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Tekapo Moonlight by CainPascoe Tekapo Moonlight by CainPascoe
Got to Lake Tekapo a bit later than expected and just missed out on quite a nice sunset:( Luckily theres light until 9pm in NZ so i took a little wander around the lake near 'the church of the good shepherd'. The moon was out which was a bonus:)

Little bit of an edit... i took a shot of the moon(at the time and at 200mm) intending to do this originally but never liked it. Opinions?

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Wonderful shot mate! Lake Tekapo to me has always been a dreamscape ever since visiting in my childhood, so this photo has some meaning to me I guess you could say.

You've nailed the composition, very strong and clean. You know the colour works fantastically well, it really creates it's atmosphere with those blurred clouds sweeping through the sky. My only critique is that the reflection from the moon should really be directly under the moon to balance the scene a bit better, that's all I can critique on though. Overall a fantastic capture, keep up the good work Cain :)
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Well mate, I think that this shot is truly a wonderful one. The scenery is amazing. The mountains with their snowy tops at the end of the lakes give the impression of being in the wild. The clouds are just perfectly blurred. I think that real blurred cloud would make to much attention go to the sky. Now the clouds are nicely blurred so that the hard-edges aren't there anymore. It are just nice and soft clouds. I have some thoughts about the foreground though. I think that it is very dominant but it isn't really interesting because it looks kinda plain white. My eyes are constantly attracted by the mountains on the background, but I feel like the big massive white rock is distracting me from it. Maybe this would have worked better if you had used a little lower point of view or you would have moved more forward and included just a little of the rocks on the foreground. It could have made this shot a little more cliché perhaps, but I think it would bring more balance in the image.

But nonetheless it's still a wonderful shot. I would love to have it above my bed ;). But maybe, after being a few weeks above my bed I would get my siccors and cut of the lower part. (this is a suggestion: try to crop it ;))
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marinlucas Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
since you ask... the moon seems a bit too big, was that the original size? i like the composition and the photo, but the moon that big... you didn't over edit it, but it somehow looks funny... maybe because we are too used to see it blown out? i don't know... maybe if it was a bit smaller... i relate to your feeling about it so much, it happens to me all the time :)
i love most of your photos
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LiamGray Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
love the colurs
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Murochka007 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
What a beautiful ...
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SethCoal Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this shot is beautiful, i love the moon
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
:bow:
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novelhill Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
In my opinion, the fact that you shot the moon separately and then merged it with this one is quite ingenious. it definitely adds another dimension to this photo.
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
i thought it was a good opportunity to try it anyway:D cheers!
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novelhill Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
for sure!
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lullaby-gardens Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
beautiful.........
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augenweide Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...:iconclappingplz: [link]
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lizbet13 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
this pic doesnt look realy :00
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
but this is exactly what the place looks like! except for the giant moon;p
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lizbet13 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
how did u do that!!!
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animecrazed2460 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
Ohh, that's pretty. Beautiful!
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
:D
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namespace Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
wonderful colors and great composition. well done keep it up
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
thanks a lot:)
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musicfreak937 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010   Photographer
amazing! :heart:
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
:bow:
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pestilence Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
I love the scene, but the moon feels unnatural with the rest of the scene (scale wise).
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
you reckon scale it back or maybe leave it as it was?
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pestilence Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
I believe leave it as it was, the scene is already strong, you don't need the moon to add interest for the eye! ;) :)
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TaGiRoCkS Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing shot
the red haze around the moon looks amazing
the stillness of the water and the beautiful mountains in the background really make this picture stand out for me
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
Cheers dude! its one of my favourites:)
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TaGiRoCkS Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
no probs, so wanna go to NZ one day
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turq-dorian Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional Writer
Whoa! That's cool man.
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
Well it was pretty cold being a glacial lake and all:p Thanks dude!
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plbeaulieu Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
The landscape is Awesome, the light, the color, the white rocks on the first plan... but the moon... eh... no... no no no... I don't think that the moon add something to this amazing landscape... I think that the moon decrease the quality... My 2 cent :)
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
Appreciate the feedback! I couldn't decide so it helps:)
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010   General Artist
awesome colours, light and composition mate!
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks man!
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010   General Artist
welcome mate!
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x-pyre12 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Superb!
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
:D
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synax444 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
This is the best thing I've ever seen in my life
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thats what i said when i was there:D Cheers!
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Der-Bayer Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
The moon!
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
:omg:
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Der-Bayer Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
:lmao:
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CreativeExcess Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
It works but then somehow doesn't, seems like the moon is just emitting way too much light. Perhaps if the rest of it appeared darker?
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
Yeah its bit too prominent hey... i'll see what i can do:p
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
Still looking awesome mate, not entirely sure about the size of the moon, but I wasn't there to witness how big it really was... The colours are simply stunning.
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
It was about 1/4 of this size:D cheers man!
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FrenetikFred Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work in the early early morning. The movement in the clouds contrasts much with the stillness of the rocks on the foreground. The colour of the lake almost look like those hot lakes in Iceland, I guess this is because of the limestone (because of the white rocks). And the very very long exposure made the moon stand out of the whole scene, it looks almost like it is taken from an animated movie (thinking about Peter Pan right now, don't know why :))

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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot:aww: It was my favourite spot in NZ.
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FrenetikFred Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
That is not surprising looking how good it looks :)
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msaky Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the photo and love the place
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
It has to be one of the most impressive places in the world, though i will have to travel more to prove it i think:D
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augenweide Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
your nice work is featured in my new exposure...[link]
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CainPascoe Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
:bow:
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