Another photo from Moraine Lake, also known as the Valley of the Ten Peaks. My previous post seemed to suffer a big loss in colour, coming out pretty washed out in the internet version compared to the way it looked on my computer when I processed it. I decided to post another photo to see if I can track down why that happened (I think it has something to do with the colour mode used when the file was saved). I don't know what I can say about this place that hasn't been said before. This was taken in the morning, while the sun was still far enough to the east to throw some light on the mountains, and show that famous incredible colour in the water.
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umbrellaphotos (1901) 2006-06-19 21:59
Looks great Alvin, you've definitely have gotten very good at your photoshop skills! This picture is superb! Great composition, and although I've seen many fromt his spot, I never stop being impressed.
poulinp (4530) 2006-06-19 22:05
Wow Alvin, wonderful place. We can only see this kind of landscape in the west. Excellent POV and good DOF.
Ann75 (0) 2006-06-19 22:18
Wow, amazing shot of Moraine Lake. Where do I begin? You were able to capture the intens colour of Moraine Lake as well as the amazing reflections. I also love it how you were able to capture this beautiful lake at sunrise with the mountains and trees basking in the sun. It can't get much better than this! Stunning shot and awesome work, Alvin! I love this shot, it's one of the best ones I've ever seen of Moraine Lake!
vicki007 (109) 2006-06-19 22:51
Wow Alvin...a great photo!
Wonderful composition, colours & DOF.
Beautiful clear reflection of the mountins on the mystical coloured lake.
I'm not sure about the foreground tree on the left...it's a little distracting for me.
But nevertheless...i really love the photo...great work!!!!
siolaw (38018) 2006-06-19 23:01
A refreshing picture with great colors and sharpness, nice light and shadow effects,and good compo with tree and rocks in FG...
Ulishna (2268) 2006-06-19 23:43
Alvin, it's perfect!
Thanks a lot for this picture.
alainh (35579) 2006-06-19 23:50
the sun is playing with the clouds
splendid composition of a great place.
bibiweb (8) 2006-06-20 0:16
Well this one obviously hasn't lost anything as far as color is concerned! This is a beuatiful compo with the deep turquoise of the lake's surface and the light green trees on the right. The reflection of the snow capped mountains is also perfectly shown.
Have a nice day.
PJE (20758) 2006-06-20 0:20
Well Alvin it seems to me that this scene looks amazing in any kind of weather. I think I like this one a little more than the previous vertical. Both photos though confirm to the human eye that this lake is one of the most amazing scenes in Canada! Thanks for sharing!
jjcordier (72658) 2006-06-20 0:36
Beautiful photo, Alvin! The colours are splendid, the landscape wonderful.
Angshu (54517) 2006-06-20 2:49
Wow Alvin...beautiful colours, superb reflections, superb light. I like the silhouetted tree in the FG. Fabulous photo
donluicu (24718) 2006-06-20 3:08
Hi Alvin, excellent image, i prefer this on,e with the horizontal framing..
incredible color of the water.
alekpet (4663) 2006-06-20 3:24
Not just the lake, but also all other colours look incredible in this view. Unreal beautiful scene, this photo reminds me of the big posters used to decorate someone's room.
PixelTerror (0) 2006-06-20 5:06
There are many photos from this place on TE, nearly all of them are awesome including this one, you got this unique wonderful water color well and I like how the sun lightens the mountains behind, lovely reflection too.
Have a nice day,
veronika (6052) 2006-06-20 5:20
Wooow Alvin, this scenery is just like token from some fairy tale!! So beautiful, i would like to see it with my own eyes :)
Fantastic shot and compo, perfect! :)
Fis2 (81536) 2006-06-20 5:31
Wonderful place. Super colours and sharpness. I like the composition and reflection in water. Good work!
nwoehnl (122) 2006-06-20 6:54
Beautiful again, Alvin. Whatever you did differently than on the previous one seems to have paid off as indeed it appears to be more vivid and striking in regards to the rendition of colors and light. I also like the framing a lot, I'm all for including foreground elements in landscape compositions and that is done to perfection in this one. Very nice work.
drago (4826) 2006-06-20 7:21
Alvin this is a fantastic shot!Amazing landscape that you managed to present us in such a perfect way!Colours+sharpness perfect as well.TFS
danielswalsh (13593) 2006-06-20 10:32
AWESOME SHOT ALVIN!
Very well done. The colors are vivid- yet not overdone. The detail is amazingly sharp. There's nothing more to say- good stuff mate.
All the best,
P.S.- did you get my response to the last critique you gave me?
dcawker (5717) 2006-06-20 10:44
Hi Alvin.. Wow, great shot of Moraine Lake! As an Albertan myself, I've seen a lot of shots from this region and this is one of the best for sure. The light skimming the mountains in the background is perfect as well. Excellent! Regards, Doug
capthaddock (28790) 2006-06-20 11:27
Hi Alvin - one of the best I've seen from this place, a familiar sight but oh so spectacular, a feast for the eyes for sure. The extra wide angle does the location justice.
john_c (24662) 2006-06-20 12:47
Well composed and a classical view of this magnificent area. All the elements have been captured here, but what I especially like is the way the light is bathing the light green forested area on the right. Very well captured, Alvin.
wilkinsonsg (8662) 2006-06-20 13:49
Fantastic colours on my screen! - great POV - what scenery !
toni_al (15873) 2006-06-20 15:54
Très beau paysage, avec cette belle couleur de l'eau et la lumière sur les montagnes
LCannon (2796) 2006-06-20 16:32
As usual with all your photos Alvin, I can't say enough wonderful things about it. Such a stunning view, the reflections are wonderful. If the color in this isn't as nice as your computer I'd love to see what it looks like there. I like the soft color of green for the water. Another breathtaking view of this beautiful place, excellent work.
robiuk (10807) 2006-06-20 17:44
Very nicely composed + some great colours all over, escpecially of the lake!
I hope I'll visit one day as it looks like heaven on earth!
kebek (5438) 2006-06-21 6:16
Serwus Alvin !
The spectacle of light on the peaks is awesome. You found a perfect spot in the shadows to emphasize the beauty of the place. Forground works very well for adequate depth.
And background is hard to describe in foreign lang :)
greg64g (11193) 2006-06-21 8:04
No more picture from France ? whatever that's always a pleasure to see this very canadian picture. i like tree on foreground this is a great detail
designsoul (21492) 2006-06-21 12:17
Am in awe, Alvin. Nature photography at its best. Hard to critique after so many great comments. I can only join them. The colours! I have to go there one day...
plimrn (21344) 2006-06-21 12:27
Your excellent critique lured me to your site. Then I found your introduction reflected my thoghts on TE, although I'm a long way from having a magazine cover worthy photo. Then, when I opened your photo, I just looked in awe for a long time!! I don't have words to describe it's perfection, and in reading your critiques, I see there are no words for this photo. I was intereted in your comments on color mode, I see you also hve a D-70. Are you using Nikon Capture? In advanced raw, I never know what to do with color mode, so if you are using NC, I'd be very interested in know which mode gave these wonderful results and which caused the color loss...Pat
nex (2738) 2006-06-22 3:46
Fantastic reflections, Like this one a lot
ChrisJ (94462) 2006-06-22 7:54
This goes straight to my favourites! Wonderful alpine scenery with superb color & sharpness.
Emile (20350) 2006-06-23 1:28
Beautiful landscape captured with great POV.
Very good perspective and depth effect, colours are great and the reflection is superb. Good lighting and compo.
Well done and TFS.
aralda (1240) 2006-06-23 14:35
What more can be said about this that the photo and your note doesn't say already?... Great area! So the Ten Peaks are the ones in the distance? Nice!
timleahy (2195) 2006-06-24 19:44
Wonderful shot of an amazing place! Sharpness and colours are just fantastic, especially the water colour. Any idea why it is that colour?
I have seen other shots of this area by "Ann75" which were also lovely.
danyy (0) 2006-06-25 12:04
un coin qui me couple le souffle, toi et Ann (Ann75), m'y faites rêver à chaque jour au travers de vos belles photos si colorées.
J'aime ce lieu encore sauvage et relativment vierge.
Parfaitement cadré et exposé.
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2006-06-26 17:13
Just perfect colours and composition. Beautiful mountains amazingly lighted and with great reflections.
izmirli (3933) 2006-06-26 19:56
merhaba dear alvin
wonderful nature and landscape.wonderful reflection and colours.well done.
sarju (5324) 2006-07-04 22:42
Splendid capture indeed Alvin !!
this is what I call a picture perfect shot ... excellent colours in this photo and the sharpness of your photo is marvelous.
sorry mate ... there is nothing that i can whine about this photo ... it is just too good to ask for anything else from this photo
thanks for the share
regards ... sarju
arnoud1976 (1191) 2006-07-05 6:54
wonderful image here. wellcomposed and gr8 colors and stunning light. maybe maybe i would have chosen to crop some of the darker left side out of the image, but thet is very maybe an extremely minor :-)
cheers and tfs arnoud
crhieatt (5347) 2006-08-01 12:45
S for spectacular Alvin - do they get any better - well, not a lot and not very often I'd say. Beautiful from the foreground rocks right up to the sky. Great.
maximage (15535) 2006-08-15 17:09
Un spectacle fabuleux!!
Lawman (372) 2006-08-27 12:20
Stunning. I've just come back from the Austrian Tirol where there are lakes and mountains just like this. That deep copper green of the water is perfect and so typical of an alpine style lake.
robinlawr (903) 2007-01-04 14:12
I just lean forward on my chair staring into your images Alvin. Each time, anyone near me would hear me sub-vocalising the word 'wowww' over and over. Pure inspiration Alvin, pure inspiration.
igoneves (71) 2007-07-23 18:04
Amazing!!! A perfect blue in the water gives an awesome reflection! I love this one. Congrats
pierrefonds (54620) 2007-09-24 4:41
A good POV of Moraine lake and of the reflection of the Ten Peaks in the water, the photo has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.
- Copyright: Alvin Brown (Cormac) (26545)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-06-18
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70, 12-24mm F4 ED AF-S Zoom Nikkor
- Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
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- Date Submitted: 2006-06-19 21:48
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