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gscott PRO+
 
gscott January 08, 2016
Beautiful
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ronsantini February 22, 2017
Thank you!
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ronsantini January 08, 2016
This photograph was taken at Morraine Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada at sunrise. It captured the lifting of fog from the lake as the sun starts to light up the mountain peaks in the distance.
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darrellgillenwater January 17, 2016
Beautiful shot
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ronsantini December 08, 2016
Thanks!
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Dreammerchant January 25, 2016
A stunning composition.
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ronsantini February 22, 2017
Thank you!
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AliAlzuhair December 15, 2016
Beautiful!
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ronsantini February 22, 2017
Thank you!
LaineeReeshi
 
LaineeReeshi March 08, 2017
Stunning!
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loved2030 March 13, 2017
Stunning shot. Love the colours
yaseengroup
 
yaseengroup March 25, 2017
This is a great shot.

I like the way how you managed to apply the rule of thirds vertically and horizontally as well.

In addition, I like the combination of the water, fog, mountains, trees, and the sky.

Moreover, the reflection on the water is fascinating.
karissablunck
 
karissablunck May 15, 2017
Wow! I love this photograph; the composition, the fog, the symmetry, the color harmony... this is incredible!
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ronsantini September 11, 2017
Thank you!!
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baavanak January 23, 2018
This is incredible
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ronsantini January 25, 2018
Thank you for the great comment!!
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jcbcanon_1241 March 27, 2018
Great pic
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Alfredo_Jose August 10, 2018
Gorgeous!
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juditkabath August 16, 2018
Stunning! Thanks
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megangregoryroy August 16, 2018
Great picture!
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TomasTar August 17, 2018
Awesome
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ronsantini August 20, 2018
Thank you!
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simonparry December 19, 2018
Stunning shot..
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VLJ_PHOTOGRAPHY April 11, 2019
Beautiful
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cdhollingsworth July 17, 2019
amazingly beautiful. well done!
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ronsantini July 20, 2019
Thank you!
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BiggShots July 18, 2019
Excellent color and composition! This would be a bucket list place for me.
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ronsantini August 04, 2020
Thanks!
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Katnott July 20, 2019
Outstanding photo!
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ronsantini August 04, 2020
Thank you!!
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stigfagerli August 03, 2020
Fantastic foto love it
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ronsantini August 04, 2020
Thank you!!
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pablosantiago August 06, 2020
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phgorzen
 
phgorzen November 15, 2020
Wow ...love the colors and reflection - very nice!

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at Lake Moraine. Lake Moraine is a glacially fed lake in Banff National Park, 14 kilometres outside the Village of Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. It is situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, at an elevation of approximately 6,183 feet.
Time
This is one of my favorite images from the Canadian Rockies. I arrived at Lake Moraine before sunrise, around 6:00 AM on a clear, cold morning and walked around until I found a spot looking to the Southwest that captured the lake and the Ten Peaks off in the distance. The plan was to photograph the lake and the peaks as the peaks were being illuminated with the rising sun. The lake was covered in a fog when I arrived and I was hoping the fog would rise off the lake surface about the time the peaks glowed with the morning sun. As I waited for the sun to rise the fog started to lift and this magical moment appeared! Being in the right place at the right time and having the patience to wait for the special moment paid off!! This photo was taken at 6:42 AM on August 17, 2015.
Lighting
The lighting on this photograph was from the early morning rising sun illuminating the peaks in the distance. It was a cold morning and the air was crisp and clear allowing the peaks to show detail as they glowed.
Equipment
This photo was captured on a tripod, using a Canon 5D MIII DSLR, Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II lens and a remote shutter release.
Inspiration
The morning glow from the sun on the peaks in the distance, the fog lifting off the lake and the glass appearance of the lake all converging at the right moment in time. In addition, the composition presented arrowheads (or triangles) leading from the right and left edges to the center, drawing my eyes into the picture and landing on the fog and and mountain peaks in the distance.
Editing
This was an 0.5 second exposure @ f/16, so it gave the scene just enough time to give the rising fog some additional character. I post-processed this in Lightroom CC using the Basic, HSL, Detail, Lens Correction and Effects Panels.
In my camera bag
My camera bag normally has my Canon 5D MIII, Canon 7D MII, and three lenses: Canon EF 16-35mm and EF 24-105mm and a Tamron 90mm macro. If I am shooting wildlife I will swap out the macro lens for my Canon EF 100-400mm 4.5-5.6 L IS II USM with a 1.4x teleconverter. I always a carry a speedlite, filters, both screw-on and rectangular, including CP, ND & ND Grads, remote shutter release, extra batteries and extra memory cards. My tripod is an Enduro Model CT203 carbon fiber with an Acratech GP ballhead.
Feedback
Obviously, being in the right place at the right time is magical. Sometimes its happenstance but more often it is because I planned for the shot. The for a good photograph is to scout your location, plan for the best scene and then be prepared to have patience waiting for the fruits of your efforts to converge. Landscape photography is by essence magical at sunrise and sunset, so plan accordingly. Its early in the morning around 4 or 5 AM, you wake and don't want to roll out of a warm bed an trek to your location, but if you want to get that shot you need to be dedicated, push through and just make it happen. Be prepared: Study the weather and make sure you have appropriate clothing for the situation; leave an itinerary with friends or the hotel desk with instructions if you are not back by a designated time initiate communications; always carry a GPS with you if you will be in unfamiliar, remote areas; make sure you have food & water in your backpack. Above all, have fun and enjoy the moment spending time in nature. As the great wildlife photographer, Doug Gardner, always says "It's not about the photograph, but the outdoor experience".

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