Lake Louie

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  1. Digital Matt

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    I took this just before sunset on Tuesday. I was on my way to a gig, so I only had a few minutes. It's a manmade lake, but you'd never know it from looking at it. It's beautiful.

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  2. JonMikal

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    This is truly an amazing shot! The reflections are most interesting and your composition is good! My keeps going to the bush but I cannot deny the overall image as being really wonderful. Nice work! :salute:
     
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    That is gorgeous! Zero complaints!
     
  4. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Absolutely beautiful. The color highlights are spectacular. If anything, I think the shore/foreground is a little too dark.
     
  5. Digital Matt

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    Thanks everyone :) Mike, the foreground is very dark, but the dynamic range was huge, and I think I was lucky to get that much detail. I was in a hurry, and I didn't have my graduated ND filter on :(

    I'll see if I can bring out some more detail.
     
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    Damn, thems is some nice reflections you got yourself there.
     
  7. Lu Tze

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    amazing shot! the surface looks very slick, like an oil spill or something...don't get me wrong, looks great! the colours are just the same as the ones in the sky, which i find most peculiar and wonderful...i like the dark right corner - it would have stolen a bit of attention from the center part of the image if it wasn't...
     
  8. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Also, I get the feeling that the silhouette of the trees on the far shore is too dark. I think it would look a little more 'real' if the trees were not so completely black.
     
  9. hobbes28

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    I think it's perfect. I draw to the bushes and then the brightest cloud then the water. It keeps ya looking around.
     
  10. Alison

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    The water is just amazing, can't describe it very well for some reason, but I looked at the water and my eyes just didn't want to leave!
     
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    absolutely beautiful, man. did you boost sat on the orange highlights, or is that natural? very very well done shot. my compliments.
     
  12. Digital Matt

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    Thanks guys :) Mike, I can't really get anymore shadow detail without adding noise. It'll have to live as is.

    Osmer_Toby, I increased the saturation +20 on the whole image.
     

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