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Storm over Lake Wanaka, NZ

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Comments (17)

Tom Sellek on May 4, 2011

This is spectacular, Ian. The dramatic sky, the composition, the depth,like.

Ciao tom

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on May 4, 2011

Very good composition!! Super--Like--AnaM

bdeh on May 5, 2011

Great shot and nice scenery Ian. Greetings Berend

Angelika on May 5, 2011

Hallo Ian, very nice shot. Greetings Angelika

Ian Stehbens on May 6, 2011

It was certainly one of the wonderful moments for a landscape photographer, Tom. You know them well! Thanks very much. You are an encourager. Ciao,


Ian Stehbens on May 6, 2011

Welcome to my gallery, AnaM. I am pleased that you appreciate the composition. The drama of light, rain and cloud seemed to demand a foreground that increased the threat of the storm. The cabbage tree certainly gave me the impression that it was being flailed by the storm.



Ian Stehbens on May 6, 2011

Thank you Berend. New Zealand is full of majestic landscapes and variable and intense weather systems play upon those grand surfaces.



Ian Stehbens on May 6, 2011

Dear Angelika,

It is always wonderful to receive a comment from you, and to share my landscapes with you. This composition was influenced by your designs, and I am pleased that you have seen it. Whenever I am exploring the option of centering something in the photo, I think of you and the way you balance that with a frame or another element that is off-centre. So thanks very much.

I love New Zealand too.

Warmest regards,


Lydie STUELSATZ-DERB… on May 7, 2011

YS for this impressing shot. Thankyou. Lydie

Ian Stehbens on May 7, 2011

Wow, thank you Lydie. Was really dramatic and I tried to photogrpah it so that it would remain memorbable for me for a long time.


ƤōƝƓ on May 7, 2011


Golden ☆ + LIKEd

M.Kranenborg-Torn on May 7, 2011

Nice scenery, greetings from Greetje

Ian Stehbens on May 8, 2011

It is no wonder that Lord of the Rings films were made on location in South Island, New Zealand, Ah-Pong! Thanks indeed for the awards.


Ian Stehbens on May 8, 2011

Dear Greetje,

We drove and drove - had tpo start early in the morning and fins=ish each day with the last light. Just couldn't get enough of South Island, NZ. It really is a variety of beautiful landscapes.

Warm greetings,


Mini Sterb on July 23, 2011

Another example of your visual poetry pieces, Ian

Tomas K☼h☼ut on September 1, 2011

Hi Ian, we did something very similar here... :)

Cheers, Tom

Ian Stehbens on October 1, 2011

Thanks very much Tomas. This is 100% Pure NZ alright!


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