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F8&Bthere
10-12-2009, 11:40 PM
So I dragged my son out to Kananaskis for one last ditch effort at a photography outing before the real Canadian winter makes me more or less homebound again.

But the snowy/low cloud haze out here on this day made all the shots I chimped look really bland. They were seriously lacking punch, so like Emeril would say on his lame old cooking show...BAM! I decided to start bracketing shots for HDR. I know I get carried away with the post processing to many of you good folks tastes but this time it was really justified....honest....I can post a really bland non hdr shot if you want proof!

And it turned out that it was Pentaxium World Pentax Day and it just so happened I brought my Pentax gear on this trip, so BONUS! I was able to make my little contribution to the Pentaxian community.

Oh, and it's called No Exit for a reason. The Highway that you see in the photo ends a bit further along, so when I saw the NO EXIT sign I decided it was time for a few quick shots and then to turn around and start making my way home. The weather in these parts can change very suddenly and drastically so I did not want to risk navigating a snowstorm all the way back in my crappy little minivan.

Janis Joplin sang something like "Oh Lord, won't you buy me a nice SUV?...."

kat
10-12-2009, 11:50 PM
Very lovely!

Mad Aussie
10-13-2009, 03:38 AM
Cool scene. Excuse the pun.

Love the lines and ridges on that mountain!

Greg_Nuspel
10-13-2009, 07:17 AM
Hey that's close to our old toboggan hill :) Nice shot, I love the Icing Sugar Snow.

Bambi
10-13-2009, 12:42 PM
wow that is stunning! :1st:

JAS_Photo
10-13-2009, 01:15 PM
This is quite lovely. :)

Marko
10-13-2009, 02:32 PM
Big time keeper - VERY well done F-8:highfive:
I also dig the cooler (bluer) feel of this shot as MA pointed out.

Xenos
10-13-2009, 04:40 PM
Nice shot. Looks great. I've been thinking about attempting an HDR soon but I dunno yet.

On a side note, you can keep the snow and the cold there, I'm still rockin the board shorts, although with a hoodie for the top half...

F8&Bthere
10-13-2009, 06:08 PM
@ all-thanks for your positive comments, very much appreciated.
@ Marko- yes I think the mixed cloud, late day light, and hazy atmosphere contributed to a cooler cast in the distance, but the HDR brought out some saturation and more of a warmer tone in the foreground.
@ Xenos- I lived about a year and a half in Chilliwack/Sardis, and yes I miss the scenery and the milder weather out there.