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Back on a sunny day with another friend. Colors are true to reality.

Location: Garibaldi Lake, Garibaldi Provincial Park, Beautiful British Columbia, Canada.
Equipment: Nikon D7000 (lent to me by my friend Maxim Babko, thanks!) + Tokina 11-16mm + Tiffen Polarizer (really helps to see through the water).
Technique: Photomatix Pro 4.0 and Photoshop CS5 from 3 RAW exposures.
Download: up to 2560x1600, 2560x1440, and 1600x1200.

Fraser River -


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Feb 7 - updated with much better version :)
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:iconjonnyaltezza:
JonnyAltezza Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks like it would heal kidney cancer. Water fit for chuck Norris.
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90DEnise Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Wonterful Photos :D !!! btw just wanted to tell u I saw ur photo on this one blog. [link]
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xhigure Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So pure...
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HappyHateDay Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
o god that crystal clear water makes me thirsty its so beautiful and delicous looking!
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:iconknown-to-bite:
Known-to-bite Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
You take absolutly beautiful photos,almost unreal in how colorful and gorgeous they are...some of my all time favorite photos i've ever seen :D
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chollydolly Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Now I'm struggling with deciding whether or not to favorite all of your work or just visit your gallery all the time ;D
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SylviaDalberg Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Student Photographer
i have to say you are the best fotograf for me .. im in love in all of your fotos they are so incredible !!
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FarQ4 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
sad that you uploaded so small image ;) its awesome i wanted to zoom in and look at details but if it is in download ......
so its canada .....
you just took few hours from my life .... i wonder how much i will stare at all those you got here ...
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IvanAndreevich Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Professional Photographer
I think you should go visit a beautiful place instead of staring at the computer screen for hours :)
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Koosahmii Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
This picture has amazing duality! Underneath are the bare stones and the trees, while above there is a lush forest. Yet the blue of the water and the reflection of the mountain bind them together as more than mere reflections of each other. There is so much more to find in this picture as well.
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WinstonWinston Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
I love how clear mountain lakes are. Wonderful work
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GoldenBulletx Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this looks such a beautiful place to visit! I am going to Vancouver in December, is this place easily accessible via public transport?
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IvanAndreevich Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
This lake was still completely frozen in June, what do you think about December? It's under 5 meters of snow :)

Not by public transport, only car.
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GoldenBulletx Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
far out that sounds magical!

shame that it is inaccessable with public transport, hopefully there will be some tours or something :) I shall have to read into it more ^^ thanks for your help :)
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IvanAndreevich Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
Check out the clubtread forums - [link] - it's for hiking. I am sure you can join a group going up there.

But then again, going there is December requires skis or snowshoes, lots of gear, etc.
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GoldenBulletx Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you so much, you've been most helpful! I'll have a look into it :)

I didn't think about all of that sort of snow gear. I'm from Australia so I'm not too sure what to expect snow and weather wise apart from it being freezing!
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IvanAndreevich Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Professional Photographer
Picture 5 meters of snow covering everything :)
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GoldenBulletx Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow! does it snow much in the city part of Vancouver? We're going to Banff and Vancouver from the 6th and I arrive back home on the 22nd of december :)
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IvanAndreevich Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
Not much snow in Van - mostly ugly boring rain. Banff - yes it will snow like crazy there.
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c00LpicS Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfect capture :clap:
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aloxey Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
beautiful!
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Black9612wolf Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
OMG this is so amazing *_*
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Abaez40 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This is amazing!!!
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XzQshnR Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Woah
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dev-shooter Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You said, that colours are true to reality. But what is reality? Everyone conceive world in a different ways. So it is with colours. But it's not quite that what I wanted to point out. Whichever camera you would've used, you'll never get the same what you've seen with your eyes. Eye is far, far, far better tool for registering the view than any camera in the world. Going this scent I can easily deny your words that the colours are true to reality.

But maybe something about the photo:)
HDR used here make the photo very imaginable. As befits mountain lake, it's very clear water which you've perfectly exposed, though referring to your previous comment on the temperature of the lake - I don't think it's zero there, because there's ripple on the surface which in crystallized water wouldn't have shown:) Yet the harsh and cold climate of the altitude is clearly visible because of snow laying here and there between trees. Beautiful gradient of colours of trees and blue sky mirroring in the lake. Good composition showing beauty and tranquillity of the scene. Good work:)
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papercrownn Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I believe that's where heaven is <3
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Chloart2 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
AMAZING :D
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yaelperez Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
ahhh There's nothing like beautiful BC.
Gorgeous!
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Treekami Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful!!!! :wow:
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zookinator-hedgie Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
the water is so clear and a lovely shade of blue...this blew my freekin' mind!!!
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AnimeOCD1323 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
That looks like a nice place to go for a swim! :)
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IvanAndreevich Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
Well, I could only bear sticking my foot in there for about 5 seconds. After that, the whole legs begins to numb rather quickly.

0 degrees Celsius is pretty damn cold for a swim. I think you'd have muscle cramps and could drown. I might give it a shot if I'm feeling brave LOL. I'll make sure to record it on video for everyone's entertainment.
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AnimeOCD1323 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
If you think that you're gonna get muscle cramp from that then don't do it, I've gotten muscle crapm while swimming before and it's not fun, at least I was in only waist deep of water
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Pistolpete2007 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Cracking shot!
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ragnaice Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Just wow.
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Vk-Queen Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing water, it makes me wanna cry :(
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TheAwakeningProject Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
All those photos are so beautiful!
Mother Nature, as we stared, can transport us to a unique state of wellbeing ...
The same state that we could connect all of us ... :meditation:
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K-Pepper Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Reality has the best colors, doesn't it? Another very beautiful picture. You really captured the vibrance of the landscape.
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Shining-91 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
amazing!!!
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Line-of-Birds Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I want so much to fish there...
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dawn181 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
What a beautiful shot. You couldn't have picked a better title.
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JoeGP Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i love the detail in the water
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LittleMissMischief Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been featured here [link] :D
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I-See-Shell Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful!
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Kalandrien Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
I envy you for actually being there to get this fabulous shot.
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:iconnuge113:
nuge113 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
so rarely do i see good hdr photos on dA but this is exellent
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munchchewy0 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning!
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aloxey Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
great!
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Crystalkit1 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Looks like Nakusp to me! :D Love the detail! Must be hard to write a Critique on it, if someing is so beautiful!
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AmberPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
wow, the water s so clean, strange because there are trees in the bottom. good work!
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