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Lake Pukaki and Mount Cook, New Zealand Photo Contest Finalist
Lake Pukaki and Mount Cook, New Zealand
Lake Pukaki and Mount Cook, New Zealand
f13, 1/60s, iso100, 28-135mmIS
© Alan W. George
Canon EOS 10D Digi...
robert burks
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    ...excellent image capture Alan...well done!

4/29/2005 12:53:45 PM

Elisabeth A. Gay
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Beautiful scene Alan!

4/29/2005 1:10:22 PM

Susie Peek-Swint
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Beautiful capture Alan ~ many congrats on potd!

5/6/2005 12:08:09 AM

Evy Johansen
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Wow... very beautiful, Alan! Big congratulations on your well deserved POTD!

5/6/2005 12:11:05 AM

Mata Patan
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Could somebody take me there please???????????????????????
Fantastic shot Alan! congrats on this POTD!

5/6/2005 12:24:16 AM

Susana Heide
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What an awesome landscape photo!!! It's got it all! And look at the color of that body of water! AMAZING sight!

5/6/2005 12:28:52 AM

Gorm Skovsted

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Hi Alan
What a lovely picture
Brgds Gorm

5/6/2005 12:35:30 AM

Lisa Clark
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Gorgeous picture. Congratulations on POTD!

5/6/2005 12:48:24 AM

Howie Nordström
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Gorgeous! Great picture Alan.

5/6/2005 1:25:42 AM

Judy S. Fung
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Congrats on your POTD, Alan!

5/6/2005 2:30:22 AM

Bill Houghton
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Beautiful shot Alan. Congratulations on your POTD.

5/6/2005 2:47:42 AM

Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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Stunning! Congrats!

5/6/2005 2:54:49 AM

Scott Pedersen

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Great photo. Like how sharp it is. That water really adds to it too.

5/6/2005 3:19:41 AM

Virginia L. Allison
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Wow, what a beautiful shot. Congrats.

5/6/2005 3:50:34 AM

Laura Clay-Ballard
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Incredibly beautiful. Congrats on potd!

5/6/2005 4:21:59 AM

Debra Booth
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Gorgeous capture, Alan! Congrats on POTD!

5/6/2005 4:33:06 AM

Wayne Nolting
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Awesome depth of field and detail. Looks like you had ideal cloud cover for that shot. I want to be there.

5/6/2005 5:02:19 AM

Teresa P.Pelaez
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Congratulations Alan! beautiful image.

5/6/2005 5:15:24 AM

Anita N. Hogue
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Congratulations on POTD, Alan!! This beautiful!!!!!

5/6/2005 5:17:09 AM

Christy L. Densmore
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Wonderful shot. I agree with Mata, take me there please!!! Congratulations on your POTD, very deserved.

5/6/2005 5:17:51 AM

Judy Baarck

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Alan,What an awesome picture. Congratulations.
Judy B.

5/6/2005 5:20:11 AM

Ron  Atkinson
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What a fantastic shot , hope you don't mind me putting it on my desktop for a while (Probably a long while)

5/6/2005 5:20:41 AM

Wendy Stevenson
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A stunning vista you've captured so well here Alan!! Congratulations on your POTD!!

5/6/2005 5:46:39 AM

Casey A. Hanson
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Beautiful scene, Alan! Congrats on your POTD! :0)

5/6/2005 5:50:45 AM

Elisabeth A. Gay
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Great to see that this made POTD - congrats Alan

5/6/2005 5:57:26 AM

Ed Heaton
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Congrats Alan on a great POTD!

5/6/2005 6:05:12 AM

Jodi L. Torboli
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WOW- thats all I can say is WOW!!! Makes me want to be there it is so beautiful. Congrats on POTD!

5/6/2005 6:06:28 AM

Patty Razonable

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Congratulations on this beautiful scenery as POTD!!

5/6/2005 6:08:32 AM

Michelle R. Kovach
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Fantastic Shot Alan! Congrats on POTD!

5/6/2005 6:27:07 AM

Nancy Donnell
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This is absolutely beautiful! If I were you I would paste a huge reproduction over one of my windows, and sit there in the morning and sip my drink of choice. Great job.

5/6/2005 7:03:08 AM

Shaji Theodore
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Beautiful composition with nicely placed foreground and background.Great shot!

5/6/2005 7:13:51 AM

Kamran Nafees
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what a great shots, clouds and lake are with great details...grass as well, what a shot, nice framing and composition also.....keep it up, can you tell me which camera did you use ?

5/6/2005 7:42:50 AM

Kimberly J. Whipps
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This picture made me gasp when I saw it this is absolutely incredible. Unbelievable beauty. Congratulations!

5/6/2005 7:49:08 AM

Phillip R. Connolly
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Gorgeous vista, Alan!! When did you holiday in New Zealand, and do you have more beautiful shots like this one?! Anyway, CONGRATULATIONS on this stunning POTD image!! :-)

5/6/2005 8:13:04 AM

Larry Ginter
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WOW! you know there is a God in heaven! Thank you Alan for showing us his work and your talent to share a slice of heaven!

5/6/2005 8:20:02 AM

Carolyn J. Connolly
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Alan, that comment above - purporting to be from Phil - is actually from me! ;-) Sorry about that - I didn't realized that Phil was still signed in... :- ;-)

5/6/2005 8:49:40 AM

Liz Moody

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that is absolutely beautiful! the colours are gorgeous.

5/6/2005 9:01:42 AM

Melody Molinaro
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Wow this is so beautiful. Was the water enhanced in PH at all?

5/6/2005 9:10:25 AM

Alan W. George

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Thanks for all the kind words. I was not aware of the POTD at this site. The response as been overwhelming.

To respond to some of your questions...
This image was taken with a Canon 10D on a two week trip to Australia and New Zealand taken at X-mas time in 2003. Some other pics from the trip can be found here, I was new to photography at the time, so be gentel:) The water color is natural and is more impresive in person. The color comes from fine granite particals from the glacial runoff from the glaciers around the Mount Cook area.

New Zealand is a Landscape photographers dream:)

5/6/2005 9:36:22 AM

karyl  dalbey
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Beautiful Photograph! Spectacular Colors. You captured it all! The color in the lake is superb! Karyl Dalbey

5/6/2005 11:03:03 AM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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So lovely, congrats!!

5/6/2005 4:57:59 PM

Carol Brill
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Amazing capture of depth, detail, and color with such clarity, Alan, congratulations on your POTD!

5/6/2005 8:39:30 PM

Muneer T. Al-Awami
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very beautiful,Alan!

5/6/2005 10:44:17 PM

Carolyn Lamb-Miller

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Waaa-hoooo! Go New Zealand! This beautiful site is about 2 hours drive from my house, and I have seen it many times. How much greater appreciation I have seeing it through the eyes of a visitor to our country! You are right, NZ is a great country to photograph, and I am going on a photography trip to Queenstown on Tuesday for a course I am on. Did you get to go there? Beautiful place.

5/6/2005 11:20:20 PM

Robert L. Andersen
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Gorgeous Image ! Congratulations !

5/6/2005 11:32:07 PM

Ian Downey
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Hi there,
Really like this shot. It has that something that keeps you looking at it.
Congratulations and well done.

5/7/2005 1:00:18 AM

Katleen R. Struckle
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Absolutely gorgeoys!! Congrats on POTD!!

5/7/2005 9:41:59 AM

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great shoot, really nice landscape ;)

Ivan Clife

5/7/2005 5:30:28 PM

Mary-Ella Bowles
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I've been to New Zealand, so I know how beautiful it can be. Congratulations on this outstanding landscape POTD - it makes me want to go back there to enjoy it all over again.

5/8/2005 3:27:24 PM

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Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Great shot!

5/8/2005 7:18:24 PM

Dawn Penso
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This is a great picture! I have a friend in NZ who has asked me several times to come for a visit - this might just persuade me to do it!

5/10/2005 3:51:27 AM

Nancylee Malm

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We were there years ago Alan, and this brings back such wonderful memories, it is soooo beautiful. Congratulations!

5/10/2005 4:35:26 PM

Crystal G. Foust

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absolutely beautiful, just gorgeous!


5/16/2005 9:24:16 AM

Robert A. Simpson
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I am Jealous, love the shot! This is the one pkace I want to visit before the end.

5/22/2005 12:52:10 AM

Ronald Balthazor
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Congratulations, Alan. Terrific image.

5/22/2005 4:29:46 AM

Carolyn Lamb-Miller

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Just to let everyone know, I was at Lake Pukaki today - and no, it doesn't always look like that!! It was foggy and you couldn't even see most of the mountains! So don't get too jealous! It is normally beautiful, but like all things, it's just another place. To tell the truth, I am jealous of all the cool places you Americans get to see:)

5/22/2005 4:41:45 AM

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5/22/2005 5:11:48 AM

Carolyn J. Connolly
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Alan, many congrat's on this well-deserved Finalist - I still love it!! All the best in the next round!! :-)

5/22/2005 7:13:01 AM

Rhonda Smith
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Great image...Congratulations!

5/22/2005 9:05:06 AM

Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your finalist!...beautiful...this was a no brainer for the

5/22/2005 9:21:52 AM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Gorgeous, congratulations on your finalist win!!

5/22/2005 12:54:39 PM

Carol Dibble
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Absolutely gorgeous...congratulations on being a finalist!

5/23/2005 6:40:10 AM

robert burks
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...breathtaking...well done, and congratulations Alan...

5/23/2005 7:12:43 AM

kerby lee pfrangle
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Alan congratulations.

Beautiful shot.

Good luck in the next round.


5/24/2005 2:26:24 PM

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