Tech data: Canon 5D, Canon 17-40L @ 19mm, 12 sec F22, 2 stop full ND, Heliopan Polarizer
For the second weekend in a row I went camping in the beautiful Mont-Tremblant. Unfortunately in three days I only got one sunrise and the clouds weren't really present to make it a spectacular one. so I opted for a conventional reflection. As soon as the sun started to illuminate that distant peak I knew that the time was right. I used a 2 stop hard ND filter to increase exposure time to my shot adding movement in the clouds and also a little more drama to the final result.
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brandstaetter (15915) 2007-10-17 6:50
an amazing scene, nature at it´s best. Do you have also detail shots of the grasses coming out of the water ? Nice structures to see...
Cheers from Austria, chris
Cormac (26563) 2007-10-17 6:56
What a fantastic piece of work! The colour is rich and saturated without going over the top, and the lighting is great too, with the sun just kissing the top of the hills. I like the composition too, very well balanced, and those pieces of grass at the lower left add so much to this. Little touches like that really make the difference between a good shot and a great one. Superb, as usual!
Xen (572) 2007-10-17 7:02
This photo is too perfect!!! There is nothing that i don't like about this photo. I love the reflection them and i really like the symmetry of this photo. Fantastic - well done!!
GG_Poland (722) 2007-10-17 7:03
nice, well taken picture for everyone who likes stuff like that (not me). good idea with longer exposure to have the clouds movement and you were lucky there wasn't wind to move the grasses. Usually I don't like CPL with a wider angles and here is great example why. sky (and reflection) looks like taken with finger on the lens and tonality of the sky isn't perfect after post processing (or maybe it is my display in work).
I hope you don't mind but I always write honestly and have seen a lot of much much better photos from you
dlevy23 (2018) 2007-10-17 7:06
Hi Pat, great photo. Nice sunrise, great colors in the mountains and awesome reflections. Good POC and comoposition.
chpp (4281) 2007-10-17 7:18
very nice image. I like the intense colours and the composition. nice depth and light as well.
greetings from the west
kri54 (1515) 2007-10-17 7:38
très belle vue, belle lumière, couleurs très jolies
cadrage et reflets bien vus
porto62 (2313) 2007-10-17 9:00
Hi Pat a beautiful catch of thoses wonderfull moments of autumn,got great colours and POV, use of natural light is real great.Alain
jplebrun (21208) 2007-10-17 9:51
je crois que cette qualité de photo mérite d'être appelé "Photo de professionel" tellement elle est belle et bien composé. Je connais très bien cette région des Laurentides et tu lui rends hommage avec ce cliché, chapeau c'est très beau.
tehanu_f (6896) 2007-10-17 10:37
I admire your photos and this one is perfect, too. But I'm writing about something else: In your website, there is an amazing photo in the artist's profile section (the third from the top). Is that you? How did you climb there?! It look sooo scary. I love that photo a lot.
Regards from Turkey.
Zolive (5935) 2007-10-17 11:38
wonderful landscape. Reflection of the sky on water is beautiful. I like the sunny hill and red trees.
newtintin (1876) 2007-10-17 12:11
Very beautiful landscape, the colors are beautiful and the details are wonderful
The sunlight on the mountain is sublime.
Bravo for a look.
gneufeld (15890) 2007-10-17 13:28
I really like the range of bold blue and well saturated colors. I especially like the golden hue over the water in the reflection from the colorful treed ridge. Very very nice and most pleasing to look at. Congratulations and TFs. Gerald
placombe (7889) 2007-10-17 16:36
Stunning automnal shot and reflection as well. We could look at it upside down. A 5 stars job.
luisafonso (862) 2007-10-18 2:02
It's nice to see that someone as talented as you also like to use a centered horizon perspective. I know that rules are meant to be broken but I actually see that being applied very very rarely by "serious" landscape photographers like yourself. I also like to use them when I find that the balance achieved by it completely justifies the message and the emotions being transmitted. I like what you've done here. I don't mind the uneven polarizer effect - after all is take it or leave it when using wide angles - and I am glad you decided to keep a lot of detail on those trees. The gentle reeds on the bottom left help maintaining some interest in the foreground section. Colors and reflection are wonderful. A great photo.
vjmite (3810) 2007-10-18 4:28
This is a stunning photo, with great colour saturation and wonderful details such as the reeds in the foreground. Great colours on the sunlit mountain.
Did you use the neutral density filter simply to get a longer exposure to get the movement of clouds in the photo? Was the exposure time 12 seconds, or 1/12 of a second?
hains (9409) 2007-10-18 22:45
Deep and clear view. The picture bring all the dimensions of a professional shot.
Thank`s to share
filidor (56) 2007-10-19 4:33
Using ND Grey you have achieved fantastic balance between the sky and the bottom of the scene, what's more sunlight on the edges of the trees leeds the eye inside the frame... As I can see Canada has fantastic landscape places to taken the great shots. Great result. Best regards. Mac.
mphotographies (1976) 2007-10-30 0:36
Perfect lighting, the contrast is amazing, the orange sun gives that 'ummph' over the horizon, clear weather and unpolluted air I can breath in this photograpgh. Spectacular reflection too lol.
All the best!
franklinjoa (43) 2008-02-28 6:54
Wow, exellent picture, the colors and the sharpnes are great, he contrast and the temperture of the image is great too. Good reflection in the water and exellent landscape.
One of the best picture I've been saw today.
yquem46 (38734) 2009-07-18 10:01
I told you I'm back !
Quite some talents in your gallery, you're the king with your tripod as a scepter !
I pick up this one since having lived in ottawa for a couple of years, a shot of Mont Tremblant is still very evocative to me
Z-Saturn (92) 2011-11-18 5:20
Very nice photo with colors, compozition and look like as 3D
Aloya (27) 2012-05-02 20:15
Superb capture.Well done!