Mountain Lake on the South Island

July 07, 2005

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Provided by: Ron Ehrlich
Summary authors & editors: Jim Foster; Ron Ehrlich

This is an early morning snapshot of a small mountain lake between Arthurs Pass and Christchurch, on the South Island of New Zealand. It was taken on April 9, 2005 using a Nikon Coolpix 950 camera. Reflection phenomena in lakes and ponds, especially when the surface is unperturbed by wind, often give mood to a photo composition. In this case, the stubborn morning fog enhances the mood. Note that the more distant objects seem to be more readily mirrored, but foreground features may be slightly darker because of decreased reflectivity in the water at steeper line of sight angles.

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