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Elbow Lake -Kananaskis Country by LukeAustin Elbow Lake -Kananaskis Country by LukeAustin
I went for a drive throughout Kananaskis Country early on Sunday morning hoping to scout out a few locations to shoot under morning light. Along the way I managed to see 15 Moose, 12 of which I saw before the sun had even risen. What a magically way to start the day.

After driving for an hour or so I decided to stop and do the short hike up to Elbow Lake. I had heard of a few Grizzlies hanging about so I kept a keen eye on things. Upon arriving at the Lake I was greeted with this beautiful scene. Although I did have to wait for about 15 minutes or so for the sun to rise from behind the mountains.

Elbow Lake (Elevation: 6,995ft)
Kananaskis Country
Alberta, Canada

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NMatychuk Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The reflection of the forest on the far side of the lake, the tree reaching into the water, the state of the water, everything about this picture I love.
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MarcusHBP Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
great composition,mood, and clarity :clap: great work, i shall be watching
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DABLEKZ Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :handshake: :rose:
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rubethemime Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
Suddenly I'm considering immigrating to Canada :D
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MaxandPercy4ever Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
me 2
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous work!
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PaulGana Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
nice composition
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
I'm after a good walk about lens for my 40D. You heard much about Tamrons 28-27 f2.8? By the way, stunning shot Luke!
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:iconlukeaustin:
LukeAustin Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
Thanks Drew. I haven't looked into the Tamron to be honest so I couldn't tell you. I'm sure there are some trust worthy reviews around.
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Val-Faustino Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!
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EvaMcDermott Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Photographer
This is beautiful Luke!
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:iconlukeaustin:
LukeAustin Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
Thanks Eva, really appreciate it =D
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
Lovely shot. Which lens did you use?
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:iconlukeaustin:
LukeAustin Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
Thanks Andy
I shot this with my Nikon 17-35 f2.8
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Photographer
Excellent composition and lovely cool tone!
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:iconlukeaustin:
LukeAustin Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
Thanks Justeline :):)
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:iconrykardo:
Rykardo Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
Very nice capture, star filter?
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:iconlukeaustin:
LukeAustin Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
Thanks Rykardo.
No star filter used. No filters used at all. I just stopped down to f22 as I knew it would give this effect. Thanks again :)
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:iconrykardo:
Rykardo Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
But with a great lens, right? :)
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:iconlukeaustin:
LukeAustin Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
Yerp! Nikon 17-35 f2.8, a great lens. There was lens flare present but I have a little method when I shoot these scenes to minimise/eliminate it. :)
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:iconrykardo:
Rykardo Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Well done :)
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TaGiRoCkS Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
love how you've captured this sun
is it a filter to make it look like that?
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:iconlukeaustin:
LukeAustin Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
Thanks, no, no filters used. I just stopped down to f22 as I knew it would give this effect.
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TaGiRoCkS Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
whoa, cool
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foureyes Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Perfection :).......:+fav:!!!!!
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LukeAustin Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Thanks Bernie!
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Rudeboy-Hasse Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Student Artist
whoa, sweet day eh? :)
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LukeAustin Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
It was a beautiful day
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Funtoon Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Professional Artist
I have featured your amazing shot :heart: here [link] .. :wave:
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:iconlukeaustin:
LukeAustin Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Thanks for that, appreciate it!
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blu-night-sky-3 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
this is absolutely amazing! did you use any filters?
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:iconlukeaustin:
LukeAustin Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Thanks! No filters used for this one :)
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blu-night-sky-3 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
than it's even MORE amazing ^^
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:iconfuntoon:
Funtoon Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Professional Artist
Wow stunning shot .. :)
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot :)

I love how sharp the mountains are, and how everything looks in the reflection :thumbsup:
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LukeAustin Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Thanks :)
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TinaNordloh Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow - this is stunning = it's nearly naturally monochromatic!
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LukeAustin Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Thank you. I know, pretty close :)
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TinaNordloh Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I've never seen a photograph that close to monochromatic that wasn't black and white. It's very beautiful!
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NIKON CORPORATION
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Aug 9, 2009, 11:35:20 AM
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