Morning's Glory: Lake Tekapo, NZ

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Comments (18)

bdeh on May 13, 2010

Very beautiful scenery Ian. Greetings Berend

Ian Stehbens on May 13, 2010

It really is special to be able to share it with you, Berend, especially as I know that you have been in these parts!

Sincere greetings,


jeff_msn123 on May 13, 2010

Wonderful shot.

Cheers, Jeff

Ian Stehbens on May 13, 2010

Thanks very much, Jeff! Beautiful place.


Maja Weidemueller on May 13, 2010

I have been looking at this beauty for quite a while dearest Ian, reflecting about what on earth it may be that makes this picture so uniquely MORNINGlike? There is kind of freshness in everything I think, full of expectancy, every single grass waiting for a bright day....

Great profile photo by the way... if I was some years younger :)))

Bear hugs, Maja

H. A. on May 14, 2010

A beautiful landscape. I like the colors.


Ian Stehbens on May 15, 2010

Thank you Herta. At first I thought that the brightness of the morning had washed out the colour too much, but it still pleased me, so I posted it. I am sure appreciative that you like the colours.


Ian Stehbens on May 15, 2010

Dear Maja. The elements that were waiting for a bright day certainly were rewarded. The clear southern sky barely inhibited the radiation, and UV was high all day.

I enjoyed the way the brightness paled the blue of the sky to tone in with the rock-flour coloured water, and the grey boulders on the beach. Then some gifted flower arranger had come and placed the lavender clumps of blossom all around.

The ground fog simply softened it all further.

btw, I borrowed the profile from some guy who is your age! But really old guys like bear hugs, too.


Ian Stehbens on May 16, 2010

And what a beautiful morning it was. Bright, colourful, and joyous.


Ian Stehbens on May 16, 2010

And what a beautiful morning it was. Bright, colourful, and joyous.

Ian (in Taree, enroute to Bne)

D. VERDU on May 16, 2010



Ian Stehbens on May 16, 2010

Thanks very much for the encouragement, Domingo. NZ is a beautiful part of our world.



Ian Stehbens on May 18, 2010

Patagonia, here we come. I sure hope so.

sonjamar on May 23, 2010

Beautiful place,good photo.Greetings!

Ian Stehbens on May 23, 2010

It is indeed, Sonja. Thanks for your appreciation.

Warmest regards from Brisbane.


行者无路 on May 29, 2010

Very wonderful shot !!!

Best greetings from China !!!行者无路

Ian Stehbens on May 29, 2010

Thank you very much 行者无路, and a very good morning to you. Lake Tekapo has water that appear light blue all the time because of the glacial rockflour that it contains.

Thanks for your appreciation.


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