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Recovery in Progress

Recovery in Progress
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Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02-24
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon Eos 300D Digital Rebel, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): !Fire [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-13 8:07
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo is of Sofa Mountain and its' reflection in this pond, home of a beaver family, you can see thier lodge at the center by the far bank. The shot was taken early morning and handheld. This area is in recovery from a fire, the results can be seen mainly on the right.

Sofa Mountain Fire from Parks Canada.
Bold red headlines screamed - "Waterton Park ablaze" and "Blaze-Busting Battle". National television featured spectacular shots of flames extending hundreds of metres above blazing tree tops. A lightning-caused fire had erupted on Waterton's Sofa Mountain in the early morning of September 2nd, 1998.

Fanned by strong winds, a smouldering lightning strike quickly became an intense and rapidly moving fire. Decades of fire suppression had created unnaturally high amounts of dead timber and ground debris, which fueled the fire. These factors initially hindered fire fighting efforts, but fortunately, the fire was affected by an unusual wind event. Winds from an ajacent valley created an eddy effect, similar to a rock in a river, which turned the fire back on itself and stalled its advance. This gave fire crews a chance to gain control.

As promised Jay.

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magnifique ce paysage e neige avec ces reflets
vraiment une bonne réussite
bravo et meri

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-01-13 10:37]

Hello Rick,
Fantastic landscape and interesting to read your note. Personally I think the focus on the mountains in the distance would look even better placed a bit off-centre but otherwise it's very successful - I like the gentle colours and the reflection in the still water.
Hard to think of a raging fire in this peaceful landscape!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hello Rick,
landscape of most appealing silent beauty.
Wonderful soft hues of subdued colours.
Very pretty to see the lake with its mirror emerge behind the dark foreground.
Thank you! Best regards,

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-01-13 13:08]

Hola Rick. Hermosa postal la que hoy nos presentas aqui, bellos colores del bosque y una muy bontita montaña al fondo. La refraccion es extraordinaria. Felicidades Luis52.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-01-13 13:36]

Hello Rick,
Makes me dream, your picture. I really would like to walk in this landscape, which you present well composed and with an interesting note.
Best regards

Hi Rick,
Such a wonderful photo with such a stunning view. The reflection of the snow covered mountain in the beaver pond is just amazing. Great use of the foilage in the FG to create more depth and excellent work on the exposure. I do feel that a different crop and some adjustments on levels and curves with some masking would help the overall composition. I did a quick WS to show you.

Firstly thanx Rick! I KNEW you could do it!!!
There are many things I like about this photo, not the least of course the reminder of my alternate stomping grounds... ;)

But I especially like how you have used the placid lake to get a great reflection. The best part being the way the dark firs that didn't burn are offset against the snow, esp. in the reflection!

But more than anything I like the way you captured the peaceful mood, with soft colours and a beautiful sky, which should not be destroyed!

There are one or two things I would recommend for this excellent shot. Send me the original, and I will attempt a WS.

Well done! And now may we have a few more landscapes here and there! After all you live in God's own backyard!

So long Rick. As always, Jay

PS Sorry I am a wee late, but I had aimed for daybreak photos this AM; however, that fell flat... after which I went flat!
But here we are! The day is still young in Alberta!
The sun is down in Nova Scotia and we have to say that on faith, for she was not seen from dawn to dusk! Great clouds though!

the mountain and water relections are amazing..great shot. TFS
Donna :o)

thanks for your comments on my photo "Sunrise on Lake Superior" :o)

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-01-14 1:52]

Hello RIck,
what a serene landscape with beautiful reflection of the mountain in the lake. Agree with niek's note, but it is a great landscape and well captured.
Best regards, JAcob

Hi ,

This is a good picture. You have captured this landscape really well, and I like it.

Well done and TFS.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-01-14 6:15]

Hi Rick.
Amazing landscape.Scenery look like clean and peaceful,as well as water-level with perfect reflexion white majestic mountains.I like contrast dark vegetation in foreground.Very nice composition,but bit off-centre would I think looked better.Good informative note.
Well done,TFS.
Greetings Milos

hi rick!
very beautiful landscape with a
nice reflection
well composed
out of points:)

Hi dear Rick ,
very nice scenery and lovely reflexion.
well composition and great sharpness.
thanks for sharing.

Hi Rick,

I really like the composition and reflection you presented here. I would like just a little more light on the foreground and a little less in the sky and on the mountain...isn't that always the case. I was reading Niek's workshop on your photo and was trying to figure out what he did (I have only Photoshop Elements). Well, anyway as I was playing around, up popped a version of your photo that I think is interesting. See what you think....see workshop.

Evelynn : )

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