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Richs of gold and silver

Posted by
Maxine (Christchurch, New Zealand) on 27 August 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This image was taken in Central Otago the stormy feel and the golden light really attracted me, I believe this looks like a scene you would see in Scotland also.Silver grey skys and golden lands, creating a rich image.

NIKON E775 1/101 second F/7.9 ISO 100 6 mm

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Vinod from Bangalore, India

Yes Maxine, Color looks so nice and cute. You were traveling on a vehicle and took this pic?

27 Aug 2008 5:29am

@Vinod: Hi there Vinod, yes we were travelling by car and stopped to take photos where it looked good.

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Beauty Max!! great really does look like the highlands of Scotland!!! Amazing

27 Aug 2008 7:50am

@Linerberry: I was really surprised at this scene, how like Scotland it is, thanks for your agreement on this! Thanks C.

Kylie Greenan from Richmond, Australia

Awesome Max, you are right, the light along with your superb composition makes this a very rich image, bravo.

27 Aug 2008 10:47am

@Kylie Greenan: I am humbled by your kind comments,thanks Kylie.

Cia from Kvänum, Sweden

Great shot! Lovely landscape

27 Aug 2008 12:11pm

@Cia: Hi there Cia , thanks for your comment, and we love NZ because it is so beautiful, just like you love Sweden.

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Indeed it does... but this is lovely too with its natural tones. Have you ever seen the Lake District ? also mountainous, but completely green...!

27 Aug 2008 12:31pm

@Observing: No i have yet to see the Lake District, we went from London across to Cornwall and down to Jersey.And a small area of Wales also. Just means i have to come back again I suppose! In the next 10 yrs, mortgage first!Thanks for your feedback Mike.

Roman from Thunder Bay, Canada

I love the moody and dark feel of this picture and the colors are beautifuly rich.... I wonder what season it is ?... I imagine the air is cold and moist and the wind is whipping around in this vast landscape...


27 Aug 2008 1:25pm

@Roman: You are quite correct in your imaginings, it was bitterly cold the wind wasn't bad according to NZ standards but it was there.This was taken in Autumn this year.

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Nice landscape

27 Aug 2008 4:03pm

@Calusarus: Merci Calusarus, I have been meaning to ask about your name it has a real latin feel to it were does it come from and what nationality?

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

Wondeful light. You're right, this light is really captivating. Fantastic landscape

27 Aug 2008 4:44pm

@Rui: Hi Rui it was spectacular as the clouds lifted to let the sun light up there edges.

Jean-Michel from BRUSSELS, Belgium

Rien à dire.... Sauf, peut-être, accentuer les contastes du ciel pour augmenter l'aspect : "Fin du monde"... ;-)


27 Aug 2008 5:51pm

@Jean-Michel: Oui, il est un peu comme la fin du monde, mais j'ai vu mieux ici, je viens aimé les couleurs et mood.Thanks de vos commentaires sa très apprécié.

willow from Chelsea, United States

Great composition. The fence posts in the foreground really complete the framing nicely. I haven't been to either Scotland or New Zealand, but if they look like this place I'm ready to go!!!! And in answer to your question, I found all the cacti at Matthei Botanical Gardens which is a wonderful place not far from my house.

27 Aug 2008 9:41pm

@willow: Hi Willow, let us know when you come! We will put out the welcome mat! thanks for the neat feedback it all helps.

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

well donw Max a moody looking photo

28 Aug 2008 12:18am

@jamesy: thanks D, its the best when you find the moody scenes.

Charles from New York, United States

Nice composition. Love the tones and the sky.

28 Aug 2008 1:14am

@Charles: Hi Charles thanks I was really pleased with the colors too.

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

fantastic landscape composition! really good light to build a nice mood... the low level clouds certainly complete the frame well and add a bit extra to the atmosphere!

28 Aug 2008 1:36am

@DarkElf: wow thanks Darkelf for the neat feedback, much appreciated.

1/101 second
ISO 100
6 mm