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End of Lake Wakatipu

This is the end of Lake Wakatipu in Glenorchy. I was here a couple of years ago on a Trey Ratcliff photo adventure. I had just switched from Nikon to Sony and so was still struggling with the placement of the buttons and menus. Sometimes I go back and look at my settings and wonder what I was thinking, like this one, my aperture was f10; seems a little high. Maybe I should just forget about all that and just enjoy the scenery. Do me a favor and ignore the exposure settings.

Actually, I was going back to look at my New Zealand photos and found this sitting in the bit bucket. I started working on its just out of curiosity and then got carried away. All the while I was thinking I'd seen this before. Sure enough, I'd processed and posted this same picture about a year-and-a-half ago. My techniques and eye are constantly changing and this time the result was different. So maybe I should have titled it Glenorchy Part 2, ...or some such thing.

Boy, if I could go back in time and make different choices. Well, just a few. Like buying XYZ stock when it was a dollar. Until I invent a time machine I'll just have to live in the present, learn from the past, place one foot in front of the other. Actually, I'm kind of glad I can't go back, it seems the longer I live the less confused things are. So going back and buying that stock might just put me back into a place I don't want to be. Hmmmm, ... tis a bit of a conundrum.

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