On the theme of the Forest Floor I thought it would be interesting to share a photo of the Canadian US Border Peaks. I am up with a friend Julius up behind Tamahi Creek Road on the old logging roads. From this vantage spot you can see the cut line of trees which separates the Canada and US border, Canada on the left of the line and USA on the right. I wonder how many people would be able to cross over into the USA if this were the US / Mexican border? I am not sure how closely this spot is monitored. There could be sensor devices that tract movement across here. Honestly I have no idea. Enjoy the borderline photo.
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boonie (779) 2006-11-11 22:58
I have crossed the boarder a number of times and have seen the "cut". Quite interesting to see. Nice capture of the "line" - perfect DOF.
robertosalguero (246) 2006-11-11 23:26
I like the picture and the mountain scene shown. Nice work with the colors and perspective showing the border line. It seems that you hiked very high to take this shot.
asajernigan (21427) 2006-11-11 23:37
Very good color and lighting with superb DOF. I like the perspective allowing the eye to follow the cut up into the mountains.
berseph (1758) 2006-11-12 0:08
That is neat. I never knew there would be a cut in the trees to mark the boundary. You've captured it well. THanks for the informative note.
macondo (18977) 2006-11-12 2:56
Hi Paul. This one is fascinating to me, as I live in a country with no land borders. I would hardly have believed they'd bother to create this line, surely only done for the benefit of aerial photographers (and intrepid shooters like you). Interesting to see those bald, deforested spaces on the left there, on the Canadian side. Anyway, with those sharply defined trees at the bottom, and the distant hazy peaks, you have a great sense of distance and space in this one.
bantonbuju (51789) 2006-11-12 4:54
fantastic! i do love the tones here - the upper part is a sort of celicately-pinky-foggy, while the 2/3 of the frame is graphical (path, edges of the forested areas etc.);
really nice work,
best wishes, j.
Ann75 (0) 2006-11-12 17:12
Very interesting shot, Paul. I love the two mountain peaks rising above the green trees and green mountain side. The colours and details are wonderful and it's nice with this vertical format! Great shot, Paul!
PS: Now don't you go and give people some crazy ideas, will ya? Haha. But it sure is quite amazing how just a cut line of trees is the border between two countries and I have no idea how closely it is monitored?? I don't think it would be easy to cut through such a forest, though?
jwmunro (286) 2006-11-12 18:27
Hello Paul -
The border crossing at Chief Mountain near Waterton Lakes looks just like this. What is really interesting is to see this border from space and notice the cropping patterns on either side of the line. This is a nice image and meets your goal of documenting the border but the midday light is holding back the artistic impact.
Thank you for sharing
parbo (11092) 2006-11-12 19:55
The line of border is like sliced with knife. Trees at front help us imagine the scale of the landscape. It’s huge. Thanks for your informative notes too. Congratulations.
rl245267 (845) 2006-11-14 23:59
Another truly amazing shot. Excellent composition and POV with the line running down the middle of the photo leading to the two peaks. Also, this looks a lot like my home. This has to be on the border between Washington state and British Columbia.
- Copyright: Paul Enns (PJE) (20758)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-23
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon 50 f1.8, Digital ISO 100
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): The Forest Floor [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-11-11 22:51