"It's difficult to imagine a more serene backdrop for Lake Tekapo's iconic Church Of The Good Shepherd than the majestic southern alps, set alight by this fiery display. After 3 clear days & frosty mornings, a cloud front was moving eastward, so I gambled this might make a good recipe for a colourful dawn. Just when I didn't think the colour was going to develop, the sky began to glow these bright oranges & pinks, wow! And on this rare occasion, my only company was a pair of ducks on the lake - not a single campervan in the car park. Great!"
Equipment: Phase One XF 100Mp Trichromatic + Schneider Kreuznach 80mm blue lens
5 frames stitched together for epic detail & clarity
Exposure: 1/30 sec @ f8 ISO 800
Location: Lake Tekapo, Mc Kenzie Country