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Copyright: Jan Smith (lovenature) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 987 W: 52 N: 1787] (6391)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-27
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon EFS 17-85 IS USM
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-24 15:26
Viewed: 3454
Points: 20
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Barrier Lake, Alberta Canada

Barrier Lake is located at the base of the east facing mountains in Kananaskis Country. A man made lake with a dam on the north side and the Kananaskis River which runs into the lake on the south end. The lake is so beautiful in the fall, especially when there is a big blue sky and the changing colours of the leaves.

I captured this image a few weeks ago while out canoeing the lake. I liked the way the logs take your eye toward the yellow Quaking Aspens. It was a great day to take the canoe out and have a lunch on shore.

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Hi Janice!

I immediately recognized your style. I like this simple, yet so pleasant picture very much. The trunks in the foreground create a fine perspective and depth of view. The colours are superb and reflect the automnal atmosphere at best.

Kind regards


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  • briGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
  • [2009-10-25 14:11]

Bonjour Janice,

Cet endroit est merveilleux!
Merci pour ce partage


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-10-31 1:18]

Hola Janice,
estupenda y natural panorámica,
vividos colores y atractivo pov.

Hi Janice,
I like the wild untouched look of your photo a lot. The signs of fall against the saturated blue sky is wonderful and your idea of using the logs to direct the eye to it is great.
I do feel that the photo needs more sharpness and maybe even a slight rotation to the right.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-11-06 13:07]

Hello Janice,
Your splendid composition. A beautiful picture with a beautiful landscape. Play top of it, congratulations.
Have a good weekend,

Well focused!!!
Picture PERFECT.
Your neighbour, Mario.

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  • danar Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 57 W: 0 N: 17] (273)
  • [2009-11-24 16:27]

Hello , Janice.

Very nice composition !!!!
Best regards !

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  • Helio Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 44 W: 0 N: 16] (533)
  • [2009-12-21 6:56]

Hi Janice, wonderful place, great shot.

Hi Janice.

This is such a fine framing of the natural landscape. Love the contrasting saturated colors and details in the foreground is just amazing. Fine framing and very well metered shot.

Thanks for sharing and best regards.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-03-03 2:58]

Hi Janice,
your landscape capture is very outstanding. Very dramatic colours and excellent composition of natural elements.
How i like to see the yellow leaves among the green forest and the blue sky. The logs idled around and pointing for a good perspective.
Well presented in stunning composition.
What a lively place to stay and appreciate.


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