Photo of the Day: Thursday December 03 2009

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*Third Place July:* Gilles Marcotte, 42, an aspiring professional photographer from Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, didn’t just roll out of bed to get this sunrise shot at the Lake Louise boat launch in Banff National Park, Alberta. He made the four-hour drive in the wee hours to arrive at the popular spot before the hordes of tourists intruded on this serene scene. *Tech info:* Tripod-mounted Nikon D80 with 18–70mm f/3.5–4.5G Nikkor IF-ED DX lens. Exposure, 1/45 sec at f/8, ISO 100. Converted in Adobe Camera RAW; minor adjustments to contrast, saturation and sharpening in Photoshop CS3.Gilles Marcotte