Wednesday Wallpaper 8 August | Autumnal Evening – Blue Lake, St Bathans

August 8th, 2012 at 11:54 am by Todd Sisson
Free iPad Wallpaper Photo - Blue Lake Central Otago New Zealand

Autumn mirror reflections on a very blue . , , New Zealand. Photography by Todd Sisson.

 

Back into some classic South Island scenery this week, the oft-photographed Blue Lake in St Bathans.  This image was made using the very last of the sun’s rays while leading a private workshop.  I will be visiting here again this weekend as part of our final winter landscape photography workshop – can’t wait!

As always, this is available as a [free iPad wallpaper] Password = freewallpaper

Have a great week – almost over ‘the hump’…..

Cheers – Todd

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7 Responses to “Wednesday Wallpaper 8 August | Autumnal Evening – Blue Lake, St Bathans”

  1. Andrei (2,545 comments) says:

    LOL – that scenic lake is the result of strip mining for Gold. It is not a “natural” feature of the landscape at all

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  2. Pete George (23,429 comments) says:

    No, it’s not natural, there are a lot of post gold mining landscapes in Central Otago. But this is quite unique and a great wee spot.

    In the only triathalon I’ve competed in I did the kayak leg up an down the Blue Lake a couple of times, a dog leg course.

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  3. Chthoniid (2,033 comments) says:

    Another superb example of the use of light & colour, with the added bonus of a reflection. Like the use of the reeds in the foreground to give the image more depth.

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  4. fredinthegrass (273 comments) says:

    It may not be ‘natural’ Andrei, but Todd has captured the beauty of this gorgeous spot.
    We have visited in all sorts of weather, and light conditions, and never failed to get a
    good photo – might I add, not coming anywhere near this breathtaking shot.
    Glad to see the sun down your way, Todd. How about sending us some up here!!

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  5. Andrei (2,545 comments) says:

    Fred I don’t care that is man made my point is that there is a great deal of fuss made about mining and how it wrecks the environment and yet if I were to suggest that St Bathans should be restored to its “pristine” state all hell would break loose – you can count on it.

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  6. GPT1 (2,116 comments) says:

    The terrible effects of mining

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  7. Todd Sisson (48 comments) says:

    Yes, I often refer to St Bathans as New Zealand’s most photogenic industrial wasteland ;-)

    Personally I am not against carefully managed mining. There, I said it.

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