Reflecting the moment

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funtor on January 10, 2012

Great composition,fantastic light,colours and reflection.Cheers from Germany,Thomas

Kenneth Kruse on January 10, 2012

Thank you Thomas for your kind comments! Cheers from Portland --- Ken

BOGDAN de Varsovie on January 10, 2012

Splendid scenery. Excellent picture. LIKE. Best greetings. Bogdan

Kenneth Kruse on January 11, 2012

Thank you Bogdan for the comment and like. Cheers --- Ken

theverbiage on January 14, 2012

... and an amazing, lovely moment at that! Love the alpenglow. But how? (if you don't mind sharing - if you'd rather not, that's fine!)

Kenneth Kruse on January 14, 2012

Thanks for the comments SK, I don't have any secrets really, the timing had a lot to do with it of course. As you can probably tell it is an HDR image, bracketed 3 shots at 2 stops diff. and tone-mapped in Photomatix. Additional refinements were done in Lightroom including sharpening, noise reduction, local and global tonal tweaks and a slight vignette. In Photomatix I have downloaded and installed Stuarts presets which is a pretty broad collection of presets that are available for free, I basically start with one that is close to what I want and tweak it from there, I believe I used the one called "stunning" which seems to be used the most by me. I think the key to the alpenglow was the tone-mapping, here is another version of the same exposures also tone-mapped but with different settings, as you will see the warm alpenglow is definitely not as strong it's still there just not as pronounced. Of the different versions I processed I think this is closer to what I remember seeing.

theverbiage on January 14, 2012

Thank you for the details, Ken! Happy shooting - and a good weekend to you.

MDanieli on January 16, 2012

image is amazing, ... reflections and colors are just beautiful.

Lk 7 + F 2

Best regards

Kenneth Kruse on January 16, 2012

Thank you for the comments Lk & F MDaneli it's always nice to hear what others think.

k. -pictures on February 13, 2012

Schönes Foto!!! | Great shot!!!


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Salivo on February 27, 2012

Wonderful photo. Like and voted. Best regards Sabine

Kenneth Kruse on February 27, 2012

Thank you Sabine and k. -pictures for the visit and the comments.

Irina-Pushkareva on March 14, 2012

Как картина великого художника! Чудесная фотография!

Sensei or SunSay on March 14, 2012

The horizon is tilted deliberately?
Everything else is pretty beautiful!
Kind Regards from Kiev
Yours sincerely, Yuri

McSky on May 16, 2012

Such an incredible picture, like and favorite.

Kenneth Kruse on May 17, 2012

Thank you all for your comments Gerefa, SunSay and McSky, I appreciate everyone taking time to stop by and comment. SunSay I really struggled with the horizon on this one, I do believe it is straight but appears tilted no matter which way I rotate it. The shore of the lake from the center all the way to the left edge is at an angle which interferes with the perception of the horizon. It seems if I tilt the picture to compensate for what appears to be the horizon then the mountain is crooked and visa versa.

roeli bindels on October 21, 2012

great scenery......

Kenneth Kruse on October 21, 2012

Thank you for the comment roeli, cheers --- Ken

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on April 11, 2013

Only one word.. Magnificent.

Shimya on May 2, 2013

I am glad I spoted your photo's on G-Earth. Thay are wonderful. You should be proud. Thanks, Shimya

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