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This shot is a part of the 2012 landscape calendar, which is now available! Go check it out :D

The floating log was really bright in the late evening sun. All the wood which finds itself in this huge lake tries to escape through this narrow spot where the creek flows out. There is a big log jam just downstream, so they get stuck. It's a pretty surreal place, which I hope to capture when more snow melts soon.

Location: Garibaldi Lake, Garibaldi Provincial Park, Beautiful British Columbia, Canada.
Equipment: Nikon D90 + Tokina 11-16mm + Tiffen Polarizer.
Technique: Photomatix Pro 5 and Photoshop CS6 from 3 RAW exposures.
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Also from Garibaldi Lake -
Serenity by IvanAndreevich Depth by IvanAndreevich
Horseshoe Old by IvanAndreevich Decay Rate by IvanAndreevich

Fraser River -
Reaching Out by IvanAndreevich

Pacific Ocean -
Tangolunda Bay by IvanAndreevich

Updated April 2014 :D
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2222/100000 second
Focal Length
11 mm
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Date Taken
Aug 4, 2011, 6:09:52 PM
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I think it picture is stunning. I have often enjoyed your pictures, always wished they were available in widescreen sizes or at least larger but none the less they are beautiful.

The balance of the trees on the left, the rocks on the right, and the mountains with the cloud - and their reflection into the water that views is all from a lower to the ground perspective is excellent technique. The skewed effect focusing on the reflections into the water is very effective.

The colors are amazing, especially towards the bottom in the water reflection, but not clear if this was a natural occurrence, effect achieved with lens filters, or something that was done as part of post processing after effect. Regardless a beautiful picture.
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I saw afterwards that you said filters as well as post processing was used, I can probably guess the methodology. Wanted to add that for sake of accuracy.
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This scene is gorgeous. It is absolutely stunning. This could just take my breath away. Nature is a very beautiful thing and you did an excellent job of capturing it. Fresh green trees, crystal clear waters, and snowy mountains. I would also like to compliment you on having the picture being perfectly clear and straight. Either by hand, stand, or tripod it still is a difficult task to get the sunlight just right. You must have a very advanced and high res camera because this image makes me feel like I am there. Congrats on getting it in a calendar because you have a really cool talent. When I buy a calendar they don't even look half as good as this! I hope you sell tons! (Heck, I might buy one myself!)
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Thank you for your kind words, but I believe there should be some improvements suggested in every critique :)
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This is an excellent piece! Very well captured and a great deal of detail in the image!

I love that I feel like I'm actually standing there when I look at this photograph, I can almost feel the warm sun on my back even though it's freezing cold where I live..

Even though the dimensions of the image have a small angle of view, I feel like I know exactly what is surrounding this place, even the view behind it because of where the sun is hitting on that small section on the bottom left of the screen.

This is a magnificent place, you are very lucky to be able to go there!

Well done on capturing an amazing moment in time! Keep up the good work!
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I love the way you managed to capture such great reflections.

It's mazing. :)
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Just so beautiful... 
vintagehearted's avatar
Wow, this is amazing!
CelticIrishgirl's avatar
*grabs you* I must know where you live so I can come here and see all this beauty in person!
DrDrum666's avatar
awesome capture!!!
dodadart's avatar
Your latest shots are amazing as always I love your work.
Tails-155's avatar
Featured here :D

Be sure to check out the others and maybe favorite a few pics!
PenguinPhotography's avatar
Wauw, this looks really great ö It tells that you're in control of your camera ;) Maybe a little too yellow in the foreground, but otherwise very nice work :)
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i hope you get paid well for your great work
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OH! lol! not fair :S
str8sucka's avatar
This is gorgeous. I only wish that one day, I can take shoots as well as you.
Aerilia's avatar
I'm saving up to buy a calendar for next year. your photos are beautiful and inspiring!
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This is gorgeous!!!
apotheot's avatar
Stunning! Your colors came out amazing. I need to visit this place immediately.
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beautiful picture
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