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Canadian Rockies... Eh

Canadian Rockies... Eh
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Copyright: Tomasz Chroscicki (Tomek) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-23
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 30D SLR, Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS, 77 mm Hoya UV
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-07-25 11:05
Viewed: 1618
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is one of the most spectacular mountain chain in our Rockies - located 20km (12Mi) north of Radium Hot Springs... famous tourist destination.

Now by Wikipedia:
Radium Hot Springs is a village of approximately 800 people situated in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia. The village is named for the hot springs located in the nearby Kootenay National Park. From Banff, Alberta, it is accessible via Highway 93.

The hot springs were named after the radioactive element when an analysis of the water showed that it contained small traces of radon which is a decay product of radium.[1] The radiation dosage from bathing in the pools is inconsequential; approximately .13mrem from the water for a half-hour bathing. The air concentration of radon is about 23pCi/L which is higher than the level (4pCI/L) at which mitigation is necessary at residences; but is also inconsequential (about .7mrem for a half-hour bathing) from a dose impact perspective.

The hot springs complex itself contains two large pools, one with hot water for soaking (usually around the temperature of 39°C (104°F)), the other a 2/3 Olympic swimming pool that is usually around 29°C (84°F). There is also a hot-tub sized pool that has been dubbed the "Plunge Pool", because the water can be hot - right from the source at 44°C (114°F) - or cold, right from a creek running beneath the pools.

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To shelbeesmom: Hi Linda:)Tomek 1 07-25 12:15
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Are you not happy about it? lol! Do you get tired of seeing it? I don't think I ever would get tired of it! This is a very nice shot! What I love is the shadows of the clouds on the side of the mountain! Nice levels, good sky for shooting!

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  • skobek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 129 W: 0 N: 437] (2389)
  • [2011-07-25 12:07]

Witaj Tomku,
te Góry Skaliste są naprawdę skaliste. Wspaniałe formacje skalne w zielonej oprawie.
Pozdrowienia - Sławek

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2011-07-25 12:11]

Witaj Tom :)

Piekne te gory...Oj jakie one piekne, w swoim majestacie prawie dotykaja nieba.
Bardzo ciekawie wygladaja czesciowo oswietlone przez slonce, a czesciowo zacienione.
Zalesiona czesc u ich podstawy stanowi piekny, zielony kobierzec, rozpostarty u ich podnoza.
Sliczne kolory i swiatlo dopelniaja calosci, piekna, bardzo malownicza kompozycja!

Same serdecznosci.

Hi Tomasz,
I have a weak spot for views like this so you got my attention quickly. I love the untouched rough look of the mountain range.
The photo does look slightly under exposed and I think it could use some levels and curve adjustments. With this type of light it is best to use a CP filter and dial in some exposure compensation.

Love the shadows of the over-running clouds on this breathtaking landscape, Tomasz!

Great POV and perfect management of exposure.
The light is nicely handled and clarity is superb.
I like the color contrast between the cloudy sky and the dark green cover of the landscape.
Well seen!

Best regards,

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2011-07-25 15:40]

Hi Tomasz,

First off, this is a well-composed landscape, a beautiful sight. I agree that this could use some exposure adjustments and tinkering with the curves tool is a good place to start. Maybe trading a bit of shutter speed to use a smaller aperture for a bit more DOF would have been good too. Still, a nice view, TFS.

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2011-07-25 19:59]

Oh! I do love our Rockies :) I also love these great clouds!! Very natural colors and good detail. Gee wish I was there :) TFS

wonderful shot tom, i hope your well, all the best buddy!

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  • Iwon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 0 N: 99] (8183)
  • [2011-07-28 1:46]

Pięknie błyszczą szczyty górskie...kadr klasyczny w dobrym tego słowa znaczeniu. Zapraszasz do wakacyjnych wędrówek górskimi szlakami:-)

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