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Lake Louise Canoes
Lake Louise Canoes
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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX
Location: Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Canada
Date: Jul 20, 2005
Aperture: f16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/10 sec
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Mar 8, 2009

I know this has been sitting in my portfolio since I joined. But, it has special memories for me. It was the first time I used my new digital SLR (Canon 20D) with the intention of taking keeper photographs. This was taken on a trip that my wife and I took to the Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park. It was a joint 15th wedding anniversary/birthday gift. We left the kids at home with the in-laws for a week, and spent the time hiking and taking pictures. It was an absolutely fantastic week. Stayed in romantic B&B's, hiked all day, and went to great restaurants at night. We will definitely be going back there, with the kids this time. We'll probably skip the romantic B&B's, though ;)

used a 3-stop ND grad, as well as a polarizer.

editing was pretty minimal. crop, cloned out a few distractions, dupe layer in soft light, sharpen, save.

Statistics
Place: 29 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.7785
Avg (commenters): 7.7529
Avg (participants): 6.7603
Avg (non-participants): 6.8734
Views since voting: 1895
Views during voting: 788
Votes: 492
Comments: 94
Favorites: 13 (view)


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03/18/2009 05:44:17 AM
Well done mate, really incredibly image - you was up against some tough landscape shots in this challenge, but would of expected this to place higher..
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03/18/2009 03:11:11 AM
Lake Louise has been shot by thousands, if not millions of tourists. Done to death as it were. This image stands out though. Btw...last report? The place is still beautiful. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 04:36:19 PM
I've been there, and BOY is it beautiful... :) Great shot! I love the reflection and the colors.
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03/17/2009 04:31:37 PM
Great vivid color. I like the reflection.
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03/17/2009 03:04:21 PM
this is wonderful seven from me ;)
brano
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03/17/2009 11:20:58 AM
Whoa, such a relaxing scene. The calmness of the water, the colours. Really nice.
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03/17/2009 10:46:21 AM
Love all the colors in the reflection. Very cool perspective.
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03/16/2009 11:12:35 PM
Much more than canoes... what a great view!!! Very very nice!
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03/16/2009 10:38:33 PM
Beautiful colors and reflections of mountains and sky.
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03/16/2009 06:14:47 PM
Beautiful landscape.
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03/16/2009 03:48:10 PM
great colours, composition, subject...bumping
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03/16/2009 01:50:16 PM
Awesome photo - Surreal. Great color.
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03/16/2009 12:33:01 PM
Beautiful landscape.
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03/16/2009 05:39:49 AM
My eye goes to the canoes and then finds the fantastic landscape around ... I wanna hire one and get paddling!
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03/16/2009 05:29:36 AM
Beautiful location. I like the image but I am missing something. Might be a more wide angle with some exposure & color corrections.
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03/16/2009 04:12:56 AM
nice shot
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03/16/2009 03:38:57 AM
spectacular scenery
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03/15/2009 09:07:57 PM
I've come back to this a couple of times. I like it more each visit. Adding to faves.
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03/15/2009 06:27:05 PM
Canada FTW
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03/15/2009 05:43:43 PM
great sky.
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03/15/2009 05:23:18 PM
I love Lake Louise, and I love this photo! Great reflections, great colour!
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03/15/2009 03:50:45 PM
I love the color contrast of the boats compared to the surroundings.
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03/15/2009 03:34:13 PM
Breathtaking shot and nice processing. Lovely clarity and colors. 7
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03/15/2009 11:31:03 AM
I like the pop of color that the red canoes give to this photo. The setting is quite beautiful too.
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03/15/2009 10:26:12 AM
Very nice image. It's good to see a few "great" images. This is a perfect reflection of your abilities as a photographer.
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03/15/2009 09:22:38 AM
I love the colors here.
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03/15/2009 08:28:43 AM
Nice red colors in this beautiful blue landscape.
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03/15/2009 05:56:15 AM
Great PP job - love the tone - keeep up the good work and good luck in this challenge
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03/15/2009 02:41:05 AM
nice HDR, nice composition to this , nice perspective adds to the image, 9
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03/14/2009 11:45:43 PM
Simply gorgeous!!!!! I really want to see Lake Louise some day.

Back to vote and let you know that this is my top pick in the challenge, the only 10 I have given out. Good luck!!
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03/14/2009 10:38:26 PM
really nice combination of elements in this shot
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03/14/2009 06:26:01 PM
love the little red boats and the reeflections
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03/14/2009 05:46:20 PM
Beautiful image
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03/14/2009 01:15:24 PM
Such a beautiful place and a great treatment.
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03/14/2009 11:30:04 AM
I like the composition. The snow is white. Yea!
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03/14/2009 10:38:13 AM
Good color but horizon needs leveling.
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03/14/2009 09:20:03 AM
Stunning. Perfect shot! 10.
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03/14/2009 07:46:02 AM
Stunning, love the composition and the colours are great.
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03/14/2009 05:44:50 AM
looks slightly tilted to left. otherwise well composed and exposed. love the l contrast
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03/14/2009 12:49:53 AM
Breath taking scene and you captured it nicely.
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03/13/2009 11:06:27 PM
i can only say good things about this picture. Colors are amazing, love the reflection, the red kayaks really pop. Well deserved 10
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03/13/2009 09:00:16 PM
The red boats add a little something to this perfect picture - well done :o)
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03/13/2009 08:57:11 PM
really nice - gorgeous scenery, color and reflections!
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03/13/2009 08:42:05 PM
Absolutely stunning photo, I love the contrasting red/blues. Excellent work, best of luck.
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03/13/2009 08:11:41 PM
The red boats just finnish this off perfectly. stunning.
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03/13/2009 06:03:29 PM
This is gorgeous. Love the composition and the colours. looks like a beautiful place.
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03/13/2009 04:47:45 PM
Excellent composition! Good color and sense of design. Very nicely done! 8
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03/13/2009 04:04:15 PM
Extraordinary color and overall composition, great perspective.
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03/13/2009 02:23:18 PM
Love the contrast in color with the red boats. Beautiful reflection in the water as well.
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03/13/2009 02:15:26 PM
I love Lake Louise! The natural colors are really incredible. I don't know if you boosted the saturation or not, but if so, the canoes pop just a bit too much.
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03/13/2009 01:13:08 PM
very very nice , I am planning a trip here 9
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03/13/2009 11:24:57 AM
This is awesome! There is nothing I don't like here; 10 all the way. Fantastic job!
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03/13/2009 08:48:21 AM
beautifully captured
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03/13/2009 05:24:18 AM
Beautiful picture!
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03/12/2009 11:49:42 PM
Lovely spot, lovely shot.
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03/12/2009 11:24:17 PM
Wow! Great shot! Subject, composition, fantastic!
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03/12/2009 11:08:29 PM
Lovely image, among the best I've seen so far. Congratulations!
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03/12/2009 09:31:42 PM
Beautiful
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03/12/2009 08:41:53 PM
What a beautiful lake. GREAT perspective in this shot!
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03/12/2009 06:18:38 PM
Wonderful colors and very nicely handled post processing. The composition leads through the image but the boats kinda stop the eye. The image feels a bit divided...
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03/12/2009 04:27:59 PM
Great reflection, good clarity. Great colors, everything pops. Great visual focus with the dock and kayaks/canoes. Great scenery with the mountains. I love this.
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03/12/2009 04:18:13 PM
Great shot. I like the red canoes with the sky blue water.
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03/12/2009 01:58:40 PM
Like an ad for Fuji film! Very beautiful.
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03/12/2009 01:26:14 PM
Wish i'll be there
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03/12/2009 01:25:22 PM
Nice. It would be shame to disturb that smooth lake with a canoe.
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03/12/2009 12:45:53 PM
Great pic.
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03/12/2009 12:30:28 PM
A DPC landscape at its best, the red canoes make the shot.
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03/12/2009 12:03:26 PM
Gorgeous shot.
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03/12/2009 11:43:23 AM
nice reflection, I like that you included the pier in this and didn't walk to the end of the pier for the shot adds interest to the photo
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03/12/2009 11:37:22 AM
Beautiful colors, sharp detail of a fantastic scene. Nicely done!
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03/12/2009 10:35:27 AM
How peaceful.
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03/12/2009 09:59:09 AM
Stunning as this one pops on the screen. Wonderful complimentary colors. Vibrant and clean. The dock seems to be floating in the air. Also has a bold composition that provides a bit of discomfort and energy. 9
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03/12/2009 07:10:59 AM
Breathtaking image - thank you!
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03/12/2009 01:47:29 AM
Gorgeous place, beautifully captured.
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03/11/2009 10:03:32 PM
Nice colors and reflection.
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03/11/2009 09:10:46 PM
300 deep... one of the best so far, yum!
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03/11/2009 09:00:24 PM
Wonderful colors and composition. This sings!

Not voting yet.
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03/11/2009 08:55:46 PM
Wow, the colour in this is amazing! My favourite of those I've seen, so far.
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03/11/2009 08:44:25 PM
nice red color pop
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03/11/2009 08:05:19 PM
Absolutely gorgeous.
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03/11/2009 06:46:15 PM
I love this picture! it's so surreal!
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03/11/2009 06:40:01 PM
Beautiful!
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03/11/2009 05:36:58 PM
nice shot
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03/11/2009 05:32:51 PM
Nice reflections and great colors. Good subject matter to!
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03/11/2009 01:50:47 PM
wow! what a beautiful reflection. those canoes add the perfect amount of red that brings the whole photo together
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03/11/2009 01:22:41 PM
Great view, colors seem to fade just a little on the right.
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03/11/2009 12:07:25 PM
Good idea to include the canoes in the foreground,makes for an excellent shot :)
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03/11/2009 10:40:54 AM
Beautiful, --stunning shot.
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03/11/2009 10:08:59 AM
Classic image. I love the composition and colours particularly.
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03/11/2009 06:48:29 AM
Fantastic! Love the processing!!!
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03/11/2009 02:53:08 AM
wow.. very cool! the effects make the platform look like it's floating on air. 9
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03/11/2009 02:44:34 AM
love the colour
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03/11/2009 01:16:11 AM
nice... been there, it's gorgeous
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03/11/2009 12:07:07 AM
the bright read splash in all the blue is very appealing your reflections are really spectacular...
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