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The blue and emerald lakes

The blue and emerald lakes
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Copyright: Hans Spruijt (GreenBaron) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3009 W: 919 N: 12213] (52777)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-16
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D70s, Sigma 18-50 3.5-5.6 DC, Hitachi4GBMicrodrive, Hama 58mm circular polarizer
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: New Zealand experience 2008/2009
Date Submitted: 2009-01-30 15:17
Viewed: 2260
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 32
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The blue emerald lakes

Here an other view from the Tongariro area from above. Between the two volcanoes Mount Ruapehu and Mount Ngaruahoe there are some lakes like here the blue emerald lakes named after their colours. The blue lake is in the foreground and one of the emerald lakes in the background. At the horizon you can observe Mount Ruapehu, one of the active volcanoes I posted yesterday.

Again an awesome view from New Zealand.

PP work: Small crop, adjustment of contrast and saturation. Resized and sharpened.

trekks, Tezza, Dot, mvdisco, Janice, juyona, ScottHale, milas, shelbeesmom has marked this note useful
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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2009-01-30 15:31]
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hello Hans

I thought you were lost in NZ?

This is quite a sight! Very impressive perspective view of the volcano and showing the lakes. How did you get this POV? Flying over?

The puff of clouds is really at the right place, the right time. Such a nice blue tone.

tfs, bill

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  • Tezza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 97 N: 368] (3380)
  • [2009-01-30 15:37]

Spectacular shot. The three main features and the cloud are all beautifully detailed. I wonder about a portrait crop - I played around with this and think it produces a worthwhile alternative. (I'm not bold enough to post a WS and you don't need one I'm sure). While fiddling with this I gave it a very tiny increase in contrast and liked the result.

Wow, that's a stunning view Hans. Looks like the moon or something:) Unbelievable landscape. Great shot.

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  • Margy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 103 W: 6 N: 221] (2520)
  • [2009-01-30 16:05]

Hallo Hans,

In een woord: ongelooflijk mooi!
Wat een prachtig landschap, geweldig weer, dat blauw van het water en de lucht in combinatie met de andere natuurlijk kleuren.

groetjes, Marga

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-01-30 17:34]

HI Hans
This would qualify for the bird's eye view theme, but I am sure you have more flying time than many birds and will produce one when the time comes.
Super view, and well done.

hi hans, wow what an incredible bird's eye view! amazing details and colors, this is a beautiful shot!

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2009-01-30 20:44]
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This is the summertime view.. completely snow covered in winter! and it still looks fantastic here now... specially this POV.. well done Hans, it must have taken your breathe away seeing these sights.

Great to see your photos...

All the best
p.s. im off to explore the Coromandel in motorhome on Tuesday.. for about 10 days..

Hy Hans,
Wanderful caught in the air of this beautiful view, of this volcanoes, Amazing Shot well presented and composed with great colors and details, Great POV/DOF and very well DONE..and Perpective..
All my compliments

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2009-01-31 1:05]

Hi Hans
I have never seen the 2 lakes together like this - what a super summer view. How blue the waters are. And good to see the snow on Ruapehu too.

I'm looking forward to seeing what photos you post next - and where they come from...

Kia ora

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2009-01-31 1:16]

Hola Hans,
realmente MARAVILLOSO...
pov. y dof. brillante,
excelente realismo y tonos.

Whoa! good Earth on steroids? I think the 18mm was a perfect choice to avoid bending this horizon but wide enough to give us a feel of the huge space. I envy you and I'm happy that you got to witness this in person. Them Kiwi's are awful lucky! Super photo!

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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2009-01-31 3:56]

What an amazing view. Congratulation :)


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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2009-01-31 8:40]

Merhaba myfriend dear Hans...
verynice shot and comp... A superb colors and detail..bravo...selamlar

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  • limba3 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1035 W: 476 N: 576] (16751)
  • [2009-01-31 11:48]

Hi Hans
You had uncanny views and probably many impressions.

Another amazing piece of work Hans! Excellent shot from the sky! I love the smoke, or cloud? coming from the volcano! So glad you are back, but looks like you had a grand time!

Hi Hans,

That's some awesome view.
Breath taking.

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