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JulianVII Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
I like the harmony in this one, and how the trees frame the picture!
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Minnosh Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
OMG! This is simply beautiful!
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aureza Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student Writer
Oh, my. It's breathtaking. The mountains and water are marvelous.
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lmsgblh Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
u captured Lake Matheson very well - the light is perfect, the water calm - marvellous :)
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bp2007 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
Featured here: [link]

Thank you for being part of the PhotographyUniverse.
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WhompingVillow Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing!
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octane2 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
E-C,

Thank you, so much.

You live in paradise! I'm going back there on Tuesday to hopefully capture it in some spring light. :)

Regards,
H
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