First snow of the winter (but it sure won't be the last!) at Lake O'Hara, in Yoho National Park. Lake O'Hara is directly to the west of Lake Louise, in fact, if you went over those mountains to the left you would be at Lake Louise. This shows the Lake O'Hara Lodge, a luxury hotel with separate cabins. Would have been nice to stay there considering it was below freezing, but we camped in a tent instead.
On good thing about shooting in the snow is that it is so bright you don't really need a tripod. This was f11, ISO 100 and it was still 1/320 second. I wish it was that easy all the time!
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testmaniac (13508) 2007-10-08 0:16
Hello Brigitte, great landscape shot with nice POV and composition. Perfect photo quality and cool place!
Buin (42362) 2007-10-08 0:41
Winter is on it's way ...!
Your picture shows this very well. I like the contrast between the stones in water and the snowy slopes and rockfaces and the clouds hanging around the summits. This must be a wonderful place ...
Greetings from autumnal but sunny Germany!
vincz (19113) 2007-10-08 0:43
So beautiful snowy landscape with a great blue sky with fantastic clouds. The reflections and see-though are so beautiful. A very nice one.
John_F_Kennedy (43413) 2007-10-08 0:46
I like the reflection of the trees, the mountain, and sky on the water. Look like ice on the lake. Really beautiful scenery and well done.
barni (15751) 2007-10-08 0:56
Incroyable la clareté de l'eau avec ce reflet.
Très bonne utilisation du grand angle.
ku-fotak-chtik (1142) 2007-10-08 1:33
Nice reflection and view.
ahaberal (6469) 2007-10-08 1:56
it is excelent reflection, colors and contrast wwonderfull.Congratulations.
Fis2 (90057) 2007-10-08 2:55
Wonderful place. Good frame and colors. I like the light and reflections in water. Well done.
asajernigan (21427) 2007-10-08 3:30
Beautiful scene with this light dusting of snow. The reflection is great and adds nice depth and balance to the shot. The clear water showing the rocks below along with the reflection gives the photo a 3-D look. The clouds create nice patterns of sun and shade on the mountains creating nice contrast. The lighting and colors are outstanding here and you have given us a nice DOF.
pierrefonds (60396) 2007-10-08 4:43
A nice image of lake O'Hara, of the forest and of the mountains receiving the first snow. It is also giving good reflections in the water. the photo has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.
ChrisJ (104307) 2007-10-08 5:38
Perhaps a horizontal format using a classic 1/3 to 2/3 ratio, may have worked better here, but it's still a brave attempt. I still sometimes experiment with new framing & composure techniques. Nothing ventured nothing gained. Wonderful reflections in this stunning alpine lake. Tfs!
john_c (24666) 2007-10-08 6:38
A very effective shot of the first snow in this magnificent area. I like the contrast between the foreground of warm rocks and lake bottom versus the darker green of winter's approach. The vertical format is apropos and the eye can appreciate the many layers of interest. Thanks for the technical info and insight.
chabela (356) 2007-10-08 6:58
Wow!!! amazing picture. Thank you for this image!!!
PixelTerror (0) 2007-10-08 7:07
Ok we know the place is awesome, now theearly snow is a good bonus to add value thanks to it contribution to the overall brightness and clarity of the image, and when the sky is clearing after snow it's always a magical moment.
Have a nice day,
teutza (10590) 2007-10-08 7:14
what extraordinary image!!what colours...excelent qualitty...and i just love this angle from where you can see under that cristal water:)
Dyerco (10185) 2007-10-08 8:20
Boy you could not get a better reflection. It's like a polished mirror. You have captured a beautiful range of colours and hues. Well done for camping in freezing temperatures to get such a great shot Alvin.
cherryripe (21033) 2007-10-08 9:10
I'm pleased we haven't had snow yet. Today was a beautiful warm spring day. Anyway the light fall creates excellent contrasts with the trees and rock. The reflection is so amazing and the transparent water in the foregrounds adds an original touch.
josepmarin (57947) 2007-10-08 11:48
This image of the landscape with the first snow is, simply, spectacular. Your photo shows it with a great quality of image and a great brightness, and I like the great effect of mixing the reflections in the water with what it is under it.
jonathan_hart (21274) 2007-10-08 11:51
wonderful, as always, landscape !
the snow, the beautiful sky, reflections, the houses near the water, there are a lot of lovely details
Yffic (6106) 2007-10-08 12:19
Direct in my favorites pictures !!
Everything is splendid on your shot.
Thanks a lot.
Gerrit (50982) 2007-10-08 15:25
Amazing calm water and wheater. Beautiful composition and colours. Great landscape,
Nelu_Goia (3116) 2007-10-08 20:37
Alvin, although I spent a few hours there this summer I still find the place incredible and your photo shows me the reason why. I have to admit that few pictures on this website touch me as much as this one.
leo61 (0) 2007-10-08 21:46
Beautiful landscape shot with nice reflections .I like the greenish tones in the center and the foreground looks nice too with these rocks under the surface.
Pascale (10456) 2007-10-09 0:40
Magnifique ce paysage preque hivernal.Très belles couleurs de ces arbres qui se reflètent dans cette eau si transparente .J'aime beaucoup cette composition et ce cadrage
lestans (17152) 2007-10-09 0:47
there is everything in this beautiful shot: blue sky transparent water, snow and reflections, and also some clouds. What a nature picture! Fantastic.
BlkDaffyDuck (385) 2007-10-09 2:58
Fantastic picture ! Nothing to say just Whaouuuu !!!
Hop, in my favorites
anes_lc (14968) 2007-10-09 3:11
i envy you for this amazing view :)
lovely place and fantastic picture .great quality
dcawker (5717) 2007-10-09 7:20
Wow, I love this time of year for your recent shots, Alvin.. The light is fantastic and combined with your excellent composition, you've got a real winner here.. Great! Regards, Doug
wilkinsonsg (8662) 2007-10-09 10:58
Absolutely stunning scene the clarity of the water and the snow really make this shot special - TFS :)
markstaples (15670) 2007-10-09 11:13
Hi Alvin (or is it Brigitte???!!!)
This is a stunning shot high in quality, superb reflections which fade away to reveal the bed of the lake, serving as good foreground interest. Amazingly fast shutter speed at f11. Must have been bright, as you say in your note. Excellent work.
sebinho342 (19317) 2007-10-09 11:51
Hi Alvin, crazy reflexion here !! So much clarity and amazing light that you handled very well while shooting and then after on PP. A huge work and so pleasant on my eyes.
A killing shot
maximage (15535) 2007-10-09 12:55
Très belle image d'une limpidité extraordinaire.
Quelle fraîcheur et quelle brillance des couleurs!
drewniany (1142) 2007-10-09 13:50
Excellent shot! Nice reflection. Good compo and colours. good job!
devimeuxbe (58557) 2007-10-09 14:18
This wild landscape is really amazing. The water is so beautifull with also a nice reflection.
Very very beautifull picture
poulinp (4530) 2007-10-09 18:45
Amazing picture Cormac. The snow add something new and original in this landscape-reflexion shot. The overall is absolutly stunning.
PJE (20758) 2007-10-09 20:13
Hello Alvin. Gorgeous reflection here in this vertical setting. I love the way the mirror like calm in this photo. Excellent work indeed.. thanks for sharing!
darrasin (2860) 2007-10-09 23:24
Hi Alvin! High quality work here. The view thru the water in the foreground is so clear and sharp but that is just the icing on the cake. The star of this shot is the reflection of those lightly covered pines. The lodge really does harmonize with the scenery.
marknunnerley (2780) 2007-10-10 1:53
I like the pov you use in your gallery Alvin. Very much like Joe Cornish's work in it's appearance. A very impressive gallery also, will be back.
jemaflor (89405) 2007-10-10 2:49
Lovely shot with thisfirst snow, great frame with a well seen vertical shot, interesting effect with these clrear water in the foreground.
nata (488) 2007-10-10 4:51
amazing capture, just looking at it makes me frozen:-)Anyway, it seems to me that i know where Santa Claus lives now.;-) Incredible view and reflection in the lake. Your note is very intersting as well.
doubay (2093) 2007-10-10 7:17
I wish we had landscapes like this here in Europe. But we haven’t and therefore we have to travel a few thousand miles to visit your homeland to enjoy its beauties. I have an uncle, who lives in Edmonton. When I look at this photo I feel a strong desire to visit him soon. It’s a great shot of a very impressive place.
Rodrigues (1035) 2007-10-11 6:01
This is astonishing...you got to book level. I won't anything else...just that I love this one.
Philippe (11836) 2007-10-11 6:48
Hi, Alvin. First snow, but the trees in the reflections still look green. This means how early it is. The scenery is wonderful. The diagonal made by the reflection on the lake surface divides your picture into early winter and late summer. Very good light and colours.
Bluejeans (64249) 2007-10-13 16:00
Que bela imagem de inverno , fantastico os pinheiros cobertos de neve , gostei muito do reflexo sobre a agua , muito bonitas estas rochas dentro de agua , parabens!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
clarityDC2 (157) 2007-10-15 12:48
what a ridiculous reflection! amazing detail...great shot...if anything, maybe a little to over-processed, but thats what gives it such a striking look so maybe not....
Ann75 (0) 2007-10-17 12:29
I am so busy lately, but can't help but have a look at your gallery now and then! Excellent shot of Lake O'Hara and the cabins! I love the fresh snow in this photo and of course the amazing view, color and details! Excellent work, Alvin!
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-10-19 3:56
Hi again Alvin, another fatnastic work!
what a great reflection!
an easy shot this time!
perfect and balanced composition!
golden (2289) 2007-10-22 6:11
wonderful landscape.Great snowy composition.
stevedinicol (112) 2007-10-22 20:48
nice picture, i really like how the water makes the trees look green in the reflection
marietom (34609) 2007-11-02 6:54
Superbe composition, avec plein de trianges, comme souvent dans ta galerie.
donluicu (24724) 2007-11-11 23:57
again, an impressive shot, a nice game of reflection+ a good one of transparence of the water
ahmedq8 (42) 2012-06-30 7:09
great landscape shot with nice POV and composition.
thanks for sharing
- Copyright: Alvin Brown (Cormac) (26563)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-09-29
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D200, 12-24mm F4 ED AF-S Zoom Nikkor, Singh-Ray 2-stop soft edge ND
- Exposure: f/11, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Member's Favourites, My prefered pictures of october 2007, Dreaming winter ...all year [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-10-07 22:59
- Favorites: 6 [view]