A cloudy day in Banff, one of the most scenic towns in the magnificent Canadian Rockies. The other 2 'must visit' towns, are Jasper & Lake Louise. Even though it was cloudy, I still had a nice view of the snow capped peaks from the road. Taken with my old film camera. This looks like an expensive town house development or an exclusive estate in the fg. Added a little saturation, dodged the shadows, & burned the highlights.
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dta (76519) 2012-03-05 4:53
Hello Chris ,
Like the effect of the light , both the grey cloudy sky : it looks like a painting . Also because this is an excellent composition , from this welle chosen POV between the pine trees .
papagolf21 (98590) 2012-03-05 5:01
Bonjour, cher ami Chris,
Nous avons vraiment l'impression d'être au coeur de cette composition.
J'aime cette image façon 3D. La beauté d'ensemble est magnifiée.
siudzi (34141) 2012-03-05 5:02
Amazing view on this beautiful place! This cloudy sky makes it truly attractive and unique. Perfectly executed as always. Bravo!
npecanhuk (74442) 2012-03-05 5:25
Very beautiful and attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, contrasts, horizontal format and composition are all excellent!
I love those mountains in the bg!
It'd be a pleasure to live in one of those houses!
I was fortunate to visit Banff and Lake Louise, but missed Jasper!
TFS - congrats,
Have a great week,
sacimar (26205) 2012-03-05 5:43
good view of this place, I like the composition with the houses and the mountains in the back, the light management is good,
dkmurphys (57033) 2012-03-05 6:34
A wonderful postcard from that impressive place. I like the dramatic sky and the wildness of nature. Lucky owners of those houses.
Well catch, enjoy a fine week.
GiovanniG (3254) 2012-03-05 6:47
Wonderful capture! It has beautiful colors and great clarity. The PV and aspect ratio you selected is superb. The DOF is great and it has good perspective. Bravo!!
A warm hello from,
besnard (56030) 2012-03-05 6:53
Ujne belle vue plongeante sur le village. Le ciel nujageux donne de très jolies couleurs.
Bravo et bonne journée.
TopGeo (38216) 2012-03-05 7:26
Hello Chris ,
I like view and the effect of the light ,Very impressive photo from a beautiful place! Excellent use of the square frame, great composition! Splendid light management, excellent use of the long perspective
Impressive composition, wonderful "soft" colours, amazing atmosphere! Congratulations
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-03-05 7:35
Hi my friend
Green space with trees, and a beautiful painting, a
view with mountains and clouds of Ian and welcome color
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-03-05 7:39
I am longing to visit this beautiful part of Canada and your image is very inviting. You have very nicely combined the nature with the architecture. The beautiful condos in the foreground amidst the green lush are nice contrast to the snow clad peaks. The sky looks white with the clouds. The image is very picturesque with beautiful colors.
rychem (33967) 2012-03-05 7:56
This here is a kind of an old postcard, beautifully done with perfect depth and colors
axiotea (21651) 2012-03-05 8:17
From the thumbnails, I thought of a painting when looking at this view! For sure it's a beautiful place to live, among the fir trees and with such lovely mountains; The luminosity together with the grey sky added lot's of character to this image.
lousat (89134) 2012-03-05 8:28
Hi Chris,this isn't a pic,this is a peinture! What a magnificent choice of the place,what a lucky moment whit this beautiful sky,and what a very professional work in PP,great shot,i like it!Have a nice evening and thanks,LUCIANO
aliabazari (16154) 2012-03-05 8:42
Beautiful combination of nature and architecture. I love her. Exposure very well.
Thanks for sharing
cornejo (40859) 2012-03-05 9:57
Hi Chris, lovely image of this beautiful and interesting landscape. Good picture, clear, with deep, technically very good, lovely work, congratulations my friend. Good afternoon and happy week. Tfs.
brianmcc (6219) 2012-03-05 11:07
this is a fantastic scene. your high viewpoint really has been an advantage here looking above the roof tops and also on towards the wonderful mountains in the distance. you ahve framed the picture well with the tall fir trees on either side. your detail and sharpness, along with the depth of field are excellent. great dodging and burning work.
pierrefonds (64768) 2012-03-05 15:32
The distance between the houses and the mountains is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the houses anf of the mountains. The cloudy sky is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.
Sonata11 (33753) 2012-03-05 20:22
Wow! what a wonderful composition and great framework as well. Colors, sharpness, clarity, POV of this panorama is fabulous. Excellently executed image. Fantastic work. I like it. Thanks for sharing. Perfectly well done.
All the best,
Ricx (13495) 2012-03-05 22:58
Hi Chris, a great image of the Rockies and a bit of the daily life.. what a place to settle.. lovely light on the trees.. well posted Ric
emka (94356) 2012-03-05 23:17
it is like I imagin this part of Canada - dense forests , high mountains and some lakres also.. beautiful landscape, excellent postcard.
have a nice day
jurek1951 (42196) 2012-03-05 23:45
Great landscape shot.Beautiful color tones and composition.Great capture.
BennyV (16385) 2012-03-05 23:49
I like the worn-out feel of the colours here, making it seem somewhat unreal, perhaps even adding a touch of nostalgia to the scene. Great pov too.
danos (96059) 2012-03-06 0:30
very nice the panoramic view from this cloudy day of the city over Banff,with the well chosen POV to creates depth,lead-in the eye on the far end, snowy Mts on the backdrop.I like the beauty of the place with the pale light of the cloudy day to makes the scene unique.
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-03-06 1:42
Hi Chris - Beautiful scenery and a fine composition , the light across the trees in the MG is lovely. Next time I visit Canada this area has to be on my list! Warm regards Rosemary
robmal (2127) 2012-03-07 1:35
Amazing picture of this beautiful place, fantastic POV ansd composition, perfect light and coors, congratulations.
Best regards Robert.
Cricri (117237) 2012-03-07 4:20
C'est une vue très agréable malgré le ciel gris sur les bâtiments entourée de forêt et le graphisme des montagnes a l'horizon,belle présentation
Royaldevon (37563) 2012-03-07 5:27
The clouds are strongly in evidence, and it was taken with a film camera but the scenic view is there for all to appreciate. The tree curtain adds a little mystery to the shot, almost as if we are peeping at the houses. There is a fine sense of depth from the trees to distant, snowy peaks. Just imagine having that view every day!!
Have a lovely day,
Silvio1953 (139811) 2012-03-07 7:27
Ciao Chris, lovely composition with nice houses in a beautiful natural ambientation, superb Grey sky, splendid light, great perspective and wonderful pastel colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
siolaw (38292) 2012-03-07 20:46
Cloudy, but with a nice luminosity and well balanced colours and contrast level.
POV and scenery are prime!
COSTANTINO (63675) 2012-03-10 10:30
it is a shot full of contrasts
grey cloudy sky with amazing
green color,it looks like
a painting,wonderful view
with great sharpness and lightness
pozaru (40) 2012-03-12 0:25
Love this !
It's like a fairy tale.