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5 Features
9 Favs

  • Winner in BC Brooks, Rivers, and Streams in Beautiful BC on 2012-06-02
  • Tie Win in Rivers, Creeks & Streams challenge in Cover Shots on 2012-10-03
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  • Tie Second Placement in #003 I Won A Challenge during the *2nd – 16th of June 2013! challenge in Prima Challenges on 2013-07-01
  • Featured in Streams and Streams Crossings on 2013-07-21
  • Featured in VOLCANOES, Earths Geology & Atmosphere on 2012-11-01
  • Featured in HIGH QUALITY IMAGES on 2012-10-21
  • Featured in Beautiful BC on 2012-09-22
  • Featured in Along The Rural Road on 2012-09-20

How I did the post processing of this picture:
Captured at the foot of Whistler/Blackcomb, I aimed at a low angle to exclude the sky.
Then after enhancing the contrasts and a little colour enhancement of my raw file, I always shoot in raw, I then dodged in some part of the photo along the creek, some stones and vegetation. This lightens and enhance even more the colours. It defines and adds dimensions.
Finally I added cyan and reduced magenta in Selective colours to bring the colour of the glacial water exactly to the beautiful aquamarine colour specific to glacial water rich of rock flour that gives it this special colour.

Thx for your comments!

Location: Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Date: 2012-09-10
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
ISO: 100
Shutter : 1/1000 sec
Aperture Priority: F/2,5
Metering Mode: Evaluative
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Lens: Canon EF50mm f/1.2L USM
Lightroom 3
Photoshop CS5 32 bits for Mac – Camera Raw 6.7


water, blue, cian, nature, woods, forest, mountains, aquamarine, glacial, creek, river, whistler, blackcomb

Started photography in 1975.
Took photography classes.
Learned black and white dark room.
Did the transition to digital in 2005.
Learned a few post-processing programs and made my choice to Photoshop and Lightroom.

I like to shoot wildlife, birds, macro, landscapes and street photography to name a few.

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  • jean-jean
    jean-jeanalmost 2 years ago

    C’est magnifique ! j’aime beaucoup vôtre composition

  • Merci beaucoup Jean pour le compliment, c’est très apprécié :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • © Pauline Wherrell
    © Pauline Wher...almost 2 years ago

    Lovely capture Yannik!

  • Hi Pauline, thank you very much for the great comment :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work,

  • Thank you Ann :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Vitta
    Vittaalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful work!!!

  • Hello Vitta, thank you very much, it’s much Appreciated :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Monica M. Scanlan
    Monica M. Scanlanalmost 2 years ago

  • Thank you very much Monica for the feature, I am quite honoured :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroalmost 2 years ago

    21st Sept 2012

  • Thank you Maria :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture Yannik!

  • I’m very pleased that you like it Arfan, thank you very much :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • lgraham
    lgrahamalmost 2 years ago

  • Thank you very much for the feature, I am quite honoured :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnalmost 2 years ago

    i always love the color of glacial water. lovely

  • Thank you very much for the compliment. Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Linda  Makiej Photography
    Linda Makiej ...almost 2 years ago

    ×°×Congratulations on your very wonderful and well deserved feature!!×°×

  • Hi Linda, thank you very much for the great comment and congratulations :)

    – Yannik Hay

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