Another one of my shots from my 24 hours at Lake O'Hara. This has got to be one of the most scenic places I've ever visited, with huge mountains seeming to hover right over the lake, and ever changing light putting a spotlight first on one part, and then on another. Moments before this, the lake was in sun and the mountains in the shadows, but that quickly reversed, putting the spotlight on the dock and the far mountains. Very difficult exposure with the extremely contrasty light, but I concentrated on the highligh areas and let the shadows take care of themselves.
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nmess (2301) 2007-03-04 15:42
Perfect Shot Alvin! I love the canoe and dock as the anchor for the lake, mountains and sky. To my eye this is what it's all about and you've made a wonderful picture of it all. An instant favorite for me.
pustki1 (97) 2007-03-04 15:43
Extra photo @ beautiful place!!
euryan (8440) 2007-03-04 15:45
Another beautiful shot Alvin. I like the dark shadows all around. It makes the light on the mountain and on the dock stand out really good. Great job on the exposure. This makes me excited for summer!
nwoehnl (122) 2007-03-04 15:47
Lovely photo again from O'Hara, Alvin. Beautiful light and a good use of the canoes and the boating pier as a foreground interest for the composition. That armchair on the pier is a quite surprising detail, I wouldn't mind sitting there for a few hours (or days, for that matter ;).
grifos (908) 2007-03-04 15:49
Very beautiful foto Alvin.Great place
burzum (1020) 2007-03-04 15:50
this is a magnificent photo skilfully composed and superbly exposed!
it's also nice to see digital photographers still using NDgrads in this age of HDR ;)
themarcside (53) 2007-03-04 15:51
The exposure is just perfect. Amazing how there's detail in both shadows and highlights. To me the picture is a good example of how waiting for the right moment - the lighting in this case - turns a good landscape shot into a great photo. (Or did you just fire away a pick the best light/shadow distribution afterwards?)
KevRyan (22952) 2007-03-04 15:52
A stunning place Alvin ...makes me pine for BC - that chair out there on the dock says it all.......beautifully shot for the light.
gabrielpat (7163) 2007-03-04 16:39
a great work Alvin,light from the sky to the water is beautiful.colors really pleasant.
Fis2 (88127) 2007-03-04 16:54
Excellent shot! Wonderful place. Super colors. I like the frame and light. Congratulations.
Vincelavisse (454) 2007-03-04 17:02
Well good job ont the exposure. The compo is really well done too and the sky is terrific.
robiuk (10807) 2007-03-04 17:11
Good tip for those who wonder how to properly control
and chose the right exposure in various situations...
Your 14mm show a lot, but I can only imagine what the
whole scene is like when you just stand there and feel
so small compared to this work of Mother Nature.
Good POV and overall contrast (maybe too harsh in shadows),
to show what you describe in your note.
mesutilgim (87452) 2007-03-04 17:52
Great capture ! Wonderfull colors, very good compo.
maphoto (8082) 2007-03-04 18:35
Wow that's a beautiful scene and composition Alvin, beautiful light from the sky. I have seen so many beautiful pictures from this region, I hope I'll have the chance to go sometimes. TFS
bobticoune (928) 2007-03-04 18:59
Nice shot but why croping this in 4:3 format ? You are using a 3:2 format camera (D200).
narpad (1050) 2007-03-04 19:02
A dream like scenery! Great shot! TFS.
robinlawr (903) 2007-03-04 19:20
Wonderful shot Alvin. I love the sunlit area in the foreground which connects to the sunlit peaks. The chair guides ones mind to imagining yourself sitting there admiring the fantastic view you've so perfectly captured. The control of exposure is a testament to your excellent technique.
Great work as always.
gneufeld (15890) 2007-03-04 19:25
Hi Alvin, I am impressed with how you handled the range of contrasts and yet present explicit detail in this image. The colors are spectacular and the overall image impressive. Great work and thanks for sharing. Gerald
ChrisJ (101945) 2007-03-05 0:53
Looks a little like Milford Sound in NZ. Wonderful colour, lighting & sharpness. The fg canoes add depth. Tfs!
jjcordier (77898) 2007-03-05 10:07
Tu aimes jouer avec les lumières et celà donne cette superbe photo d'un lieu déjà enchanteur par lui-même.
John_F_Kennedy (43299) 2007-03-05 10:26
The composition is very lovely, with just the right amount of water, mountain and sky. The details are very clear and the light is just great.Well done
evanrizo (456) 2007-03-05 10:52
Woooooh it is a great-wonderful place there. You give us with a very nice way.
The photo has nice lightness and contrast.The colors are amazing here.
I will come back
wilkinsonsg (8662) 2007-03-05 12:36
Fantastic image! the POV is perfect :)
sabyasachi1212 (19773) 2007-03-05 13:02
Your landscapes are a class in itself. Excellent POV, sharpness and colours awe inspiring. The next best thing to actually being there.
With Greetings from India
singuanti (15250) 2007-03-05 21:36
Hi Alvin. That's great use of the wide angle. You have some incredible clarity and image quality throughout the shot. The grad ND really did the trick on the sky. Well done Alvin!!
plimrn (21344) 2007-03-05 22:38
Clearly 'concentrating on the highlighted areas and letting the shadows take care of themselves,' is a very effective technique. The bowl above the lake is filled with light. The light around the canoe makes a reflection that seems to be answering the call of the light above. HLJ, pat
JPlumb (3159) 2007-03-06 0:00
Hi Alvin, awesome shot of the lake against the mountains. The dock with the canoes, and especially that chair really add to the scene. The lighting is good throughout, with great colour.
MikiM (1924) 2007-03-06 1:52
The highlioghted arear made it very special - both in the foreground and at the back also. You did it very well!
Gerrit (50760) 2007-03-06 3:53
That little light in the foreground does it, The mountains are majestic and the composition is very well balanced.
PixelTerror (0) 2007-03-06 6:14
Sounds like 24 hours of continuous shooting at lake O'Hara, preparing to add an entry in the Guiness book ? ;-)
Exposure looks fine to me given the contrasts, and the highlights look brillant considering the snow on the right, adding this boats foreground was definitely a good idea to me as it gives this picture the necessary depth.
Have a nice day,
john_c (24666) 2007-03-06 10:59
Well composed with the chair on the dock humorously set out as if someone just brought it down from their parlour...The lighting is superb, with a great gleam on the rippled waters and alternating shadows and light throughout the frame. The angled pier and canoe really enhance this image. First rate.
Gustaw (21670) 2007-03-06 14:32
Hi, my friend!
Very beautiful view, nice composition. I very like your oryginal colours, colours are very strong. I like your sky, mountains and boat. Well done.
mumek (20202) 2007-03-07 5:31
Good morning Alvin!
This is one of the most beautiful mountain sceneries in T.E. The quality of the picture is outstanding.The capture is very well composed with fantastic colorful foreground.Let me put your photo to my favorities.
pierrefonds (58842) 2007-03-07 15:43
A nice photo of Lake O'hara and of the Rocky mountains under a beautiful sky, the photo has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. Have a nice day.
cdmonson (4804) 2007-03-07 19:33
Tough shot here, but I think you've handled it quite admirably. The mountains on the side are a bit dark from the soft-edge grad, but I don't think overly so. Otherwise the exposure is absolutely perfect, particularly on the lake and the dock here. You've captured another wonderful scene, and once again made me want to visit Lake O'Hara. Nicely done.
wishlist (4133) 2007-03-08 5:57
wonderful shot here..I like the compo with the canoe and the amazing colours..you've captured a fantastic light..
greg64g (11193) 2007-03-08 5:58
I try too a workshop for the shadows, this picture is very insperating, one great place of the world.
i like it a lot
Ann75 (0) 2007-03-08 23:02
In this shot I really love the contrast between the darker foreground and the mountains basking in the sunlight. The reflection by the canoes is amazing and yet you get the blue colour of the water! Great lighting and excellent capture! Amazing work, Alvin!
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-03-09 11:39
Hi Alvin, the place looks fantastic!
and the lights and your compo too!
perfect sharpness, great work as usual!
dcawker (5717) 2007-03-10 9:04
Fantastic light and perspective, once again.. I love the illumination on the dock too! Regards, Doug
Mistral (15402) 2007-03-14 13:55
excellent composition with great colours and reflections. Well manged light that allow us to get into this beautiful wild scenery.
Pilote26 (154) 2011-12-11 15:41
Very beautiful shot, this landscape is very spectacular ! I hope one day i will discover this area. ;)
- Copyright: Alvin Brown (Cormac) (26563)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-08-07
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D200, 12-24mm F4 ED AF-S Zoom Nikkor, Singh-Ray 2-stop soft edge ND
- Exposure: f/8, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: 24 Hours at Lake O'Hara
- Theme(s): sail away with me..., Mountains [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-03-04 15:39
- Favorites: 3 [view]