Sunset Reflection Lake Matheson, South Westland, New Zealand
Lake Matheson deserves it's reputation as New Zealand's best reflection lake.
I have shot there a couple of times and have been surprised to find that the evenings seem to produce the best reflections.
Mornings start off fantastic until just as the sun rises. It seems to generate a consistent breeze and pesky fog that clings to the lake. Of course this is just my experience, it will of course vary from day to day.
On this occasion the stiff day breeze, that was rippling the lake 10 or 15 minutes before this shot was taken, dropped of incredibly quickly - just as the light was getting luscious on the Southern Alps.
EDITED: The interest in this shot prompted me to do a little post on my blog about reflections in landscape photos. It may be of interest/use to you :)
Cheers - Todd