Picture of the Day 24.01.2016
Well sometimes you just have to be patient and wade into a cold lake to get a good photo. I have arrived in Wanaka today and everyone who has ever looked at landscape photos has seen this tree. It looks so big and way out in the nature, like you have to hike for hours to get any chance of seeing it. In reality it's pretty small and very close to the city of Wanaka, only like a 30min walk from my hostel. But it's still extremely beautiful and being so accessible makes it a lot easier for me to be there at the right time. The weather wasn't all that great today, mostly rain so I wasn't really optimistic to get the shot. But it is THE landscape shot so I went there about half an hour before sunset and it didn't look good. There were some other photographers around at first but they left as it started raining for a bit. Well I waited and just after the sunset it got perfect. I took off my shoes, rolled up my pants and got into the lake. It was cold and wet but so worth it in the end. The shot is quite cool but it could always be better and I only have the one night here so I'm getting up for sunrise tomorrow and hope for the best...and no rain.