Fire on the Mountain

© Courtenay Vanderbilt

Fire on the Mountain

Michelle Alton Student 9/30/2011 4:20:14 AM

Courtenay, this is SO DIFFERENT from the zillions of magnificent shots taken in these environs. I would make it a big winner! #1411854

R. J. Laudenbacher 9/30/2011 4:34:48 AM

Such a beautiful shot Courtenay. I love the sun draped mountain top in the golden light and then the deep blues of the mountain below. All of that along with the beautiful reflection makes this a winner as Michelle has already said. #9706754

Bobby Ray Goodman 9/30/2011 4:42:15 AM

Hi Courtenay,Beautiful ray of light up on the top of the mountain.Stunning detail and clarity!!! #9706765

Ken Smith 9/30/2011 4:50:52 AM

God's country, for sure!! Another beauty, Courtenay! #9706779

Wm Nosal 9/30/2011 4:51:13 AM

WOW! A Perfect Shot, Courtenay!
It's Been To Years For Me, Must
Get Back Out There!

But Wait, Laura Just Gave Me A Time
Machine For A Knot Answer On CRC
Be Seeing Youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu.................:) #9706781

Gina Cormier 9/30/2011 5:13:37 AM

So beautiful!! Love the lighting at the top!!! #9706812

Dayna Cain 9/30/2011 5:47:56 AM

WOW! Beautiful image Courtenay! #9706856

Stefania Barbier 9/30/2011 6:40:38 AM

what a gorgeous sight... perfect mirror! beautiful! #9706980

Monnie Ryan 9/30/2011 6:51:10 AM

WOW! That had to be an awesome sight! Fantastic capture! #9707012

JO ANN CLEVELAND 9/30/2011 8:19:14 AM

Wow! Fantastic capture Courtenay! Love it..

jo ann c. #9707222

Jeff W. Robinson 9/30/2011 9:38:24 AM

A stunning landscape Courtenay! #9707367

Leslie McLain 9/30/2011 11:03:10 AM

Stunning capture and reflection, Courtenay. #9707469

Daniella Puente 9/30/2011 11:14:14 AM

Fabulous place and capture! :) #9707499

Ann Coates 9/30/2011 1:48:12 PM

A big WOW from me. Absolutely beautiful Courtenay. #9707741

Stephen Zacker 9/30/2011 2:35:10 PM

Stunning scenery #9707861

Claudia Kuhn 9/30/2011 4:18:32 PM

Gorgeous light and reflection Courtenay! #9708019

Carol Eade 9/30/2011 4:51:04 PM

Incredibly beautiful, Courtenay, love the light on the mountain top and the reflection. #9708085

Phillip R. Connolly 9/30/2011 5:27:54 PM

You have done so well in presenting this one, Courtenay!! Excellent capture!

Phil #9708160

Heather Loewenhardt 9/30/2011 5:45:22 PM

The depth, texture, lighting and tonality in this image make it a winner with its perfect composition and POV. Very unique ans totally beautiful. #9708191

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 9/30/2011 5:54:55 PM

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is Stunning Court!!
I don't think I have seen anything more beautiful!

Perfect comp and the colors are glorious!!
The reflection pristine

Welcome home!!

You were missed ;0) #9708204

Linda D. Lester 9/30/2011 7:27:41 PM

What a beauty!!! I would love to see this some day! Glad you had such a great trip! #9708307

Mary Dimitriw 9/30/2011 8:10:07 PM

Wow Courtenay this is amazing!! I don't think I've ever seen this part of Banff. A stunning comp...winner in my books as well! #9708355

Avril Mrs Young 10/1/2011 2:53:22 AM

wow, stunning, terrific reflections!! #9708683

Laura E. Swan 10/1/2011 10:22:53 PM

Hi Courtenay! Thank you so much for this dedication shout! :)) !!!

So THIS is what it looks like there in the morning, hey? Lol...(We go at PICNIC TIME, as you know! HeeHee!!!)

Well, it was worth getting up at the crack of dawn, I see!!! This is so beautiful and so like the Rockies to see a blast light on what the sun breaks on first. Really gorgeous, Courtenay!!!

If Mary only knew how close we ALL came to missing this lake!!! Lol...It was a tricky find but well worth it.

I understand just where you were standing. Over the two bridges and then an about face to the west.

May this one go as GOLDEN as the light, dear lady!

-Laura :) #9710203

Renee Doyle 10/2/2011 12:49:13 AM

This is absolutely gorgeous Courtenay!!!!! #9710332

Ellen Hodges 10/2/2011 8:23:42 AM

Absolutely fabulous capture, Courtenay!!!! Wow gorgeous!!! Can't wait to meet you and sooooo glad your can visit us all in Chicago!!! #9710847

Mike Clime 10/2/2011 12:39:31 PM

Beautiful landscape and reflection, Courtenay! Nice bold colors! #9711193

Terry Cervi 10/2/2011 6:55:02 PM

Another stunning image from your trip, Courtenay!! Isn't Banff one of the most gorgeous places around? #9712032

Patricia A. Coblentz 10/2/2011 7:21:21 PM

You captured the perfect light, Courtenay...I love how the sun atop the mountain reflects in the water. A beautiful composition and capture of this gorgeous scene!!!! #9712068

Marilyn Cornwell 10/3/2011 3:36:42 AM

Congratulations on this absolute perfection, Courtenay! #9712525

Liz Bullock 10/11/2011 7:52:20 PM

Beautifully captured! #9729872

Ann Coates 10/18/2011 4:47:41 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Courtenay. I know Laura will be thrilled for you too. #9743599

Amy M. Wilson 10/18/2011 4:53:26 PM

Stunning capture... huge congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Courtenay!! #9743634

Mary Timman 10/18/2011 5:06:51 PM

Awesome finalist! Congratulations Courtenay and good luck on the next round. #9743718

Ken Smith 10/18/2011 5:09:25 PM

Awesome, Courtenay. Congrats!! #9743744

Wm Nosal 10/18/2011 5:09:46 PM

Congratulations, Courtnenay! #9743748

Wm Nosal 10/18/2011 5:09:47 PM

Congratulations, Courtnenay! #9743749

Ken Smith 10/18/2011 5:11:15 PM

Awesome, Courtenay. Congrats!! #9743765

Patricia A. Coblentz 10/18/2011 5:36:52 PM

Congratulations on this exquisite finalist, Courtenay! I hope very much to see it in the next round...just superb!! #9744015

Boyd L. Alexander 10/18/2011 5:43:22 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Courtenay! #9744075

Tammy M. Anderson 10/18/2011 5:53:16 PM

congrats on a beautiful finalist, Courtenay. #9744162

Terry Cervi 10/18/2011 5:55:51 PM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Courtenay! #9744184

Danny B. Head 10/18/2011 6:01:07 PM

Congrats on an awesome finalist! #9744242

Carol Eade 10/18/2011 6:46:09 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Courtenay! #9744564

Bobby Ray Goodman 10/18/2011 6:49:29 PM

Hi Courtenay,A big congratulations on this beautiful finalist!!! #9744586

Kathy Salerni 10/18/2011 7:06:18 PM

Big congrats on your Finalist and good luck in the next round, Courtenay! #9744694

Courtenay Vanderbilt 10/18/2011 8:07:45 PM

Many, many thanks...I'm out of town this week. Will catch up with you guys later! Congrats, Finalists!! #9745024

Stefania Barbier 10/18/2011 10:51:01 PM

gorgeous finalist, congratulations!!! #9745505

Laura E. Swan 10/18/2011 10:59:34 PM

Well, well, well. What have we here? Ring, ring, ring, ring...(Those were the sounds of the bell on our travel agency door! There is a crowd forming!)

HA!

Big congrats...and you know we are all rooting for this one to go GOLD! I think Michelle put instant good luck on this one too! YES! YOU GO GIRL!

-Laura :D #9745543

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 10/19/2011 3:26:29 AM

Mickey is such a smarty pants.....

Congratulations My Friend! #9746013

Julie Burnett 10/19/2011 5:32:51 AM

Stunning light and reflections!! Congratulations and best of luck, Courtenay!! #9746348

Monnie Ryan 10/19/2011 6:02:53 AM

Congratulations on your Finalist award, Courtenay! #9746419

John Rivera 10/19/2011 6:17:45 AM

Big Congrats Courtenay on your great finalist! #9746501

Heather Loewenhardt 10/19/2011 6:24:15 AM

Congrats on this stunning image becoming a finalist Courtenay. I think we should meet here and cover all the places we both missed. I hope to get back there in December to meet with my son and do some snow shooting. Good luck in the next round. #9746537

Jack Ryan 10/19/2011 6:53:54 AM

Very deserving...congratulations! #9746713

Lisa J. Boulden 10/19/2011 9:39:26 AM

Great color in this beautiful finalist!
Congratulations!
~♥~ #9747387

Patrick Rouzes 10/19/2011 10:21:15 AM

Congrats & good luck, Courtenay! #9747537

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 10/19/2011 11:09:00 AM

I love the light on the peaks alone, and its reflection. #9747744

Nancy L. Green 10/19/2011 11:52:09 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Court, VERY well deserved!! <>< #9747885

Lindley Johnson 10/19/2011 2:37:34 PM

Fantastic comp, color, and reflections, Courtenay! Congratulations on your wonderful finalist. #9748473

JO ANN CLEVELAND 10/19/2011 3:00:23 PM

Outstanding finalist...congratulations Courtenay!

jo ann c. #9748548

Renee Doyle 10/19/2011 6:08:35 PM

WTG Courtenay!! Congratulations! #9749077

Tamara K. Walker 10/19/2011 8:55:04 PM

The one little spot of warm color brings so much to all the cool shades of blue. Congratulations! #9749355

Randy D. Dinkins 10/20/2011 5:05:16 AM

Beautiful shot, reflection; perfect title. Congratulations!! #9749915

Mary Dimitriw 10/20/2011 5:20:24 AM

Congrats Courtenay, this is so, so good!!! #9749962

Sabrina Ryan 10/20/2011 5:54:44 AM

Congratulations on your Wonderful Finalist, Courtenay #9750044

Val Feldman 10/20/2011 5:55:52 AM

Excellent! Congratulations on this superb Finalist, Ms. Courtenay! All the best in the upcoming round! (I'm sooo far behind - forgive the tardiness!!! :) :) #9750049

Linda D. Lester 10/20/2011 6:26:46 AM

Congratulations on your beauty!!!! #9750099

Debra R. Harder 10/20/2011 8:15:12 AM

What a glorious scene, Courtenay!! I love the colors and fabulous light. Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL finalist! jsb #9750248

Eivor Kuchta 10/20/2011 12:41:20 PM

Outstanding light! Congratulations on your finalist! #9750757

Stacey Williams 10/20/2011 3:27:38 PM

Congratulations on your finalist!! It's just beautiful. #9751059

Usman M. Bajwa 10/20/2011 8:54:29 PM

CONGRATZ on this terrific Finalist!!!

UB. #9751483

Ellen Hodges 10/21/2011 4:27:07 AM

Huge congrats and very best luck with this awesome finalist, Courtenay!!! #9751895

R. J. Laudenbacher 10/21/2011 4:52:58 AM

Congratulations Courtenay on this beautiful finalist. Best of luck to you in the next round. #9751976

Leslie McLain 10/22/2011 3:28:41 PM

Congrats on a stunning finalist, Courtenay. #9754971

Kathy Cline 10/23/2011 7:13:15 AM

So pretty Courtenay and a well deserved award.
Have a blessed day.
#9756396

David M. Montero 10/23/2011 9:52:09 AM

Congratulations on your finalist selection Courtenay!!! #9756752

Lorna Shutter 10/23/2011 7:15:36 PM

Woo Hoo!!! I thought I congratulated you on your Finalist Award for this beautiful image ... but I guess I didn't! So, CONGRATULATIONS, Court!!!!! WTG!!! :)
Photobucket #9757695

Rona L. Schwarz 10/23/2011 9:07:40 PM

Am still making the Finalist rounds, Courtenay and this really caught my eye! Stunning and very unique capture of Banff. Have to echo what Michelle said - a very different composition. Love the ray of light on the mountain and the glorious reflection below - the detail and clarity are outstanding. Big Congrats! I think you have a winner! #9757842

Christine R. Lobsinger 10/24/2011 5:05:48 AM

WOW Courtenay! FANTASTIC FINALIST... here's hoping FOR GOLD! SHOULD GO GO GO To GOLD!
Awesome shot!!!!
Smiling CHRIS #9758411

Chris Schlosser 10/25/2011 5:56:20 AM

Stunning capture, Courtenay! Congratualations on your finalist! #9761118

Orsi 10/25/2011 12:10:50 PM

WooW!!Amazing work,Courtenay!Congratualations on your finalist!!! #9761921

Merna L. Nobile 10/25/2011 4:22:01 PM

May your heart catch the joy of the moment and soar!
I am so happy for you!
CONGRATULATIONS, Merna


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Sharon 10/26/2011 7:52:51 PM

Courtenay, HUGE congratulations on your stunning & well deserved finalist!!! Banff is sooooooo beautiful! #9765260

Stephen Zacker 11/17/2011 5:06:43 PM

I thought you would do well on your scenics. They are Fantastic. Congratulations #9814925

Sabrina Ryan 11/18/2011 11:38:56 AM

Congratulations on a Fabulous Finalist, Courtenay! #9816866

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This shout out goes to Laura and Dale Swan whose guidance was greatly appreciated! Thank you! We certainly had a blast playing in your back yard and meeting you!

A crisp morning at Cascade Pond in Banff National Forest.

Exif: F Number: 22, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 3/1 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 16.00 mm, Model: NIKON D700

Uploaded on 9/30/2011 4:08:42 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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