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Lake Wanaka

Lake Wanaka
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Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11641 W: 123 N: 29576] (139254)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-03-29
Categories: Nature
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2018-09-02 0:20
Viewed: 2088
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Intercity buses in New Zealand are mainly for tourists. Probably not many locals use them especially on the South Island where the population is scarce.
very often the driver explained what we see behind the windows, there were also some longer stops in the interesting places, enough to make pictures or to have lunch.

Wanaka /ˈwɒnəkə/ (Māori: Wānaka) is a popular ski and summer resort town in the Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand. At the southern end of Lake Wanaka, it is at the start of the Clutha River and is the gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park.
With its lake and mountain views, Wanaka has become a popular tourist resort, considered less commercialized than Queenstown.

Wanaka boasts a growing number of restaurants, cafes and a diverse nightlife. Other attractions in the town include Puzzling World and the Paradiso Cinema. Puzzling World contains a maze, optical illusions and a leaning clock tower.

Lake Wanaka is located in the Otago region of New Zealand, at an altitude of 300 metres. Covering an area of 192 km2 it is New Zealand's fourth largest lake, estimated to be more than 300 m deep. Its name is Māori, a corruption of Oanaka ('The place of Anaka', a local tribal chief).

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Other pictures from the same place here and here

Mariusz has written to me that now it is possible to update the profile, after a few years! So I could add my destinations and the people whom I met. Hurrah!

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Bonjour, chère Malgo,
Trois prises de vue très intéressantes, mais la prise de vue principale est très belle et offre une perspective et un excellent rendu.

Hi dear Malgo

The victory of great angle and possioning setting shot!
Trails and boad make great framework, small water birads makes very good acccent.

All the best and have a good day! Takero

Hello Malgo,
The jetty and the ducks form a good foreground for the view of the lake.
Are it all tourist boats we see on the photo?
I like your low point of view so that the waves on the water seem to be very nearby.
I have the impression it wasn't warm there.
Strange that you couldn't update your profile. I've always been able to do it.
Best regards, Paul

Hello Malgo,
Three nice photos of which possibly WS#1 is the best, but this is the nicest. I wonder if the ducks still standing on the jetty are contemplating if the water is warm enough for a swim. The surrounding scenery is equally beautiful in all photos.
Kind regards,

Hello Malgo,
The water looks rather choppy suggesting that it was a bit windy when you stopped here. The wet pier makes an effective lead-line toward the ducks and out into the wider world. Well exposed with very good colours and sharpness.

Hello Malgo
A beautiful series of photos of Lake Wanaka.
Excellent how on two of the three photos you use the pier to bring extra perspective into the landscape. The depth in the photos makes the landscape more attractive.
Have a good weekend, groet Rob

Ciao cara Malgo, great view of fantastic lake, lovely composition with geese, excellent perspective, wonderful natural colors, good clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 26241 W: 523 N: 44924] (191415)
  • [2018-09-02 5:31]

Hello Malgo,

You chose a very well corner for this daily picture, with the duckes in foreground.
Lovely panorama view too.
An excellent composition and presentation.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice Sunday,

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15673 W: 1055 N: 32789] (152452)
  • [2018-09-02 6:37]

Hello Malgo,

I loved Lake Wanaka. Nice reflections in the wet boards. Good weather for ducks, lol, with the wind and water splashing around. This part of NZ resembles the Canadian Rockies or Tyrol / Switzerland in Europe. Tfs!

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 15529 W: 0 N: 16878] (188510)
  • [2018-09-02 7:13]


que ponton de bois et sa barrière tout mouillé et ces oiseau quei vienne se reposer car ca bouge sur le lac il est très agité et cette vue en fond sur les montanges superbe.
Bravo et amitié

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-09-02 7:36]

Witaj MAlgo,
nice the view of this section of the lake with the wooden promenade and the seagulls on it to make it more attractive, giving depth and perspective in the scene.The cloud formations are decorating the place.


Hi Malgorzata
Bien pris depuis le ponton de bois avec les canards, un paysage merveilleux magnifiquement présenter aussi sur les deux WS
Bonne soirée

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4209 W: 0 N: 9976] (68021)
  • [2018-09-02 8:55]

Malownicza okolica, jeziora sa zazwyczj plaskie, a to dalo ci pokaz wzburzonej wody, fajnie ujete z perspektywy pomostu
pozdrawiam Ryszard
PS. Wyjazd na urlop dopiero pod koniec wrzesnia :)

Hi Malgo,

The presence of the ducks is animating the scene. The distance between the pier and the mountains is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details of the mountains. You have captured well the power of the waves. Have a nice day.


Hi, Malgo.
Superb image of this beautiful lake, the wooden walkway with the ducks in the background and a greater perspective in sight, with those mountain ideals and a beautiful sky, great effect the waters of the lake so hectic.
A magnificent color that gives a lot of chromatic richness to the image.
Very good lighting management and very good sharpness.
Well done. I like it.
I wish you a pleasant week.
Very best regards.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11603 W: 163 N: 19507] (142723)
  • [2018-09-02 12:33]

Czesc Malgosiu!
Ladny podescik z kaczuszkami.
Efekt wody i piekne niebo to atut tego zdjecia.
Przyjemne kolory, kadr i swiatlo.
Mi³ego wieczoru.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13512 W: 125 N: 24156] (121047)
  • [2018-09-02 14:34]

Ciao Malgo,interesting note about this zone very popular for tourists and 3 magnificent pics too about this lake,a very windy day as i can see watching the moving water,the high brightness gives a perfect and special effect to the different views too,well done! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4871 W: 2 N: 8908] (42736)
  • [2018-09-02 15:03]

Czesc Malgo
Seria ciekawych krajobrazow z jeziorem w roli glownej.
Ciekawe miejsce a krajobrazy zapierajace dech.

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2780 W: 0 N: 3427] (22826)
  • [2018-09-02 15:19]

Witaj Malborzata Fortunately, you seem to have 'sea legs'! This is an english expression meaning that you are not afraid of water...because you were not concerned at all for standing on the slippery quay to capture this fabulous naval scenery, mainly tinted in blue for a pleasant overall enjoyment. Pozdrawiam

Hello Malgo,
The scenery surrounding the lake is beautiful, and I like how you used this small jetty to lead our eyes to the water. The ducks are cute, too. :-) Personally, the tilt to the right reminds me of being on a boat in choppy water, so I made a WS rotating it slightly. Also, I must thank you for your note; reading it I found out that we could finally update our profiles. What a great surprise! :-)

Hello dear Malgorzata and have a nice new wee
impressive capture from this place of the lake
a lake with its water on a dangerous level
a cloudy sky with the clouds running awayand a lot of ducks swimming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
As always aphoto with hundred of interesting
welldone and wellseen because as you explained to us
often the driver explained what you saw behind the

Ciao Malgo
probabilmente non utilizzano gli autobus neanche le papere, visto che sono qui in attesa di fare il bagno...
Bel cielo, bello il movimento dell'acqua.

Hi Malgo,
Good idea with this POV and frame, good depth result for your presentation, nice light and good details with ducks, tfs.

Hello, Malgo!

The shining surface of the water looks beautiful, and so does the deep blue sky! Great perspective to show this pier, and the birds give more life and interest to the image! Wonderful composition! Very good job!

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11415 W: 174 N: 20888] (92011)
  • [2018-10-09 13:01]


I liked the visual effect you got here with these lines, diagonals, landscape ahead and the birds well presented too. very nice flagrant.

take care


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