Stan Bormann, APSA, EPSA  

Bow Lake Reflection by Stan Bormann, APSA, EPSA

August 2019 - Bow Lake Reflection

About the Image(s)

Traveling from Banff Alberta to Jasper we took pictures at this spot. Coming back when we arrive, there was not a whisper of wind to stir the lake and it was a near perfect mirror. I got away from the tourists and was laying flat on my back to get the rocks and shoreline in the image as a foreground object. Shot with a Panasonic GH5 micro 4/3 camera and a Lumix 12 - 60 lens at 12mm, ISO 200, f/16, 1/50th sec. Processing is with Lightroom Basic panel other than sharpening. No extra filtering was done.

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8 comments posted

Marcela Stegemueller   Marcela Stegemueller
I love natural landscape and this is definitely one of them. The lake does reflect the mountains above and the title of this picture and angle which you took the picture is perfect. To be picky I would crop the little slivers of rock at the bottom of the picture.   Posted: 08/09/2019 15:56:06

Harriet Ciccone
Beautiful reflective photo - in my opinion the foreground could be cropped a bit; I think the brown earth with all its roots distract from the reflection.
  Posted: 08/10/2019 09:59:39

Lovely image! It evokes a feeling of serenity--nicely captured. The focus from foreground to infinity is sharp. Like Marcela, I would crop the edges of whitish rock along the bottom edge of the photo.   Posted: 08/10/2019 16:02:52

Norm Solomon   Norm Solomon
Good image that captures the majesty of the Canadian Rockies. My suggestion is to crop out some of the ground at the bottom & also intensify the color of the rocks & the blue sky. You might also want to consider trying this as an HDR (using photomatix? Or another program)   Posted: 08/12/2019 12:31:48
Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
I did try an HDR without better results. I am finding that a cellphone will take an HDR automatically if you make the appropriate settings. Frankly with absolutely no work to accomplish it and it is hard to beat.   Posted: 08/12/2019 14:55:57

Norm Solomon   Norm Solomon
Agreed about the cellphone Stan, I've had good luck with the iPhone on that score...although I haven't yet tried printing any iPhone photos more than 4x6...I got Topaz Gigapixel a little while ago & will see how it helps cell photos gain higher res.
  Posted: 08/12/2019 15:46:54

Carroll Reynolds   Carroll Reynolds
Really nice landscape. Going the extra step to include forground is a real pluss.   Posted: 08/13/2019 06:12:55

John Hackett   John Hackett
At last an image from your side of the Atlantic of somewhere I have been. Although on the occassion of my visit it was not as picturesque as this, very cloudy and shortly after it started to snow.I like the stillness of the water giving sme superb reflections. I like the foreground as it is. Thank you for reminding me what a wonderful part of the world this is.   Posted: 08/14/2019 03:37:39