Note: While I was at the Fraser River today capturing some winter sunsets I turned towards Mt Cheam while heading back to my truck. When I saw the sunset colors on the snow filled mountian range I knew I had to have this shot. The three trees are on a dyke walkway and they made the base for this photo. Its nice to share on trek earth what you captured today. This is the view from the Fraser Valley today. Many residents see this closing sight every day.
I bought a pair of snow shoes today and cannot wait to head up to these mountian trails in the winter months. Why wait till summer to hike? This just might be why I chose this shot today. Enjoy!
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singuanti (15250) 2006-12-27 22:08
Hi Paul. It's good to see your old friend Mt. Cheam again. I don't think I've ever seen it under such a dramatic light in any of your photos. Snowshoeing does sound like a lot of fun. Beautiful one Paul!
mumek (20198) 2006-12-27 22:45
Good evening Paul!
I am speechless. You captured a very romantic light on the slopes of the Mt. Cheam. Great colors and super view at the mountains with very nice contrast between foreground and background. Super shot. Thanks for sharing.
Ann75 (0) 2006-12-27 23:46
It sure was another great day for some great sunsets! This shot is amazing with the trees in the foreground leading to the gorgeous view over the mountain halfway in the clouds. The lighting and colour are amazing in this shot! Great composition and excellent work! I went up to Burnaby Mountain for some sunsets. :)
deblink (2548) 2006-12-28 0:38
What a spectacular view. How pretty are the colours of the sunset on the distant mountains. An incredible photo. Thanks for sharing.
jjcordier (70629) 2006-12-28 1:09
Les teintes roses produites par ce soleil hivernal sont très séduisantes. La silhouette majestueuse de ces arbres en opposition avec les teintes douces de la montagne formant une très belle composition.
SamB (1948) 2006-12-28 1:54
The lighting is indeed tremendous on this one, the low, heavy clouds give a strong mood to this piece. Perhaps if you underexposed it a little bit you could hold a little bit more of the reds and pinks in, but it's certainly very nice, and the silhouettes give a nice simple foreground interest that contrasts well with the soft background but follows a nice lower left to upper right highlight on Mount Cheam for harmony.
Janice (4403) 2006-12-28 2:21
What stunning colours you have capturred here Paul. And the composition with the 3 trees is perfect. Wonderful presentation, TFS
GLEM (3004) 2006-12-28 2:54
très belle image hivernale, le soleil qui rougit donne un très bel effet sur la neige. Belle perspective avec ce premier plan.
marioana (2256) 2006-12-28 3:32
Beautiful shot. It's all about timing. A moment ot two either way and the sun wouldn't be the same or the cloud would close in. Great POV.
logios (1903) 2006-12-28 6:56
excellent lighting and colors on this amazing mountains.
jwmunro (286) 2006-12-28 9:43
Hello Paul -
This is a very beautiful image and the people who see this every day are the lucky. I love the soft pink light on the mountains. We get the same light here in Denver during the winter months. The trees in front are a good foreground and effectively break up the forest in the background. Well done!
Thank you for sharing
Cormac (26545) 2006-12-28 12:14
Wow! Great light on the snow covered mountains, making them look even pink, which contrasts very well with the blue of the snow. Might have been better if you could have found just one tree to use as a slihoette, but that may not have been possible. Great work!
plimrn (21344) 2006-12-29 1:21
You've done an excellent job of capturing this magic light. With the mist in the trees and the excellent framing it's one of the best Alpenglow shots I've seen. Snow shoeing is a LOT of work!! But then again, you don't have those long lift lines and you have the area to yourself. I'll look forward to photos from your treks.
siolaw (37644) 2006-12-29 2:30
Spectacular colors and light you got in this'pink hour' shot! The FG balances the compo perfectly, framing is excellent with a bit of grass in the foreground to give us distance and depth
Happy new year
keribar (43841) 2006-12-30 2:13
Paul this is a beauty. I am also speechles, and a have now an immense desire to go to Canada and discover these landscapes and you ARE responsible.
I am not sure where you live in Canada, but I believe you must not be too far to these great nature parks, or you travel all the time.
HAPPY NEW YEAR AND MANY MORE GOOD PICTURES IN 2007 - Izzet
vesalius (861) 2006-12-30 13:12
Beautiful colours Paul and well composed as always. I really like your use of frames, I'm thinking of starting to use them myself. Take care, Don.
anesugur (18783) 2006-12-30 13:31
What a great composition...
Wonderful scenery with superb light and colors.
Happy New Year to you and your family. Uğur
jmcl (14535) 2006-12-30 17:17
sorry to be piling on here .. but this is so wonderful .. the colors on the mountains are just beautiful .. the way the leafless trees fit into the composition is just great.
batalay (34147) 2006-12-30 19:47
This is the most inspiring photo I've seen in years. It's reminiscent of the works of the great painters 'Luminous School' who painted surrealistic views of the Rockies. Magnificently conceived and executed. Well done!
banyanman (7789) 2007-01-01 13:17
Wow, what beautiful colours, Paul - I never knew that winter sunsets could be so impressive. I envy those people that you mention see this nearly every day. I will be making my first winter trip to Canada in 2010 (I've only been there in the summer before) so I hope I can witness something like this then. Very well framed with the trees in the foreground - they give this image a lot of depth.
Happy New Year and thanks for all your critiques in 2006. They were much appreciated.
Cheers . . . David
capthaddock (28790) 2007-01-01 15:43
Hi Paul - what an exquisite light, my favourite part is where the magenta glow illuminates the snowy trees, great timing.
pboehringer (770) 2007-01-08 14:50
Hi Paul, this is simply stunning. The colors of the sunset are being magically absorbed by the mountains and clouds. The composition with these trees in the foreground is extremely well chosen and is half of the success of this shot.
bakes888 (18499) 2007-01-09 3:52
Hi Paul. I can understand the urge to capture a shot like this once you’ve seen it. I too spend my spare time looking for scenes like this to point my camera at. That marvellous background is anchored well by those trees. Well captured and thanks for sharing.
Dyerco (10185) 2007-08-22 23:05
Stunning colours and well exposed and composed. You left some detail in the foreground which is nice and it provides a base to the image. Have you thought about coming to the Abbotsford Photo Arts Club. You can come as a guest if you like. Also we are putting on a seminar with Andre Gallant as guest speaker this Oct. He has some amazing tulip shots in Photolife Mag this month and I see you like to photograph tulips.
dareco (17134) 2007-12-02 1:35
You really do have a gallery full of wonderful pictures. It's always fun to look back threw. The colors in this are incredible!! It looks rather 'heavenly'. A really fantastic scene. TFS
Vague (307) 2011-09-15 10:07
What a beautiful photo! The subject is very good. But the time of the day and the colours are that produce such a unique effect!... Congratulations!
- Copyright: Paul Enns (PJE) (20758)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-12-27
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon EF-S 18-55/3.5-5.6, Digital ISO 100
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Winter In The Fraser Valley [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-12-27 21:01
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