Well Greetings from the Fraser Valley this Christmas Season. A fitting photo for Christmas featuring and old farm house setting photo that I took when we had a cold spell last November. I love wonderful clear days like this where the snow covered mountians grace the view of the valley. Speaking of mountians filled with snow... let me tell you a story.
On the afternoon that I took this photo, a friend of mine was hiking up Elk Ridge in his snow shoes. He shared with me what the view looked like from up there while I was enjoying the view from down below. I have been thinking of hiking some mountian trails in the winter season this year. In the workshop you can see the view from Elk Ridge on the same day.
Thank you for all your kind comments this year. Its been a real pleasure to learn a little more about seeing life through the viewfinder, and a real joy to share it with others. So may the peace and joy of this Christmas Season be a blessing in your life. And of course.. cheers!!!
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rjb874 (597) 2006-12-24 18:32
Paul, I enjoy this picture. It is sharp, focused and nicely balanced. It has a great backdrop and the shadows of the trees against the house give it a sense of time of day. A useful note as well. Merry xmas!
euryan (8440) 2006-12-24 19:02
Beautiful shot Paul. The warm light on the side of the house is great. The composition is very good with the mountains in the background. I loved seeing the workshop as well.
lilimih33 (9918) 2006-12-24 19:15
Hello Paul! Beautiful winter picture! Great colours, light, contrast and sharpness! Good perspective! Very well done!
jmcl (14535) 2006-12-24 19:15
Wonderful soft light and shadows .. it is really striking the way the peaks are softer than the sharp lines of the house .. beautiful image .. tfs.
parbo (11092) 2006-12-24 20:55
Lights are great in your frame. I like the house a lot with its yellow façade and green roof. Especially brick chimneys are seems ready for Santa’s presents. Snowy ground and mountains are beautiful. Excellent works, congratulations.
I wish Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year to you and your family.
siolaw (38292) 2006-12-24 21:38
Good compo with superb light and nice soft colors, sun being low enhances details in the snow... I like the texture of the mountains
Wish you a mery Xmas!
sebinho342 (19317) 2006-12-24 22:53
Hi Paul, happy to see 'in live' your post as i finish my evening (late ;) ) and try to set up and understand the tripod i got ... excellent view here, full of mood and good atmosphere, soft one, i love it
Snowy picture, i wish it snow here in Paris :(
Wish you excellent end of year my friend
ls7902 (7348) 2006-12-25 1:02
Merry Christmas to you. Wonderful mountains and snow. I like the way the sun shines at the house. The setting of the house against the mountains which is well defined in this image is just great. I would love to live in this house. Latiff.
Floydian (30970) 2006-12-25 1:02
Wonderful light here in a beautiful composition. The way you composed this with the long shadows and the warm tones in the house and the more cold ones on the mountain are just perfect.
It must be great living there, everyday a photo opportunity.
Have a nice Christmas, Henk
dsidwell (9783) 2006-12-25 1:29
Hello Paul! This is a wonderful image with such special light. Add to this the effective composition, and the photo really is wonderful. Thanks for showing us!
jjcordier (79297) 2006-12-25 1:33
Superbe photo, Paul! Le paysage est magnifique mais c'est surtout la lumière qui est sublime. Joyeuses fêtes de fin d'année à toi et tes proches.
logios (1903) 2006-12-25 6:04
Merry Christmas to you and your family my friend Paul.
carper (96) 2006-12-25 11:08
merry Christmas Paul for you and your family,
very nice photo, great light good composiktion and with a nice pov, good is also the quality of the shot, have a nice days.
jwmunro (286) 2006-12-25 11:44
Merry Christmas Paul -
This is a very country image and pleasing to look at even though it is cold outside. This could be your Christmas Card next year with a holly boarder added. Excellent composition, exposure, etc, etc. Well done!
Thank you for sharing
maphoto (8082) 2006-12-25 15:53
Hi Paul, Merry Chrismas to you also, best wishes for this georgeous day ! Beautiful light and lanscape, we still don't have snow in Montreal...but it will come ! See you, thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures in 2006 !
Fis2 (98653) 2006-12-25 18:21
Wonderful place, beautiful landscape. I like the colours and light. Good composition and frame. Well done.
Nicely me that you are at I :-).
keribar (43841) 2006-12-26 0:30
The light is so wonderful here and so are all the scattered spots, mountains, trees are buildings. It's like a puzzle where everything seems to fall in it's right place.
Best - Izzet
Ann75 (0) 2006-12-26 0:48
What a gorgeous photo with all those amazing snow covered mountains! The view is stunning and the lighting is excellent! Great work, Paul!
I want to wish you and your family all the best for Christmas and New Year! May 2007 bring you all the happiness, luck, love and good health you wish for!
jazu (415) 2006-12-26 6:05
That's a very nice composition. I like the softness of this photo. Great job as usual.
macondo (19564) 2006-12-26 8:31
Another superbly lit shot, beautifully cropped and presented. The crispness of the mountains, the low slanting light, the tonality of everything in the picture - an absolute delight. And what a spot to be in.
sabyasachi1212 (19779) 2006-12-26 13:30
A perfectly chosen greeting postcard. Everything perfect about this, the light, the composition, even the framing.
Best Wishes for the New Year
batalay (38951) 2006-12-26 15:06
The light and composition act in concert to produce a sensational image. Indeed, this is such a timely photo for this time of year — a double-matted, and finished painting ready to hang. Season's Greetings and a Happy, Healthy New Year to you and yours,
jhm (153776) 2006-12-27 7:05
This composition and the lighting through the low sun care for a beautiful picture and splendid lighting.
Merry Christmas to you and your family and good health, peace, prosperity and love
in the new year to come. Tfs.
Have a nice day.
RADEEH (2802) 2006-12-27 8:24
Sun falling on the house and the hill top is very intersting.I havent seen snow in real ,this view of snow tempts me to this place.The footprintsand layers on the snow is eyecatching. Great shot
Wish you all the best for 2007
Cormac (26565) 2006-12-27 11:48
Great shot Paul! You are so lucky that you have snow out there, and can get these Christmas type shots - in Vancouver it's pretty soggy and dull. Great light in this, and I like the house in front of the mountains, which really makes this a beautiful scene. Excellent!
Emile (20352) 2006-12-28 16:55
Beautiful picture with very good light and sharpness, your composition with the house off center and the city on the valley plus those impressive mountains is superb. Good point of view and nice note.
Happy New Year for you and your family and wish that 2007 will bring you health, peace and prosperity.
john_c (24666) 2007-01-03 11:23
You certainly took good advantage of the shooting conditions on that memorable November day in the Valley...I like the lighting here and the way you have framed this, with the traditional farmhouse bathing in the sun and the pristine mountains in the distance. Mt. Slesse is clearly seen and appreciated here. All the best in the New Year, Paul. I chuckled upon reading that you bought some snowshoes...
excited (143) 2007-02-15 1:44
really nice light, good postcard shot, nice sense of being there, feels cold, nice shot, thanks scott
- Copyright: Paul Enns (PJE) (20758)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-11-28
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon 70-200 F4L
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Winter In The Fraser Valley [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-12-24 18:06