Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Mystic Dawning Reflections by octane2 Mystic Dawning Reflections by octane2
Edit: stoked at my fifth Daily Deviation. Thank you so much :iconanoya: (Anoya) for featuring me, and :icontimberclipse: (TimberClipse), :iconbokehlight: (BokehLight), and :iconmiguel-santos: (Miguel-Santos) for suggesting the image for a Daily Deviation.

One of my favourite places in New Zealand, is beautiful Lake Matheson.

On favourable mornings, the reward for your early morning hiking aspirations is a crystal clear and calm lake offering pristine reflections of the alpine spectacle before your eyes.

Not the most conducive cloud cover formation for a landscape image (covering Mount Cook wholesale), but, after a failed attempt the morning prior, I was thankful for the fire in the sky this second morning's attempt.

This is an image from my spring 2011 campaign of the South Island.

Canon EOS-5D Mark II, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
13s f/16.0 at 50.0mm iso100

Add a Comment:
 

Daily Deviation

Given 2014-01-09
Suggester said; "A stunning view from one of the most beautiful places in the world. The photo is composed cleanly and with a lot of thought. If you wake up to this image today, it will certainly brighten your day."

Also suggested by BokehLight and Miguel-Santos

Mystic Dawning Reflections by octane2 ( Suggested by TimberClipse and Featured by Anoya )
:iconkareynomer:
I have to say this is a beautifully well done picture of something so majestic. You captured the reflections perfectly and the mist in the background create a feeling of suspense and mystery to the scenery. It kind of give me a spook in a somewhat good way.

The fact that this is a picture surprise me - it look so different that I expected photos would be, but then I'm only a beginner photographer. Overall, it's one of the great piece you had taken. I say well-done on the photography, Octane! You are an amazing photographer and keep it up!
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
41 out of 43 deviants thought this was fair.

:iconescopeto:
This picture contains that certain "magic" that some great photographies have. Usually, a cloudy sky and post-twilight lighting are disadvantageous for photography. You managed to iron out this liability and turned it into an asset. By capturing the most opportunate cloud formation and considering the margins of your frame.

The sky's redness and the mountain's white are beautifully captured. The reflection in the water still is the cream of the crop. One could argue that the colors aren't very appealing, but that's a matter of taste. Still, one can almost feel the cold climate and appreciate the atmosphere. To capture such calm waters is moderately difficult. You were on the right time at the right spot with the right tool. Well done!
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
26 out of 28 deviants thought this was fair.

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

:iconforfrysning:
Forfrysning Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
absolutely stunning
Reply
:iconjacquelinebarkla:
JacquelineBarkla Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Professional General Artist
Hi there! I was just wondering is it ok if I could share this image on the Da seniors Instagram? I will fully link and credit you of course! :D :D thank you for your time!
Reply
:iconoctane2:
octane2 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Professional Photographer
No problem, JB.  :)

Regards,
H
Reply
:iconjacquelinebarkla:
JacquelineBarkla Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you kindly my friend! :tighthug: :heart:
Reply
:iconserenissimaluna:
SerenissimaLuna Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Epic :)
Reply
:iconsofiwick:
Sofiwick Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Professional Photographer

Hi! This photograph was chosen to be featured in the “Best of the Year Feature” by our group #Passion-for-Photos! Your art is awesome!

Here is the link: passion-for-photos.deviantart.…

Please :+favlove: it to spread the love! :love:

Reply
:iconharuhi1236:
Haruhi1236 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
this picture is so wonderful. i love it.
Reply
:iconmolebut:
Molebut Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
Dammit!     That's it!!!:) (Smile) Singing Sherlock Holmes Headbang! I'm hungry...Get in my belly! 4 out of 5 dentists recommend brushing your teeth! Ohm... Ohm... 
Reply
:iconsnowinhades:
SnowInHades Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your beautiful work has been featured :hug: fav.me/d7uzaxy
Reply
:iconmissingtherain:
missingtherain Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
wow
Reply
:iconmy-shots:
my-shots Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
:thumbsup:

please, d't forget about our Nature Photo Contest with great prizes - photo-contest.deviantart.com/ :)
Reply
:iconjamie-nicole:
Jamie-Nicole Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your Amazing Work is featured in my May Feature..fav.me/d7ghu6x
Reply
:iconshelleykagan:
shelleykagan Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Is this for sale?
Reply
:iconannabelle-chabert:
Annabelle-Chabert Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014   Photographer
Great misty atmorphere and sky in fire :love:
Reply
:icona7xfan666:
A7XFan666 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
gorgeous :3
Reply
:iconacoresjo88:
acoresjo88 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations, you have been featured here!
Would be nice if youŽd stop by and have a look. Thank you!
Reply
:iconbillynikoll:
BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful work!
Reply
:iconjamie-nicole:
Jamie-Nicole Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Incredible image.
Reply
:iconcurtis-macdonald:
curtis-macdonald Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, amazing shot!
Reply
:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

Reply
:iconantoniogouveia:
AntonioGouveia Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Good job!
Reply
:iconthelemiic:
Thelemiic Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student Filmographer
I want to go there:o
Reply
:iconbongaloid:
bongaloid Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome :)
Reply
:iconxxparanoidandroidxx:
XxParanoidAndroidxX Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!!!! 
Reply
:icondukeofspade:
dukeofspade Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Reply
:iconalomhordozo57:
alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Wonderful!
Reply
:iconstories-in-paper:
stories-in-paper Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Student General Artist
I JUST LOVE THIS!!!!! Beautiful!!!! 
Reply
:iconpunkyitz:
punkyitz Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:bulletred:Gorgeous picture. Great job homie. HEART blink 
Reply
:iconanoya:
Anoya Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014   Photographer
I've featured your work here: APN Daily Deviations - January 2014! Heart
Reply
:iconoctane2:
octane2 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Photographer
Anoya,

Wow!  Thank you, so much!  :)

Regards,
H
Reply
:iconmoxc:
MOxC Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Highly inspirational! :) 
Reply
:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Only just catching up on this.  Congratulations on the DD mate.  Certainly well deserved H.  Stunning image.
Reply
:iconsofiwick:
Sofiwick Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional Photographer

Hi! This photograph was chosen to be featured in the monthly news article by our group #Passion-for-Photos and it’ll be also moved to our “Feature” folder! Your art is awesome!

Here is the link: passion-for-photos.deviantart.…

Please :+favlove: it to spread the love! :love:

Reply
:iconlepelican75:
LePelican75 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist
amazing and magic shot  Clap Clap Clap 
Reply
:iconsatishverma:
satishverma Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing shot.
Reply
:iconzireael07:
Zireael07 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing!!!
Reply
:iconcalaba:
Calaba Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Seen this on FB and had to come over and get a better view. Simply one of the best shots ever. You seem to capture not just the beauty but the feel of the landscape you shoot. Can't wait to see what the future work looks like!
Reply
:iconsed:
sed Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
:iconseriousclapplz:   :iconsaywow1plz:
Reply
:iconevilscarrlett:
EvilScarrlett Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant!
Reply
:iconmiafka:
Miafka Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Очень красиво) 
Reply
:iconsnowinhades:
SnowInHades Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely stunning :love:
Reply
:iconladyaliceofoz:
LadyAliceofOz Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Dancing by Yokkan Congrats on your additional win!! Inspiration-Showroom Weekly Deviation Award by InspiredAdminsBunny Emoji-11 (Drum Roll) [V1] by Jerikuto
Reply
:icondanuk86:
danUK86 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014   General Artist
Awesome capture, love the atmosphere, colours and light :nod:
Reply
:iconninsennansen:
ninsennansen Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible :)
Reply
:iconblondelittlevampire:
BlondeLittleVampire Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous picture :heart:
Reply
:iconshljivo:
shljivo Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
excellent !
did you use ND filter?
Reply
:iconmarc-leubner:
marc-leubner Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great picture.Heart 
Reply
:iconmarshalllipp:
MarshallLipp Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional Photographer
Just plain Phenomenal 
Reply
:iconqurant:
qurant Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
impressive.
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
January 7, 2014
Image Size
487 KB
Resolution
960×640
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
38,771 (5 today)
Favourites
5,181 (who?)
Comments
217

Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
13/1 second
Aperture
F/16.0
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Sep 17, 2011, 6:37:01 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
×