Natural landscapes: the glow of autumn


This is one of the most popular photographs I have ever done. I published it on the Flickr and 500px photo sharing websites and it gathered more than 12,000 views from around the world. I was astounded.
Lake Agnes is a glorious little lake sitting in a valley high above world-famous Lake Louise in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. It’s a strenuous hour-long hike up to this site, but as you can see, the reward is incredible – especially when conditions are as wonderful as they were that day. I used a Nikon D90, tripod, polarizing filter and a soft-edge, two-stop graduated density (darkening) filter on the left side of the scene.
The glowing trees on the right are larches, the western cousin to the eastern tamaracks. The tiny house on the left is the Lake Agnes Tea House where, during summer months, you can buy drinks and sandwiches.

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