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Blue Lake

May 13th, 2009

Taken on my recent trip to the South Island, New Zealand. This is the Blue Lake in St Bathans (named for its distinctive blue colour caused by the minerals in the water). It was man-made by miners digging away at a 120m hill until all that was left was a 68m deep pit. When the mining stopped, the hole filled with water forming the lake. This is a single exposure, taken using a 2-stop graduated ND filter. Very little post-processing here, this was exactly how it appeared that morning.

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: Mateo1041
about 8 years ago
Amazing how something manmade can be so beautiful. Love the pure blue contrast.
Posted By: Mark
about 8 years ago
Amazing.. and no HDR either :)
Thanks.. and my eyes thank you too.
This comment is rated: insightful
Posted By: stubulman
about 8 years ago
Chris, truly amazing color and clarity. Everywhere you look there is a small focal point of interest. Bravo!
Posted By: Dhaman
about 8 years ago
Amazing colors and superb reflection. Must've been a nice view. Glad you didn't HDR it. :]
Posted By: Windinrite
about 8 years ago
Breathtaking scenery, and stunning color!
Thanks for sharing!
Posted By: RED.BULL
about 8 years ago
New Zealand is indeed heaven on Earth! Amazing....
Posted By: Michael Do
about 8 years ago
This is among some of your better works, Chris. I just wish the trees were a bit more green.
Posted By: lerch84
about 8 years ago
As I saw the thumbnail something told me that this was Chris Gin's photo..and I was right!I love blue color, it's my favourite, and this pic is full of it, New Zaeland is full of it!I would like to live there and see with my eyes all this nature masterpieces! thanks again for sharing it!
Posted By: Chris Gin
about 8 years ago
Thanks everyone. For those of you who do visit NZ (or anywhere I guess), make sure you're up early each morning for the golden hour. This photo was taken just after sunrise. 30 minutes later the light was so different and the place did not look as good, yet that's when the tourists started turning up.
Posted By: magere-hein
about 8 years ago
Very nice picture, the colors are amazing.
Posted By: s1ipp3ry
about 8 years ago
Thanks Chris Gin this one is marvelous another fine addition to this site and your portfolio
about 8 years ago
WOW! Chris this is so amazing! Phenomenal work you have accomplished with this masterpiece. It's such an eye candy to me and my desktop. Thank you for your consistent quality work Chris.
Posted By: Vinnie
about 8 years ago
my new wallpaper... the colors really pop! very nice.
Posted By: DenniZ
about 8 years ago
Lovely, my new wallpaper :)
Posted By: iobserve
about 8 years ago
Beautiful picture. I'm new to photography and can only hope to produce images like this one someday. Great work!
Posted By: Mac Man
about 8 years ago
Great Chris! Love it! Very good picture!
Posted By: Segar
about 8 years ago
Thanks Chris, another great great shot!!! :D
keep it going!
Posted By: achernar
about 8 years ago
Posted By: Chris Gin
about 8 years ago
@achernar, this was taken with my Tamron 17-50.
Posted By: trout
about 8 years ago
Stunning, Chris.
Posted By: Mac Man
about 8 years ago
Posted By: TheReal7
about 8 years ago
Awesome shot Chris!!!! Instant fav.
Posted By: ElectrikLizard
about 8 years ago
The Colors are Phenomenal ... One of the Best Natural Pics I have seen in a long time ....

Thank you ...
about 7 years, 11 months ago

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