A Moment Of Clarity by grizzlysghost

A Moment Of Clarity

Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park, Montana

*The "star" effect is due to the blades of my aperture. Anytime your aperture is closed down, bright lights (like the sun here) will appear like this. The more extreme your closure, the more extreme the effect. The points vary based on how many blades comprise your aperture. An even number gives you that many points (i.e. 6 blades equals 6 points), but an uneven number gives you twice the number (i.e. 7 blades (as in this example) yields 14 points). :)

PP 27 October 2013
What a prize-winner! This is perfection--the reflections are magical, the star effect is exquisite, and the framing is awesome.
October 28th, 2013  
Wow, excellent shot and a Fav!
October 28th, 2013  
Instant fav. Love that double star.
October 28th, 2013  
very busy now... so just dropping by to say FAV!!!!
October 28th, 2013  
Wonderful! I agree with above comment, star effect is magical, framing well done and reflection perfect!
October 28th, 2013  
Was this the shot you recently had in color? Love this one, too!!
October 28th, 2013  
Love the clarity of the shot and the b&w. Gorgeous!
October 28th, 2013  
Beautiful! Great eye,great capture. Black and white is perfect too. Fav+
October 28th, 2013  
Fabulous shot!
October 28th, 2013  
So beautiful!
October 28th, 2013  
Yep, this one goes straight into the FAVE folder, too! WOW!
October 28th, 2013  
Wow, this is amazing! As always...
October 28th, 2013  
Amazing shot!
October 28th, 2013  
Incredible! Love the flares.
October 28th, 2013  
Gorgeous!!!
October 28th, 2013  
whoa....amazing. FAV
October 28th, 2013  
instant fav. fabulous.
October 28th, 2013  
A mighty fine glimpse into the world of nature and its beauty
October 28th, 2013  
beautiful
October 28th, 2013  
Fav. A wall hanger for sure
October 28th, 2013  
Cool double star. Lake McDonald has been a gold mine for you.
October 28th, 2013  
@amandal Thanks! Same place, just a little different angle: http://365project.org/grizzlysghost/365/2013-10-10
October 28th, 2013  
love it!
October 28th, 2013  
So beautifully crystal clear. Fav :)
October 28th, 2013  
Great photo love it!
October 28th, 2013  
Fabulous composition. Such clear water and reflections. Fav!!!
October 28th, 2013  
Fav!
October 28th, 2013  
Pristine - the clarity is gorgeous! : ) fav
October 28th, 2013  
Wonderful shot Aaron, FAV!
October 28th, 2013  
Fantastic!
October 28th, 2013  
Unreal clarity...I prefer the composition (esp the position of the sun) of this shot over the colour equivalent, but the B&W can't beat those rich colours of the other one!
October 28th, 2013  
Agree with @ericdibosco that's is some awesome clarity, beautiful shot :)
October 28th, 2013  
great shot! :)
fav
October 28th, 2013  
I have to ask! Is the star superimposed via Photoshop or similar? FAV anyway...
October 28th, 2013  
@julieco Thanks Julie! The "star" is the sun, but it has those points because my aperture is closed pretty small; and when you do that, bright lights appear with points on them :)
October 28th, 2013  
Gorgeous reflections and clarity! Fav!
October 28th, 2013  
Love the sun flare and reflection! Fav!
October 28th, 2013  
Stunning capture!! FAV!!
October 28th, 2013  
Superb! Fav!
October 28th, 2013  
Stunning! Fav! I wish I understood your explanation ;)
October 28th, 2013  
Jo
Absolutely stunning, I soooo wish I could try a shot like this. Fav
October 28th, 2013  
Beautiful shot but you must have used a ND filter too? Really like the Star effect.
October 28th, 2013  
So much overwhelming clarity blurs my mind ;)
October 28th, 2013  
@beatnikphoto Thanks Brian! No ND on this shot :)
October 28th, 2013  
Beautiful
October 28th, 2013  
Amazing!
October 29th, 2013  
I logged in just to fav this. Fabulous!
October 29th, 2013  
@scooter Haha, thanks Scooter! :)
October 29th, 2013  
Fab sun flare and live the b&w
October 29th, 2013  
@grizzlysghost tee hee, you are welcome!!! Hope you are well!! :)
October 29th, 2013  
what an amazing shot.... splendid b&w
October 29th, 2013  
Beautiful photo! And THANKS for taking time to give us a detailed explanation!!
October 29th, 2013  
Wonderful. Fab in BNW
October 29th, 2013  
Stunning fav...
October 29th, 2013  
So crisp and clear! :)
October 29th, 2013  
Fabulous clarity and thank you for the explanation - FAV
October 29th, 2013  
Impressive SFX! I love this one!
October 29th, 2013  
amazing shot
October 29th, 2013  
Brilliant - FAV!
October 30th, 2013  
wow, looks like it goes on forever and ever. fav congrats on the PP and probably more to come
October 30th, 2013  
A friend of mine told me about the website you are on to sell your photos. Do you like it and is it worth doing?
October 30th, 2013  
@sailingmusic I think it's totally worth doing; I just put my photos on the site, advertise a little bit on Facebook, and leave it alone :) I sell work every now and then, maybe a few a month, and would probably get a lot more if I were to be more aggressive in advertising it.
October 30th, 2013  
This is WOW! :)) Fav for sure! Brilliant!
October 30th, 2013  
Lovely texture.
November 2nd, 2013  
Nice explanation of the pointed starbursts.
November 3rd, 2013  
Surreal photo of this place! Very cool!
November 3rd, 2013  
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