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Maligne Lake

Maligne Lake
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Copyright: Nel Diepstraten (NellyD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 445] (1783)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-25
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4300
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Canada vacation 2006
Date Submitted: 2006-12-10 5:23
Viewed: 4013
Points: 33
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
On this day we visited Maligne Lake and the day started out very sunny. This one I took in the afternoon, when the clouds came very quickly.
And just a couple of minutes after I took this picture, there was a big hailstorm that lasted about 20 minutes. After that as quickly as the clouds came, they went away again and the sun was back.
That's the story behind this picture and here is some info on Maligne Lake I looked up on the internet:

Maligne Lake is the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rockies. Ringed by snow-and-ice-capped mountains, the 22 km long lake stretches past serene Spirit Island right to the melt-water channels of Coronet Glacier. An open forest of lodgepole pine and spruce, home of moose, caribou and Harlequin Ducks and many other types of wildlife surround visitors at the north end of the lake.

Maligne Lake was originally known as "Chaba Imne" or Beaver Lake by the native tribes who lived near Jasper. In 1907 Mary Schaeffer, a wealthy Quaker from Philadelphia, learned of the mysterious lake. Following a map obtained from Samson Beaver, a Stoney tribesman, Mary found the lake and later wrote about her adventures, making the area a popular tourist attraction in years to follow.

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hi nel,
lovely landscape shot,
well composed, fine pov,
lovely colours,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2006-12-10 7:26]
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Hi Nel,
Prachtig vergezicht met een fantastische wolkenpartij.
Goede compositie met de takjes op de voorgrond. Zie ik daar kano's aan de linkerkant en heb je die ook gebruikt om dit prachtige meer op te gaan (na de hagel)?
Jammer dat de horizon niet helemaal recht is. Een kennis van mij zou zeggen "zo loopt het meer leeg".
gr. paula

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-12-10 10:04]

Hi Nel,
Very nice landscape. It brings back good memories from my flying days in Alaska...;-)

Hi Nel,
A beautiful scene. Very well composed and framed. The weather up in the mountains can change in a very short time. Nice subdued colors, but the red canoes really draw your eyes here. A great sense of depth.

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2006-12-10 13:35]

Hi Nel,
This is a wonderful scenery shot.
Looks like a painting.
Great point of view.

Love the "impressive" reflection of the dark clouds
over the lake.
Great depth is highly noticable.
Well presented. Your notes are EDUCATIVE.TFS.
Extremely well composed.
Best regards,

La composición que presentas hoy es preciosa. La forma y el color del agua me hizo recordar la imagen que puse en su día y que te pongo a continuación Cumbres de Gran Canaria
Un saludo y muchas gracias. JL.

Hello Nel,
Not all days are sunny days, but still there are great photo opportunities!
You make well use of the interesting lighting, making some clouds and canoes stand out well...
Nicely composed image with good details, good sense of depth an the textures in the clouds make the sky attractive!
Pablo -


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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-12-11 12:19]

Very nice place Nel and very well depicted in this presentation.

I like it a lot: composition, POV, DOF, focus, sharpness, color, lighting, background, framing, notes.

I don't like it: the lack of the values of the image (I imagine that for ignorance of the same one).

Interesting compo, thank you for sharing.
A cordial greeting from Buenos Aires... Ricardo

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-12-11 12:34]

Hi Nel.
I like atmosphere hereof landscape.Hard low clouds are very impressive.I like how are you captured nice details on clouds.Splendid look over whole lake on snowy heights mountains hide in clouds.Very lovely composition.Canoes much draw my eyes.
Very nice work and good note too.
TFS and regards.

Hoi Nel,
Ja, jammer van de horizon, maar verder een supper mooie foto met een prachtige sfeer. De wolken partij is super mooi en perfect van kwaliteit. Vooral de mistige achtergrond bij de bergen vind ik prachtig. Erg mooie kleuren en een perfect idee om de kano's in de foto te hebben.

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  • TBW Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 28 N: 200] (846)
  • [2006-12-11 15:50]

It is so cool with dark grey clouds in the same picure as sun lighting up the scenery!
The contrast between the top and middle part of the picture is great. It looks like two different worlds. I really love this diversity in nature and the weather!
Nicely captured!


Hi Nel,
A wonderful panoramic wiew.Very nice compo.Well done.TFS.


Hi Nel ,
very nice
very good composed and sharpness.
silence and very beautiful place.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-12-17 17:02]

Hoi Nel! Prachtig he, dit gebied?? Ik vond Medicine Lake eigenlijk nog iets indrukwekkender dan Maligne lake. Jammer dat er zoveel wolken waren toen jij deze foto nam want nu zijn er eigenlijk helemaal geen bergen te zien. De wolke zijn wel erg indrukwekkend!


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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer [C: 191 W: 0 N: 10] (173)
  • [2007-01-09 11:46]

merhaba Nel:
good photo tebrikler selamlar

Hi friend,
This is quite spectacular place!
Beautiful composition of these very different elements! Take care ana:)

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