My 5th Favorite Image of 2016 was made at dawn this past July on the South Island of New Zealand at Lake Wanaka. This is a rather iconic spot and this lone willow tree was fortunately located about a 1/8th mile walk from my hotel - sheer luck. My son Aaron and I saw a painting of this in the hotel restaurant the night before and when I asked where this was, the waiter smiled and literally pointed out the window. I'm not sure what type of birds these were but I'm glad they held still as this was a 30 second exposure - one of my first of the morning, which in turn, allowed for some subtle movement with the clouds.
Lone Willow, Lake Wanaka, Wanaka, South Island, New Zealand, July 2016
Sony a7RII, Sony 70-200mm, f/13, 30 seconds, ISO 200, Singh-Ray LB Polarizer
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