The road from Queentown to Glenorchy in New Zealand has been described as “one of the most scenic drives you’ll ever experience”. The road runs along the edge of Lake Wakatipu, the third largest lake in New Zealand. The drive itself takes about 45 minutes although I must say that we took longer than that with all the stops for photography we made! The spectacular and surreal scenery we caught was certainly well worth the time spent!
Canon 40D technical report: One of the interesting features on the 40D that I like is the Highlight Tone Priority setting, which is supposed to expand the dynamic range for highlights, ideal especially for the scene above where exposure is critical to ensure that details are preserved in the bright clouds. I find that I get less blown highlights with this mode turned on although I have read that this is at the expense of more noise in the shadow areas. Definitely a good feature to have for landscape pictures!