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date October 21, 2010 location Banff, AB-Canada comments 14 Comments

Today. I'm sick. I have come down with a rather severe case of the travel bug and it doesn't seem to be going away any time soon. What is it about traveling anyways? It seems like once you've been to one new place... you want to be to every new place. This shot is one of many to come from my recent road trip to Banff National Park in Northwest Canada. This here is Moraine Lake. What that link there will tell you is that I did not photoshop the color of that water. You see, this lake, and just about all of the lakes in Banff National Park, are glacially fed. The rock flour deposited from the glaciers refracts with the light in such a way that causes these bodies of water to appear the most glorious shade of bluish green. I can't help but to think that Bobby Boucher might spend some time here when he goes on vacation. I mentioned yesterday that photography offers an advantage over so many other hobbies for a variety of reasons. Well, another reason photography is great is because it forces you to explore and capture the world. I'm pretty sure that this is a corner of earth that I probably would not have seen had it not been for this crazy habit of digitally recording various light information onto my hard drive (perhaps an over-simplified definition of photography).

Moraine Lake on a crisp fall day.View Exif InformationView on Map

Moraine Lake on a crisp fall day.

Posted by todd landry www.toddlandryphotography.wordpress.com on October 21, 2010 6:51am

Fantastic Shot.

Posted by ShutterRunner on October 21, 2010 7:06am

Thanks a lot, Todd!

Posted by Heath O'Fee on October 21, 2010 8:00am

Love the sunlight just peeking around the right corner of the frame. Great capture, my friend!

Posted by Dave Wilson on October 21, 2010 1:18pm

Fabulous image! So do you notice the immediate improvement in image detail too? I saw a step change in the fine detail in my HDRs moving from the D90 to the D700.

Posted by gadams999 on October 21, 2010 1:18pm

Love the color, contrast, and application of HDR. Keep up the great work ya luck D700 owner! :)

Posted by Jim Denham on October 21, 2010 1:19pm

Absolutely stunning! Wonderful image, sir!

Posted by James on October 21, 2010 1:23pm

The detail in your new camera is amazing - looking forward to more shots.

Posted by Scott Wyden Kivowitz on October 21, 2010 1:25pm

Stunning image!

Posted by ShutterRunner on October 21, 2010 1:27pm

Thanks a lot everyone! This is the most comments I've ever gotten on my blog. @Dave, there is absolutely an instant improvement in image detail. To be fair, i also upgraded my lens from a sigma 10-20 to a Nikkor 14-24. But the details in the background and along the edges is remarkably improved and I am very thankful for that.

Posted by Brian Roberts on October 21, 2010 1:27pm

That is amazing! Nicely done.

Posted by DARYL T. BUTCHER on October 21, 2010 1:33pm

Welcome to the D-700 club. Now you can REALLY buy heavy glass. http://www.tagchips.com/photoblog/

Posted by ShutterRunner on October 21, 2010 1:39pm

Thanks all! @Daryl - yeah these runs are gonna be real tough!

Posted by Bob Lussier on October 21, 2010 1:49pm

I LOVE this shot, Matt! Love the lines leading to the river's bend. Very inviting!

Posted by c.jones on October 21, 2010 9:10pm

this shot is amazing - the light and detail great