Friday, August 28, 2009

Sunshine Meadows

Here's another shot that was taken in bright sunlight. I love the incredible colors in the glacial lake and those gold bands of sunlight dancing on the stones. But, the sky is completely uninteresting, and the distant mountains suffer from harsh lighting. For me, the image works despite those flaws.

When the sun is high in the sky, I often spend more time scouting than shooting. But every now and then, an interesting element catches my eye, and I pull out my camera. I'll return to Sunshine Meadows in Banff again - I'd like to capture some shots with better lighting and a more impressive sky! But for now, I'm happy with this shot, even if - technically speaking - it's not "perfect".

What do you think? Keep it, or toss it?

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Jack Johnson said...

Hi, Varina -

I like this image - I say keep it. Don't let the blue skies discourage you - into every life a little sun must fall... ;^D

(And I personally find the blue sky to complement & harmonize with the brilliant water...)

- Jack

August 28, 2009 at 7:47 PM  
Blogger Varina Patel said...

Glad to hear it, Jack! I'm glad you like it, too! :)

August 28, 2009 at 8:30 PM  
OpenID seungkyelee said...

Hello Varina.

I find this very refreshing and I really appreciate the highlights in the ripples in the foreground.
A wonderful photograph.

I agree with Jack on this one.
This image may not have cool clouds with mindbending colors, but it is just as perfect.
Often, light like this can make an image stand out in the crowd as many photographers only care to shoot during sunrise/sunset.

Love your image and your way of shooting, Varina.

Regards
Seung Kye

August 29, 2009 at 10:48 AM  
Blogger Varina Patel said...

Thanks Seung Kye. :) Very well said! And I'm glad you like it!

August 29, 2009 at 11:31 AM  
OpenID thephenom said...

I actually like this shot.
Specically with the angle you have cut out the sky so that works well for you, and the crystal clear waters adds to the beauty.
I really liked it. Thanks for sharing.

Cheers
Karan
(http://tinyurl.com/karankauchhur)

August 30, 2009 at 6:48 PM  
Blogger Varina Patel said...

Thanks, Karan! Another vote to keep it. I'm glad I'm not the only one who likes it!

August 31, 2009 at 11:59 AM  

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