Amazing fall colors in Kejimkujik National Park, Nova Scotia, Canada. The vividly coloured trees are probably Sugar Maple trees (Acer saccharum), a native species of the area - widely used in the production of maple syrup.
Thankyou all for your opinions on the original version! Re-posted to correct the horizon - rotated by 1.5 CCW. Used contrast masking to boost up the shadow detail. Ran AutoContrast. Finally sharpened at 75% to bring out the foliage detail.
P.S. You can now buy a print of this image if you're interested here
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nainconnu (351) 2003-08-14 20:29
Très belles couleurs dans les arbres. Le cadre la rend réellement plus attrayante que l'original. J'aurais tilt up un tout petit peu. Le reflet dans l'eau est parfait.
zorro (530) 2003-08-14 20:34
good shot adrian! the colors are so beautiful...well seen!
technogran (1339) 2003-08-14 20:59
Really beautiful colours with a clear mirror reflection. Very nicely seen.
nmess (2301) 2003-08-14 21:01
Adrian, this is wonderful! I love the reflections in the water, the colors and the detail. This picture definitly has WOW!
ninadev (5377) 2003-08-14 22:17
Argghhh, do I ate that when I click from one picture to another and cannot decide which version I prefer.. My personal verdict (lol) ... the orignal one I prefer. It renders more the real feeling of a Canadian fall scenery with colors that are not so bright. I find that in the original one the shore blends more with harmony with the trees just behind. But I wouldn't mind if this photo, in both versions came out of my camera. So my green smiley works for both versions but I'll be cheap and not put a smiley on both.
evilren (1395) 2003-08-14 22:26
I would definitely buy this postcard!the colours in this version stand out much more than in the original version,though it does give it an unnatural effect. still I admire this work and u are a source of inspiration for us all!
gringofil (0) 2003-08-15 1:56
The colors are truly beautiful. I really like how the reflection works with the image (usually reflections are a bit overdone, but here it serves the purpose quite well). The shapes in the sky are a final beautiful touch. Great shot, Adrian.
Lizard-lady (235) 2003-08-15 2:58
Beautiful, love the symmetry of the reflection and the colours are fantastic
forlife (892) 2003-08-15 4:10
I agree with Caprice but nevertheless this is an amazing shot that bring a real Canadian fall feel,which is so colourfull and pleasant.
colours are great,composition as well.very well done Adrian.
mariogil (113) 2003-08-15 16:01
That reds are beutiful!
Curioso (9271) 2003-08-17 6:52
Really splendid colors and composition. Really romantic in fact !
dsidwell (9783) 2003-08-28 14:36
This photo looks so effortless, but I find that so many photos like this seem slightly washed, while this one has bold, vibrant colors. What's your secret?
dob_31 (0) 2003-09-08 12:38
Amazing reflections... Nice autumn colors
gepall (1836) 2003-10-08 7:01
Cannot add something to this is perfect
robertspotswood (84) 2003-10-14 14:12
Beautiful shot. Brightening the image up really made it into a better image. Don't notice any real sharpening difference though between this and the original. Of course, maybe that has something to do with why you think my photos need sharpening. ;^)
Jeppe (18654) 2003-11-05 14:54
Great shot on a great place
CVTJan (1244) 2003-11-05 15:46
Very nice picture and also nice for a newcomer to see the progress of a picture made from other critiques here
sunny (3069) 2003-12-22 5:43
Nature beaty in great colours! Lovely mirror reflections in water as well as perfect sharpness and framing!
HARDCHRIS (2041) 2003-12-25 11:30
Photo magnifique avec un reflet
extraordinaire et des couleurs qui cotrastent bien avec le ciel .
ReynardTheFox (260) 2004-02-16 16:09
The colours in this are simply amazing. We get nothing like this in terms of autumnal leafs where I live. The soft light seems to work well to bring them out too. I like the composition - the way the water splits the frame down the middle usually isn't a good idea but here it emphasises the symetricality. Good shot!
apivaz (1902) 2004-03-01 13:59
Linda! Nem se consegue distinguir o que é real e o que é reflexo. Parabéns. É das minhas favoritas.
TheG1 (1509) 2004-03-09 4:15
Beautiful colors and perfect reflection!
pgilberto (1136) 2004-03-09 4:27
Graet colors and compositon, beautiful reflection. Exposure DOF and sharpeness perfect.
strangiato (10) 2004-03-29 11:24
One of the best reflection compositions I have seen lately. The colours are absolutely stunning. Immediately to my favourites.
centurion (0) 2004-07-19 10:34
Wonderfull indian summer.
burdallet (0) 2004-07-19 11:25
A Perfect mirror with the beautiful colors of falls + the remzing permanent green of resin fir/tree , Excellent !
osinzj (138) 2004-09-05 16:50
100% very good photo
lilycat (45) 2004-09-15 15:45
Simply spectacular! I have been to Nova Scotia many times, but never managed to capture shot such as this. Very nice!
naxius (16685) 2004-09-25 4:53
This a great shot! Very colorful and the reflection on the water is terrific.
Could be a postal card Adrian.
rabani (9645) 2004-11-08 3:29
Gorgeous colors and composition you have here Adrian and my only complain is its size. The colors is just so fiery and so is its reflection in the water and on equal terms. Remind me of Mandelbrot.
DigiSpy (214) 2004-11-17 4:09
All has been sayd but I'd like to add that you can SEE, almost feel, the sun shining from the left. Defenitly, nature captured at its best!
puister (570) 2005-03-12 10:44
This is by far one of the most beautifull reflection photo's that I have ever seen.
Alan_Kolnik (620) 2005-03-12 10:52
Amazing colors, and amazing picture. You did a good job here on the composition and exposure. Slightly offsetting the shoreline from exact center works well provide a little dynamism to the composition.
rajhema (1873) 2005-07-10 7:20
Reflection is so clear that both real as well as the reflection looks alike. What a fantastic capture. Hail Adrian!
magiqa (1292) 2005-07-15 7:14
The lake is like a mirror and it is such a beautiful picture. So this how the Sugar Maple looks like? Almost like a common maple, or? Very good picture!
deblink (2548) 2006-07-07 5:19
Adrian this photo is fantastic. You couldn't get much better then this. The water was just so still, the reflections are wonderful. I love it. Wow.
vhemmati (616) 2006-08-17 0:29
This is awesome too, it's interesting to see that the reflectionis as clear as the trees themselves. Great work
adalfons (281) 2006-10-12 6:30
Its another great photo, but it lacks size. Here size does matter, frame it all you like but this one needs to fill the entire 800 px available.
danos (103212) 2007-01-31 12:20
what a nice compo with these excellent amazing and vivid colours and lighting.The mirroring of the trees on the surfase of the lake?is marvellous.The sharpness of the trees on the lake, is better than the real trees.Good work.
andrewstaszok (114) 2007-11-25 5:45
ephemere33 (9743) 2007-12-12 15:16
un mot: magnifique scene coloree d'automne...tout est là et tout a ete dit,bravo pour la reflection, merci pour le partage...amicalement Bi
panteliz (278) 2008-01-24 11:00
this is a mirror for real!
danip (206) 2008-06-10 2:24
great composition, and colors. the mirroring effect is just great.
deud (1920) 2009-03-06 2:19
amazing autumn colors!
great scene indeed!
Vague (307) 2009-11-06 1:15
What a great photo! Except from the very impressive colours I think the selection of balance between "original" and "reflection" trees is great! Very good.
gmg (4202) 2009-11-06 1:46
Beautiful shot, great colours; the perfectly balanced composition gives a sense of peace.
PainDivine69 (175) 2009-12-10 1:40
wonderful presentation of this reflected fall colours. DOF and POV are managed very good. Well done!
luciola (2970) 2010-01-06 2:46
Wonderful, strong colors of autumn. Specially suitable reflection in the water.
rezanonahall (202) 2010-01-06 2:56
Nature beaty in great colours! Lovely mirror reflections in water as well as perfect sharpness and framing .
photoxtreme (1335) 2010-09-03 11:02
spettacolare composizione,di ottimo livello,splendidi riflessi,e bellissimo colori,bravo !!
ciao e buona serata,
- Copyright: Adrian Warren (AdrianW) (2274)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2001-09-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS30/Elan7E, EF 28-135 IS USM, Fuji Provia 100F
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
- Theme(s): _Fotos adicionadas por 5 ou mais membros, Flora [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-08-14 20:14
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