Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park, which is next to Banff. The lake is blue/green in color (which explains the name of the lake), but difficult see that in the photo. I was actually taking pictures in the opposite direction, and before I left, I looked around, and thought, hmmm... that's kind of interesting. I snapped one quick photo, which turned out much better than any that I had taken of the subject I originally went there to photograph.
I used a polarizer to darken the blue of the sky and show off the interesting clouds. Scanned from a Fuji Velvia slide.
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colinb (1590) 2005-05-09 12:58
Emerald Lake really is the perfect name. What a great color.
m_s_s (1687) 2005-05-09 13:03
Wow, what a great picture! The colors and sharpness are perfect. Beautiful scenery - wish i could to be there and see it in my own eyes. I'm waiting for next good as this pict. Good luck!
jp80 (8443) 2005-05-09 13:08
bof sky and reflections are wonderful, but I like this beautiful mountain too. A lot of sharpness, and a nice composition. Very well done !
bboss (3578) 2005-05-09 14:05
what a great shot,I love the patterns in the clouds and the colours of the rflections is amazing. Good composition as well.
What do you do PP with your polarised velvia scans? I am curious because on some of mine the colours have been so intense that I have desaturated them a little, to make them more believable. Have you adjusted the colours at all here or is this straight out of the scanner?
Schultzy (5446) 2005-05-09 14:17
Waouw !! That's really a wonderful shot. You choose a very nice landscape. It's perfect...
One of my favorites shot.
Very well done !!
kingdragon (431) 2005-05-09 14:19
What can I Say ??
naxius (16685) 2005-05-09 15:25
Your photograph is stunning. I like the colors and the contrast.
This is really beautiful.
So pure and so crisp.
Clochette (8076) 2005-05-09 15:43
The view is gorgeous, and the quality of scanning is really excellent. That's breathtaking, a great one, thank you !
ArtLook (2348) 2005-05-09 16:11
Beautiful, very nice place... I like very much this nature scene, good sharpness and perfect colors! Bravo!
With BEST Regards,
Hanssie (10756) 2005-05-09 16:23
Well, a picture for a expensive, glossy calendar with twelve of the most beautiful pictures ! Wonderful nature, Alvin !
capthaddock (28790) 2005-05-09 19:01
Wow, this is amazing,the sky, mountains and lake are perfectly balanced, a feast for the eyes. The only thing that can go is that little triangular piece at the bottom right corner, but I know I'm being too picky now.
polongi (160) 2005-05-10 0:20
just adding my compliments here. Good shot. very calm....ben
srabbe (1424) 2005-05-10 15:34
Which colours and sharpness! The greens are beautiful, the sky is so nice, and the mountain is really contrasting with the green of the trees.
sylvie (1183) 2005-05-10 16:54
Très belle composition, la netteté est parfaite et la profondeur des couleurs avec ces différentes teintes de vert est magnifique.
Add to my favorite.
alacious (56) 2005-05-11 3:01
Wonderfully done, Velvia is a beautiful beautiful film. Which is good, because that is such a beautiful area :)
Now you make me want summer to come that much more quickly, as I'm heading up to Banff. Thanks for posting this shot, it's absolutely terrific :)
Vagabond (5848) 2005-05-11 13:57
This is a superb picture, even better than your last one, a composition live and "crystaline", very nice colours and reflections and a high definition. A must, congratulations ..
jbweasle (9393) 2005-05-11 14:26
I like the composition with the slopes of both the near and far mountains dropping down to the right. The colour of the water and the reflection are superb. And what a sky!
toni_al (15875) 2005-05-12 14:56
Je ne l'avais pas vu celle-ci elle est vraiment magnifique.
Les couleurs et la clarté sont top
Very nice shot
Favoris de suite;-)
Olienka (145) 2005-05-12 16:08
A perfect name for such lake. It's wonderful, amazing colours...
danielswalsh (13599) 2005-05-17 20:43
One word Alvin.... "WOW".
Fantastic shot, I love it. The colors are amazing, the detail is sharp- the composition is perfect... I think the horizon could use a slight clockwise rotation; but otherwise the shot is flawless.
I'll be up this way in just over a month... looking forward to it!
DLM (6479) 2005-05-23 13:55
Hi Alvin, Amazing capture ,what a stunning place,your pic is very sharpe,great DOF.
Isaperez (355) 2005-06-23 11:44
This is a dream landscape!
Very well captured.The clouds make it even more interesting.
lukie (0) 2005-07-11 10:51
This is really a very great, beautiful view, Alvin. Thanks for sharing.
maximage (15537) 2005-09-22 13:10
Tout est dit! Superbe!
Albrecht (11281) 2005-09-22 13:16
Excelent shot; great compo and beautiful colours. TOP JOB!!!!!
marian (2) 2005-09-22 13:48
nice colours and contrast!perfect name and
pierrefonds (65244) 2005-11-21 15:40
Beautifull picture, nice colors.
zumoduvas (2069) 2007-11-27 7:52
Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.
malay_biswal (78) 2007-12-12 4:47
Fabulous picture buddy.
borax (1732) 2013-04-09 12:18
No stunning sunset, dramatic landscape... just a wonderful place perfectly shot. A place to live by.
- Copyright: Alvin Brown (Cormac) (26565)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2000-07-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon F90x
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Favoris #2, Member's Favourites, Favorites - landscapes 01 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-05-09 12:54
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