Rural landscapes: dawn at the dam

GHOST LAKE AND DAM, NEAR COCHRANE, ALBERTA

I was heading west of my Calgary home to photograph autumn ponds-and-new-snow landscapes when I drove along the edge of this lake and saw the beautifully lit dam and the sky beginning to glow with the first light of day.
So I parked at the picnic area and spent the next half-hour making a variety of loooong exposure pictures. This composition is one of the best. If you enlarge the photo, you’ll see the boats on the left are quite blurry because they were gently rocking through the entire exposure.
PS: the pod pier isn’t white. That’s snow.
Nikon D7100, tripod, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky.

Click on the picture for a larger view.

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One thought on “Rural landscapes: dawn at the dam

  1. Such an unusual subject with the dam and the pod pier, Frank, and then the glorious sunrise and water reflection add context and beauty. It almost seems like it’s taken on a different planet. I liked it. Liked that the boats were always rocking, too.

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