Photographer's Note

The first photo I've posted here in about nine months. It's been a busy time: sitting (and passing) my specialist exams, getting married, honeymoon, etc. etc...

This photo is from our recent NZ honeymoon and represents part of my trusty 350D's swansong - it has just been retired for my new Canon 5D2 as I move into the expensive realm of full-frame dSLR. But (as I hope you agree) the good old 350D can still produce some nice images.

This shot is facing north on the shores of Lake Tekapo, in Canterbury, South Island, NZ. In the foreground is the stunning Church of the Good Shepherd, built in 1935 to the glory of God and in commemoration of the original settlers of what has since become called "the McKenzie Country".

It is a popular spot for photographers, and this image meant getting up at 6:30am to beat the busloads of tourists. Even at this hour, I had to compose the shot carefully to hide three like-minded photographers...

The photo presented is more or less as-shot; daylight white-balance from a RAW, straightened horizon, but the colours are care of the beautiful early morning light and a strong circular-polarizer on quite a wide lens.

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