Comments: bright water, dark clouds

holy crap!

Posted by dan at August 16, 2005 12:36 AM

That picture is gorgeous! I usually think of "dock at the lake" pictures as cliché, but this one feels very real. Definitely one of my favorite pics on this site.

Posted by kenneth at August 16, 2005 12:37 AM

Very ominous........

Posted by Madison at August 16, 2005 12:37 AM


Simply amazing... gorgeous shot!

Posted by Namira at August 16, 2005 01:04 AM

Amazing! Words don't do this shot justice!

Posted by Beth at August 16, 2005 01:26 AM

Stunning shot. Is this B&W? Almost looks like there is a hing of colour just above the horizon, very nice effect.

Posted by pfong at August 16, 2005 03:04 AM

Very damatic shot. Perhaps the calm before the storm?

Posted by Eugene Sakhnenko at August 16, 2005 03:11 AM

Though a nice Picture, very depressing.

Posted by Jitendra at August 16, 2005 03:41 AM

Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.

Posted by Ee at August 16, 2005 03:44 AM

I love this shot. It is typical B&W shot, i don't know why you have just reduced the saturation, probably you like the warm colore between the lake and the sky

Posted by Reza at August 16, 2005 04:11 AM

what a yum shot!

Posted by flying cow at August 16, 2005 04:40 AM

This could easily be a poster for a horror film. I love it :)

Posted by Asby at August 16, 2005 04:49 AM

this is very very nice shot!

Posted by fresh at August 16, 2005 05:02 AM

Circular polarizer?

Posted by Nicolas at August 16, 2005 05:34 AM

i'm amazed yet again, but also lost; what time of day is that?

Posted by Jad Zouein at August 16, 2005 06:15 AM

amazing shot sam. just incredible.

Posted by sigma at August 16, 2005 07:07 AM

nice shot. the clouds are wonderful. they are horrible _somehow.

Posted by hossein daraei at August 16, 2005 07:36 AM

that's awesome mate.

I truly appreciate photography and this is certainly honorary photography.


Posted by Adam at August 16, 2005 07:40 AM


that is SO COOL.

Posted by diana at August 16, 2005 08:04 AM

amazing, amazing!!!!

i wish sam you would work as concept artist on a lotr kind of epic film... even your dreary pix are so pleasant to look at...

having a discussion with my programmer friends, i told them that just because a real or CGI picture shows something ugly or dirty, it can still be pleasant and beautiful to look at and this is a perfect example, great work!!!!!!!!!

Posted by sami jan at August 16, 2005 08:09 AM

Captures cottage country beautifully. Thanks for reviving some fond memories.

Posted by linz at August 16, 2005 08:18 AM

Wow Wow Wow!
This is the best I have seen in a while. You have outdone yourself here. The texture and lighting is fabulous. I knew once I scrolled down the page, there would be more splendor!

Have you left for England yet? Hope you don't forget your luggage.. er. camera bag!

Posted by JasOn at August 16, 2005 08:26 AM

Really nice. My new desktop background!

Posted by Richard at August 16, 2005 08:48 AM

Amazing shot. The dark clouds and the water give a very ominous feeling, kind of makes you wonder if someone didnt just fall off that dock and sink to the murky depths below. Excellent shot.

PS (Sorry if that sounded a bit morbid :) )

Posted by Lucas, A at August 16, 2005 08:50 AM

Inquiring minds must know: how much of this was God and an f-stop, and how much filter and photoshop?

Posted by Kenneth Moyle at August 16, 2005 09:07 AM

wow! im impressed..and i also think i know this lake! i recongize that island, my fried has a cottage right next to a lake and i think it just might be this one. Any chance it's lake louisa?

Posted by Andy at August 16, 2005 09:24 AM

Neil Peart (drummer of the band RUSH) lived on a lake in Quebec with an island and floating docks etc...I wonder if this is the same one? He has since sold it, though.

Posted by KLL at August 16, 2005 09:58 AM

Great shot, very moody! Interestingly, as I have to scroll to see the whole pic, at almost every position I stop at, the picture works!

Posted by Neil at August 16, 2005 10:34 AM

wonderful 2x!

Posted by DavidFF at August 16, 2005 10:44 AM

truly amazing sam, beautiful shot... so dramatic

Posted by sinstone at August 16, 2005 10:54 AM

sometimes if im in a crap mood (rare) i look at the day's pic. and if it's a picture that matches my mood i feel better. today was the perfect day for this picture, thanks for cheering me up.

good photo taking and everything.

Posted by Dudemandude at August 16, 2005 11:21 AM

This is beautiful and creepy. Looks like a scene from a Stephen King book/movie. One of my favourites in a long time...

Posted by Guilherme Pinto at August 16, 2005 12:18 PM

the words "wish I was there" come to mind...thanks!

Posted by fred at August 16, 2005 12:33 PM

I love a good stormy sky. And it makes me feel like I'm right there enjoying it.

Posted by jackie at August 16, 2005 01:02 PM

Great photo. It reminds me of a lot of feelings and memories. I used to go to a lake that had a little island across from our cabin about that distance away, too. When we would have days like those, dark and cold, it would push us inside and we knew we wouldn't be out on the water that day.

Posted by Jen at August 16, 2005 01:10 PM

it reminds me of a horror movie poster. very suspenseful.

Posted by eric at August 16, 2005 01:31 PM

i've never seen clouds like these in my entire life (and i'm over 67 years old) amazing shot. i wish you had also shot this scene in colour; i wonder what it would look like in colour.

Posted by martin at August 16, 2005 04:22 PM

i want to write with mother language:
فوق العاده اعجاب انگيز و رويايي
اي کاش همه انسانها به آرامش رود برسند

Posted by alireza at August 16, 2005 05:43 PM

Excellent work here. Very dramatic.

Posted by Cory Simon at August 16, 2005 06:21 PM

I love the clouds! Very, very dramatic and a quite eerie!

Posted by dany at August 16, 2005 07:30 PM

I love the colour of this so much! What a dramatic sky on the peaceful lake. Good composition.

Posted by yungyaw at August 16, 2005 07:45 PM

Something wicked this way comes...

Exceptional emotion in this shot, very well done!

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Posted by Benjamim at August 17, 2005 05:49 PM

Get out of my head! This is a shot from my childhood... thief!

Haha. Great image. It reminds me of a story by Stephen King called 'The Raft' (1969).

Posted by paul at August 17, 2005 07:18 PM

Another fantastic shot. Is the water as cold as it looks like?

Posted by Patrick at August 18, 2005 03:31 AM

This shot is fantastic, I absolutely love the muted colors and the subtleties in the shadows.

Posted by Justin Gaynor at August 18, 2005 10:25 AM

That is absolutely beautiful. Powerful, serene (yes, maybe I'm weird), breathtaking.

Posted by Lene at August 18, 2005 11:07 AM

Can I also be their friend? I would stare allll day long!

Posted by Tina at August 18, 2005 12:10 PM

Sam, is this at Lac Tremblant by any chance? It's a beautiful capture that evokes happy memories - thank you

Posted by emily at August 18, 2005 07:04 PM

Beautiful... the stormy, ominous clouds against the calm waters is fantastic. Another great use of thirds.

Posted by Abe at August 24, 2005 01:43 PM

This is a great shot !

Posted by Akshay at August 27, 2005 11:09 PM

Great shot, my parents own a cottage on this lake, i've been there many a time. I'm sure you enjoyed the scenic drive along the Gatineau too.

Posted by Joe Topp at October 7, 2005 02:40 PM

What's the point in posting replies like that?
Or may be this is a kind of bot, that is posting using the name "Abe"?

Posted by George at November 3, 2005 10:16 PM