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Morning Light over Prince of Whales...

Morning Light over Prince of Whales...

This shot was taken last month in Waterton Lakes, Alberta which is part of the Canadian Rockies. The Prince of Wales hotel showed in this image over looks three multiple lakes. This image was taken early one morning when the sun had just graced us with a beautiful golden glow over the hotel. The wild flowers shown in the foreground were swaying to the breeze coming over the top of the hill where I was standing.


Al B

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Date: Wed August 3, 2005
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Totally beautiful.
#1 Wed August 3, 2005 1:56am

outstanding comp,great color Al Thumbs Up!
"Leave the gun. Take the canolies." ...Frank
#2 Wed August 3, 2005 2:24pm

another great shot
#3 Wed August 3, 2005 4:39pm

Very nice landscape, your work always looks very professional and beautifully composed hence I am so hyper critical(sorry) but last two photos look a little ? over sharpened or strange lighting wise, i can't quite put my finger on it but not quite right for me. Sure that someone can put me in my place and tell me what and have to say your pics are always so beautifully done that i find it hard to criticise at all but feel that rather than not rate or comment i would add my view.
#4 Wed August 3, 2005 6:27pm

Al B
daydreamer, fdinaro, alfiebasher & potto,
Thanks everyone for your comments and compliments.

No problem I like to encourage comments which incudes critques where necessary. I use the same processing procedure on all of my images. I also dislike over sharpened images. The sharpening tool I have been using for the past two years is the Nik Pro Sharpener. I use the lowest setting, "Anna" on all of my images. I did detect a strange lighting effect on the previous image and only feel that if you still see something peculiar it could very well be the resizing issue for the web that can occur on this resolution size.

Below is a link to a non-resized version of this composition where you can get a better view of the lighting captured:
#5 Wed August 3, 2005 7:05pm

Very nice. Marvellous landscape, composition and color almost perfect. Great work.
#6 Wed August 3, 2005 8:13pm

I have been staring at this image for about 10 minutes trying to figure out why it doesn't quite work for me. The composition and location are great, but I think that it is the quality of light that lets it down a little ie. you were there at the wrong time. I know this flies in the face of other comments here, but I have to be honest.
#7 Wed August 3, 2005 11:57pm

I love this shot and am glad you entered the link to view the original, it brought your image into perspective. I browsed your other work and love it!!!
My only critique would be the forground flowers for me could be sharper. Your other works seem to be crystal clear in the forgrounds. I would love to here from you on any of my photos as well, your work is very professional!
#8 Thu August 4, 2005 7:13am

It's a shame that this site doesn't do justice to your photograph. It is so much better via your link.
#9 Thu August 4, 2005 7:49am

Great shot. Like bailbr the problem for me is the foreground flowers, but I also have a problem with the over-bright sky, perhaps you could do a bit of dodging to bring in more sky detail.
#10 Thu August 4, 2005 8:05am

Al B
Caesar, Maculatas, bailbr, desertpea, & Kurt
Thanks everyone for your comments.

There was a breeze on the top of the hill where I was standing to get this perpective and of course the slow shuttter speed lends to a less than clear image on the front foreground flowers. I don't find it distracting in this composition as the morning light light tends to draw your eyes towards the hotel.

* The background sky has been edited (slight burn) in CS to reduce the glare a few of you had commented on.

Al B
#11 Thu August 4, 2005 12:46pm

AL, this is is a great shot. Very well composed, focus, DOF, you did it all right.
#12 Wed August 10, 2005 4:41am

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