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High-resolution desktop wallpaper The Opal Lake by Dominic Kamp
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The Opal Lake

August 27th, 2009

Since Barack Obama and his family visited Yellowstone National Park as well, there was just a little too much Secret Service for me and my camera. ;-) So, I decided to continue my photo safari trip to Banff National Park, where I encountered this beautiful, emerald colored lake. Technique: HDRI made using 3 of the 7 exposures (Smart object method) and then processed in PS with Nik Color Efex and curves.

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alberta canada » banff national park » blue » canada » clouds » high dynamic range » nature » ocean » photography » seascape » sky » water »

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: NateFox
about 5 years ago
absolutely beautiful! another great one by Macindows :-)
Posted By: MacAddict
about 5 years ago
sweet mother of pearl ... that is simply gorgeous!
Posted By: Mac Man
about 5 years ago
Dude! You are a great photographer! Love this one.
Posted By: Dhaman
about 5 years ago
Lovely.
Posted By: chaosrules88
about 5 years ago
Simply gorgeous. Looks great on my Vista desktop.
Posted By: peter93
about 5 years ago
love the shot!!! its so breath taking!! and its great how certain situations can make you find something awesome!!!
Posted By: Xinthose
about 5 years ago
Yes.
Posted By: Jaxson
about 5 years ago
Way better than Yellowstone any day!
Posted By: stubulman
about 5 years ago
I don't know why, but the sunburst looks as if it's emanating from a light source perhaps three kilometers above the lake. The picture looks like a composite.

Harsh words, I know, for the master, but I am compelled to call them as I see them. Great subject matter as always, however.
Posted By: Stretix
about 5 years ago
Great job on the editing - the lighting looks surreal. Great shot overall!
Posted By: Beginning
about 5 years ago
Very nice.. Keep'em coming.. :)
Posted By:
about 5 years ago
very nice. an IDTr. (Instant desktop-er.)
Posted By: SaberClash
about 5 years ago
Beautiful. I rotate my desktops often with the new ones posted on this site, but I think this one will stay for quite some time.
Posted By: Iraimbilanja
about 5 years ago
Colors are amazing, but there's an overall blurryness that I don't like. Perhaps it's because the 3 expositions were too far apart.
Posted By: Clyde
about 5 years ago
Not getting all the love for this one. Far too much post processing destroys what should be a glorious image.
Some of his other work is much better.
Posted By: NEMINI
about 5 years ago
Nice photo ... however, unless my monitor and yours are calibrated differently that is a [i]sapphire[/i](blue) coloured lake not emerald(green).
Posted By: Tim H.
about 5 years ago
As soon as I saw this, my jaw just hit the floor. What a beautiful creation! I can't wait for Windows 7's Desktop SlideShow to show this to me. This one became my 229th wallpaper. :)
Posted By: Creatura Noctis
about 5 years ago
The sky is too blurry for me...sorry!
Posted By: lerch84
about 5 years ago
I don't think the sky is blurry, but maybe you oversaturated the colours and in my opinion the light of the sun is too strong and almost hurts my eyes..anyway on the whole I like it :)
Posted By: Sabedin
about 5 years ago
Gorgeous
Posted By: Vinnie
about 5 years ago
Seems like every submission by Mac takes my breath away, and this is no exception. Stunning.
Posted By: Dominic Kamp
about 5 years ago
Thanks for all your comments and critics. I have to admit, it's a bit overprocessed! Well, you live and learn. ;-)
Posted By: Impactfreak
about 5 years ago
love it! Please more like that...
Posted By: Ryan Sandberg
about 5 years ago
Amazing. I saw it in the Loupe and voted a while ago. It was too amazing to pass up. It might seem over-processed to you, but it looks amazing to me. :D
Posted By: WhiteDog
about 5 years ago
The sky and clouds ruin for me what would otherwise have been a superb photo. Too much Nik, perhaps. Also, I don't care for the vignetting. I don't know if the effect was intentional, but if it wasn't, it could be corrected in Lightroom.
Posted By: Divyansh
about 5 years ago
its very very.....good but its overprocessed please can you give the link of one of orignal pic....plz or hdr which is not proceesed this much.....
Posted By: Balto
about 5 years ago
Just Awesome!!! The colors and place is Great! This picture is on my desktop now!!! Thank You!!
Posted By: mardegak2
about 5 years ago
very nice
Posted By: Jud4shX
about 5 years ago
Just great
Posted By: jack21
about 4 years, 10 months ago
awesome picture from a beautiful place. Lake louis is another great lake in banff to check out.
Posted By: LTD602
about 4 years, 3 months ago
Another brilliant production by Macindows.

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