Today I processed an Image that was on my shooting itinerary before I even decided to visit New Zealand. It is a very iconic shot among photographers and you will have come across it somewhere on the internet most likely too. For famous shots like this it is crucial to get there early so that you get the spot you want to get the shot. When we arrived in Wanaka in the evening I decided to head out to the side of the lake where the tree can be found, and it was crowded, well, at least in Wanaka terms (see image below). Keeping that in mind I planned an extra half an hour for the next morning the be there first. And sure enough I was the first one to be there, so I set up my gear and waited for the action to happen, but no one came.. I was literally the only one standing there and hoping for the clouds and the sun to make some kind of interesting or colorful sky happen. Luckily the dense clouds became violet after I had almost given up on any kind of photography-woth sky. And it got better and better for the next half an hour. Even the moon decided to appear in the sky, making me the happiest photographer in Wanaka. Later even a colorful rainbow appeared over the water, but that one’s for another shot and another post.