If anyone had told me early last year, that there was a lighthouse in the middle of the Canadian Prairies, I would have said they were nuts. But here it is, larger than life, at the entrance the attractive marina that services the picturesque lakeside town of Sylvan Lake, west of Red Deer, (which is between Calgary & Edmonton).
The water is partly frozen over on the surface, in places. Where the reflections appear smudged, is ice.
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macjake (68386) 2009-11-13 7:55
this is so ironic...i went out on a photo shoot yesterday taking photos of lighthouses!
Beautiful scenery, you can almost feel the cold crisp fall air.
very bright, clear and sharp.
npecanhuk (75494) 2009-11-13 8:01
That's a beautiful and pleasant picture!
Sharpness, exposure, dof, pov and colors are excellent!
The composition has truly pleased me and I really like that reflection!
TFS - congratulations!
carper (96) 2009-11-13 8:09
very nice one Chris,
fine contrast good composition, I like the autumn colors in the blue, well composed shot, good job have a nice day.
dta (78528) 2009-11-13 8:22
Hello Chris ,
Incredible , this marina and this lighthouse in the middle of the Prairies . But where are the boats ? The composition is superb , too , with pleasant colors .
Dashab (2564) 2009-11-13 8:46
This is Alberta?!! Thought it was somewhere in the Maritimes!
A beautifully luminous shot with perfect composition and very natural and rich colours.
Thanks and have a nice weekend, Dasha
Gerrit (52047) 2009-11-13 13:54
Great mirror effect.
Beautiful light and great colours
cd70 (0) 2009-11-13 14:45
Elle est superbe cette vue avec les reflets du phare ! Les couleurs sont très esthétiques, il y a une belle lumière. J'aime beaucoup le graphisme, avec ces pontons qui donnent de belles lignes. TRès bien vu !
john1 (4028) 2009-11-13 14:49
Excellent point of view of the marina, great perspective and sharpness. Wonderfull colors and lighting, the deph of field are beautifull.
Thanks for sharing.
pierrefonds (66825) 2009-11-13 15:29
The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The boat masts and the lighthouse have a graphical effect. The pint of view takes my eye toward the opposite shore which is giving depth to the composition. The nice sky is sending a light which is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
asajernigan (21427) 2009-11-13 18:41
This is a well composed shot with the dock providing nice lines and angles throughout the shot. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has fine sharpness. The lighthouse adds a nice focal point for the scene.
mauro61 (52857) 2009-11-13 21:56
mi piace la composizione con il faro sullo sfondo e l'azzurro dell'acqua di questo porticciolo.
Belli e luminosi i colori,
besnard (56447) 2009-11-13 22:42
Ouf me voilà, hier impossible de se connecter pour te féliciter pour cette très belle photo marine lumineuse et ensoleillée.
Merci pour le partage et bon week-end.
danyy (0) 2009-11-14 0:07
un endroit calme et simple avec beaucoup de charme que tu as su faire ressortir au milieu de couleurs bien naturelles.
My best regards.
pattabe (421) 2009-11-14 0:32
what a beautiful shot, with nice reflextion, bright and good colors, a lovely place, well captured.
Regards Freddy (Bangkok)
snunney (99942) 2009-11-14 1:18
I very much like the light and colours in this pretty composition. The point of view is well chosen and the central placement of the lighthouse suits the balance of the composition. Thanks for sharing.
Budapestman (82620) 2009-11-14 2:57
great shot of this place with beautiful lights and details, the composition is spectacular, the mood of the photo is romantic. Congratulations. Have a nice weekend!
jhm (153640) 2009-11-15 0:51
Lighthouses and boats are always a very pleasant subject for take a good picture, lovely for look at, unique elements which gives life to the scene.
Splendid colours, pleasant for look at.
Very well composition, TFS.
Have a nice sunday,
Royaldevon (39334) 2009-11-15 1:39
Well, isn't that amazing!
I would not have expected it either!
The light and the clarity are excellent!
The receding line of platforms, to the r/h side, make a frame which actually leads to the lovely lighthouse-reflection, and ultimately to the lighthouse, itself.
Have a good day,
Cricri (120095) 2009-11-15 2:40
Une image calme et plaisante, j'aime l'ensemble des couleurs, les reflets obtenus et la présentation
JanD (0) 2009-11-15 3:49
Nice marina, very nice water, excellent lighthouse. Good shot.
Bluejeans (64251) 2009-11-15 8:06
Ola Chris ,
Bem tranquilo este porto , gostei muito das cores de outono das árvores , bonitos reflexos em tons de azul , bom enquadramento da foto , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
gunbud (34066) 2009-11-15 18:56
The splendid fall colors make a striking reflection in the complimentary blue lake.
The docks and fences make lovely lines and the red and white light house a beautiful contrast to the sky and lake.
TopGeo (38216) 2009-11-15 23:46
Hi Chris! They is a likeable picture marine of lake sailboats and lighthouse and the installations with beautiful colours in the background also the details in the reflections they give in the composition impression most excellent..
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2009-11-16 1:53
Very beautiful shot of the colours! Excellent sharpness and I love the autumnal trees and the lighttower. Well done.
sacavem (18620) 2009-11-16 1:57
Is a pretty postcard of this place. Good colours, definition and contrast. I love very of the lakes of the Canada.
JCG (35129) 2009-11-16 8:26
Beautiful and pleasant photograph on this pretty marina, I like much this beautiful autumnal light which emphasizes the landscape and the natural colors. Beautiful composition, thank you Chris.
With all my friendships and a very good week,
Longroute (19396) 2009-11-16 13:44
I've never seen a nicer and more ordered marina! Everything seems so perfect, clean and harmonious, and even the lighthouse seems appropriate to this toy harbour. It's a photo I like most, full of colours and vibrant with light. There are several diagonal lines and vertical ones (boat masts, trees and lighthouse) and all that give a pleasant feeling of harmony. Last but not least the frozen water is just like a mirror which reflects wonderfully both sky, lighthouse and trees: simply delicious!An enchanting place and a charming photo.
denisn72 (8300) 2009-11-16 13:56
The golden trees are magnificent and in harmony with the blue sky. I appreciate the pure colours, the good exposure settings and the point of view. Great composition indeed!
gilou530 (34) 2009-11-16 14:02
une lumiére qui met en valeur ce petit port ou le phare flashe bien avec sont sommet rouge dans tout ce bleu, belle photo
macondo (19560) 2009-11-17 1:57
Yes, one immediately thinks seaside when there's a lighthouse in the picture. I suppose the flatness of the water and the autumnal gold foliage would give away the fact that it's a lake, but for a moment I was thinking it was a delightful seaside picture, before being puzzled by the Alberta location. Anyway, it's a lovely shot, with great light and warm colour tones; who'd know there's ice on the water? Thanks for the note of explanation.
Muse (34962) 2009-11-18 7:25
Un endroit vraiment charmant et une très jolie compo;
De belles couleurs sous une belle lumière et un pov très bien choisi
Juntas (7960) 2009-11-20 7:14
Hi Chris. Very nice composition full of nice elements to look at with nice emphasis on the lighthouse. Nice colors and reflections and very good definition. HAve a nice weekend. Paulo
ahmetgedikli (25605) 2009-11-21 9:52
Beautiful scene! Excellent POV, sharpness and good details. Well done!
Have a nice weekend.
Didi (60588) 2009-12-23 17:14
Nice composition with your old Pentax I am fascinated because you still use the silver method.
Very good scan quality of the frame