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22 octobre 2002 Yves P.

Heavenly Sky ...

Rawdon, Québec, Canada

This picture is featured in the October issue of 2006 from Popular Photography Magazine in the section "You can do it"

Many people think this image went in photoshop for a full makeover. It did go into photoshop for a level adjustment and slight saturation correction but that's it. I had the camera (A Nikon D100) for less tha a week when I shot that image. I did go to that place many times but was never successful in getting anything satisfying there mostly because I had no clouds to play with. The mist calls for a morning shot and it is a very early morning sunrise too. I did use a tripod and shot several image to get the colors I wanted. I ended up using a Shade -3 (around 9100 K correction) White Balance to get most of the orange into the image. It looked good in the LCD from the camera but was stellar in my monitor at home. The lens used was a cheapo Nikon AF 18-35mm 3.5/4.5. Sometimes, gear isn't everything. This single image bought my equipment for years as it was sold many times around the world. It was featured in magazines, printed up to 60 inch wide and is the the top 12 images at for highest rating. Yeah, I was proud I had the decency to shoot that one in RAW :-)

Nikon D100 ,Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D ED-IF AF
Many filters ... Used a Moose Paterson Warming polarizer, a Cokin ND grad filter and a sunrise filter. On top of this I did use the shade WB adjustment to get even more Orange. full exif

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02-Sep-2015 16:20
Vote !!!
MarcViskens29-Jun-2015 14:02
very pretty work
Joe Bonello27-Mar-2015 15:53
Fantastic photo
oeil_de_focus26-Jun-2013 15:53
la 67eme photo la plus vue ¨all time¨ sur PBase! Et ce sur des millions de photos. Bravo!
Marion 18-Sep-2011 23:13
Cher monsieur, cela faisait plusieurs années que je cherchais l'original de cette photo, que j'avais trouvé par hasard dans des dimensions très réduites sur un autre site internet. Grâce à la nouvelle recherche Google Image à partir d'une image, en l'occurrence la miniature, je suis tombée sur votre site. Je suis très contente d'avoir enfin cette magnifique photo dans de meilleures dimensions! Absolument enchanteur. Salutations depuis la Suisse :-)
Bartosz Kotulski27-May-2010 12:07
absolute wonderful capture with beautiful mood and great framing. love it
ALAIN MALTAIS 03-Sep-2009 19:39
Joel Escala21-May-2009 12:58
Absolutely stunning! And I have that magazine with this terrific photo. :) V!
Yves Rubin11-Nov-2008 16:56
There is a surreal quality about this image, it goes well beyond the sunrise/sunset paradigm with its soft but crisp luminosity in the shadow details. The mist adds the mysterious finish to this masterpiece. BV!
Denise 09-Nov-2008 16:05
Guy StV26-Oct-2008 16:37
Wow! Wow! Quel magnifique cadeau de la nature! Il s'agit aussi d'ëtre présent pour recevoir le cadeau! Bravo
Anne Jutras17-Oct-2008 11:41
Bonjour Yves!
Cette image est magnifique! En la regardant, je me disais que je l'avais déjà vu quelque part, mais où...? Ton commentaire me confirme son origine. ;o) Bravo! Elle est vraiment excellente! Je suis d'accord avec toi sur l'équipement : ce n'est pas le seul critère d'une photo réussie (ça aide quand même), mais la personne derrière la caméra y est pour beaucoup. :o)

Je suis nouvelle sur Pbase, et j'aime beaucoup ta page d'acceuil, elle est superbe. Félicitations!

À +++++, je vais revenir te visiter, c'est certain.

Thomas18-Jul-2008 17:33
this is sooo beautiful! almost to good to be true ;-) love it!
H. P. Henriksen Starman04-Jun-2008 20:51
Painters will claim it for being a photo, photographers will claim it for being a painting. Excellent. v.
E 29-Mar-2008 16:48
My absolute absolute ABSOLUTE fave!

(I have a friend who has a spot above his fireplace that simply screams for this shot. I'll have to mention it to him ... )
Ashley Hockenberry26-Mar-2008 17:18
Magnifique !!
LaRouquine04-Mar-2008 04:06
This is GREAT Inspiration....
sometimes when starting off... there is less expensive equipment..but being at the right place at the righ time..can do wonders.. ah ..the wonders of nature.!!
Thank you again for this positive thought!!!
Milo 28-Feb-2008 19:20
this is just absolutely awesome beyond comprehension ...

everything in this blows viewers away ... V!
Suzanne Chouinard20-Jan-2008 22:42
Enchanteur. Beaux tons chauds et beaux reflets.
Guest 20-Jan-2008 00:42
wow, this is AMAZING!!!! Thanks for sharing the story also. Photo equipment paid for....sweet.
regi olbrechts19-Jan-2008 12:19
In case my previous comment is not there: STUNNING Yves, just brilliant
Big big VOTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Juha-Pekka Kervinen04-Jan-2008 15:53
It seems that others have already said everything that there is to be said about this amazing image. I appreciate the devotion you did to capture the scenery the way you wanted; you went their several times and weren't satisfied until you got this one. Vote!
patou03-Jan-2008 21:37
absolument superbe !!
scott stroh03-Jan-2008 20:27
Great image, color , sky, and subect.V
Pixel Shooter26-Dec-2007 18:24
Stunning and amazing shot Yves!! GMV
Guest 13-Dec-2007 14:47
Stunning photograph. You have an amazing collection of photographs.
Guest 06-Dec-2007 11:55
Oh my, truly outstanding, Yves! Now if I could just get an image like this to help me pay for my equipment. :)
Barry Liimakka05-Dec-2007 12:36
A wonderful capture. It really pops out at you.

Although good equipment will indeed improve one's captures, it still comes down
to the individual's own eye & innate sense. And that's an attribute that you either
have or don't have -- it can't be bought. Once again, a fantastic capture. V+
Marcello Rodarte02-Nov-2007 03:24
oh myy!!!...the real postcard!!! Voted!
Guest 31-Oct-2007 12:34
brilliant - I am a sucker for sunsets and this is a beauty v
s30-Oct-2007 19:12
Stunning on all counts! v.
Guy Dube26-Oct-2007 23:20
Superbe all the way! V
Diane 26-Oct-2007 21:17
Cette photo est tout à fait renversante. Nous en avons plein la vue. Merci d'avoir partagé avec nous.
leelou14-Oct-2007 19:43
Magnifique ! V.
Marisa Livet14-Oct-2007 15:26
Greg Harp12-Oct-2007 02:56
Amazing image. v
Guest 02-Oct-2007 11:04
This is just amazing.Beautiful.V
Guest 01-Oct-2007 16:24
Sandi Whitteker31-Jul-2007 17:55
Just love those reflection shots, and this is a beauty. C'est formidable Yves! Q'uelles couleurs! J'aime beaucoup. V
Marco Morandi14-Jun-2007 17:53
... wow...
Steven Weng05-Jun-2007 01:27
H. P. Henriksen Starman16-May-2007 18:56
Almost perfect (almos i hope that you still will aim for more) v.
Guest 13-May-2007 21:44
Great image i have ever seen! Unbeleivable!!
Guest 18-Apr-2007 08:43
Excellent shot...
Stacy Jon Peterson11-Apr-2007 16:53
Stunning indeed. Great to see what can be done with this sort of scenery!
craig wilson02-Mar-2007 23:53
Carol20-Feb-2007 15:26
I guess,I see the heaven~
Guest 12-Feb-2007 00:27
This picture is out of this world... Speechless...
Guest 08-Feb-2007 20:42
Nice colours and great pp.GMV
Guest 19-Jan-2007 07:08
( I like too )
Robert Charity13-Jan-2007 22:16
ah this is heaven, V
Yves Rubin18-Dec-2006 06:35
Beautiful image Yves!
Guest 02-Dec-2006 01:51
Guest 29-Nov-2006 19:25
One of the best landscapes I have seen...the color, the light, the reflections...just perfect!
Dan Ng26-Nov-2006 02:56
Wonderful reflections and color. V.
Guest 13-Nov-2006 19:21
A breathtaking picture.
Jeff Herbert09-Nov-2006 05:32
Awesome shot. well done.
Guest 05-Nov-2006 14:15
stupendous!! voted.. keep up the good work .. cheers!! Jay
Guest 01-Nov-2006 22:52
Wow, I'm glad you shared this with us. Thanks
Guest 20-Oct-2006 16:03
Wow ! Amazing ,, V
poetry66612-Oct-2006 20:39
Simply beautiful Yves.GMV.
Guest 09-Oct-2006 02:20
Excellent photo! I saw it in Oct06 Poppular Photography. Initially I was thinking that the photo was stolen. LOL. But after I verified the name, it appears that everything is legitmate. Do you normally do work for them of was this a one time deal? I'll look out for your work in the future.
Guest 19-Sep-2006 14:14
Guest 15-Sep-2006 00:42
Guest 12-Sep-2006 18:05
Just a beautiful Image! Yves
tonyshifflett11-Sep-2006 04:13
Guest 05-Sep-2006 13:36
Yves, this is a stunning capture. I love the reflections of that superbly angry sky on the water.

Well done!
caveman_lee21-Aug-2006 17:04
A very impressive shot. The sky and its reflection are perfectly captured. GMV
Drew14-Aug-2006 15:34
wow, Canada the beautiful.
Guest 11-Aug-2006 19:40
Like a painting. I can only imagine the spectacular beauty of this in a large print. Voted.
Guest 09-Aug-2006 09:06
WOW! SO dramatic, wonderful picture.
Guest 05-Aug-2006 22:32
Another great picture.
Chiachen Liang16-Jul-2006 09:49
excellent picture!
Guest 14-Jul-2006 03:59
WOW! Stunningly beautiful.
Barry Green13-Jul-2006 17:31
This image is terrific--it grabs your eye with the visual excitement of the moment then draws you in to the serenity of the place. Wonderful!
alibenn10-Jul-2006 22:17
What a scene, is this an HDR image? The details in the tree colours and the sky are phenomenal...superb image
Guest 30-Jun-2006 09:13
Wonderful tones and very beautiful reflection. Spectacular landscape!
raymond ker09-Jun-2006 18:59
Yes, Yves, undoubtedly heaven on earth!
This is an exquisitely beautiful and highly dramatic image.
Ravishing colours and wonderful tonal palette.
Powerful composition.
Stunning (and authentic!) reflection.

Ray ....
Guest 04-May-2006 12:01
Guest 17-Apr-2006 07:42
Such a beautiful image! Amazing.
Christopher Hartman03-Apr-2006 06:57
Guest 14-Mar-2006 13:55
Bob Ross couldn't do better

Guest 12-Mar-2006 17:27
Superbe ! ^^
Guest 11-Mar-2006 02:05
Guest 19-Feb-2006 07:17
Nick Vivian15-Feb-2006 18:33
poetry66607-Feb-2006 22:38
I just came across this fantastic sunset. I must say its one of the best Ive ever seen indeed.
Stunning and well worth a vote.
Graeme :-)
Dave Wixx26-Jan-2006 02:06
Guest 18-Jan-2006 19:38
Exceptional! Looks like another world!
Guest 28-Dec-2005 21:50
Superbe celle-la Yves, d'adorre ce que t'as comme exposition. Je presume que c'est soit 1 ou 2 combiné en couche. Juste la touche parfaite ! Et le ciel est absolument magnifique ;)

Quelle lac est-ce ? Ciao de Gatineau

Guest 21-Dec-2005 05:01
Truly a fantastic image. Any post processing?
Guest 08-Dec-2005 10:33
This really is stunning.
Michelle Rhea06-Dec-2005 22:15
Guest 06-Dec-2005 16:01
Like fire!!!
Guest 25-Nov-2005 02:26
must have been great to be there is person, ...very nice!
Karen Moen23-Nov-2005 04:29
Beautiful composition. The clouds, the mist, everything came together here. Gets my vote.
marita toftgard16-Nov-2005 19:16
one of my all time favourites...of your photos..
BIG vote..;-)

Guest 12-Nov-2005 23:40
Beautiful. Voted
Bill Morgenstern11-Nov-2005 15:20
This is THE best of the best. The light you captured is absolutely superb!
Roe..06-Nov-2005 23:55
wow this is an amazing image..v
L. Gould19-Oct-2005 20:32
Stunning! The colors and the reflection are just perfect. well done. :)
Jannik Lindquist12-Oct-2005 12:23
Hi Yves,

Why not grace us with a larger copy of this amazing image?

Valery Novokhatny10-Oct-2005 23:21
Simply incredible !!!
Guest 09-Oct-2005 03:56
Looks like a sky is on fire.
Guest 07-Oct-2005 20:12
I'm out of words...

That's so nice...
Widjai Nakorikantodas29-Sep-2005 14:00
This is one of the best landscape photo's I have ever seen.
Bravo Yves on a job exceptionally well done.
The Suburban Hippie 23-Sep-2005 23:55
Stunning. The warm lighting and vibrant colors are incredible!
Donald Verger11-Sep-2005 05:01
wow! a prize winner indeed! i have been shooting into the sun and fog a lot lately although out of hard drive and flash cards this am :(! your image here is so peaceful and gloreous! VOTE!!! ps my sunrise/fog shots are in gallery ...500+++... and mgaic morning, best, don in maine
Guest 09-Aug-2005 03:18
Amazing shot!This one is a prize! nice job. I love the color and the mist is superb. Wish I was there.The shadows are well represented in such a tricky exousure.
golfpic06-Aug-2005 00:37
Hey, aren't sunsets great? Sometimes they are so colourful you don't even need filters. Caught one recently.
The Suburban Hippie 15-Jul-2005 01:16
beautiful colors
ss02-Jul-2005 20:38
Wow.....great shot.

J. Salvador Almudéver
Yves Pinsonneault. Photographe06-Jun-2005 02:52
For Kenneth ... " I went crazy a little with the Cokin filters. I had a warming polarizer, a warming filter 812 tiffen on along with a hard edge ND-3 stops grad filter to balance the sky with the water reflection. I also used and cheated on the camera White balance to get even more gold tones from the picture "
Guest 05-Jun-2005 21:14
Curious, did you use any filters on this shot?
Linda Hendry24-May-2005 01:03
Guest 22-May-2005 12:44
Beautiful colors
Guest 15-May-2005 14:28
very nice, well done.
Guest 15-May-2005 00:16
truely stunning shot Yves - but I hate the frame :-(
Guest 09-May-2005 08:20
Like a paint! Great shot, really.
Guest 02-May-2005 00:45
Can you say 'Kodak moment' and 'Postcard'!
Guest 26-Apr-2005 22:42
Guest 03-Apr-2005 18:11
Chuck Hall09-Mar-2005 17:13
I really like the mood of this image. The colors and reflections are terrific. :)
Guest 26-Feb-2005 19:20
Stunning picture. Thanks for sharing!
Zane Paxton23-Jan-2005 03:25
Well done! I love the mood and colors in this one.
Guest 17-Dec-2004 15:47
Beautiful catch of beauty! So well done it is breathtaking. Thank you for posting this. I voted for it. May I invite you to stop by my humble galleries?
Guest 15-Dec-2004 18:10
Beautiful image - one of my faves in yours (and others) galleries. The sky is amazing but the reflection and detailed that remains in the trees along with the fog make it a winner. Well done.

Jim Chiesa13-Nov-2004 06:09
Indeed, Yves this is one of my favourites too, for the colours, the mood and for the composition.
Guest 24-Oct-2004 15:46
Guest 06-Oct-2004 20:38
great photo, you have many nice photos
happy shoting
Zane Paxton10-Apr-2004 09:22
Uttery amazing shot! Wow!
Vinay04-Apr-2004 14:03
Guest 04-Apr-2004 07:02
Incredible work, there are so many beautiful images I can't decide on a favorite.
Camilo Lama 25-Oct-2003 03:57
Hey I recognize your work from Photosig! You're a great photographer. This picture is my favourite of yours.

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