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Lake Pukaki to Mt Aoraki

Lake Pukaki to Mt Aoraki
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-13
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ3
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): South Island Holiday NZ [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-20 22:59
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Points: 16
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Lake Pukaki to Mt Aoraki

This is the view we had of the southern shore of Lake Pukaki after we had returned from travelling up to Aoraki, aka Mount Cook.

Here is the earlier morning view

The mist has gone and the air is clear. Mt Cook (just above the pine trees on the right) is NZ tallest mountain is 3,754 metres high.

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The lake is fed at its northern end by the braided Tasman River, which has its source in the Tasman and Hooker Glaciers, close to Aoraki/Mount Cook.

The lake's outflow is at its southern end, into the Pukaki River. The lake is an upper part of the Waitaki hydroelectric scheme, and there are several dams and canals near its outflow, linking it with lakes Tekapo and Ruataniwha.

The lake has been raised twice to increase storage capacity, submerging Five Pound Note Island, which once appeared on New Zealand's five pound note.

The current lake has an operating range of 13.8 m (the level within which it can be artificially raised or lowered), giving it an energy storage capacity of 1,600 GWh. Along with Lake Tekapo's 770 GWh storage, it provides over half New Zealand's hydroelectricity storage capacity.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-04-20 23:17]

Hi Janice!

Your picture also could be titled "Symphony in Blue". It's marvellous, although very classic. Beside the superb colours I'm touched by the appeasing and peaceful atmosphere the picture creates. It invites for contemplation and meditation...

Kind regards


What a beautiful point of view Janice.
You did a nice composition with the land to the side.
Strong blue tone, and peaceful stillness in water.
Funny, I have a similar image taken today from my area.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-04-21 1:30]

Hello janice,
Again such a wonderful landscape picture. It almost looks unreal, like out of a dream. Excellent composition too. I also like your second early-morning picture. New Zealand must be such a wonderful country.
Thanks alot and best regards

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  • inked Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 249] (771)
  • [2008-04-21 1:50]

hi Janice,
fantastic landscape shot.. beautiful range of blues and such a nice clear sky and still water.. very picturesque. very nice composition. well done and tfs

Hello Janice,
This is another excellent shot of lake Pukaki, very nice colors & exposure mf.
It has a serene atmosphere, the water looks almost like glass..
Effective composition, this is a wonderful WA view..
Well done!

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  • Max31 Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 39] (201)
  • [2008-04-21 3:42]

Bonjour Janice,
Quel calme ! Cette étendue d'eau est magnifique. La photo est parfaite , très bonne netteté et belles couleurs, la luminosité est aussi satisfaisante.


Very pretty panorama of a place you love and love to share as well...Nicely noted which took some time as well as framed very well...Thanks for sharing Janice..

The water is so smooth it looks as though you could walk right on it, again another image that conveys tranquility. Perfect exposure. Thanks Janice.
Paul :)

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