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Old Jun 9, 2007, 3:15 PM   #1
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Like the Moraine Lake shot here is Lake Louise which is about a 10 minute drive away. This shot too is a blended exposure of a bright and dark frame. Enjoy and let me know what you think. Thanks.
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Old Jun 10, 2007, 10:15 AM   #2
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Nice composition, well exposed.

A histogram shows it slightly underexposed, but only in the shadows of the trees in the lower left and right corners.

The image doesn't have any EXIF data, so I'm guessing that perhaps you're using a center-weighted metering mode, and that makes the shadows of the trees underexposed. It would also make the sky appear darker than it really was.

Or was the sky really that dark a blue?

Much like your other lake shot, it is a striking image, nonetheless.

Thanks for sharing.
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TCav, how are you viewing the histogram?
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Old Jun 10, 2007, 3:03 PM   #4
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TCav, how are you viewing the histogram?
Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0.

But I'm sure other image editing programs can also display histograms for all or part of an image.

Below are the histograms for lakelouiseside.jpg. The one on the left is for the entire image, while the one on theright is for just the trees in the lower left corner of the image.
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TCav, this was a quick edit. I spent an entire evening fine tuning the moraine lake shot. I simply applied the same procedure on Lake Louise in about 20 minutes. The result, while decent, isn't nearly as good. I plan to revisit this shot for a 2nd edit to do better. The other challange with this shot is that I was using a polarizer with near full power because I wanted to accentuate the green the the thin-ice-cover glacial lake. This is what made the sky so so dark. Altitude of the shot was about 6500 feet above see level.

When I get the time (probably this up comming weekend) I'll revisit this shot and improve it's quality. I am aware of the shadow clipping as well.
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