Abandoned in the Blue

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Nothing new to post today, so I thought I'd bring back one of my all time favorites that I look last summer at Lake Louise.


I took this shot at Lake Louise in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. The lake sits in a glacial valley, with the melting snow mixing with sediment from the mountains causing this beautiful color in the water. There were 2 red canoes tied together just floating in the water...added great color to the photo!


Camera: Canon 550D REBEL T2i

Lens Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM

Exposure: Exposure Fusion (2 exposures, non-HDR)

Aperture: f/10.0

Focal Length: 85 mm

ISO Speed: 100


  • David Shield 4y

    I am glad you reposted this; it is such a money image, I mean the classic tranquil serenity, and perfectly captured.
  • Dieter Müßler 4y

    The red canoe makes this pic spectacular
  • jim evi 4y

    great composition , color and the depth of the picture is amazing!great shot!
  • Andrea Scaffidi 4y

    bellissima composizione..:)
  • Elena Omelchenko 4y

  • Jerome 4y

    First let me say that I saw your comments on a shot that Luke Hertzfeld took and you made the statement about wishing you had an area like this in Houston. Just wanted to ask if you were familiar with Armand Bayou in Clear Lake City? It's really a gem located in the heart of the city and offers opportunities galore. I'm not the best photographer, but you can check out my photostream and see what the bayou has to offer. I also have the name of a kayak rental place in that area if you are interested.

    I always hear people talk about Banff and after seeing photos like this I definitely understand the infatuation with the area. This is a STUNNING composition and really shows the beauty of the area. Outstanding color and a magnificent area.

    If you have any questions feel free to contact me.
  • Alexandra de León Sendoya 4y

  • Sergio Canobbio 4y

    Amazingcolors and great choice of composition.
  • Sue Zamecnik 3y

    Outstanding! Congrats on being featured in Explore!
  • Michael Boud 3y

    A rare gem of a photo, Jim.
  • Álvaro Olave Lepeley 3y

    que hermosa foto, los colores, tonalidades, el encuadre! felicitaciones!
  • Batu Üstenci 3y

  • M Yee 3y

    Wonderful photo!

    The thing I want to know most.... is it a runaway canoe? Or did the occupants capsize themselves? LOL
  • victor98_2001 3y

    stunting shot
  • bryandgg 2y

    This is gorgeous!! I love it!
  • razami hussin 3mo

    fantastic shot
  • Ron Dobson 3mo

    Stunning work,Fantastic compo
  • Aaron Hsu 3mo

    Beautiful capture. Love the red boat.
  • Rekha Prasad 3mo

  • Raphael de Kadt 3mo

    Wonderful composition ! Superb perspective and POV !
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Taken on July 17, 2010
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