The stillness of Pitt Lake is almost palpable as early morning sun breaks through the mist. This lake is the largest tidal freshwater body of water in Canada, and as such is hazardous for small boats. North of the lake a river flows from the heart of rugged wilderness and is navigable for some ten miles.
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Emile (20352) 2006-04-30 11:06
Nice picture with a great depth sense, a quite place, good delicate colors and very good composition. I don't know what this pole is doing in the middle of the lake and it doesn't look like a boat reflection.
Thank for sharing, well done.
peter1892 (1681) 2006-04-30 11:07
John - the perspective & use of the 'portrait' framing, together with the wonderful early morning light, makes a fantastic image. Great work!
xavshot (69835) 2006-04-30 11:08
magnifique ambiance avec cette brume sur ce lac. J'aime ici le cadrage vertical et le premier plan que tu as mis. Bravo pour ces superbes couleurs
jhm (158904) 2006-04-30 12:16
You took a vertical picture with a 1/2 division, in depth misty atmosphere together with wrinkles in water gives a nice composition, also the wood in foreground make the picture lovely.
danielswalsh (13599) 2006-04-30 12:17
Nice shot John,
Really sharp detail, I can almost count the individual trees on the shore across the lake. Even thought is does have that 'neat image' feel to it, it's maintained a lot of detail.
My only suggestion would a slight clockwise rotation to correct the horizon. A small point on an otherwise lovely shot.
ChrisJ (117201) 2006-04-30 12:22
Wonderful reflections in the water. I like the ripples & moody overcast sky. Fantastic color & sharpness. Well done!
johnnymag (490) 2006-04-30 12:22
Great shot. You have really captured that special moment, as you say just as morning has broken. I love your compo, good use of the driftwood on the shore, and the textures with the differing light both on the bluffs and across the water add great atmosphere. TFS. Are you still coming to the UK in May.
dkeus31 (27735) 2006-04-30 12:27
A nice picture, I like the foregound, the cloudy sky well reflected in the lake.
Albrecht (11281) 2006-04-30 12:47
Beautiful atmosphere and scene;great POV and colours and DOF.
rhizomes (15343) 2006-04-30 13:17
I like this view with a great depth on the landscape. Colors are amazing and the clouds in the sky are nice.
Good work !
cessy (13647) 2006-04-30 13:25
beautiful morning atmosphere, John
love the small waves on water
mortijo (12828) 2006-04-30 14:14
Excellent!!! POV is great and the management of the colors is perfect. My sincerests congratulations.
rosaline (0) 2006-04-30 14:16
Firstly, I like the portrait format as it seems to concentrate the attention more on the scene. The use of the logs and wood add good foreground interest. You have done well to capture the moody atmosphere in the mountains too. Good ripples on the water add some graphic interest to the shot as well. You have captured a great deal of detail in this single shot. Well achieved.
papagolf21 (108031) 2006-04-30 14:45
Bonsoir mon ami John,
J'aime beaucoup cette composition pleine de poésie. J'aime l'effet de l'eau qui frise par un vent léger créant des remous sur le lac.
Il y a un effet enchanteur dans cette prise de vue. Une photographie pleine de nuances.
CoolDan (2516) 2006-04-30 14:50
Ça sent la sérénité dans cette photo.
C'est du bon travail de composition. Bravo.
coco (30439) 2006-04-30 14:52
Splendid light and composition here.
The colours looks very vivid too and adds a special touch to the photo.
Thanks for share.
danyy (0) 2006-04-30 15:09
cette petite brume fait tout son effet sous ces éclairages tamisés.
Un joli ciel dans lequels flottent des nuages qui se contrstent bien.
J'aime beaucoup le calme de cette scène, le silence et la quiétude.
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2006-04-30 16:15
What a beautiful misty view at the lake. Perfect stripes n the water and the light. Great title for this image.
elihesamian (26149) 2006-04-30 16:39
this is unique,and for me is poetic,too,like most of yours,with a special silence,only some appealing natural sounds,and a soft sound,
a superb view,atmosphere,sky and depth,very nicely captured and composed,love it,John,
Tue (42820) 2006-04-30 16:40
Wonderful combination of mist and early sunlight over this lake. A really lovely atmosphere. A good composition too, I like the inclusion of the land in the foreground. Good work!
MarekP (4750) 2006-04-30 17:09
Very well captured mist and silece over the lake. Yes, I can hear silence of this place in your photo -- so well you have captured its atmosphere. Very well done.
alvaraalto (19778) 2006-04-30 17:10
I choose today for "Lazing on a Sunday afternoon" of Queen, but this "Morning has broken" of Cat Stevens is a very good choice too.
Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for them springing fresh from the world
Rossignol (2289) 2006-04-30 17:24
Beautiful early morning shot, John. That mist gives a really evocative air to the scene - so still and tranquil. Excellent composition with the diagonal of the shore in the foreground and the bleached pieces of driftwood.
plimrn (21344) 2006-04-30 19:35
The way you've catured the mist and the reflections lend a mystical air to your compo; it's lovely.
singuanti (15250) 2006-04-30 22:58
Hi John. My eyes seem drawn to the mountains far off in the distance. I might have tried a burn tool across the bright area of the sky to even it out. But the rippled reflections are always a great addition. Superb shot John!
weswang (18223) 2006-05-01 0:39
Hi John, A beautiful shot to show the quiet and peaceful morning on the side of the lake. The cloud and the water ripples have added a special mood to this quiet peaceful scene. Well done.
markstaples (15670) 2006-05-01 2:38
A beautiful and atmospheric shot with good foreground interest under a wonderful sky. Nice work.
Graal (103038) 2006-05-01 2:59
very nice landscape, good vertical composition. I like the colours and sharp, too. Well done.
carper (96) 2006-05-01 3:26
Long time ago, well I like the view you send us, the atmosphere is realy nice the composition is a succes, I like the sky the reflection and the light, well done John.
feather (51130) 2006-05-01 5:53
I like all the layers you have managed to fit into the shot by using a vertical format. The misty mountains and the wonderful rippled reflection are what most catches my eye. A well worked composition.
ndb1958 (9289) 2006-05-01 6:19
great atmosphere of the morning scenery ... and reading the title I have the old Cat Stevens song in my mind. Amazing composition with these peaces of wood downside of the image.
Buin (42504) 2006-05-01 8:48
The others have said all. It remains to me one word: GREAT!
Thank you for showing this!
anesugur (18789) 2006-05-01 8:49
Very nice atmosphere. Beautiful colors.
jjbach (9324) 2006-05-01 10:17
The mood of this composition is wonderful. Excellent colours and great framing. The depth is superb too. Splendid work!
blue-velvet30 (6524) 2006-05-01 10:34
Excellent POV, colors and light, perfect composition. Great work!
Kenny10pin (19301) 2006-05-01 10:55
great shot, it looks like Nessy will pop out any time.. great pleasant shot, I like it and the logs in the foreground , well done
Cormac (26565) 2006-05-01 11:06
Mesmerizing shot John! I like the shimmering reflections in the water, showing a different impression of the mountain. The sky has a nice glow too, with the mixture of light and shadow. Great work!
anavazao (5592) 2006-05-01 11:57
It's a wonderful close-up picture!
Perfect moment and shot, my friend!
Also good composition...
PJE (20758) 2006-05-01 17:55
John I gather from this photo and others posted from this same area that Pitt Lake is one of your favorites. Incredible lighting captured with interesting highlights on the mountian across the lake. Good choice to shoot this in vertical format for the shoreline and sky above brings a nice balance in thirds. Good work John!
Mishe (3533) 2006-05-01 20:37
Very beautiful picture.
Congrats and thanks.
All the best,
fabio_ts (13696) 2006-05-02 3:16
Wonderful atmosphere for this great work John, I love your choice of vertical crop, ..light are perfect (as always) and the result is another example of your talent to capture this fantastic landscape.. BRAVO+++
have a nice week,
sam224 (6215) 2006-05-02 8:06
Very good composition here with the dead tree in foreground and the calm water attracting the eye. The sky with its clouds is very fascinating too. Good colours, perspective and defintion.
Very well done as usual!
Davidwh (3662) 2006-05-02 10:29
The softness you have created in this image is just wonderful.The mist and calm water a joy to the eye..tranquil,quite,relaxing...a complete contrast to the hazard you stated in your note.I like the depth from the shore until the far away mountains.Lovely!
riclopes (35577) 2006-05-03 3:38
A very typical landscape from you, in the vertical format with the usual quality attached to it. Excellent dephness, a misty and calm morning atmosphere with wonderful lighting and reflections on the water surface, beautiful layers of the mountains in the back and a marvellous cloudy sky filling up half of the composition. A magnificent work!
valdec (7367) 2006-05-03 4:00
Piêkne, doskona³e, rewelacyjne
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-05-03 9:22
A wonderful scene with soft patterns. The ripples in the watter create wonderful circular patterns.
Stepan (27210) 2006-05-03 13:07
Strange and strong atmosphere as usual. The mist in the background creates mystery... So does the post in the water too. Only the small blue sky touch produces some joy and hope...
Cricri (124848) 2006-05-03 14:03
Une image agréable à regarder, belle composition avec cette légére brume, transpercer par la douce lumiére du matin, magnifique.
capthaddock (28790) 2006-05-03 16:48
Hi John - a magical moment once again, superb mix of sharp and soft, the ripples in the water are my favourite part.
Gregtom (7169) 2006-05-04 2:39
What a fantastic atmosphere! I just love the mist on the lake and distant mountains reflecting in the water. Beautiful place and a weather situation. Perfect for contemplating!
elmec (12210) 2006-05-04 4:01
Very nice composition!
The cloudy sky is so dramatic and makes good the composition!
rabdelnoor (3423) 2006-05-04 19:52
Very quality picture. The light is just superb together with a beautiful composition and a nice DOF.
tropicalrips (0) 2006-05-04 21:21
beautiful composition and mood John :)
Didi (60590) 2006-05-05 11:13
I prefer this one than the next picture because the foreground gives a good depht in your composition.
jafadabret (56501) 2006-05-05 12:46
John, quelle atmosphère de tristesse est rendue par cette photo. Le premier plan très net montre du bois mort puis le brouillard fait le lien entre l'eau et le rocher. Mais il faut être optimiste la lumière va gagner.
dsidwell (9783) 2006-05-07 12:55
The superb mood built here with your handling of light and exposure is so wonderful, John! The composition is balanced and peaceful--it helps a lot, too. Congratulations!
Jeppe (18654) 2006-05-08 14:59
Oh yes - Niel Diamond -
An excellent title for this very moody image - the pole in the sea gives a very fine and specail effect.
wonderful light as well - specially the reflections in the water.
hdl (7035) 2006-05-10 7:46
Hi John. Looks magical, this place. Especially with the fog in between the hills. Very nice; really a place where you can sit down, escape the daily stress, relax and enjoy the silence and view. That's the feeling your picture gives me. Well done.
jbweasle (9395) 2006-05-13 7:51
John, this is a wonderfully atmospheric shot with the rippling reflections and the mist in the background. The distant mountains look like a magical land. I also like the wood adding interest to the foreground.
aloyho (6798) 2006-05-16 4:17
It's such a lovely scene with the remaining mist hoovering just above the lake. The slight ripples suggest some activity going on and break the stillness of the place. You have captured the essence of this place and the dramatic sky add to its appeal. Congratulations!! Regards and have a nice day.
Manamo (3710) 2006-05-24 17:00
here is an amazing image...again! The three layers of it are nice. We often see horizontal landscape, especially with lakes. It was a great idea to rotate the camera to take this shot!
i like the light, the sky and the fog which adds a lot the atmosphere!
Thanks a lot!
mumek (20202) 2006-07-16 8:22
Good morning John!
You captured a very beautiful morning at the lake. Great background with the misty mountains and foreground with a driftwood. Thanks for posting