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Banff Beauty

Banff Beauty
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Copyright: Evelynn Smith (Evelynn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 741 N: 3285] (14454)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-14
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon 500D T1i, Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM, @ ISO 100
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-10-07 18:03
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It seems every time we go to this park photography is hindered by smoke from forest fires. This time however we had very clear air and I was able to get a few shots before a prescribed burn filled the air with the smoke I was used to.

This is Mount Chephren rising above Waterfowl Lake.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2009-10-07 21:15]

Look at that crisp reflection!
And the water is so clear, you can see the texture of the mud underwater.
A great spectacle of those mountains.
I like all the diagonal lines.
TFS. )

hello Evelynn
beautiful place and landscape,the reflection is marvellous and all your composition is very good,very fine photo output!
TFS thanks for sharing

Beautiful panorama

Hi Evelynn
Beautiful capture...Great clarity and color...TFS

Hi Evelynn,

Lovely shot of this beautiful place
Great reflection and DOF
Perfect colors

TFS Thijs

A beautiful representation of a mountain/river scene in wide angle Evelynn, sure glad to observe no fires within the serene forest delimiting both of the natural media.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-10-08 5:57]

Hello Evelynn,
That's the kind of landscape I would like to see one day! I love this shot. The composition, the point of view chosen are just great! I like the way our eye is lead from the stones in the foreground over the surface of the lake with the beautiful reflections to the majestic mountain in the back. The colors also seem natural and not oversaturated. And what a clarity!Very beautiful posting.
Thanks a lot and kind regards

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2009-10-08 8:31]


Now this is really stunning! It's been a while since i've seen such a wide scenery from you and i, for one, missed them :)
This is a superb shot, with an outstanding composition! The rocks in the FG are great elements to anchor the entire setting and give one the impression he/she are actually there. Also composition-wise is the excellent placement of the impressive peak in the frame - very well positioned at 1/3.
Now i don't know if you've used any grad or polarizer here, but in any case, you found a very good blend of reflection and "see-through" that creates a very natural aspect.
The tech part is, needless to say, impeccable: the exposure, color saturation and depth are at the highest level.
Overall, a splendid capture in every aspect!


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-10-08 8:46]

Hello Evelynn,
What a fantastic clarity in this photo. The reflections in the water are marvelous. The choice of composition is very good, I like it very much, with the stones in the FG. The forest leads the eye in the depth. A beauty!

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-10-08 10:39]

Hi Evelynn,

A splendid landscape.
A perfect play. Colors and contrast are perfect.
Many Greetings from Germany,

Hello Evelynn
Beautiful picture and beautiful landscape.
That's good that you were lucky with so clear air as now we can see this wonderful place.
I like composition a lot, with these stones in the foreground. The reflection in the water is so clear.
Thanks for sharing

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-10-08 19:03]
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Hello Evelynn,
Beautiful image of Waterfowl Lake if I'm not mistaken with Mount Cephren is the background.
Aw to have you eye for landscapes, I would be so grateful.
Thanks for sharing this beauty.

  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-10-11 8:00]

Hello Evelynn,
This is a wonderful tranquil scene and so different from where we live on the plain!! Wonderful POV and the light is fantastic. How sad theat this would so often be a smoke-filled scene! I like your low composition with the rocks in the water in the foreground - reminds me of Paul's pics!
Many thanks and all the best wishes, Ulla
Oops, sorry, no points left today - I've been too energetic!

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2009-10-12 11:18]

Hi Evelynn,
goodness what a dynamic image! A strong sense of geometry in this beautiful composition, i love the clarity and the sense of purity you captured. Very well done, i'm glad you caught this place in perfect conditions.

Yeah, I really like this one. The clear look of both the sky and water are awesome. The ultra wide angle paid of perfectly and gave you the opportunity to include a nice FG element and still have space above the mountain peak. I like the FG a lot. It's kept nice an clean and actually makes the photo. No need to take of my glasses for this one.:)

Hello Evelynn.

What a beautiful photography from the Mount Chephren. I appreciate particularly the quality from the light and the purity from the water in which the mount is reflected. Very nice point of view.

I appreciate also the depth of field and the perspective on the mount.

And also the forest.

And also, everything ...

All the best.


hello Evelynn

WOW ! with the mountain's reflection on that clear water
what a lovely Mountain Landscape photo you did,
with fine POV, DOF and appropriate framing,
excellent sharpness and details, TFS


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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2010-03-15 16:53]

Interesante composición... Son verdaderamente dos fotografías en una. Por un lado, las piedras planas semisumergidas en un agua cristalina que revela un fondo parduzco tapizado de miles de piedrecillas, y por el otro, el imponente monte Chephren reflejado sobre el lago Waterfowul y surgiendo tras un compacto bosque de coníferas. Planos sobre planos en una estructura vertical de alto impacto... Felicitaciones, Eve.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2010-03-25 21:57]

Hello Evelynn! Good to see your beautiful shots once again! That's a composition to be proud of! Technically perfect and a stunning image of a great landscape! Well done!


Dear Evelynn
I just discovered your portfolio and am sad to see, you have not posted anything lately. I hope this is not due to bad health but other circumstances!?!

We travelled in Canada some years ago from the east coast to the west coast, and I remember with great pleasure this beautiful area.

I like very much the long, rectangular format of your image - forcing the viewer to travel from the interesting foreground slowly to the gorgeous cloudless autumn sky.

It is amazing - that the white strata lines on the top run parallel with the grey rock slope - are also parallel with the green slope in the middle ground. Beautiful. how you took all the angles in consideration!

I am glad you present this beautiful image in its natural colours and did not play with the saturation as so many members do nowadays, virtually misleading the viewer...

A beautiful photo of a beautiful landscape in a beautiful country!

Have a nice week-end
Warm Greetings from South Africa


Very beautiful landscape, well work!


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