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Taken 13-Oct-11
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Photo Info

Dimensions4339 x 1446
Original file size4.91 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken13-Oct-11 16:26
Date modified25-Oct-11 21:39
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D
Focal length35 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/30 at f/16
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Lake Pukaki 1

Lake Pukaki 1

Lake Pukaki is an alpine lake running north-south along the northern edge of the Mackenzie Basin on New Zealand's South Island. Although it is a natural moraine-dammed lake, today the outflow, and consequently the storage capacity of the lake, is controlled by a man-made dam. This is an essential part of the hydro-electric power scheme that extends down the Waitaki Valley.

The glacial feed to the lakes gives them a distinctive blue colour, created by glacial flour, the extremely finely ground rock particles from the glaciers.