Bai Chuang Shyu  

Queenstown by Bai Chuang Shyu

December 2019 - Queenstown

About the Image(s)

I was attending an International conference held in Queenstown, New Zealand last week. Queenstown is a resort town in Otago in the south-west of New Zealand's South Island. The town is built around an inlet called Queenstown Bay on Lake Wakatipu, a long, thin, Z-shaped lake formed by glacial processes, and has views of nearby mountains. I took the skyline gondola to the mountain top. The paranormal view overlooks the Queenstown is really spectacular and magnificent. I waited till sunset. My Nikon D810 was on tripod in the observatory platform. The images were taken with f/18, 15 seconds and ISO of 64. The post processing was done in Viveza2 by local enhancement and cropped in PhptoShop.

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6 comments posted

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Groups 36 & 67)
I find this image most appealing. The warm glow of sunset is quite inviting. The glow of the city connects nicely to the white caps of the mountains and the sea leads nicely to the color in the sky. I'm really glad you didn't it lighten the image and kept the dusky feeling.

If it were mine I mine crop the detached part of the town off on the left hand edge. But that is just a maker's choice--and you are the maker.

Nice work.   Posted: 12/01/2019 13:54:56

David Terao   David Terao
Beautiful image with great composition. I like the way your composition takes the eye from the bright city lights in the lower left and then diagonally upwards to the right, through the water, to see the sky. The colors are so warm and relaxing. And, you captured the scene timely with the city lights on while there was still light in the sky. I also like the way you post-processed the image, too, with very deep and saturated colors.   Posted: 12/01/2019 20:03:04

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
This is a great image. Beautifully captured and beautifully processed. The colors are wonderful and rich. The depth of field is good and gives real perspective to the scene. The clouds are awesome! This is a real winner! Nicely done.   Posted: 12/03/2019 19:48:22

Don MacKenzie   Don MacKenzie
A beautiful evening photo! I like the water curving to the right which pulls my eye from the city to the water and around the bend. Great sky, pink in some of the clouds, sharp front to back. Very well done!   Posted: 12/04/2019 11:06:36

Ray Henrikson   Ray Henrikson
A great landscape with extraordinary lighting. Is there a tilt to the right that might be corrected?   Posted: 12/18/2019 20:42:04

Charlie Yang   Charlie Yang
good image, lines, overall. Might try to back off a bit of saturation? wondering if you try split toning in LR?   Posted: 12/20/2019 10:28:33