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Lake Tekapo

This image is particularly close to my heart. It was shot at Lake Tekapo in New Zealand at a time when I was very seriously reflecting on life. I had been driving along the highways on South Island of New Zealand making my way from Christchurch to Queenstown. In the middle of the day (it was 2pm), I came across this lake which was as still as a millpond. The air was still as I have ever felt, and as I parked close to the lake and made my way to the shore, I saw this scene before me that was completely surreal.
I took this shot, and then picked up a flat rock, attempting to skim it across the surface. I had never made a rock skim more than 6 bounces. On this occasion, I lost count at 15, and the rock was still going.
This was shot with a Canon 1000D, a Sigma 10-20mm lens, and an ND8 filter on a tripod. It has been colour corrected in Lightroom and Photoshop, and cleaned up in Noiseware, and to this day, remains one of my favourite shots, from one of my favourite locations.

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