I love Jasper National Park! On my first and only visit to this park, we spent a few days with our friends Darwin and Samantha. Some of the best light of the entire trip appeared at sunset over Beauty Creek.
The range of light was pretty broad. This is an iHDR blend of 3 bracketed shots… and I also needed a 3-stop GND filter to help balance the light between the sky and the ground. I chose this composition to maximize the reflections and the colors in the sky… ignoring the rule of the thirds. I did put the little rock in the lower third of the image. :) If you look closely at this photograph, you will see both the reflections as well as rocks and details underwater. I did not use a circular polarizer because I wanted to capture those brilliant reflections.