Location: Garibaldi Lake, Garibaldi Provincial Park, Beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Equipment: Nikon D90 + Tokina 11-16mm @ f/11 + Tiffen Polarizer. Technique: Photomatix Pro 4.1 and Photoshop CS5 from 3 RAW exposures.
The number of the the birds tripled, because of the HDR
Location: North arm of the Fraser River, Beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Equipment: Nikon D90 + Tokina 11-16mm. Technique: Photomatix Pro 4.0 and Photoshop CS5 from 3 RAW exposures. Download: Up to 2560x1600, 2560x1440, and 1600x1200.
Another old shot from October of 2012. Location: Shuswap, BC, Canada @ sunrise Used: Canon 5DMKII, 17-40 f/4L, tripod, cable shutter release, 4 stop soft edge 4x6 Singh- Ray ND filter (handheld in front of lens) 3 RAW vertical images stitched together in PS CS5 Thank you for looking
The stunning Sun-Dial peak looming above Lake Blanche in the Wasatch back-country. I was pummeled by a furious summer lightning storm a matter of minutes after this was taken. To learn more check out this older pic:
Taken with Nikon D90 + Tokina 11-16mm at around 6:40 am at sunrise. The sunstar effect is due to f/11, which was used instead of my usual f/8. Download includes up to 2560x1600, 2560x1440, and 1600x1200. Shots from the same location (different day) -
The waters surrounding the small peninsula are littered with the remains of numerous ships and barges that were wrecked on hidden shallow shoals and reefs. Lightboat No.82, a U.S. Coast Guard vessel, sunk six miles off the point durring the worst storm ever recorded on Lake Erie, on November 8, 1913. All 12 men aboard went down with the vessel.
Due to the navigational difficulties about the point, a lighthouse was erected in 1917 by the Canadian government.
The lighthouse reached nighty-eight feet on a shelf of rock in the shallow waters. A few years after a light keeper's house was constructed 300 feet from the lighthouse. A 500 watt mercury vapour bulb beams through the original double set of Paris-made, cut glass prisms. The Point Abino lighthouse is officially rated as capable of being seen twenty miles away. The twelve second rotation at light and blasting fog horn allowed freighters and ocean going vessels to keep a safe distance from shore.
The significant historically valued lighthouse is continuously being preserved. A recent "face-lift" has given the 98 foot structure its original splender.
The Point Abino lighthouse was one of the last lighthouses in Canada to be automated. Since 1988, the Canadian Coast Guard headquarters, in Prescott, Ontario, have operated of the fully functional and essential lighthouse (Herbert and Burtniac, 1989)
*edit* resubmitted Jan 2010. ~Meowgli helped majorly with some advice on editing. Special thanks to him!