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Wallpaper Details: Moraine Lake

High-resolution desktop wallpaper Moraine Lake by pat1926
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Moraine Lake

June 19th, 2009

Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada. Glacially fed, taken before its peak. Two days after this the rock was nearly under water.

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alberta canada » canada » clouds » high dynamic range » lakes » landscape » moraine lake » mountains » nature » photography » reflections » rocks » sky » water »

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: Ben Gustafson
about 5 years, 1 month ago
Love the clouds.. the contrast is great.
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Posted By: Santorican
about 5 years, 1 month ago
Is this HDR? Looks great!
about 5 years, 1 month ago
Amazing composition of this phenomenal place, however I believe that extremely dark Grad ND filter was used thus making this image from photographic stand point a bit unnatural in my humble opinion. Upper right corner is way to dark for that specific setting. Ahh... I just noticed looking at your tags that this is an HDR. You have to be careful with HDR's tone mapping. Nevertheless I do love this great image which serves well as a wallpaper. Congrats on your first submission which reminds me that I need to submit something very soon as well.
This comment is rated: insightful
Posted By: lerch84
about 5 years, 1 month ago
I love the atmosphere of this photo..The darkness of the clouds and the reflection on the green water! I think HDR is not so evident..On IFL I saw photo in which HDR post-processing was much more evident!
Posted By: Novokuznetsk
about 5 years, 1 month ago
BIG THANKS!
Posted By: s1ipp3ry
about 5 years, 1 month ago
Very high quality sharp and clear, the water looks amazing as to does everything else I love the perspective of the trees. There's so much about this I enjoy .. thanks
Posted By: angelstens
about 5 years, 1 month ago
beautiful art. made my stomach sink. wish i could be there.
Posted By: Mac Man
about 5 years, 1 month ago
Love the rock in the water. All the reflections are cool!
Posted By: Sage
about 5 years, 1 month ago
Awesome, this is the first photo that I voted for in the loupe :). Good to see that feature works and this photo is fantastic. I love the water.
Posted By: Geosim
about 5 years, 1 month ago
Sorry, but I think you took the HDR a bit too far. Unlike those that can't even stand the thought of anyone using HDR, I think it can be useful when the conditions are as they were in this photo, but this isn't really a great example of it in my view.

A little more (or less!) tweaking and I think it could have turned out great. For example, the reflections in the water look very unnatural to me, the shadows on the right are way too dark (almost black, even though it's daytime) and there seems to be too much contrast in the picture overall which isn't too pleasing to the eye.

However, on the positive side the subject is interesting and the composition is also very good.
Posted By: Hweingardt
about 5 years, 1 month ago
I do agree with most that the image is a bit on the dark side, but I actually like the effect it gives. It definitely wasn't enough to keep me from downloading it. I put it on my desktop right away and it looked great.

The composition is beautiful and my absolute favorite part is the water. It is so crystal clear since it is glacier-fed and the rocks at the very bottom of the frame are perfectly sharp. The only reason I would like to have seen this image a little lighter is to get a better glimpse into the water and its coloration.

Do you have one of the HDR pics you can post elsewhere as a "before" example? Thanks! Keep up the great work! :o)
Posted By: Dhaman
about 5 years, 1 month ago
Very, very epic. High quality stuff ever since Loupe was added.
about 5 years, 1 month ago
I love the dark, otherworldly effect... almost surreal! Good job on a first post
Posted By: Bojan Marsetich
about 5 years, 1 month ago
Ok, let's say something, This is one of the best wallpapers on Face, also one of the best photos on it. That's all mate. I wish you great carrer!
Posted By: drh
about 5 years, 1 month ago
wow, now there is something you don't see everyday. Not only is the landscape wonderful but the water is also really brought to life in the photo. Wonderful :)
Posted By: huwhuww
about 5 years, 1 month ago
Just enjoy. Amazing pic
Posted By: Kirihitiana
about 5 years, 1 month ago
What a place to be! My new wallpaper, such amazing colours.
Posted By: amprenta
about 5 years, 1 month ago
this is absolutely breathtaking, its amazing, its beautiful it crates in me that WOW factor
Posted By:
about 5 years, 1 month ago
very very nice
Posted By: beps
about 5 years, 1 month ago
wow. the water reflection looks incredible. AWESOME photo
Posted By: ElectrikLizard
about 5 years, 1 month ago
Without a doubt , THEE BEST Photo ever on this site ...

But a shade too dark ....
Posted By: rab8670
about 5 years, 1 month ago
Wow. One of the most incredible images I have ever seen. Bravo!
about 5 years, 1 month ago
Really dig it myself.
Posted By: Sagatasan
about 5 years, 1 month ago
WOW!

very impressive! => my new desktop :)

big thanks!
Posted By: martinkmera
about 5 years, 1 month ago
amazing pic!!!
Posted By: Photography GT
about 5 years, 1 month ago
Very very beautifull shot...
Posted By: BlackEagle754
about 5 years, 1 month ago
Nice! Thanks for my latest wallpaper!
Posted By: Enzogroup
about 5 years, 1 month ago
Одна из лучших работ, которые тут есть.
One of the best works, which it is.
Posted By: Mateo1041
about 5 years, 1 month ago
To be honest, I'm not a huge fan. The image is so dark that it's hard to make out any detail.
Posted By: stubulman
about 5 years, 1 month ago
I took the liberty of adjusting gamma and curves to lighten the image. My big question, however, is who lives under the rock? Have you seen any trolls in the area?
Posted By: Fitch
about 5 years, 1 month ago
This is a bit scary. I love it :)
Posted By: Augo23
about 5 years, 1 month ago
totally freaking awesome. Blew me away instantly. Isn't nature awesome!
Posted By: MatejD
about 5 years, 1 month ago
the best picture
Posted By: ivwshane
about 5 years, 1 month ago
Do you have a non HDR version?
Posted By: foo
about 5 years, 1 month ago
VERY NICE. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!
about 5 years, 1 month ago
come on!, two days and nothing posted :s... there's cool pics on the loupe and they are being passed!
hey pat1926, great picture I voted for it ;) keep 'em coming
Posted By: InterfaceLIFT
about 5 years, 1 month ago
@SantiagoCastellanos, nothing is being passed over, please don't jump to conclusions. no new wallpapers were posted because i was at a funeral this weekend. priorities.
about 5 years, 1 month ago
I'm so sorry Jeff... I wish the best thing you...
Santiago C.
Posted By: 3lby
about 5 years, 1 month ago
quite arguably one of the best images here
thank you
Posted By: TheReal7
about 5 years, 1 month ago
Excellent wallpaper. I voted for this. Yes it's dark and unnatural but I believe that is what makes it a great desktop. I wouldn't change it. For print, I would but for WP it's great!
Posted By: DAvE23
about 5 years ago
Visited moraine lake during my time in canada and didnt get a decent picture, thanks for this awesome wallpaper it takes me right back there and the hdr makes it so unique
Posted By: kuwbitisR
about 5 years ago
Wow!
Posted By: Youngwriter
about 4 years, 11 months ago
This scene is breathtaking, the snow on the mountains, the clouds, dark but with perfect reflections.
Posted By: evangelion
about 4 years, 9 months ago
This is a beautiful photo, I don't really care if it supposedly looks too unrealistic, photography isn't just about makeing carbon copies of what you can see.

Please post some more !!!

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