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podesta June 27, 2017
Great picture
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Pidge815 July 28, 2017
Stunning!
 
Veligzhanina August 09, 2017
Fantastic!
 
KoiGarden November 07, 2017
Love the title :)
 
rubenheintjens November 25, 2017
How do you get the reflection in the water that beautiful?
 
sap Feb 22
Gorgeous

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo just outside Canmore, Alberta
Time
This photo was taken mid afternoon.
Lighting
It was partially cloudy and later in the afternoon so the tones were just starting to come out.
Equipment
I shoot on the Fuji X system. This capture was taken with my X-T1 and a XF10-24mm lens.
Inspiration
A few of my friends and I were out shooting product shots for a company. On the way back to the Jeep we noticed the wind had died completely, which is rare for this location. We quickly got into position and had a quick window of time to take the shot before the wind came back up. It truly was by chance it was this calm and the lighting was perfect.
Editing
Landscape photography can sometimes be really challenging. Light plays such a huge part of a great photo. I often will pull up shadows, clarity, or textures. I try to keep the colouring as natural as possible but sometimes will bring things up to give the photo more emotion. In this case I did very little processing. I added some sharpness and clarity and just equalized the overall image.
In my camera bag
I always carry my X-T2, XF35mm f2, XF10-24mm, XF18-55mm, Rokinon 12mm f2 and a Samyang 85mm f1.4. I also always have ND filters, remote shutter release, cleaning accessories, extra batteries, and various other bits. I also always carry my tripod with me in a separate carrying case.
Feedback
Honestly a lot of it is chance, especially in the mountains. I would say early morning is usually best. Its the best light and usually less wind. Great reflections are all about the angle and height you take the photo. Your camera settings also play a big part. I usually slightly under expose my shots and bring them up in post if I need to. Keeping your horizon line level is also huge. I don't know how many times I have seen a nice reflection shot and the horizon is crooked. If you have a subject in the photo like this shot, watch where their head and body are in the frame. In this photo I placed him in the hole where the sky was reflecting to give the greatest contrast and to frame him in. You may not always want to do this and it may not always work for the photo so don't be afraid to take some shots of the same scene from different angles to see what works best.

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