This shot I took in Jan 2009 on the top of Koh Phi Phi island in Thailand at sunrise. That shot is over looking twin bay. This island was heavily damaged in the Tsunami of 2004. The shot was taken with my Canon EOS 5D DSLR and my Canon EF 17-40 F4 lens. The shot was then warmed up through a photoshop filter, levels were adjusted, saturated along with a bit of sharpening.
If you are ever in the neigbourhood and like a 3 hour hike up to this viewpoint over Lake Wanaka, try the "Diamont Lake" trail which will lead you up there. Lake Wanaka is located on the South Island of New Zealand. By Ron Vink, The Netherlands
Or more affectionately known as "Mike's Vinyard". To the Vintner the broken arbor was a hassle, to the photographer it made the scene perfect. I shot this image using a tripod mounted Nikon D100 with a SB-80DX speedlight remotely fired under the arbor. My lens was a Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX lens. 1/2 sec @ f/8. I do hope you enjoy this as well as my other images posted here.
The Otuataua Stonefields are a reminder of Auckland's volcanic past, full of stones flung out in successive volcanic eruptions. I was lucky enough to experience a beautiful sunrise there and captured this shot just before leaving. (And yes, these were the actual colours).