Lake Pukaki and Mount Cook, New Zealand

© Alan W. George

Lake Pukaki and Mount Cook, New Zealand

robert burks 4/29/2005 12:53:45 PM

...excellent image capture Alan...well done! #242794

Elisabeth A. Gay 4/29/2005 1:10:22 PM

Beautiful scene Alan!
Ann #1304184

Susie Peek-Swint 5/6/2005 12:08:09 AM

Beautiful capture Alan ~ many congrats on potd! #1324128

Evy Johansen 5/6/2005 12:11:05 AM

Wow... very beautiful, Alan! Big congratulations on your well deserved POTD! #1324130

Mata Patan 5/6/2005 12:24:16 AM

Could somebody take me there please???????????????????????
Fantastic shot Alan! congrats on this POTD! #1324168

Susana Ms Heide 5/6/2005 12:28:52 AM

What an awesome landscape photo!!! It's got it all! And look at the color of that body of water! AMAZING sight! #1324181

Gorm Skovsted 5/6/2005 12:35:30 AM

Hi Alan
What a lovely picture
Brgds Gorm #1324186

Lisa Clark 5/6/2005 12:48:24 AM

Gorgeous picture. Congratulations on POTD! #1324199

Howie Nordström 5/6/2005 1:25:42 AM

Gorgeous! Great picture Alan. #1324225

Judy S. Fung 5/6/2005 2:30:22 AM

Congrats on your POTD, Alan! #1324247

Bill Houghton 5/6/2005 2:47:42 AM

Beautiful shot Alan. Congratulations on your POTD. #1324273

Diane Dupuis 5/6/2005 2:54:49 AM

Stunning! Congrats! #1324294

Scott Pedersen 5/6/2005 3:19:41 AM

Great photo. Like how sharp it is. That water really adds to it too. #1324342

Virginia L. Allison 5/6/2005 3:50:34 AM

Wow, what a beautiful shot. Congrats. #1324457

Laura Clay-Ballard 5/6/2005 4:21:59 AM

Incredibly beautiful. Congrats on potd! #1324577

Debra Booth 5/6/2005 4:33:06 AM

Gorgeous capture, Alan! Congrats on POTD! #1324627

Wayne Nolting 5/6/2005 5:02:19 AM

Awesome depth of field and detail. Looks like you had ideal cloud cover for that shot. I want to be there. #1324746

Teresa P.Pelaez 5/6/2005 5:15:24 AM

Congratulations Alan! beautiful image. #1324799

Anita Hogue 5/6/2005 5:17:09 AM

Congratulations on POTD, Alan!! This beautiful!!!!! #1324806

Christy L. Densmore 5/6/2005 5:17:51 AM

Wonderful shot. I agree with Mata, take me there please!!! Congratulations on your POTD, very deserved. #1324807

Judy Baarck 5/6/2005 5:20:11 AM

Alan,What an awesome picture. Congratulations.
Judy B. #1324812

Ron Atkinson 5/6/2005 5:20:41 AM

What a fantastic shot , hope you don't mind me putting it on my desktop for a while (Probably a long while) #1324814

Wendy Stevenson 5/6/2005 5:46:39 AM

A stunning vista you've captured so well here Alan!! Congratulations on your POTD!! #1324865

Casey A. Hanson 5/6/2005 5:50:45 AM

Beautiful scene, Alan! Congrats on your POTD! :0) #1324871

Elisabeth A. Gay 5/6/2005 5:57:26 AM

Great to see that this made POTD - congrats Alan
Ann #1324888

Ed Heaton 5/6/2005 6:05:12 AM

Congrats Alan on a great POTD! #1324911

Jodi L. Torboli 5/6/2005 6:06:28 AM

WOW- thats all I can say is WOW!!! Makes me want to be there it is so beautiful. Congrats on POTD! #1324919

Patty Razonable 5/6/2005 6:08:32 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful scenery as POTD!! #1324927

Michelle R. Kovach 5/6/2005 6:27:07 AM

Fantastic Shot Alan! Congrats on POTD! #1325031

Nancy Donnell 5/6/2005 7:03:08 AM

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. #1325206

Shaji Theodore 5/6/2005 7:13:51 AM

Beautiful composition with nicely placed foreground and background.Great shot! #1325237

Kamran Nafees 5/6/2005 7:42:50 AM

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 ? #1325302

Kimberly J. Whipps 5/6/2005 7:49:08 AM

This picture made me gasp when I saw it this is absolutely incredible. Unbelievable beauty. Congratulations! #1325315

Phillip R. Connolly 5/6/2005 8:13:04 AM

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!! :-) #1325387

Larry Ginter 5/6/2005 8:20:02 AM

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! #1325421

Carolyn J. Connolly 5/6/2005 8:49:40 AM

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... :- ;-) #1325507

Liz Moody 5/6/2005 9:01:42 AM

that is absolutely beautiful! the colours are gorgeous. #1325545

Melody Molinaro 5/6/2005 9:10:25 AM

Wow this is so beautiful. Was the water enhanced in PH at all? #1325580

Alan W. George 5/6/2005 9:36:22 AM

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:) #1325643

karyl dalbey 5/6/2005 11:03:03 AM

Beautiful Photograph! Spectacular Colors. You captured it all! The color in the lake is superb! Karyl Dalbey #1325851

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 5/6/2005 4:57:59 PM

So lovely, congrats!! #1326746

Carol Brill 5/6/2005 8:39:30 PM

Amazing capture of depth, detail, and color with such clarity, Alan, congratulations on your POTD! #1327056

Muneer T. Al-Awami 5/6/2005 10:44:17 PM

very beautiful,Alan! #1327128

Carolyn Lamb-Miller 5/6/2005 11:20:20 PM

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. #1327140

Robert L. Andersen 5/6/2005 11:32:07 PM

Gorgeous Image ! Congratulations ! #1327142

Ian Downey 5/7/2005 1:00:18 AM

Hi there,
Really like this shot. It has that something that keeps you looking at it.
Congratulations and well done. #1327258

Kathleen R. Struckle 5/7/2005 9:41:59 AM

Absolutely gorgeoys!! Congrats on POTD!! #1328412

Ivan Clife 5/7/2005 5:30:28 PM

great shoot, really nice landscape ;)

Ivan Clife #1329119

Mary-Ella Bowles 5/8/2005 3:27:24 PM

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. #1331685

Karen Seargeant 5/8/2005 7:18:24 PM

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Great shot! #1331950

Dawn Penso 5/10/2005 3:51:27 AM

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! #1336015

Nancylee Malm 5/10/2005 4:35:26 PM

We were there years ago Alan, and this brings back such wonderful memories, it is soooo beautiful. Congratulations!
-Nancylee #1338468

Crystal G. Foust 5/16/2005 9:24:16 AM

absolutely beautiful, just gorgeous!

Congrats! #1357843

Robert A. Simpson 5/22/2005 12:52:10 AM

I am Jealous, love the shot! This is the one pkace I want to visit before the end. #1377835

Ronald Balthazor 5/22/2005 4:29:46 AM

Congratulations, Alan. Terrific image. #1378297

Carolyn Lamb-Miller 5/22/2005 4:41:45 AM

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:) #1378384

Laura Clay-Ballard 5/22/2005 5:11:48 AM

congratulations! #1378560

Carolyn J. Connolly 5/22/2005 7:13:01 AM

Alan, many congrat's on this well-deserved Finalist - I still love it!! All the best in the next round!! :-) #1379430

Rhonda Smith 5/22/2005 9:05:06 AM

Great image...Congratulations! #1380192

Cathy Barrows 5/22/2005 9:21:52 AM

Congrats on your finalist!...beautiful...this was a no brainer for the #1380320

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 5/22/2005 12:54:39 PM

Gorgeous, congratulations on your finalist win!! #1381349

Carol Dibble 5/23/2005 6:40:10 AM

Absolutely gorgeous...congratulations on being a finalist! #1384713

robert burks 5/23/2005 7:12:43 AM

...breathtaking...well done, and congratulations Alan... #1384902

Kerby Pfrangle 5/24/2005 2:26:24 PM

Alan congratulations.

Beautiful shot.

Good luck in the next round.

Kerby #1391056

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