From Moraine Lake, in Banff National Park. This has to rank as my favourite location for photography, because of the natural beauty and the great light that you often get there too. On the morning I took this, The sun was just peaking through a small break in the clouds and giving a sliver of light on the mountains, like a spotlight. I have some other shots with less contast and more detail in the shadows, however, I prefer this one as it shows the drama of the light hitting the peaks in a better way.
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Guenther (10913) 2009-02-18 7:24
you pushed the color saturation very far, almost too much, but it works well emphasizing the spectacular light band on the rocks. The whole scene is gorgeous showing a great atmosphere.
Thanks for sharing.
RedDevil (1217) 2009-02-18 7:31
Magical atmosphere of colors and shades, perfect POV.
Gerrit (43775) 2009-02-18 7:40
Beautiful landscape photo with a remarkable band of sunshine on the rocks and their reflection.
emilbo (22112) 2009-02-18 7:54
Un paysage de toute beauté bien présenté dans une bonne composition. La couleur orangée des montagnes qui attire notre attention et les reflets dans le lac sont merveilleux. Belle harmonie de couleurs.
Félicitations!... et bonne journée,
Fis2 (79806) 2009-02-18 8:27
Super light and colors.
asajernigan (19669) 2009-02-18 9:08
This is a well composed shot using the reflection to create depth and balance. The lighting is great and the photo has nice sharpness and DOF. The colors are a little over saturated for my taste but very effective in creating contrast.
josepmarin (57267) 2009-02-18 9:47
yes, the effect of the stripe gilded on the magnificent mountains that has created the light across the clouds is spectacular and it has a big plasticity.
You could make use of this so opportune moment to take an excellent photo, but also, the scenery is so beautiful that the photo is even better.
Beautiful place to visit some day....and beautiful shot.
wamc24120 (1031) 2009-02-18 9:48
Nice capture of this mountain landscape.
I like frame and color.
Photo65Net (43120) 2009-02-18 10:03
Great job with this light.
I like a lot the blue reflections too.
Have a nice day,
Hunkar (6798) 2009-02-18 10:56
An excellent summit scene with nice colors..
BelCan75 (2201) 2009-02-18 11:20
I'll never get enough of beautiful Moraine Lake. I love the colours and the saturation for this photo as it accentuates the light on the mountains. Excellent POV with great light, colours and details. Excellent work!
zmey (7335) 2009-02-18 12:07
this place seems to never deceive those awaiting something magical... i've seen different lights, different times of day: always something special 'on display' here. i love that line of 'burning' light on the mountains.
dkeus31 (27735) 2009-02-18 12:19
a great place, a great picture!
the light, the color band on the mountains, superb!
Waylim (24490) 2009-02-18 19:00
Beautiful morning light on these few peaks out of the ten. A very common POV but the drammatic light and mood make it special and yet always different at different time of day. The blue of this lake once your saw it, you'll never forget. The saturation is on the borderline of too much, but that is a matter of taste, I like a more subtle tone but rich. Thanks for such beauty, great work.
Dyerco (10185) 2009-02-19 5:23
That band of bronze light and the reflection are absolutely superb. The higher contrast does emphasize the sunlight. Very nicely done.
carper (96) 2009-02-19 9:54
a fine moment, you captured here Alvin,
a very nice photo, well composed good quality and what a great place, thank you for sharing, have a nice day.
CLODO (27690) 2009-02-19 12:34
Lovely contrast between the orange peaks and their reflection and the cold blue of the lake and sky.
good sharpness, and nice POV
ChrisJ (93442) 2009-02-19 18:18
Missed this one. In more ways than one. The access road to Moraine Lake was closed by snow, & for maintenance, when I was there in October. So thanks for sharing. A spectacular sunrise view of the lake & mts. Tfs!
gneufeld (15870) 2009-02-19 19:06
I like it alot - the colors and contrasts are stunning. I agree that you chose to leave the darker areas as they are so the highlites would get greater emphasis. Great work and TFS. Gerald
zeca (19762) 2009-02-19 21:36
Beaautiful photo, Alvin! That golden lights are amazing. Wonderful landscape! Great work!
chpp (4281) 2009-02-23 17:20
this lake can stand billion of shots and still look different in each of them. you've captured the light and the peace on this like in a exquisit way. the orange band on the mountains is really amazing
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-02-24 5:03
Amazing vivid colours and reflections in this very beautiful picture. Well framed with the trees in foreground
Have a nice day
marietom (34607) 2009-02-24 13:26
Magnifiques couleurs, et très beau paysage, bien composé.
jhm (131862) 2009-02-26 3:58
What a fantastical picture, certainly the colours and reflections are superb.
What a nice panorama view lovely mountain scape
Excellent captured and lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
ahmetgedikli (25258) 2009-02-26 4:04
A perfect scenery! Magnificent colours, excellent lighting and point of view... I like your photo.
Have a good day.
maximage (15535) 2009-02-27 14:28
Très belle image de Moraine Lake. Tu as bénéficié d'une lumière magnifique. J'étais sur ce site au mois de juin 2008 mais avec la pluie!!
pboehringer (770) 2009-02-28 7:55
you're really the lucky guy to live in such proximity and have so many opportunities to revist this place until you get the ultimate shot of the Ten Peak Valley. It isn't difficult at all to relaize why this is your favorite place to put your tripod down. I was only once there and not necessarily with the best light conditions but I fell in love with it. Your shot conveys extremely well this feeling that I had standing at the top of the rock pile.
sabyasachi1212 (19771) 2009-03-09 8:28
Your gorgeous sunrises never cease to surprise me. Wonderful sharpness, great colours. Love thet golden band of sunlight passing through the middle. Top rate work.
With Greetings from India
delkoo (68) 2009-03-09 8:34
Great photo. Well composed with excellent POV, colours and details also.
I never get tired of seeing shots from this amazing place, especially when they're as well taken as this.
Bluejeans (64247) 2009-03-23 6:04
Ola amigo ,
Que lindo momento do dia os reflexos laranja do sol nas montanhas e na agua do lago , bonitos tons de azul , belo ponto de visão , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
pierrefonds (53320) 2009-03-23 18:24
The reflections in the water are assets to the composition. The point of view leads our eyes toward thhe Ten Peaks which is giving depth to the photo. The light of the sunrise id giving nice colors to the scenery and especially the golden reflections on the mountains. Have a nice day.
Merou (4726) 2009-03-24 10:14
Pleasant place to visit and good shoot
Maybe a little saturation
John_F_Kennedy (41888) 2009-04-27 0:41
A composition with beautiful colours and a perfect balance between them. The sunlight on the top of the mountains is really great
tkp1165 (70) 2009-05-27 18:07
Beautiful landscape!! I like the bands of sunshine on the rocks and the reflection in the lake. Nice composition.
alexony (67) 2009-09-22 12:21
Bonjour, j adore ces photos de paysage avec des couleurs a nous couper le souffle. Bravo.
soi (486) 2009-12-27 7:18
The sunrise was amazing!!!
LOOOK13 (19046) 2010-03-05 8:12
A fantastic shot, very spectacular and original.
A good POV on the mountains, colors and reflections are excellents.
Pelje (597) 2010-05-06 15:55
a bestknown motive. But in this special light, very good shot! Good sharpness and deepness.
Well done! I wish the next holiday I go there ;-)
Greetings from Germany, Hubert
BWJ (3022) 2010-05-07 17:45
I can easily understand why this would be your favorite location for photography. This shot is spectacular! The ribbon of bright sunlight across the mountains and its reflection in the water is strikingly beautiful. You composed the shot well; colors and light are so pretty.
flatwin (2181) 2010-05-29 10:57
que de belle couleurs dans cette prise de vue
Merci de ce partage
xramm (1831) 2010-07-12 4:38
Hi Alvin (again),
Very good view with excellent colors!
You catched the beauty point!
LBO (94) 2010-09-08 13:23
Whoa !!!! Magnifiques couleurs !!!
spal (174) 2011-11-29 15:14
Haven't found any word, to describe the beauty of this picture!! nice job!
- Copyright: Alvin Brown (Cormac) (26545)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-02
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D700, 17-35mm f/2.8
- Exposure: f/11, 1/4 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): CLODO's selection IV [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-02-18 7:11
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