Interesting Photo of the Day: Lake Te Anau Sunset

The town of Te Anau in the southern region of New Zealand is quite popular among travelers. While it’s notorious for activities such as kayaking, cycling, and even jet boar riding, one cannot leave the region without appreciating its spectacular views. Home to photographer William Patino, the views are a truly magical:

sunset reflection in Te Anau lake

“Sunset Reflections in Lake Te Anau, New Zealand” by William Patino (Via Reddit. Click image to see full size.)

Patino has truly captured a magical moment in this image. While the soft light of the golden hour plays a role in making this image interesting, it’s just one part of the equation. The snow patterns on the mountain in the foreground act as wonderful leading lines to draw viewers into the image. In the mid-ground, we have the beautiful Te Anau Lake with the gorgeous reflection of the dramatic sky and amazing clouds. Then, at the background, we have the colorful sky and the mighty mountains of Fiordland to complete the image.

This photo is a perfect example of how a basic composition guide can be used to create a powerful image.

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