June 25, 2018, Peter’s Lookout, Mount Cook Road, New Zealand. Lake Pukaki is fed by the runoff of two glaciers. The fine silt in the runoff, known as glacial flour, makes the water turquoise. Take a look at satellite photos of the Southern Island and it will stick out like a turquois thumb. We stopped for a lunch break on the way to Lake Tasman and fed our stomachs and our cameras. These two photos were taken exactly an hour apart.
The first, above, looks east — straight across the lake toward Mount Dobson.
(There is a northward view in my Betterists post.)
This second shot looks southeast in the direction of Grays Hills, the Grampian Mountains, the Dalgety Range, and the Kirkliston Range.
Conventional wisdom has one put something in the foreground in landscape photography. I am not conventionally wise. Rather than attempting to create a third dimension, I was going for a two-dimensional feel. Sort of like my ocean horizons, but with landscapes. Vaguely impressionist, but not.
(Nikon D850; Tamron SP 24–70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2. RAW processing in DxO Pro; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)