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author Darwin
title Herbert Lake, Banff
date1/18/2002 9:54:48 AM
detailsMamiya 645, with 55mm lens, 1-stop soft-edged grad and Velvia film.
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1 Berenice Kauffmann Abud (AFIAP /2004)   (1/18/2002 10:07:58 AM)
Darwin, congratulations!
2 Amuletum ( )   (1/18/2002 10:12:25 AM)
I said to myself... "wow, who did this?" Well, now I see it is YOU. Of course it is YOU. Spectacular.
3 real (mike image)   (1/18/2002 10:19:38 AM)
Well, here is my first ever "10" vote. I can't imagine a more perfect image.
4 Brites dos Santos (Artur JBS)   (1/18/2002 10:32:21 AM)
Perfect. I agree! In all aspects! but the reflexions...
5 E.J. (E.J. Peiker)   (1/18/2002 10:32:45 AM)
Another drop dead gorgeous photo. Stunningly beautiful!
6 ChrisC (Christopher Cove)   (1/18/2002 10:50:23 AM)
Another stunner.
7 Gloria Hopkins   (1/18/2002 11:16:15 AM)
Very sweet indeed.
8 JMak (Jorge Mak)   (1/18/2002 11:30:47 AM)
9 LASP (Luis Pedro)   (1/18/2002 11:30:53 AM)
Beautiful and very well done image! A question, what digital manipulation did u introduce? Thanks!

Congratulations on a wonderful image!
10 Abiggs   (1/18/2002 11:36:03 AM)
Wow. Great image. Although I have seen many images of yours with more color saturation, this one has the right balance between composition strength and the 'punch' of color. Well done.
11 krc   (1/18/2002 12:11:55 PM)
Pretty convincing illustration of the relationship between color richness and color (non)brightness.
12 gmx (Gustav Miller)   (1/18/2002 12:20:33 PM)
Excellent, fantastic image. Brilliant colors and sharpness.
13 Buschi   (1/18/2002 12:32:07 PM)
I can only say: outstanding ...
14 Phil H   (1/18/2002 12:36:13 PM)
Yup, looks like a Darwin shot - flawless composition. Another Canadian icon.
15 Betsy   (1/18/2002 12:51:18 PM)
Congratulations!!! This is awe inspiring!!! Flawless and spectacular!
16 denth   (1/18/2002 12:53:11 PM)
Wow, top-shot!
17 Maria A. Herkenhoff   (1/18/2002 1:16:15 PM)
Just eyes adore that :)))
18 dwatt   (1/18/2002 1:20:46 PM)
Darwin, you work very, very hard at your photography. You must be a 'crack a dawn' and up and out till late at night kinda guy to capture the images you do. I also gather you heft about a pretty big backpack! Magnificent image. (9.5)
19 ACook (Ann Cook)   (1/18/2002 1:22:23 PM)
Looks like a nice spot for Ralph Klein to dry out! 9.8
20 H. Lehmann (Hanne Lehmann)   (1/18/2002 1:48:14 PM)
Great Darwin. Really bautiful. Regards, Hanne. (voted 10)
21 JM FERRER   (1/18/2002 1:49:18 PM)
Great shot, wonderful landscape.
22 Razelynn   (1/18/2002 1:52:33 PM)
10 for a postcard. :)
23 Darwin   (1/18/2002 2:03:37 PM)
I had a couple of private emails about why I used a grad filter here. Reflections are generally about 1 to 2 stops darker than the actual subject. Without the grad filter the upper part of the photo would be quite a bit brighter than the reflection and look 'unbalanced'. To make the image more evenly lit, I used a one stop grad. You usually never want the reflection to look brighter than the object reflected as this will look phony. Use too strong a grad filter and this will happen. But usually a one stop grad is the answer for shots like this. Of course I suppose you could always darken the upper part of the image later in Photoshop, but with film like Velvia that has a narrow latitude of exposure, you can't retain the detail in highlights and shadows at the same time in a photo like this without a grad filter. So I would have had to shoot two exposures and stitch them together later if I wanted to go the digital grad route. It was easier to just use a grad in camers here. On digital cameras the latitude is greater and post production photoshop work can even out the exposure beacuse the full range of image info is captured by the camera. Anyway enough techy stuff, thanks for your comments on this one.
24 Derek Dobbie   (1/18/2002 2:33:06 PM)
Wonderful reflection and what a location. Great shot.
25 Kenneth Kwan   (1/18/2002 2:35:04 PM)
Perfection once again! I have a shot from the same area but the light was not nearly as good and I didn't have any snow. It must've been cold waiting for this shot. But, it's well worth the effort. What a great spot for photos eh? Was this taken at sunrise? Absolutely spectacular! (9.6)
26 Antonio Jorge Nunes   (1/18/2002 2:37:31 PM)
Outstanding, indeed. (9.8)
27 Phil Hilden   (1/18/2002 2:55:12 PM)
Bravo, Darwin. Masterful! 10! 10! 10!
28 heiwro (Heinz Wronker)   (1/18/2002 2:58:26 PM)
Einfach Fantastisch.

29 Haim Ziv   (1/18/2002 3:04:38 PM)
Very nice work and very well done. We don't such a places in Israel. Thanks for the explanation.
30 Dima Zverev   (1/18/2002 3:40:58 PM)
Really professional work! Mountains are like bones.
31 Keith Tate   (1/18/2002 3:52:02 PM)
You always seem to be in the right place at the right time. Obviously a man who does his research and then executes it to perfection !!! Nice use of the GND also !!!
32 Martin W. Quinn   (1/18/2002 4:31:08 PM)
Incredible image and good information too, thank you.
33 gdanger (George Dangerfield)   (1/18/2002 4:51:39 PM)
Absolutely stunning Darwin, sure makes me want to head back up to the Canadian Rockies! (9.3)
34 Meinhardt, L.   (1/18/2002 5:00:13 PM)
Simply perfect... What else I can say?!
35 So Fine (Peter Wallack)   (1/18/2002 5:16:14 PM)
You must have stayed there after the shoot to enjoy the magnificence of it all. The moon brought this to 10 and remind me of "Moonrise Over Hernanadez" by Ansel Adams.
Thanks for sharing.
36 MJFerron   (1/18/2002 5:17:08 PM)
Well if this isn't about perfect than I don't know what is. PS thanks for the filter hint.
37 Chantal   (1/18/2002 5:22:03 PM)
I knew it was yours before I saw your name! Perfect!
38 Stephen Bonk   (1/18/2002 5:28:27 PM)
All I can say is "10".
39 Shirley D. Cross   (1/18/2002 7:18:04 PM)
Darwin, another perfect 10!
40 camota   (1/18/2002 7:44:47 PM)
Excellent!...without words for tht image,
just five stars.
41 Manuel Luis Cochofel   (1/18/2002 8:21:49 PM)

Great photo!! Nice to hear your explanations on the grad filter! Congratulations! (Can't vote yet...)
42 Jackle (Cory Poole)   (1/18/2002 10:00:20 PM)
Yep, it's another nice scene.
43 LindaY (Linda Y)   (1/19/2002 12:27:07 AM)
Beautiful shot Darwin. I can't think of anything to add that hasn't already been said. I do appreciate the technical details on the use of grad filters and reflections. It was really useful!
44 BIGA (bighin vincenzo)   (1/19/2002 1:07:41 AM)
Wow! Stunning picture
45 BGussy (Beverly GUstafson)   (1/19/2002 9:01:12 AM)
Stunning, simply stunning! - Beverly
46 ~Reesa~   (1/20/2002 3:51:35 AM)
This is so beautiful. It does look like a postcard. Great Capture! :)
47 Alex Oudalov   (1/20/2002 12:09:32 PM)
Excellent photo! I wish to sit there in a small boat and watch this light show!
48 Adam B   (1/20/2002 7:02:57 PM)
Stunning, 10!
49 Lachlan Rex   (1/21/2002 2:09:31 AM)
Darwin, what is it about ur landscape/nature work. Let me guess u camp out there for weeks on end, waiting for just that right moment, then take "That Shot".
Sheesh, i so wish in sports work, i could wait for just that right moment, but unfortunately, as often is the case, if i dont get it then , i wont get it at all. Brilliant capture, once again (dont keep it up, let the rest of us catch up), Lachlan Rex :)
50 RobertF   (1/21/2002 12:34:34 PM)
Truly inspiring! Magnificent!
51 tollisan   (1/22/2002 12:22:44 AM)
excellent has a real feel to it. you want to go there and just sit and think of all the good thing in life. to view this photo in person would be something we all would like to do.
52 Ben Horne   (1/22/2002 12:25:49 AM)
Wow! Do you sell prints?
53 PC   (1/22/2002 5:21:41 PM)
Congratulations! Wonderful - no words needed!
54 Zygfryd Homonto   (1/24/2002 12:40:38 AM)
no words for such postcard !
55 Ectar   (1/27/2002 12:28:48 PM)
56 cathyjager   (1/27/2002 11:37:49 PM)
INCREDIBLE!! Very impressive!
57 Gerda   (1/31/2002 2:04:15 AM)
58 Zby   (1/31/2002 8:06:57 AM)
Too perfect top be genuine. Excellent shot!
59 Zby   (1/31/2002 8:07:43 AM)
My comment should read "Too perfect to be genuine"
60 Leggett (Bill Leggett)   (2/9/2002 3:52:25 PM)
This is an amazing image, classic mountain scene done so perfectly. Bravo!!
61 MelanieK.   (2/9/2002 4:12:01 PM)
I see I missed a beauty here... wow what a reflection! Too beautiful for words....
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