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Lake Louise and Morraine Lake
Lens: Pentax 15mm Camera: Pentax K-5 Photo Location: Canada 
Posted By: catastrophe, 01-06-2013, 10:01 PM

Hi guys,

The last post of my Canadian Rockies series. The icons of the Rockies, Lake Louise and Morraine, both shot at sunrise and early morning. Went to Lake Louise 2 mornings and the 2nd morning I got this lovely red glow of clouds over Lake Louise. All of the following are HDRs due to the extreme dynamic range at sunrise:

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Really well done... what do you use for your HDR processing? I liked #4 the best of all.
01-06-2013, 10:08 PM   #3
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beautiful series, great reflections.
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Gorgeous! I love 4 & 5. I only wish I could do something close to this but can't even imagine this beauty in my mind!

May I ask what filters you were using?

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Beautiful images. What software did you use to create the HDR?
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Thanks guys! As for the software I used for the HDRs, it's Photomatix, which I believe is one of the best out there. Using tone mapping, not all images work well with HDRs though, I find sunrise and sunsets works best because of all the blown highlights of the sky and shadows of the land.

For filters, only 2 and 4 were taken with filters, a 10 stop ND that let me use 20 sec + exposure to blur the clouds.
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Beautiful shots, know both the places well you picked a perfect day such calm waters. I was just there a few weeks ago (not Morraine lake as that road is closed in the winter).
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#3 is my favorite but all are lovely.

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Thanks! #3 is taken just before sunrise so there's a nice pink glow on the clouds and water being so calm. It helps early in the morning where water is at the calmest.

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