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Peyto Lake
Peyto Lake
srdanz


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Challenge: Free Study XII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Collection: 5.x
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Sigma 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: Peyto lake, Canada
Date: Aug 6, 2006
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/640
Date Uploaded: Aug 31, 2006

Taken at canadian rockies, Yoho park.
Used polarizer, still the sky was overexposed as the time of the day was unfortunate. Too bright.
Postprocessing: selected sky, created curves layer and darkened the sky. Created layer for the mountains and increased contrast. THe lake and the bottom of the pic were untouched...

Statistics
Place: 176 out of 684
Avg (all users): 5.9840
Avg (commenters): 6.6800
Avg (participants): 5.9797
Avg (non-participants): 6.0000
Views since voting: 819
Views during voting: 351
Votes: 250
Comments: 28
Favorites: 2 (view)


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09/10/2006 05:19:36 AM
WOW! reminds me of when I was there .. except alot clearer. Great shot!
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09/08/2006 01:32:12 AM
I gave you an 8 on DA and a 9 here; in fact, I thought to myself "oh, man, why do I have to compete against this shot in both places!" :) Now I can add it to my faves here.

Maybe it's just that I've seen lakes that color in the Cascades and elsewhere, so I didn't mark down for it. Silt does amazing things to lake color!

Message edited by author 2006-09-08 01:32:40.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2006 11:57:46 PM
wow, what beautiful mountains! 10
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09/07/2006 09:38:40 PM
Breath taking!
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09/07/2006 07:48:02 PM
beautiful
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09/06/2006 01:56:23 PM
Canadian Rockies? If so, I have been there. Great blues. The sky could stand a little noise reduction, but otherwise very nice.
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09/05/2006 04:32:12 PM
a great view.
it doesn't look real, but a great view!!
:-)
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09/05/2006 01:05:32 PM
I like the sweep of the mountains and the interesting textures seen on the rock face in this landscape photo. The inclusion of the foreground ground plane detracts from the appeal of the image because your main focus should remain locked tightly on the beauty of the lake and the mountains in the background. The other element that is a detraction from the visual appeal is the color of the lake itself. It appears unnatural in it's settings. The color is close to that of turquoise/bright aquamarine - not a normal lake color especially since the water would most likely reflect that of the color of the sky if anything. Here it is a flat color that shows no reflection of it's surroundings.
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09/05/2006 03:18:03 AM
Great bkue lake! And the picture is beautifully sharp.
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09/04/2006 05:31:42 PM
A little bit blown out on the lake, but a breathtaking scene!
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09/04/2006 10:25:13 AM
Wow, what a beautiful scene.
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09/03/2006 08:46:32 PM
Awesome. I went to this lake in the winter. This is in the Canadian Rockies, right? I also saw Lake Louise and I went to Banff. It's an awesome area.

Great shot.
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09/03/2006 01:48:16 AM
What an amazing view and such a clear day to capture it.
My eyes are having a lot of trouble with the color of the sky and the color of the water being so very different.
I bet this would look absolutely stunning in black & white!
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09/02/2006 06:15:39 PM
I am sure you have gotten comments on the lake not looking like a natural color and I would agree with them. very pretty scene and looks like a wonderfull place to shoot
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09/02/2006 06:14:40 PM
I wondered about the color of the water so I did a search. You're right, it really is that color! Nice!
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09/02/2006 05:19:40 PM
Very nice colors in this one. I really like the color in the lake.
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09/02/2006 02:35:32 PM
Like: sky, background mountain, rock detail -- basically top half of pic
don't like: lake, foreground rock platuea, and bush at right is distracting.
5
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09/02/2006 12:57:28 PM
Would work nicely as a postcard!
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09/02/2006 11:57:40 AM
That's an unreal sight. Nicely captured. Exceptional location.
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09/02/2006 10:13:09 AM
Lake looks almost like ice with the reflections of the clouds. Great capture.
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09/01/2006 09:45:35 PM
Nice landscape
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09/01/2006 01:32:32 PM
a very nice image. if the foreground were a little darker, that would draw the eye in more.
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09/01/2006 12:57:19 PM
i think i feel a ribbon here! 10 from me!
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09/01/2006 09:28:30 AM
I love everything about this but the color of the water. its seems very unnatural to me. if it more closely mirrored the color of the sky it would be a 10. as is an 8. good luck in the challenge.
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09/01/2006 07:05:09 AM
Wow ! Such a beautiful place ! Very nice.
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09/01/2006 05:03:08 AM
I don't know what the terrain was like right around you as you took this shot, but I feel like I want to get closer to the edge so that it is not in the image. Nice shot on the whole though.
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09/01/2006 05:01:37 AM
apologies if the lake is truly like that but it looks a little false to me, maybe a tad too much post processing
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09/01/2006 12:40:42 AM
wow! that looks amazing...hope this does really well for you 8
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