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Reflections at Medicine Lake
2nd PlaceReflections at Medicine Lake
Meoux


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2007-10 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Jasper National Park, Canada
Date: Oct 15, 2007
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/4
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Oct 30, 2007

Thank you for the comments and the ratings guys. I took this picture 10 days before Ursula went to the same place. I thought it was a little bit too late to get an Autumn shot. I decided to visit the Medicine Lake and the water almost completely drained (due to the natural underwater drainage).

Hardware used to get desired dynamic range:
- Gold and Blue Color Polarizer.
- 3 stop reverse ND Graduated filter.

Digital post processing with Adobe CS3 (I forgot all the details):
- Adobe RAW: Increase vibrance, fill light, saturation.
- Curve adjustment.
- Open file in PS3, duplicate.
- Curve to bring more contrast.
- Dodge the trees on the right side to get more details.
- Burn the foreground to bring out the rock on the bottom of the water.
- Resize to 50% of original size, sharpen 2x
- USM to bring more contrast
- Resize to 640 pixel and selective sharpening.
(Taken with both digital and Hasselblad).

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 521
Avg (all users): 7.3534
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 7.3551
Avg (non-participants): 7.3462
Views since voting: 10165
Views during voting: 237
Votes: 133
Comments: 51
Favorites: 51 (view)


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11/14/2007 05:15:44 PM
Congratulations on your first ribbon and a new pb. The lighting is absolutely perfect here.
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11/13/2007 03:34:52 AM
congratz. more than reflections i dig the clarity of the water and textures, nice work
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11/12/2007 02:58:24 PM
This is such a mezmorizing photograph! You can almost feel the serenity in the shot. Absolutely gorgeous! Great job!
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11/09/2007 01:22:14 PM
beautiful photo. congratulation on the ribbon.
checked out your portfolio, awesome!
i think this ribbon is a first in many more to come... if i lived in Nevada, i would have put my money on it:-)
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11/09/2007 12:20:49 PM
I added this in my faves days earlier but I didn't get the chance to comment. Anyway, this is actually the first time that I have seen a photo so magnificently taken in this site. I love the fact too that it is not marred with any funky post processing at all... It is nature at its finest and you superbly captured it. Congratulations on the ribbon. It truly deserves it...

Message edited by author 2007-11-09 12:21:40.
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11/09/2007 10:14:18 AM
christin congratulations on such a well deserved ribbon, what a wonderful photo,
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11/09/2007 04:30:59 AM
Cool shot, the reflection is of course the key element that makes it work so well, nice job!
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11/09/2007 03:34:07 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon! Wonderful photo with beautiful colours and reflection.
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11/08/2007 10:45:40 PM
What a beautiful picture and a beautiful place. I knew where it was before as soon as I saw it. Amazing
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11/08/2007 08:31:04 PM
Beautiful shot
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11/08/2007 06:17:17 PM
Congrats on an amazing image and a fantastic finish. Christin.
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11/08/2007 06:11:07 PM
Stunning congrats on your ribbon and a top image
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11/08/2007 01:54:07 PM
Note to self: Make a trip to medicine lake over thanksgiving break. Win a ribbon. Celebrate.

This is an amazing shot--the light, clarity of the water, and impeccable reflection of the mountains blow me away. Well done!
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11/08/2007 12:25:19 PM
Congratulations! This is gorgeous!
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11/08/2007 10:10:08 AM
Very neat and cristaline, congrats on your ribbon!
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11/08/2007 10:07:44 AM
Ohmygoodness!!! Breathtaking. . .and a NO BRAINER for a ribbon! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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11/08/2007 09:17:47 AM
Congratulations on your red ribbon!
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11/08/2007 08:43:15 AM
Congratulations!!!
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11/08/2007 08:31:45 AM
This is just an amazing shot. The reflections are out of this world. Would love to visit this place. Congrats on your first Ribb. and an outstanding shot.
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11/08/2007 08:04:18 AM
fantastic work! Congrats on the Ribbon!
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11/08/2007 05:11:43 AM
congrats and well deserved.
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11/08/2007 03:36:09 AM
Oh WOW! What a spectacular image! Crystal clear and totally beautiful. Congrats on winning the red.
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11/08/2007 02:55:24 AM
I've only been here in winter so didn't recognize the location right away. Wonderful shot.
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11/08/2007 02:46:58 AM
Fantastic image, the reflections are just superb.
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11/08/2007 02:40:55 AM
well done/congrats
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11/08/2007 01:50:32 AM
Foreground detail and clarity are incredible. Awesome image and congrats on your so deserved ribbon.
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11/08/2007 01:45:53 AM
Congratulations! This is awesome
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11/08/2007 01:40:32 AM
YAY YOU GOT YOU ONE SWEETIE!
great job, first of MANY to come :D
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11/08/2007 12:34:46 AM
No surprise here! Congrats on your first with more to come.
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11/08/2007 12:18:47 AM
Beautiful shot here...you do amazingly well on free studies...and all your shots for that matter. Good luck keeping that high 6 average! ;-)
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11/08/2007 12:18:13 AM
I am quite sure this is the first of many... ;)
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11/08/2007 12:03:12 AM
Wowowowowow!!!! This is fantastic! You certainly know how to make beautiful images, I'm just completely impressed. Many congratulations!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2007 10:09:49 PM
Nice deep look to the water. Very good.
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11/07/2007 02:12:32 AM
This is very good. Love the detail in the foreground and all of the lines leading into the distance. Is there a slight tilt to the right or am I just disoriented?? ;) The colors and transitions from light to dark are right on. Faved.

edit:
OK, not one of the seascapes...methinks this one is the one. ;)
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11/06/2007 02:32:46 PM
A a terrific image. 9
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11/05/2007 04:40:43 PM
Good use of a filter to bring out so much color and detail in the sky. BB

PS. Did you use a filter/ND filter?!
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11/04/2007 09:43:20 PM
Beautiful! The reflections on the pretty clear water are great. Nice capture.
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11/04/2007 02:23:02 AM
Incredibly clear and calm water. Very peaceful! Where is this?
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11/04/2007 01:20:50 AM
8 - Wow. Could just be my eye being fooled by the reflections, but looks slightly off balance, like it needs a fraction up on the right - might also be perspective, apologies if I'm wrong. Breathtaking scene, which I'm sure it was in person. This image, with such beautiful symmetry, makes me want to see more sky, to balance (halve) the image. Very nice.
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11/03/2007 01:42:40 AM
pretty scenery. and post processing could not be improved upon
Good luck!
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11/02/2007 11:23:22 PM
Just beautiful, so serene. Well struck, damn these DPC size limitations.
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11/02/2007 05:55:09 PM
Such a beautiful location and reflection...
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11/02/2007 12:50:21 PM
Nice how the foreground rocks in the water are visible. Lovely place.
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11/02/2007 12:10:40 PM
this is stunning. top 10
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11/02/2007 06:17:22 AM
Stunning, beautiful colours. Either this was taken very early or you were lucky to find such still water.
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11/01/2007 11:26:41 PM
fisheye lens? very nicely done.
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11/01/2007 07:22:54 PM
beautiful image
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11/01/2007 01:30:24 PM
Lovely colours and composition, but I think it could use a slight CCW tilt. 6.
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11/01/2007 10:23:58 AM
Nice tones. 7
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11/01/2007 08:24:34 AM
excellent foreground detail...awesome light and colours...9
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11/01/2007 03:25:14 AM
Looks like this image has been HDR'd. And in my opinion, if I can tell, it is too much. Still, gorgeous image.
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