Sunrise at Waterton National Park. Like many of the old parks, Waterton has a town and other private buildings inside the park (more recently created parks usually do not allow any commercial development within the park). The photo shows the Prince of Wales Hotel, built in 1927. It is located on a high hill with a spectacular view of the lake and surrounding mountains. Waterton Park is not a famous as Canada's other Rocky Mountain parks (like Banff and Jasper), and the mountains are not as high or spectacular, but there is something about it that makes it as beautiful if not more so. It is a unique and special place.
Processing notes: increased contrast and light sharpening.
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elturco99 (991) 2005-05-13 14:18
Wonderful colors and nature, good composition, sharpness and vivid colors of the foreground make a strong impact .
tityop (6225) 2005-05-13 14:29
Tout simplement superbe. J'adore cet hotel seul au dessus de cette colline éclairé par cette lumière matinale. De plus le paysage est magnifique !!
kensimage (8565) 2005-05-13 14:47
This is marvelous light, Alvin, getting up for sunrise was worth it! Beautifully composed with a great balance between earth and sky. This place reminds me of Lake Louise (not surprisingly.)
Clochette (8076) 2005-05-13 14:51
Wow, amazing... Colours, curves, depth, light... all seems to be perfect.
A GREAT one, Alvin, thank you.
dabri (1692) 2005-05-13 14:59
I love this golden light painting the landscape.
pamela (619) 2005-05-13 15:20
Beutiful colors, It seems to be that the sun is aiming the house.
Well done, a great landscape.
Ina (2687) 2005-05-13 15:51
What a fantastic place and atmospere... the sun is just perfect lighting the house up... Colors great too... TFS...Ina..
bboss (3578) 2005-05-13 15:58
Beautiful - I love all the different lines of the mountain, and the lighing is wonderful. Especially I like the way the jagged ridge mirrors the shape of the hotel roof. very good
alainh (35583) 2005-05-13 16:36
a splendid composition with a great light.
i like a lot.
Hanssie (10463) 2005-05-13 16:43
The light...... excellent and makes beautiful colours. The green landscape with these rocky mountains in the background, it's amazing, how nice to see this and the combination of all this, makes a great shot, especially this light of the sun !
robiuk (10807) 2005-05-13 17:31
It seems to me that we both enjoy benefits of fantastic low-light situations these days (me benefiting from sunsets and you from sunrises)!
Fantastic perspective and depth to this photo thanks to sunlit areas throughout the frame.
Lines are so pleasant as well as saturated colours! I also like the contrast between these bright patches and the area on the left (in shade).
Plus, a tremendeous sky and clouds - a very good job you made here,
dkeus31 (27735) 2005-05-13 17:41
Superb light well catched.
Nice framing and colors.
toni_al (15875) 2005-05-13 18:28
La lumière est juste là ou il faut, j'aime comme la montage se découpe dan le paysage
RegisMinot (1543) 2005-05-13 18:32
You have here all the elements of a great landscape: wonderful sky with clouds filtering a very contrasted light, beautiful mountains and a composition along the diagonale which is quite well chosen.
richtersl (3546) 2005-05-13 19:35
The early morning light in this picture is just sublime. Beautiful photo!!
zenitlady (221) 2005-05-13 23:13
Hi Alvin! Gorgeous golden light! What a memory this must be for you. It is a stunning composition! Like the way the vehicles give perspective to the rest of the shot--big hotel, bigger mountains, bigger sky. Great job, you were lucky to be there to take such a shot!
P-S-I-G (25536) 2005-05-14 3:26
Very good result. I like the way the hotel looks in the sun light.
PixelTerror (0) 2005-05-14 4:38
Again here a great northern shot, the scenery is superb, I missed that one while in AB, this old and beautiful hotel adds a human presence to the nature and the light falling onto it is fantastic, very nice one !
Have a nice day,
naxius (16685) 2005-05-14 11:11
So beautiful Hotel Alvin!! It must be very pleasant to be there, almost at the roof of the world!!
Thanks to share with us...
softflower (0) 2005-05-14 12:31
Superbe photo Alvin, très bonne lumière.
Didi (59054) 2005-05-15 8:37
Le Canada est un très beau pays et j'apprécie ce genre de paysages avec cet éclairage particulier, une lumière sélective concentrée sur un point avec un arrière-plan plus sombre.
Canada is a very beautiful country and I appreciate this kind of landscapes with this particular lighting, a selective light concentrated on a point with a darker background.
john_c (24666) 2005-05-17 15:37
A marvellous capture, Alvin. The contrast and colours in the scene are enchanting, and I like the bold sweep of the sky. As you reference in your note, this area perhaps has even more ambience than the Banff and Jasper areas, though not as spectacular perhaps in the raw. Your POV here is ideal, as the lines flow very nicely in layers across the picture. Well done.
srabbe (1424) 2005-05-20 14:06
I really like the light on this one!
Very nice shot.
jbweasle (9393) 2005-05-20 15:37
Alvin, great composition with the hotel in the lower part of the frame and the mountains towering above. Incredible lighting too - not just on the building but also on the ridge just behind. Good sky as well.
lucinka (9976) 2005-05-24 17:36
Alvin, what a sunrise. I've stayed at that area myself, but I definately have to go back. Thanks for sharing such a great moment. L.
dumaresq_ca (1892) 2005-06-27 15:08
Belle image aux chaudes couleurs du matin: la lumière jaune-orangée sur les pics rocheux est magnifique sur fond de ciel bleu. Belle prondeur.
maphoto (8082) 2005-07-02 12:28
Great photo Alvin, a gorgeous place your presenting here, the point of view is spectacular, the morning light is beautiful, well seen, thanks for sharing.
Jakou (642) 2005-07-03 14:36
I discover your pictures and it's a big pleasure. I will come soon on your work. Great light and good composition. An invitation to this National Park. Amicalement.
ccooper (840) 2005-07-13 18:45
This is superb, stunning! The light is so soft and it practically glows. The details of the hotel are very clear and the backdrop just amazing. Very good.
AmiBe (6042) 2005-07-27 16:57
this picture has had a great success and I understand it.
The light is fantastic here and the cloudy sky, too.
The building is well placed in the compo.
Stepan (27210) 2005-08-13 5:01
I can imagine how wonderful must be that place : the silence, the light, the wind, the air... It must be incredibly peaceful.
Thanks for that.
vlado (174) 2005-09-25 9:40
I can't belive how clear this picture is!
fadingstar78 (420) 2006-03-07 11:17
nice subject in the perfect yellow, magic light of dusk... it makes the subject (good but not amazing) really interesting...
evanrizo (456) 2006-03-07 11:27
Wonderful, wonderful landscape, great shot great picture.
anney (144) 2006-09-28 0:05
The lighting was exactly perfect for this scene. Wow!
umbrellaphotos (1901) 2007-04-28 13:33
I've come across this photo a handful of times and I didn't realize that I never commented on it. It's pretty amazing. The colors are spectacular and I really like how the lodge just sits basking in the sunlight, while the hills are shrouded in clouds.
You don't need me to tell you this is a great shot, but it is!
- Copyright: Alvin Brown (Cormac) (26563)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-07-14
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon G3
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/500 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
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- Date Submitted: 2005-05-13 14:13
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