This is Lake Edith in Jasper National Park, the Canadian Rockies.
I've been experimenting with aperture to try and get everything in focus with a wide image as a number of my shots in the past had a 'soft' background... I like how the focus of this image came out.
From three bracketed Raw exposures, two full stops apart. The configuration looked like this: -2, 0, 2. Cropped and color slightly altered in Photoshop CS3.
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Roly (2024) 2008-10-08 6:18
Nice image, very well composed. I like the massive three stump filling the foreground and wish the background was equally sharp. The light was great and the thin mist above the water is a bonus. The severe perspective distortion works well, I think, for this image.
Nessie (918) 2008-10-08 6:29
I love that picture.. Really good POV, nice colours, excellent composition!! I personally prefer frames but it is amazing even without it.
pboehringer (770) 2008-10-08 7:56
interesting image from Lake Edith. I have been there very recently and understand now a little bit of the local topography. The early day mood is well captured and I see that you used a flawless technique in blending three different blends into one image. The build up of your composition with the three levels is perfect.
BIGSESAL (202) 2008-10-08 8:40
This is a good shot. I like gentle autumn colours in the foreground which are also present on the mountains. The reflection is great. Well composed.
chpp (4283) 2008-10-08 9:29
great shot. a very nice composition with the trees in the FG and the reflection in the BG. great colours, perfect light and sharpness. excellent job
johnfreeman (2274) 2008-10-09 2:29
This is very nice, I particularly like the soft, low light and gentle autumn colours. The composition with the stumps leading towards the lake and mountain works well and of course the light on the mountain really makes it.
I'm curious about your HDR procedure. Do you do it manually or use a program like Photomatix? The choice of exposures seems to work well here but it seems to me just a tiny bit soft in the middle section (if you look closely for example the far side of the nearest stump is less in focus than the bottom end of the second stump which is actually further away) and both the mountain and the nearest foreground appear to be sharper than the mid ground. At least on my monitor there also seems to be a slight yellow line in the water just above the second stump which may derive from the HDR process.
Anyway I'm just curious and overall it's a very attractive image.
gunbud (34066) 2008-10-10 7:23
I think you have found a very effective blend to achieve such a dreamy autumn view of this beautiful alpine lake.
The tree stumps are great lead ins to this lovely vertical image.
jusninasirun (17162) 2008-10-10 20:28
Hi Doug. Another brilliant tall frame composition cutting down the sky to the minimum. Stunning reflection with excellent depth and details. Regards. Jusni