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I went to Lake O'Hara for my last camping trip of the year, in late September, trying to get some nice fall shots before winter arrived. When I got there I got a little surprise - winter was alreay there! Fortunately, it was the first snowfall of the winter and the lake was not frozen yet, so I could still get some nice reflections. You can also see that beautiful light blue/green colour that is so characteristic of the glacer fed lakes of the Rocky Mountains.

I like shooting in the snow - it's so bright you have no need for a tripod or any tough decisions. I took this at f11, 1/350 second and ISO 100 - I wish it was that easy all the time! I had to do a lot of work on this in processing as it has such high contrast - sunlight on the snow in some areas and then shadow in other areas. Mainly I used dodging and burning to selectively lighten the dark areas and darken the bright areas.

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Additional Photos by Alvin Brown (Cormac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 61 N: 5828] (26565)
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