Southern Alps Sunset by Lydia Sutcliffe

My parents have a house where the backyard looks out towards these beautiful Southern Alps (Mount Hutt). My father and I went for a walk as the sun started to set, before crossing the bridge we definitely had to snap some photos as it looks surreal. The Rakaia River/Gorge looked so crystal clear and blue, it was truly stunning.

Mintola SRT with EF-S18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS | Exposure 1/320sec @ f/5.6 | ISO 160 | Focal Length 2

Award Winner
Photo of the Day

Award Date
June 28, 2020

63

AWARD SCORE

Value 12
Clarity 12
Composition 16
Style 12
Skill 11

Award Category
Travel Photography

Photograph Location
Rakaia Gorge, Christchurch, New Zealand

I am a 26 year old who has constantly had a passion for photography and loved doing it for fun and now partially work. I did A & A2 level Cambridge photography exams and came first in the class for two years in a row, selling work picked out by my teacher. Now, at 26, my father gifted me his old Minolta camera, which I had never shot on, or had ever used film. Since then, I have been in love with film photography and am awaiting a new polaroid to come through also.

Current Location
Auckland

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Barry Aickin
Barry Aickin
1 year ago

Love the colours & drama in this photo Lydia

Bryn
Bryn
1 year ago

This image is breathtakingly beautiful. The scenery and colours are stunning. I feel chilly just looking at it!

PJ Chapman
PJ Chapman
1 year ago

Total calm washed over me looking at this. So so so beautiful.

Cam
Cam
1 year ago

Beautiful!

Rikki-leigh
Rikki-leigh
1 year ago

What a beautiful landscape shot. The colour, light and depth this image captures speaks many words. Love the perspective angle of the bridge heading through the forest. The multicoloured tones from sky to River.
Very talented capture, picture perfect.

Sasha Godman
Sasha Godman
1 year ago

This evokes romance, home, hope and warmth, what I would do to wander across this bridge and feel so small in such a beautiful part of the world, stunning work.

Kaitlin
Kaitlin
1 year ago

This photo perfectly captures a romantic night I long for, holding the hand of my significant other and whispering sweet nothings to each other. Beautiful photo.

Terry Sutcliffe
Terry Sutcliffe
1 year ago

This is one of our great heritage bridges, and Lydia has captured the essence of the bridge and it’s environment very artistically…incredible photo…

Lynn
Lynn
1 year ago

This is stunning!!

Aubrie Hall
Aubrie Hall
1 year ago

Gorgeous! Makes me want to see in person… so talented!

Michael
Michael
1 year ago

Very Nice!

Zoe robbins
Zoe robbins
1 year ago

So talented, just wow

Kate Scott
Kate Scott
Contribution Points: 16
1 year ago

This photo is STUNNING. Absolutely took my breath away. What a talented photographer.

Toi Turama
Toi Turama
Contribution Points: 22
1 year ago

Awesome photo!!! Has a great vibrancy with the colours and composition!

Kevin Gibbons
Kevin Gibbons
Contribution Points: 22
1 year ago

Superb photo – love both the composition and the colours in this – well done!!

Sara
Sara
1 year ago

Such beautiful images! Thought provoking and emotional

Chevaughn Taylor
Chevaughn Taylor
1 year ago

Absolutely STUNNING!

Lori Wallace
Lori Wallace
1 year ago

Is this heaven? Haha this is An amazing photo!! Should be on a post card or promoting travel in NZ!

Yannik Keller
Yannik Keller
1 year ago

beautiful shot. takes me back and leaves me speechless!

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