Friday, December 16, 2011

More Images from My Archives

The Image I am displaying today, is of the same area that I took of the beaver pond in my last blog. This image is an award winner that I won, when I was still a Pro Photographer. My old boos and I were going to Elk Island National Park to get some photos that we hoped that would be good enough for the Alberta Professional Photographer Association print show. We got to our location at about 6:30 a.m. and there was a fog happening, the sun was coming up quick so we had to hurry and get our equipment set up. I set my camera up with my longest lens, I have a 250 mm lens for my Mamiya RB 67. It was the perfect choice for my shoot. It was amazing how the lens brought in the scene. The sun just came over the trees to light up the fog on the water, it was magic. I read my light meter and took several images, I then changed where I was sitting and took several more photo’s. I changed position several times as to get different angles. No time to discuss or think about what I was going to do. It is important to realize that the sun moves very quickly and the light you want is gone. As I was getting my shot over the water, I looked to my right and saw the light on the trees around the Beaver lodge, it looked awesome and I quickly took a few photo’s. It took about 30 minutes and the light changed the magic to bland. My boos was not so lucky that day, she only had one lens for her camera. I think it was an 85 mm kens. Great for portraits but not for what we had in mind. Well, enough talk, so here is the image that I won my best in class image. Let me know what you think.

  Sunrise over foggy BeaverPond painting 

   I put the painterly effect on this Image but It has not done much to the image.

              My Best photo award


  1. Great shot Horst. Truly a magical shot! Love your description of the moment.

  2. How magical Horst. Timing is everything when it comes to catching the fog with some light on it. You certainly did get this one. I just never am up early enough to see the fog. Only a few times and the moment can be so magical, but the capture it on camera is really special. Just beautiful. Have a wonderfully blessed Christmas. Hugs Carrie

  3. I prefer the original..........hat has it all. Composition, subject and perfect exposure.

  4. Great Shot Horst a lot of judgement went into this fantastic shot. It truly deserved a 1st Class prize , they say the early bird catches the worm. Well this shot is magical Hugs

  5. A lovely shot Horst. A well deserved winner.
    It can be a real battle sometimes to capture that 'magic' light. It happens all too quickly.

  6. I love the pic and what you'v done with it. Reminds me of my childhood ... the Erlkoenig poem. One almost smell the air coming from landscapes like this. Thanks so much for sharing this, Horst. Have a very festive season as well. Love, cat.

  7. It's wonderful to hear about your award winning images Horst.. and it's not surprising..
    You have a talent and it's fantastic that you share it..

  8. Oh, Wow! Another beautiful and very unique photo work!!! Yes, you are a master of light. And very mysterious light!

    And I love the painterly effect which you created so beautifully. For me, dear Horst, it is very beautiful even you weren't satisfied with this.

    You have a creative vision and special talent to present your photo work in a wonderful way.

    Hugs to a great artist, Horst!!!!

  9. So nice to be here! Thank you for sharing.

  10. That to me is an award winner for sure.

  11. This is the very type of photo I love (aside from flowers) and always am I absolutely love it. It is truly beautiful and that is no exaggeration. I prefer it without the paint effect, to be honest.

    Are you feeling better and better?

  12. Hi Carole, Thank you.
    My left hip is very good now but my right hip is starting to act up. It may even be my lower back that is bothering me now. If it isn't one thing it's another. I hope your doing good as well.

  13. Thank you everyone for your great comments.

  14. The photograph is magic by itself without any effect, dear Horst!
    The nature has its own colors...
    In that early morning hour..
    Lucky you!!!!!


  15. I just love the shot Horst, it is totally beautiful! I hope you have a really Happy Christmas and New Year, take care xx

  16. Horst you are so talented! It takes years of experience (as you surely know) to wield a camera like you do! You don't even need Photoshop you are so awesome! I just love your work!
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving me such a nice compliment in Wonderland. I'm trying really hard to have a website that has consistant good writing and although I'm keeping Wonderland it's not the site to do this on so I just started a new site just for telling my stories. It's at and I hope you will visit and become a Follower there. I may repost a few blogs from Wonderland that I feel should of went there but otherwise it's all going to be what I had hoped for when I did Wonderland. I wrote "The First Snow" for it but posted it on Wonderland because I've been so negative there. Embarrassed look on face....
    Have a Merry Christmas and may Santa be good to you! ♥

  17. Nice work Horst. Just stopping by to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
    Dianne :)

  18. Dear Horst! I wish you a beautiful Christmas and Happiness today, tomorrow and all year around! I wish you a good health!

    May 2012 will be the beginning of all wonderful things in your life.

    May all your dreams will come true!

    I send you my love and warm hugs, my dear friend!


  19. This is absolutely magnificent Horst.
    So beautifully done.
    Sending you wishes for a beautiful Holiday.

  20. beautiful - gorgeous lighting, and beautiful painted effect. I can see why the original was an award winner.
    Thank you Horst for your comments on my blog over the last year. I have really appreciated them - especially coming from a Pro Photographer!
    Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

  21. Just wonderful !
    Thank you very much for stopping by and your comment.
    Merry Christmas !

  22. I wish you and yours all the best for Christmas and I hope 2012 is good to you my friend..
    Take care.

  23. Horst, just stopping back for another look, and to wish you a very happy, healthy New Year!

  24. trekking your lovely blog!!! thanks for sharing and keep posting! Happy New Year!


  25. Oh Horst, that is just such a magical, evocative photograph, It's not surprising that you one an award with it, You are really gifted.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog, and i'm taking this opportunity to wish you a Happy New Year, you lovely man. X


    I wish you all the best in this New Year. I wish you health and joy and peace. I wish you a lot of creativity, Horst. And of course inspiration!


    Hugs and warm wishes from Kaya.

  27. Thank you for all your comments on my Blog Horst, they really are much appreciated :) Your photos and how you treat them are amazing! Wishing you a really Happy New Year, take care x

  28. Have a wonderful new year full of beautiful inspirations..
    Hugs from Monika

  29. Congratulations !!!
    This photo is a dream!!!
    Is so beautiful, like a paradise!
    I wish you a very Happy New year!
    Many greetings

  30. The fog as so much. It is no surprise that it was an award winner.

  31. hello my wonderful friend, have a great weekend hun,,, love, hugs, & kisses

  32. Hi Horst,.... have a great week my wonderful friend... love, hugs & kisses


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