South Sister at Sparks Lake
- nglen (36145)
- [2009-09-26 10:28]
Hi Niek. Once again you have a beautiful compostion in this landscape. From the water upto the mountains and then the blue sky. Its all so clear with fine detail and such natural looking colours. I like the snow on the mountain top. Well done TFS.
- Gert-Paassen (24509)
- [2009-09-26 12:18]
een mooie landschapsfoto.
Prachtige kleuren en mooie weerspiegelingen in het water.
- anel (40462)
- [2009-09-26 12:34]
What a beautiful landscape shown with this fine picture. I like the low point of view over the lake and in the back the mountain still covered by snow. And on both sides big pines like guards. Beautiful reflections too and an excellent sharpness all over the picture. Encore une fois très beau!
Have a nice evening
- nasokoun (62)
- [2009-09-26 12:50]
beautiful landscape,wonderful output!
TFS thanks for sharing
- lovenature (6390)
- [2009-09-26 14:42]
Crystal clear water, a big blue sky including mountains and trees create this beautiful scene. Your right about having to deal with what you've got. We can't always be at the best places in the early morning or evening to capture the softer light. You did a great job with the lighting conditions. The mountain in the background looks like an old volcano.
- horia (16656)
- [2009-09-26 23:28]
Yet another very beautiful shot presenting the gorgeous places you visited in your US vacation.
First of all, i must say i like this one better than the similar shot from TL - that one has a bit too much grass in the FG where as this one focuses more on that fallen log and leaves a better view for the reflection of the big mountain.
That aside, i think you managed some great shots again, despite the harsh mid-day light. The polarizer worked well to enhance the sky, saturate the colors beautifully as well as cut the reflection from the immediate FG. That i think is the key here, because it makes the rocks, grass and log stand out better but also it leaves the only one main thing reflected (further on) - the great mountain.
Very good work, as usual, my fiend!
Bravo and TFS
- Mikolaj (4452)
- [2009-09-27 0:25]
Hello Niek! Excellent landscape. Good long perspective. Very interesting mirror. Good focus. Superb colours. Well done!
- roges (6264)
- [2009-09-27 0:42]
uitstekend vangen. Een prachtig landschap. Voor mij lijkt een foto klaar om het op de muur.
Een aangename zondag,
P.S. Ik bracht in de groep gemaakt door mij gisteren Landschap en Zee). Ik hoop dat het ok is en ga akkoord. Als u niet wilt dat een lid van deze groep, schrijf dan naar mij.
- livius (1711)
- [2009-09-27 1:25]
great perspective for an excellent mountain landscape. Very good details and excellent light with incredible water reflections.
- nagraj (15166)
- [2009-09-27 7:52]
Fine landscape with good composition and using all the elements harmoniously placed. tfs.
- cobra112 (43366)
- [2009-09-27 10:11]
Ciao Niek. Great light in this amazing clear taken. Excinting detailed reflections and very good perspective. Very well done.
- oanaotilia (3416)
- [2009-09-27 10:46]
I imagine the imensity of space that you captured in an excellent way.It is very clear, colors are perect.
Kind regards, Oana
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2009-09-27 14:50]
Superb shot - well composed with excellent light and colour.
- PaulH (13882)
- [2009-09-28 11:54]
this kind of scene is what wide angle lenses were made for. Great interest from front to back with exceptional clarity and exposure. Great composition, you really looked and saw the best of this view with your framing - very well done.
- tuslaw (18455)
- [2009-09-28 18:47]
You post a gorgeous image with beautiful colors and just the right amount of exposure. Super focus throughout the entire frame. Love the reflection in the water and the low POV you chose. Great work!!
- oscarromulus (42)
- [2009-09-29 14:22]
What a GEM.
No need for more words!!!
You must be close to Alberta? Are we going to see you in person?
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2009-10-03 14:13]
Ahhh.... the classic Sparks Lake photo. However.... I am somewhat embarrassed to say that I have NEVER been there!!! though I do live a tad closer to it than you!! It is like "pulling hen's teeth" to get my husband to go there. Some day perhaps.........
It is a beautifully exposed and focused image. I love the splash of green in the FG. I suppose adjusting for the distortion would eliminate the feeling that the image is rotated to the left. I suppose it is equally distorted on the right side but the taller trees on the left made it feel as if it is leaning that way. I'm sure you were using your little level which I have also purchased and have discovered that I really need!
You have posted so many shots that I will be some time catching up. We are leaving again this weekend for 2-3 weeks and I have that #@!$% presentation to prepare for Saturday, so I am backlogged on stuff!
On further inspection of my original I discovered more than just one red pixel. There was a blue one and several white ones. Thanks for the tip.
Evelynn : )
It's a long time ago I was for the last time in your gallery. It's a pleasure to discover your last postings. I like this picture very much, mainly because of the superb depth of view and the perspective created by the lines at the two sides of the picture.
From my point of view - and I know I'm almost the only one - I don't like the effect of the polaraizing filter on a sky. It gets too dark and is somehow "unnatural". I know that many photographers use this filter and I have also tried it out. But I prefer skies taken without it.
- uleko (10940)
- [2009-10-22 9:31]
A truly wonderful capture across this lake to the mountain beyond! Excellent DOF, lovely crisp colours and an excellent composition.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla
- pablominto (14563)
- [2009-10-22 23:29]
The log in the lake and the dying fir to the left tell that this is unspoiled nature, far from cultivation of any kind!
And the scene makes a wonderful postcard with all elements in place, like the mirror lake, the snow-capped mountain and the virgin forest...
Well framed, good colours!
- foozi (25837)
- [2009-11-04 16:53]
you have produced wonderful and powerful landscape scene. Honestly, when I first read the photographic books years ago, this is the type of landscape that I always see.
I hope there many of yours too in many of the books. They are beyonf my reach, in producing this type of beauty and mostly to find such a captivating landscape in my place. Trying to look for some, and trying to produce like yours too.
I must say youre not just an ordinary photographer.
NB: As for me , Time constraint really put things away