Another shot from Moraine Lake, in Banff National Park. Certainly one of the most photogenic locations I've ever been to, and one that never disapoints. Not only are the mountains spectacular, but there is wonderful lake, and the light conditions are often quite amazing - how can you go wrong? There is a trail from the parking lot that goes up on top of a hill at the end of the lake (known as the Rockpile) and most people stay on top of the hill to take pictures. If you are part mountain goat you can make your way down the steep and rocky slope to the edge of the water and get a view like this, with the water right at your feet.
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Tashy (1836) 2008-11-30 11:43
impressive shot. Great reflections, great light, superb colours and really nice composition.
Best regards, Stasa
erdemerciyas (373) 2008-11-30 11:47
lespicaros (5542) 2008-11-30 11:49
Photo sur laquelle l'oeil ne peut que s'arréter
Quelle composition avec cette forèt en feu
Bravo et bonne soirée
yquem46 (38752) 2008-11-30 11:54
First time that I discover one of your picture !
I'm glad that I did and seing your intro, I'm glad that you're back!
Gives me also the opportunity (not on this one) to appreciate the combination D700/24-70 which I could soon exchange with my D300/17-55
Be sure that from now on you'll be in my files
mesutilgim (95776) 2008-11-30 11:59
What an amazing scene, what an amazing capture !
Wonderfull pov and great compo with nice warm colors and perfect graphical effect.
TFS and best regards
pazufferey (4858) 2008-11-30 12:05
Une magnifique compostion, la réflection est superbe. La partie ensoleillée contraste bien.
Le premier plan d'une belle netteté.
Hunkar (7280) 2008-11-30 12:10
An inreseting and beautiful reflection..
Colorful natur scene..
Fis2 (100638) 2008-11-30 12:44
I like the frame and super colors. Very impressive picture!
avigur_11 (22107) 2008-11-30 12:46
WOW. Sharp. clean. cold, acurate. Beautiful. breathtaking.
Rafer (0) 2008-11-30 13:25
Excelente tratamiento de la luz con muy buena composición...maravilloso
Gerrit (52097) 2008-11-30 14:27
excellent composition with rocks reflected and underneath the still water surface. Great touch ofr color by the yellow in the mountain and the parts blue in the sky.
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-11-30 15:31
Wonderful picture of the lake. Amazing mirror and lovely strong colours
JLG (2086) 2008-11-30 16:02
une tres belle photo magnifiquement composée
une splendide lumiere et une grande richesse dans les details
cdmonson (5226) 2008-11-30 16:55
Nobody does Moraine Lake like you man. :) Another beautiful one. I wish the trees were a little lighter on the right, but otherwise this is gorgeous. I love this perspective--had I known that this was at the bottom of the Rockpile I would have tried to scuttle down to it. Nice job.
EastCult (33) 2008-11-30 19:00
I knew about your work in Photoburst.net, with your great capture "Icefield Parkway". I did a simple search about you on google and I was suprised to found you on TE too...
I have one simple question about your photography. Why f/13? Is the better apperture to get the best of your lens?
By the way... The photo is just stunning. No words... the light, the persperctive, the colors, the subjects in right place... Perfect.
Keep going Alvin... I think you gave me the inspiration to start uploading photos again. I goes almost 2 years and a half since a did my last upload.
jjcordier (79297) 2008-11-30 21:47
Tout simplement merveilleux! Techniquement parfait et esthétiquement splendide.Ce superbe paysage qui se reflète de si belle façon dans le lac, c'est vraiment de toute beauté!
Wahclellaspirit (4093) 2008-11-30 23:33
I see you cannot get away from this area! I don't blame you one bit as this photo is beautiful in every aspect one could possibly ask! Great shot...
carper (96) 2008-12-01 3:24
a beautiful mirror Alvin,
good sharpnes, fine composition, good quality job you did do here, have a nice day.
ku-fotak-chtik (1142) 2008-12-01 4:07
A+++ picture and place. I like it all. Nice composition and amazing colours.
Have you thought about panoramic picture of this place? I think it would be great to capture and stich at least 3 vertical shots of this place.
Kind Regards Jiri
Piotrek80 (672) 2008-12-01 5:16
Absolutely stunning photo. The reflection is unbelievably sharp and clear. Thanks for sharing!
Dyerco (10185) 2008-12-01 7:15
Nicely done Alvin. The light is superb as are the reflections. I like the rocks in the FG. This must have been early morning?
yaya13baut (3344) 2008-12-01 9:53
this lake is a perfect mirror, pretty good reflection. Interesting hill on the right : under a good light, it comes blocking the horizon of the lake. To end, I like the composition with the stones on the foreground.
jonathan_hart (21276) 2008-12-01 11:42
a great POV for sure. on this one the reflection of the cloudy sky is lovely, and i like very much the tones and textures of the foreground rock
gneufeld (15890) 2008-12-01 18:52
Wow, Alvin, what a stunning shot of this gorgeous lake. the depth, the clarity, the sharpness, the colors, the perspective - everything in perfect harmony in this vertical perspective. Extremely well presented. TFS. Gerald
mark_mk (266) 2008-12-02 12:30
what a shot! This one is sheer class! Love the golden light you got here, I especially like these illuminated trees, they look stunning! Good inclusion of these rocks in the foreground and these reflections are simply gorgeous. A wonderful shot of a place that I would love to visit myself. Straight to my favorites, thanks so much for this stunner!
toni_al (15875) 2008-12-02 13:08
Decidement c'est trop beau, il faut que je me decide a faire un voyage dans cette magnifique region.
josepmarin (58359) 2008-12-03 11:28
when I see your last photos, I never know which I like more, and have doubts on which of them to comment.
Finally I have decided on this one, because its wonderful mountain landscape, its splendid sky with clouds, and its beautiful reflections in the mirror of the water.
The quality of image is very high, and the sharpness is perfect from foreground up to background.
It is a very beautiful and elegant work.
chpp (4281) 2008-12-03 17:28
hi alvin, very nice shot
good light and beautiful reflections and colours.
very nice compo
archimatica (20638) 2008-12-04 1:06
Impressive shot. Great reflections.
Grande sharp, bellissimi colori.
Photo65Net (43120) 2008-12-04 3:57
Super use of the reflections here.
I like too the wide angle perspective,
Have a nice day,
Signal-Womb (13048) 2008-12-04 9:51
Great colour, composition and just a wonderful feeling of "Awe" to this one Alvin, excellent work.
lucasgalodoido (23041) 2008-12-04 19:58
muito bonita mesmo essa paisagem das montanhas e o reflexo que conseguiu nessa captura. Ótimas cores aqui também. Belo trabalho.
Parabéns e Abraço
npecanhuk (75592) 2008-12-05 17:18
That's a pretty eye-catching and wonderful image! The vertical format was so well chosen so you could insert so many important details in this scene! I love the symmetrical reflection - I even think that the bottom part of it (the mirror in the surface of the lake) is better looking than the real one (on top) - and I also like a lot the very foreground with the rocks and the neatness of the water! I creates such a marvelous piece of pleasure to my eyes!
TFS - Congratulations!
LCannon (2796) 2008-12-06 18:49
Another stunning landscape, as always an instant favorite for me! Certainly worth the trek to the water's edge for this shot. Beautiful reflections, I like the rocks in the foreground and the yellow hillside leading into the background, very nice.
ifanik (21679) 2008-12-07 2:17
Hi Alvin and thank you
Excellent composition my friend
Wonderful colours and very nice lighting
ChrisJ (116068) 2008-12-08 0:36
A superb shot of Moraine Lake, which was closed for road maintenance, when I was there in October. I did get some fantastic shots from Lake Agnes, though. Wonderful alpine scenery here with good sharpness & reflections. Tfs!
danyy (0) 2008-12-08 22:31
des eaux pures et cristallines, de quoi refleter de manière totale et en miroir parfait, la beauté de tout ce qui surplombe le lac.
Excellent cadrage et choix du format vertical.
J'aime la touche jaune feu de droite.
Angelillo (9374) 2008-12-14 12:57
Very impressive shot. I like the convergence of lines, the yellow and black "arrow" from the right hand is a very strong element, it's attract the attention, like dividing the scene. It's very complex the composition, but very effective. Great!
jorgi (3810) 2008-12-15 0:34
this is one very impressive photo!
Absolutely fantastic motives creating a piece of art.
The angle is superb as it captures the depth of the scene with most sharp rocks in front that add to already perfect overall sharpness of the scenery and photo quality.
The only smooth intervention is half dark half bright yellow hill that cuts into the scene as perfect graphical element, that breaks almost dual tone scene of blue and grey-brown and adds that final touch which takes this photo on the highest level.
pierrefonds (68085) 2008-12-22 15:19
The reflections in Moraine lake water are assets to the composition. The point of view leads our eyes toward the Ten peaks which is giving depth to the photo. The picture is clear and sharp. The light has a special effect on the colors of the scenery. Have a nice day.
luisafonso (862) 2008-12-24 3:41
Banff NP... In my dreams. :)
Your composition is perfect Alvin. It really is. Wouldn't change a bit. I am also a shore guy... I always want to by the water, be it on beaches or lakes. Never know how to make a photo from a higher pov. But I need to try it. ;)
The colors are also very nice. The only thing that I don't like is the stripe of darkness in the right center. I know it has some detail, but I would have tried to reveal even more detail from that area. But that's personal taste.
It's a great photo.
I wish you a Holy Christmas and a 2009 filled with the best light. Stay safe, l.
jboj (251) 2008-12-30 14:49
simply amazing. these colours, sharpness and details...great composition. I'm planning to visit Canada soon, can't wait to see some views at least close to this one.
marietom (34609) 2009-01-10 14:14
très beau reflet, et très belle composition de ce paysage de montagne.
maximage (15537) 2009-01-14 12:20
Il y a longtemps que je n'étais plus passé dans ta galerie.
Cette image me rappelle de bons souvenirs. J'ai passé à Moraine Lake au mois de juin mais avec une journée de pluie!
Cette image est absolument superbe de composition, de clarté et de couleurs.
Je te souhaite une excellente année photographique.
lucinka (9976) 2009-01-20 10:01
Hello Alvin, what a wonderful photo. You've taken so many stunning shots of this place and it would be difficult to say which one is the best. Wonderful work. All the best in 2009 !! Lucie
kabel (1930) 2011-07-25 9:12
Hello, Great series of photos from Banff Park. Very clear, good POV and DOF. The reflection is fantastic and is the star of the photo. Only my opnion. thank you for the good notes describing this part of the world. tfs, Karen
- Copyright: Alvin Brown (Cormac) (26565)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-02
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D700, 17-35mm f/2.8, Singh-Ray 2-stop soft edge ND
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/13 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): montañas impresionantes, Places I wanna go next!, Symmetry II, Artistic Images on TE [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-11-30 11:41
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