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Extract of an article from Better Photography by Peter Eastway…

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Valley of Five Lakes (Jasper National Park), Canada
Phase One A-Series, 70mm Alpagon lens, IQ3 Trichromatic back, f11 @ 1/8 second, ISO 35

Truth is stranger than fiction and I'm sure when you first laid eyes on this pic, you thought, 'Ahh, Eastway slipped the colour saturation slider again'. 

This is the Valley of Five Lakes near Jasper in Canada - and Tony and I have a few seats we'd love to fill on our photo tour back to here later this year if you're interested (https://www.betterphotography.com/component/virtuemart/workshops/canadian-rockies-photo-tour-30-september-to-10-october-2019,-us-8995-detail?Itemid=147).

But it's not true! Or is it? Well, partially. The photo above is the one I like and yes, I have pushed the saturation slider to the right because it was a quick solution. The photo below has no colour saturation, but I have darkened down the water and added a little contrast to produce a very similar colour result in the water. If I spent a little more time, I could go even greener!

It's a little like my photo of the Lady Elizabeth in the Falkland Islands (as seen in The New Tradition), her rusting hull beached in an emerald green sea. While the photo itself didn't have such green water, due to the overcast skies, a few hours earlier before the clouds arrived, the water was incredibly green - and that was my inspiration for turning the water green. The fiction was based on the truth.

And I think if you visit the Valley of Five Lakes, you'll actually find that the greens are greener than what you're looking at here!

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