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Cameron Lake

Cameron Lake
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Copyright: Niek Bouwen (SunToucher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2385 W: 237 N: 3033] (11162)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-04
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 18-200 Zoom F3.5-6.3 DC, Tiffen circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Summer Vacation 2006: USA
Theme(s): Lakes of Canada [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-16 8:58
Viewed: 5196
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
What else can do you do when you just photographed Cameron Falls, then drive up the hill to Cameron Lake. The drive to it is already beautiful and then when you first see the lake you are stunned by its settings.

The climax of a 16 km (10 mile) scenic highway known as the Akamina Parkway, is Cameron Lake. Nestled between the majestic mountain peaks of the Akamina Ridge, this sub-alpine lake is one of many serene bodies of water that makes up Waterton Lakes National Park. Beautiful Cameron lake is a great place to rent a canoe and grizzlies are often seen on the far slopes.

Tech Talk: Shot in RAW, adjusted white balance. Converted to JPEG. Created layers for contrast, brightness, saturation and color tone. All minor adjustments done. Small crop, framed, resized and USM

After upload note: I think I lost some sharpness and the somehow the snow is a tad too bright.

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Hi Niek!
Very nice sight! Amazing colours and peaceful. I feel fresh air. You manage the light very well my friend. Congratulations. TFS

my eyes are drawn to the water and the peaceful setting with the little boats on the dock..beautiful shot. tfs
donna :o)

Oh Canada!
Wonderful view Niek!
Great colors DOF and POV!

Hello Niek
Cameron Lake is such a pretty mountain lake. The colours here say "Summer" especially the bright green grass and shrubs. Nice composition with the dock, boats and mountain in the background. The small waves hitting the shore is also a nice effect.
TFS Janice

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2006-09-16 11:01]


This one is a winner. Just beautiful.

A little sharper in the back ground would show the layers of rock..


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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-09-16 12:32]

Hello Niek,
Heel mooi landschap, ik vindt het ook goed dat de aanlegsteiger en de bootjes er op zijn.
Ze geven, vreemd genoeg, het geheel nog iets onwerkelijkers, en zijn goed voor de compositie.
Goed werk en TFS


that composition really caught my eye even in the thumbnail, it is stunning. What a beautiful location, and such good weather as well...

you're right about the sharpness and snow being a touch too bright/not sharp enough, but it happens sometimes and for me does not detract too much from the picture.

stunning picture.


Niek hello, I like much the mountains and I find that very beautiful Ci! greeting, Arnaud.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-09-16 14:35]

Lovely composition, ah I need another holiday this looks so beautiful.

Great colours and light



Hi Niek,
your shots make me curious to visit Canada sometime. It must be wonderful, your shots are showing so pretty landscapes, I like it.
Normaly I'm more interested in Asian countries - but perhaps in some years ....
Thanks and bye bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hoi Niek,
Tja, wat moet je hier nu nog van zeggen?
Een geweldig mooi landschap, prachtig vastgelegd. Compositie, kleuren, standpunt en scherpte, gewoon helemaal goed. Complimenten.
Groet, Ruud

Hi Niek,
Superb landscape shot!!Congratulations...TFS.Hilmi

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2006-09-16 16:49]

Great composition, Niek. Well composed, too. I'm also glad to see you got a nice sunny day!
P.S. I agree with Emma that the snow is a bit bright but not distracting.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-09-17 8:49]

Hello Niek,
excellent landscape, a very well choosewn POV. The details and colors are beautiful. Very nice contrast and sharpness. Very well done.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-09-18 7:25]

Hi Niek, beautiful view on Cameron Lake, great composition and vey nice colors too. Canada, I like it!! Best regards, Didier.

Hi Niek,
Awesome! Very beautiful scenery. The colors, detail, and DOF are all excellent. Great clarity! The CP filter again has done a good job on the sky coloring.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-09-18 21:49]

Hi Niek

Amazing scenery.You have chosen a very interesting POV.I like the composition.Very well saturated colours.It is like a postcard.TFS


Hello Niek,
Wonderful mountains well framed!
All over wonderful light and colours, snow and greenery side by side...
Well composed image, and I think the comparatively low point of view adds an extra dimension here!
Pablo -

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-09-19 13:36]

Hi Niek,
I have just changed my desktop photo (Going-To-The-Sun Road) for the one you have add to "favarites" from Deeb!
With this wonderful lake you have invited us to take a trip in canoe by this really awesome lake and mountains.
Beautiful composition, colors and place!
Best regard, Josť M.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-09-24 11:47]

Another great one Niek ! It's beautifuly composed, great DOF and great sharpness. Thanks.


Such tranqulity.!!!
Barring the strong colour of the snow( a very minor
issue) this is a real stunner --- PICTURE POSTCARD ---
I'd live here any time.
Best regards,

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