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High-resolution desktop wallpaper Morning Breaks by jordanzander
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Morning Breaks

July 12th, 2010

The road between Queenstown and Glenorchy was shut due to a rock fall, so waiting on the side of the road the clouds started to break as the sun came up. The colors were stunning.

Canon EOS 500D, 18-55IS lens, shot at 18mm. ƒ/8, 1/60s. I added contrast and saturation in Adobe Lightroom 2.

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: Beltane
about 13 years, 10 months ago
Really gorgeous shot. The reflection of the sky in the water is amazing. A pity about the aberration around the edges.
Posted By: atosk89
about 13 years, 10 months ago
nice and peaceful...great execution
about 13 years, 10 months ago
This is a wonderful wallpaper from New Zealand. This scene works very well for the wallpaper material. I can see some aberration that "Beltane" is talking about and it's not too heavy and should be an easy fix in your image editor. Good job with this image.
Posted By: Euphytose
about 13 years, 10 months ago
Posted By: Scooter
about 13 years, 10 months ago
Great Job, this is in my wallpaper rotation now. Excellent Quality for the Kit Lense.
Posted By: ms-dost
about 13 years, 10 months ago
my new wallpaper.
Posted By: firefly.serenity
about 13 years, 10 months ago
Wow. Just wow. Nicely done!
Posted By: Dominic Kamp
about 13 years, 10 months ago
I like! ;-)

Water reflections = Awesome!
Clouds hovering above the lake = Fantastic!
Light = Just wow!

IFL Score: 9.9
(-0.1 for the tiny little aberration on the left, but hey, nobody is perfect!)
Posted By: Tophmeister
about 13 years, 10 months ago
My monitor feels too small for this great wallpaper =/
Posted By: firefly.serenity
about 13 years, 10 months ago
Whoa - Macindows - scoring! Now THAT is an idea!
Posted By: brobison
about 13 years, 10 months ago
2880x900 downloads as 2280x900; please fix, thanks...
Posted By: Ben Gustafson
about 13 years, 10 months ago
Incredible. Thanks.
Posted By: Chris Gin
about 13 years, 10 months ago
Beautiful light!! I didn't get anything as nice as this when I was down there.
Posted By: Kynan Dwyer
about 13 years, 10 months ago
Beautiful! almost surreal lighting! thanks for sharing!
Posted By: Frostmint
about 13 years, 10 months ago
The low clouds and fiery background make it seem almost like a scene out of LOTRO. Very nice.
Posted By: antonis7
about 13 years, 10 months ago
man the godray that is lighting the mountain on the other side of the lake is just unbelievable..

possibly one of the best shots i ve seen on IFL

Posted By: Emmanuel Iarussi
about 13 years, 10 months ago
OMG! Amazing! Is that on The Earth?????????
Posted By: Lenegal
about 13 years, 10 months ago
Absolutely stunning.
Posted By: supaman
about 13 years, 10 months ago
This looks like something straight out of a fantasy movie. I absolutely love it! Thanks for uploading this.
Posted By: knaim2
about 13 years, 10 months ago

Why does that happen? What should he be aware of so that doesn't occur?
Posted By: MrPacMan36
about 13 years, 10 months ago
I got rid of a little bit of that stuff (aberration as Macindows said) with the stamp tool is PE7, I'm a photoshop noob so be nice xD (idc for criticism honestly) but here it is. I only did the part where it was really serious.

Posted By: Dominic Kamp
about 13 years, 10 months ago

Well, in general you can say that a chromatic aberration occurs when a lens (in this case a kit lens which usually doesn't use high quality & expensive glass e.g. nano-coating) is not able to focus all colors to the same convergence point. The result: distortions, like the one you see on the left.

You can however, easily remove distortion in programs like Photoshop. Nevertheless, sometimes even the best photographer overlooks minimal flaws like this, so it's really not a biggie.
Posted By: knaim2
about 13 years, 10 months ago

Thank you so very much! You're the man!
Posted By: jordanzander
about 13 years, 10 months ago
Whoa I am blown away with all the positive feedback!! Since finding this website a year ago I have always wanted to put an image up but didn't think I would ever make the grade. But I am real happy this shot (my first shot ever up loaded to IFL) has been enjoyed by so many people.

I am an amateur photographer with just kit gear so I will take on the feedback about the aberration and learn from your comments.

I have a few other shots from my trip to the South Island that I will put up on the Loupe in the coming days. I am also thrilled to be going back down in a couple of weeks time for work so I will try get some more shots I can upload.

Thanks for your feedback, its made my day.

Posted By: only4now
about 13 years, 10 months ago
sure captures the essence of what a beautiful morning feels like.

this is good stuff.. is now my background, have had passer-bys make the comment "Just waiting for a fish to pop up out of the water"

very peaceful shot~ eager to see your other submissions :o)
Posted By: King_Belleauh
about 13 years, 9 months ago
don't know how i missed this one back last month....

its my desktop now, lol @ rotation

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