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Wallpaper Details: Route To Castle Mountain

High-resolution desktop wallpaper Route to Castle Mountain by Dominic Kamp
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Route to Castle Mountain

August 22nd, 2009

Castle Mountain is located within Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies, approximately half-way between Banff and Lake Louise. Visitors usually only pull over to take pictures of wild animals, so they were kind of distracted when they saw me kneeing in the middle of the road, aiming towards Castle Mountain. :-D

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: Actias Luna
about 5 years ago
It's a beautiful photo and I love the colours. :)

But for me 1920x1200 doesn't seem to work for me?
Posted By:
about 5 years ago
beautiful.
Posted By:
about 5 years ago
(am having trouble DLing 1440x900 version...)
Posted By: lerch84
about 5 years ago
Beautiful shot! I love your photos because they're always very clear and you can see every single detail of the landscape!
Posted By: Philipp
about 5 years ago
if they're distracted, they most likely dont have an eye for photographic settings and moments ;)

great shot.
may i ask which equipment you're using? it's not the first time i'm impressed by one of your shots.
Posted By: animeinme
about 5 years ago
Really clear and clean photo. ALMOST looks fake haha. I like it.
Posted By: Beginning
about 5 years ago
Awesome... Good job I love it ,Thanks...

I voted for this also... :)
Posted By: Zach2393
about 5 years ago
Lovin this shot. Would like to go there!
Posted By: Tdot
about 5 years ago
I drove there once... once was enough. 18 hours on the road in a packed car SUCKED. But this picture is great keep it up!
Posted By: stubulman
about 5 years ago
I must say, Maestro, when I saw the thumbnail I thought, "Not another shot of a road meandering into the distance." The full blown version knocked me back. You have worked your magic again.
Posted By: seanms
about 5 years ago
the level of detail in this shot just blows me away.

i can get lost in this pic for a long time.
Posted By: metropolinese
about 5 years ago
Your works are simply beautiful: in this moment your last shot is the wallpaper of a iPhone in Naples, italy. Power of Internet! And thanks!
Posted By: Don Pablo
about 5 years ago
awesome!
Posted By: ElectrikLizard
about 5 years ago
Traveled that route many a time ...

I never thought I would say this , but this is now my wallpaper.
Excellent photo .. brings back lots of memories ..
Posted By: glaxotesm
about 5 years ago
my 2 words: Amazing Clarity!
Posted By: Vinnie
about 5 years ago
beautifully stunning, great submission as always by the Mac! Instantly my new wallpaper.
Posted By: Chris Gin
about 5 years ago
This is nice - I'd say your best photo so far. I like the low-angled light coming from the left, and I'm glad you didn't HDR it to the point where those shadows were lost.
Posted By: Dominic Kamp
about 5 years ago
Thanks for all your comments! I also uploaded some new wallpapers to my homepage www.dominickamp.de !

Feel free to visit my wallpaper section and browse through!
Posted By: Grant Erb
about 5 years ago
Beautiful, been wanting to take a shot in the same place. You beat me to it!! Very nice job!!
Posted By: edccorp
about 5 years ago
Great wallpaper, almost unreal!
Posted By: Mateo1041
about 5 years ago
Great composition! Very well done!
Posted By: abhiiii
about 5 years ago
really amazing shot! love it!
Posted By: ArmoredCavalry
about 5 years ago
I like it! Also, did you do some post processing, or are the roads just really nice out there. :P
Posted By: Divyansh
about 5 years ago
good nice 7*/10*
Posted By: conny p.
about 5 years ago
wow! perfect! 10 out of 10!!!
Posted By: serenity
about 5 years ago
It's completely perfect!

I lose my words to appreciate this perfect picture

Very nice!
Posted By: foo
about 4 years, 12 months ago
simply amazing. although, i do wish there was a dual screen -> 2560x1024. oh well, awesome either way ;)
Posted By: IXS
about 4 years, 12 months ago
nice but i'm afraid ... what there beside me ??? sorry for my bad english i'm french ...

nice pic but i don't want to be on the road ... ;-) too dangerous !

don't you know how snails terminate on roads ???

but trees were green ... but road was too large !
Posted By: Dominic Kamp
about 4 years, 12 months ago
@IXS:

Excusez-moi? ;-)
Posted By: MaDMaXX
about 4 years, 12 months ago
Very very nice, as already said, looked like another road shot, but the full version is very nice.

Is it an HDR shot?
Posted By: Sphoenix
about 4 years, 12 months ago
current
For a reason.
Posted By: Dominic Kamp
about 4 years, 12 months ago
No, this is a RAW shot, purely postprocessed with CameraRaw and PS. I don't like HDRs that much anymore. They simply look too artificial to me.
Posted By: Mark
about 4 years, 12 months ago
@Macindows
I have to agree with you... keep doing the RAW shots. I never liked HDR shots that much either. But a good RAW shot.. PP well, looks 10 times better and more real.
Great shot here... as an example.
Posted By: trout
about 4 years, 12 months ago
Excellent stuff. Been my wallpaper since it became available.
Posted By:
about 4 years, 12 months ago
this is simply great! i love it:x
Posted By: Ryan Sandberg
about 4 years, 12 months ago
WOW. Just amazing. I would have sworn it was a HDR with the way the shadows were. Just awesome. Definitely going to be my wallpaper for a long time. Just beautiful.
Posted By: cren_06
about 4 years, 12 months ago
Another great work of you!!!
I like how you manage things in your eyes to fit in a pic!!!
Posted By: Noud
about 4 years, 12 months ago
I've just been there last week!
Amazing picture, this will be my wallpaper for the next month :)
Posted By: TheReal7
about 4 years, 12 months ago
Excellent as always Macindows!

I think most people do not have a clear idea of what HDR is. HDR = high dynamic range. In other words, to capture more dynamic range of light then a camera can capture. Your eye can see around 24 f-stops of light and the average DSLR can only capture about 6-9 f-stops in a single RAW exposure. So if you can't capture all the dynamic range of light in a scene in one exposure you'll need to bracket (hdr) your exposures and then blend them later (tone mapping). People who say "I don't like HDR" either don't really know what it is or are basing their opinions on the plethora of horribly tone mapped HDR images out there. HDR done right will look more realistic then capture with blown out highlights/shadows. The tone mapping is where all the magic and disasters happen. Not in shooting multiple exposures. As excellent as this image is, there are still blown highlights in the clouds and just a touch in the darkest shadows. The processing here though, has made this image excellent. Although, personally, my eyes keep jumping to the blown out portions in the sky. HDR has it's limitations especially when it comes to windy days and moving object. So don't hate HDR because you've seen someone do a horrible job of tone mapping. HDR is nothing new. It was called composition in the film days. With digital files and processing, we can do a lot more much easier and faster. HDR is here to stay and I believe one day you will be able to get a camera that can capture 24 or more f-stops of light in one exposure.
Posted By: TheReal7
about 4 years, 12 months ago
Correction: 'it was called composite in the film days..."
Posted By: Kevin
about 4 years, 12 months ago
Just gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous
Posted By: Adam S
about 4 years, 11 months ago
Awesome shot!

I was there this summer and I never thought to stop and take a picture on that road. It was fun road to drive on, curves + rally car = great time.
Posted By: King_Belleauh
about 4 years, 11 months ago
Wow, Mac, you really out did yourself with this one!
Posted By: D3FC0N
about 4 years, 11 months ago
Just breathtakingly!
Posted By: vettecoupe
about 4 years, 11 months ago
Again a terrific photograph! I have driven the Trans-Canada Highway between Calgary and Vancouver many times but usually I am so focused in making it in one day, I rarely take the time to see the beauty.

This is the wallpaper on one of my computers with a 24" monitor and 1920 x 1200 resolution. The picture looks just fantastic.
Posted By: Moshi
about 4 years, 11 months ago
Just wow! Showed this to 2 friends and they both have it as a wall now. :D
Posted By: Dominic Kamp
about 4 years, 9 months ago
Due to my newly calibrated monitor, I saw that the colors in this picture are way to bright and over-saturated. Therefore, please head over to www.dominickamp.de/wallpaper/ and download the updated, much better version! You're welcome! :D
Posted By: derekmv6
about 4 years, 4 months ago
Beautiful shot!

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