Mike Yackulic's picture

Emerald Lake in the Morning

Lake Louise got a bunch of snow so I headed out and woke up early for a sunrise shot at Emerald Lake. Snow was so thick on the way out I had to really slow it down on the drive out. When I got to the lake for sunrise I was super happy to see someone either left the lights on at the cafe or forgot about them. There are always weddings here and I love the look of the cabin glow with the snow and lake. Lots of snow coming down but wasn't showing up well in the file so I "helped" it show through. Still captures the morning well for me.

34mm · f/8.0 · 195s · ISO 31
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Deleted Account's picture

Spectacular, Mike!

The reflection, the complementary colours, the warmth from cabins; I can well imagine coming home to the warmth and safety.

5 stars!

Mike Yackulic's picture

Thank you so much. I love this place

Deleted Account's picture

I can see why. I can only dream of such places.

adam hoar's picture

That is awesome, love the light reflections on the lake

Sennia Kyle's picture

What a lovely shot of a beautiful place. Well done!

Nir Roitman's picture

Such an amazing atmosphere and out of this world colors. I guess by the exposure time that it take good amount of creativity and a wise thought and preparation to get such thing. congrats.

Mike Yackulic's picture

Thank you. The exposure time was for the lights. I really wanted to make sure the glow came through well. I think the lights really make the photo

pete guria's picture

Awesome! A great image with the lighting and the shadows. One of my favorite places. Haven't been there is a very long time, so it brings back memories.

Mike Yackulic's picture

Thank you very much Pete

Paul Laubach's picture

How did you "help" the snow to show through?

Mike Yackulic's picture

I did it in photoshop. It was snowing a lot that morning but looking at the files there was nothing showing up. Not sure how I could have gotten it to work in file, so I did my best to recreate it