When I arrived in Queenstown I did some scouting and Lake Hayes was the first place I visited. There was light rain around and it was pretty gloomy, so the lake looked pretty uninspiring to say the least.
The forecast was for more wind and rain for the rest of the week so I wasn't too hopeful about getting any shots from here.
But, a couple of days into the trip I happened to drive by the lake early in the morning when there were blue skies and very little wind! Needless to say I stopped the car and took some shots in a hurry.
A few minutes later the wind started up again and the clouds blanketed the sky - back to gloominess but at least I got a shot.