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Foggy day at Bear Lake
Foggy day at Bear Lake
Dennisheckman


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Challenge: Ansel Adams III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Leica M9
Lens: Leica 21mm f/1.4 Summilux-M
Location: Bear Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Date: May 19, 2012
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 80
Shutter: HDR
Date Uploaded: May 20, 2012

Even though it was raining and snowing all day, I took my umbrella and dressed for the occasion and drove to Richard Hahn's 21.gif Hahn23 neck of the woods. I'm sure he was inside beside a fire with it being so miserable outside. (-; Another spring storm was happening with lots of dense clouds, and I wanted to capture a dramatic scene with clearing clouds, but that never happened. My timing was off just a little bit. It stayed cloudy all day long. So I set up on the shore of Bear Lake and took numerous shots with the fog coming and going. Really thrilled with how this image ended up.

This is a 3 exposure HDR processed in PS CS5 and then tweaked in CEP4. Not sure if Mr. Adams would have bothered with this scene, but it's the best I could produce for the amount of time I had. Reducing to 800 px just destroys the details in this image. Can we change the size to 1000 or 1200?

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 97
Avg (all users): 6.8198
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.4889
Avg (non-participants): 7.0455
Views since voting: 1354
Views during voting: 289
Votes: 111
Comments: 17
Favorites: 2 (view)


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05/31/2012 03:29:52 AM
Beautiful Dennis! Fog can be perfect for this kind of moody shots :)

Congrats on the top 10!
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05/28/2012 09:43:38 AM
Atmospheric and moody, the way I like it.
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05/28/2012 03:53:12 AM
I love this shot. Excellent effect in the water.
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05/28/2012 03:06:14 AM
Really lovely scene. I totally get your comments about the 800 px. It's not optimal for this sort of detailed landscape image.

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05/28/2012 02:00:13 AM
Congrats Dennis with a great image. Reading your write up I can relate and appreciate that had conditions been better... It could easily have been another story...
But let's not forget... There's no such thing as bad weather.:) Great job and this image unique on its own.

Message edited by author 2012-05-28 02:01:07.
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05/28/2012 12:22:29 AM
You know how much I like this... and appreciate this image capture in tough conditions. It's easily one of the best Bear Lake images I've ever seen. Masterful, indeed. Congrats on your top 10 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/27/2012 07:10:29 PM
This belongs in a gallery.
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05/27/2012 04:34:21 PM
A lovely contrast between the startling clarity of the lake and the misty background. 8 - voted earlier
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05/27/2012 02:24:27 PM
too good, 10 (voted earlier)
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05/26/2012 08:09:00 PM
I like what I can see but the fog creates too much white/dead space for my preference.
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05/26/2012 02:10:46 PM
Lovely image, especially like the fog. Nice detail. (voted earlier)
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05/25/2012 10:18:11 PM
would have liked to see more constrast in the foreground
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05/25/2012 12:44:32 PM
Wonderful view on a rarely becalmed Bear Lake. Love the look into the bottom of the lake. Excellent composition. Sometimes it is a gift to have that Colorado sky muted by overcast. The fog/mist rising off the lake near the far shore is a great element of interest. I truly appreciate how precisely you've levels the lake horizon. (Not that easy!) Superb detail in the rock grain and the forest tree detail. I hope to see this make the top 10. 10
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05/23/2012 02:05:13 AM
Top 5
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05/23/2012 01:57:09 AM
Great image, love the details seen through the water and sharpness all the way to the tree line. Good luck in the challenge.
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05/21/2012 06:14:15 PM
Nice. I wish the midtones were just a bit brighter. That would allow me to see more into the image. 6
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05/21/2012 02:55:58 AM
Beautiful image. Lovely capture with the mist and fog.
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