A Frozen Lake Louise

I haven’t done this since I started posting one photo per week, but since I didn’t get out to do any shooting since my trip to the mountains last Monday, I’m going to post another photo from that trip. This is my first attempt at a black and white HDR image…the colors were kinda dull but there was plenty of contrast to play with so I thought a B&W conversion might be nice. I probably could have done without the HDR treatment on this image, but it helped pull out some of the detail in the partial reflection of the mountains. I’ll definitely be heading back to Lake Louise this summer to get a similar shot to present in full color with a full reflection in the lake…at least that’s my goal 🙂

Canon EOS 50D, Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5, 20mm, F 8.0, ISO 100, 3 Exposures

The details: 3 exposure HDR tonemapped in Photomatix, black and white conversion, curves, and saturation adjustments in Lightroom, masked in original sky in Photoshop, noise reduction using Noiseware.

Tanya - April 27, 2010 - 12:29 pm

I approve of the new look.

joeandrews - April 28, 2010 - 7:59 am

Beautifully done and a fantastic scene. Great job with the HDR process, looks fantastic!!

Robert - April 29, 2010 - 9:15 am

Nice fuckin picture man.. good work.

yycofee - April 29, 2010 - 9:19 am

Thanks very much! Glad you like it.