Wild Basin Area
Rocky Mountain National Park
Copeland Lake (elevation 8,312 feet - 2533 meters)
in the background I believe is
Mt. Orton (11,724 feet - 3573 meters).
This little manmade lake is along the road just past the Wild Basin entrance station to Rocky Mountain National Park. I have driven by it many times .. taken a few snapshots .. but I had never really seen an image at this place until a few days back. Even though I was in a hurry to get up my trail I stopped and and took this. Hope you enjoy it.
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sleon (9402) 2007-07-24 8:12
a nicely composed shot with the sunlit log in the foreground. There's a pleasing range of contrasts in the shot and the reflections in the lake add a sense of depth.
bigboroboy (1098) 2007-07-24 8:47
You always seem to get to some amazing locations AND do them justice (something that not everybody does). As always, you simple composition of this landscape is it's strength along with the solid technical aspect.
P.S. I like you new profile photo too!
Paolo (41222) 2007-07-24 9:02
Hi John, amazing view, with beautiful colours and high quality, excellent POV too. the old tree in the foreground give more deep of field to the view.
jurek1951 (40949) 2007-07-24 10:18
This is very nice shot, John. Very nice colours and depth in this one.That is a great landscape shot
vincz (19113) 2007-07-24 11:27
Excellent catch with strong light . i like the composition with the floated wood in full light in the foreground. Great reflections also.
delic (6735) 2007-07-24 11:31
As soon as the image popped on my screen, I thought to myself, I wish I was there. The calmness of the water is just beautiful. Good idea to fill to foreground with the log. Contrast is handled very well with proper exposure. Regards,
leo61 (0) 2007-07-24 11:36
Your polarizer did a good job here as you too.Good POV and great composition with this old trunk in the bright sunlight as foreground for this nice scene.Your image has a very quiet atmosphere and I like the dark tones of the water and the reflections.
stego (23068) 2007-07-24 17:07
Quite a tidy compo! Every layer has its own interest and it is visually very striking and attractive. The contrast of the high lights and dark shadows is part of its charm. Very well achieved... beautiful!
TFS, Regards, José.
afshin339 (306) 2007-07-24 22:28
This is a fantastic shot.Excellent clarity and sharpness and also nice colors and contrast.Mountains and its reflections in water are wonderful.But I wish This tree body Wasn't in front of cadre because your shot is very valuable.
My Best Wishes.
jackart (6700) 2007-07-25 1:34
It's a big pleasure to see this great photo. Very good POV with interesting piece of wood on the foreground, amazing landscape with beautiful snowy mountains. Very good exposure. Wonderful place.
evanrizo (456) 2007-07-25 4:00
Hi John , it looks fascinated, the nice shadow and bright details
gives an impressive atmosphere.
The reflections and the wonderful sky give much more to this image, the depth of it is superb.
asajernigan (20596) 2007-07-25 7:07
Excellent photo of this nice little lake. Your composition is great including the shore and scrubs in the foreground and the mountains in the background. The line of trees divide the photo neatly into to distinct parts, lake in front and mountains in back. The reflection on the lake is nice giving good depth and balance. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and detail. This is just another great addition to your gallery.
Silke (3027) 2007-07-25 9:21
Outstanding depth of colour. I am glad you took a break to share this with us.
Will you adopt me please?
dip (23528) 2007-07-25 9:22
good pov and clarity,I like the green on the mounts,
very well done!
Angelillo (9372) 2007-07-25 9:48
The interesting foreground add inteest to the image. The lake is very beautiful: I like the dark color and the perfect reflection. the big peak in the background is very well placed, in the center of the V formed by the slopes. Very nice shot! Thanks.
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2007-07-25 9:54
Beautiful place. Great light and the view at the distant mountains.
gunbud (34066) 2007-07-25 11:52
Beautiful reflection in this lovely Alpine lake. I love how the reflection changes from blue to green and then back to blue. Wonderful clear sky above the snow capped peak and the weathered log adds a bit more charm to this photo.
VeeJayCee (2410) 2007-07-25 14:34
A nicely composed shot John. The rich colours are quite beautiful, I wish we in England could see some through the rain.
ptibelo (3380) 2007-07-25 15:21
Super endroit qui semble très calme John avec un bon premier plan.
que trouve on comme poisson dans le lac ?
Super place which seems very calm John with a good first plan. there is fish in the lake ?
(Cool..the picture of presentation)
alentejo (1954) 2007-07-25 16:30
Hi John !
Beautiful picture indeed !
Colors are great as well as the contrast. I also like the tree on the foreground and the mountain far behind which gives us the third dimension. It is a sharp view with many details.
rushfan2112 (2965) 2007-07-26 2:48
Hi John. Fabulous lake and exceptionally well controlled reflections. Some images look like mirror images of themselves. I like the fact that this one is a little darker - a little more subtle. The log in the foreground is a tad bright but it makes the composition complete. Lovely work. Regards, Paul.
Ann75 (0) 2007-07-27 9:38
Great capture of this beautiful calm lake reflecting the surrounding scenery. I love lakes and mountains and you have captured a beauty here1 Great composition with beautiful colours and wonderful light. It's very relaxing to look at! Great work, John!
anesugur (18789) 2007-07-28 14:01
Very nice colors, good sharpness with the point of view!
Best wishes. Uğur
oochappan (22043) 2007-07-28 17:02
A clear sunny natural colored view over this lake with the reflection of the wood in the water. A fine foreplan and deep blue sky with the slight clouds, a perfect colorbalanced layered landscape John.
PixelTerror (0) 2007-07-29 6:08
Very nice lake in all its quietness, and you made good use of the log to provide a luminous foreground. Considering the nice places you visit, some of your images like this one would certainly beenfit from going panoramic, i.e. taking several overlapping images and stitching them.
Have a nice sunday JY
ahmetgedikli (25448) 2007-07-29 16:17
Excellent POV, wonderful colors and beautiful reflections in the water. Nice work.
UnTrained (0) 2007-07-29 23:50
brwosing thour your psotings during my absence I found this one which impresses me a lot. The combination of the bright light and the dark shadows together with the wonderful reflection is catching my eye. It has a lot of clarity and shows a really beautiful place. Wonderful background finish with the mountain and the slope right.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
- Copyright: John McLaird (jmcl) (14535)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-07-11
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Olympus E 300, 58mm circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/80 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Lakes, Wild Basin, Rocky Mountain National Park [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-07-24 8:10