Well, today was another day for getting out into Canada's winter wonderland - hiking/snow shoeing up in the mountains just outside of Vancouver.
This is what greets you as you reach the snow shoeing area at Mount Seymour. And yes, i know what you're all going to say - Craig goes up into the Mountains and he STILL finds architecture to photograph!
The little cabin or hut really caught my attention and I just had to take a photo or two, coudn't resist :)
Even though there's plenty of snow up here on the mountains, its still raining everyday down in the Valley, in the City areas.
Hope you enjoy this shot
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tedesse (25135) 2013-01-10 23:24
Great view of the winter full of snow, which I like!
Interesting POV, beautiful colors and excellent sharpness.
I cordially greet
jjcordier (79297) 2013-01-10 23:34
Une bonne photo hivernale avec un effet grand angle intéressant sur les sapins. Belle lumière.
JFS (32459) 2013-01-11 0:15
I see you a little bit ecologic as well...:)))You can shoot everything my friend, every pic you do is a good pic. I love it! The trees seem to want to protect the house!
dkmurphys (62053) 2013-01-11 0:19
The angle is the strong point of your capture. Lovely winter scene, well taken....(even if I'd preffer a beach:P)
lousat (94770) 2013-01-11 1:32
Hi Criag,great choice of point of view to create this imposing and surrounding perspective,magnificent view from your last trip,very very well done! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
saxo042 (37910) 2013-01-11 1:41
A beautiful winter view, a rare sight here on the Swedish west coast. An interesting POV here, how far below this house were you? Or were those trees really leaning like this. It makes a very good picture!
Nicou (146830) 2013-01-11 2:00
merveilleuse vue et image quel décor hivernal ces sapins couvert de neige avec la maisons blotties dans la forêt fantastique ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
chrisvek (7001) 2013-01-11 3:42
Very wonderful composition here and amazing backfround.I like very much the contrasts and the superb POV you chose.Well done!
All the best
snunney (103285) 2013-01-11 4:04
At my age it's always better to view snowy landscapes like this from afar rather than having to cope with them on a daily basis:-) Good capture, I like the dramatic background clouds. Mild, dry and sunny here today, though probably not for much longer.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-01-11 5:07
like this shot a lot! I love the way the Sigma lens narrows the perspective and seems to make the trees tumble in on top of the beautiful little cabin. It is certainly a winter wonderland and as always perfectly composed and captured.
Have a great weekend - Brian.
Sergiom (84489) 2013-01-11 6:19
J'aime beaucoup le résultat que donne cette superbe lentille qui est très lumineuse et donne des image nettes et profondes.J'aime beaucoup la distorsion qu'elle provoque.
jlbrthnn (76039) 2013-01-11 8:22
The thickness of the snow seems very important. I love the winter atmosphere and mountainous. The house is a true refuge in the cold. Beautiful light. Bravo.
Have a nice day
emilbo (22616) 2013-01-11 8:26
La lentille utilisée donne un effet spécial mais la photo est très intéressante avec ce chalet entouré d'arbres recouvert de neige. Excellente composition bien éclairée et parfait rendu de la neige.
Toutes mes amitiés et bonne fin de semaine,
Royaldevon (41032) 2013-01-11 9:28
I have images of you trekking with snow shoes into this winter wonderland! Snow shoes are something I have never witnessed; in comics, they are always created from tennis rackets!
The lens has created a whole new aspect to this shot, giving the trees character, as they lean in and protect the snow cabin. It is almost Disneyesk!
The sharpness of the images and the control of the light gives a great presence to the shot.
My warm regards,
worldcitizen (9006) 2013-01-11 12:41
This is such a crisp winter shot, and I like the little cabin that is just visible among the trees. I guess the lean of the trees is due to the lens, and it creates an interesting effect. We still have no snow here as well...not that I'm complaining! It does look beautiful up there in the countryside, though.
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-01-11 14:19
The angle really makes this inspired, Craig; now that I finally have an ultra-wide lens, I'm going to have to go through your back catalog and learn how to use it. The lean of these trees over the small house at center exaggerates the height nicely, almost pulling the whole bottom part of the image upward into the white clouds. I like the almost hourglass shape formed in center between the cloud and the snowy ground as well. Simple but really well done.
mxblau (225) 2013-01-11 18:54
This picture conveys a scene from a story or novel and transports you from reality into a more calm, and snow itself is very nice. Congratulations on the scene and the ride :) Greetings from Peru
delpeoples (59186) 2013-01-11 23:09
I loved this series on yours and T's Facebook. And I'm so glad you posted this, as I enjoyed this view so much (but I think it had T Zoolandering in it). The extreme wide angle has worked a treat. Really wonderful. The crisp, strong colours really grab the viewer and the play of light on the snow in the FG is magical. Excellent shot. Jeez you're intrepid, snoe-shoeing eh? Next we'll hear that you're bungee jumping off the Bridge!
emka (102638) 2013-01-11 23:52
Hi Craig, Yes, you find architecture everywhere. Even in Africa you would find something. It seems that the snow here is very deep. were you using something to go there? The trees so covered with snow look fabulous. But today also my own in the garden looks also like these. But we have no sun.
jhm (156536) 2013-01-12 1:15
Exactly a lovely post-card, one of the most beautiful the last time on TE, can absolutely use become as Christmas card.
Depth and perspective are certainly present.
Composition and presentation be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
holmertz (56173) 2013-01-12 2:52
I am not surprised that you find architecture on a distant trek. What I wonder is: do you bring your tripod when snow shoeing? :-)
The fish eye makes the trees lean towards the little cabin in a way that looks cosy and threatening at the same time. The huge amounts of snow on the ground are very attractively matched by the white cloud, and actually the two white shapes look like they're mirroring each other. The light is perfect and technically it's a faultless picture.
marabu61 (11189) 2013-01-12 5:56
Oh, I just want to get my snow shoes out and join in this wonderful landscape. You know I am an absolut winter lover, it is by far my prefered season. I know this sounds strange and lots of people, including my wife, are looking funny at me when I say this, but it is true.
This cabin looks so cosy underneath those trees, I could just imagine a winter night with a nice fire in the hearth and a good glass of wine here. Outside there would be some finnish candles (a big log of wood stuck in the snow, cross cutted at the top and then lit like a candle) burning.
have a good weekend
COSTANTINO (67350) 2013-01-12 10:48
fresh winter snowy landscape
I like the position of the trees
surronding the snowy house
magic scenery from a fairy tale
have a nice Sunday
Schnappilic (9692) 2013-01-12 11:42
Superb winter landscape with a wide lenses! Wonderful!
Gigidusud (21191) 2013-01-12 13:25
Splendid winter lanscape with the little cabin and the snowy tree.I like a lot!
Sorry I forgot to wish you a happy new year 2013!
Have a nice week-end.
abmdsudi (56344) 2013-01-12 19:17
Beautiful bitter cold winter scenery but pleasant mood is so well depicted here in almost colourless landscape redered in a very nice manner. The perspective and inward pointing trees take our eyes into the picture and give it dynamism. As ever, keeping it simple has reaped big rewards as shown. I like it very much.
speedymanu (3701) 2013-01-12 19:43
Winter at its finest, your composition sums it all : snowcapped trees, a cosy loghouse, patches of blue sky. The ultra wide angle induces distorsion and adds drama as well as dynamics.
Have a nice day,
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-01-12 21:11
Winter seeing through your wide-angle lens looks really marvelous Craig.I´m not a big fan of low temperatures and snow,but this view is captivating.And this little,wooden cottage nestled among snow covered trees-fabulous.
willperrett (11464) 2013-01-13 2:48
A beautiful photograph and location. The distortion of the wide-angle form an important part of the composition, as the trees seem to fold around the hut in a protective manner. And what a place! I wonder if anyone lives there. You wouldn't want to run out of milk or tea up here: it must be a long way to the corner shop!
Sonata11 (33969) 2013-01-13 19:47
what a fantastic winter scenery image we have here!. An execution of this image is striking beautiful and excellently done. Fantastic colors, sharpness, perfect clarity, lighting, POV and DOF. AWESOME shot. Like it a lot. Thank you for sharing.
All the best and have great of new week,
Silvio1953 (148547) 2013-01-14 0:41
Ciao Craig, fascinating winter view with a lot of trees full of snow and nice little house, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Bluejeans (64251) 2013-01-14 5:45
Ola Craig ,
Uma bom uso da lente wide angle gostei da sensação de espaço nesta paisagem de inverno com estas árvores cobertas de neve , bonita a casa no meio da floresta , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
lpi (4857) 2013-01-14 9:28
tu as fait une très belle randonnée de ce beau décor!
J'aime la présence de la cabane au milieu de ces superbes sapins enneigés!
Très bon shot!
npecanhuk (75696) 2013-01-14 14:18
Wonderful nature & winter picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, slim black borders and, above all, chosen pov and composition are all excellent photo qualities that really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
P.S.: I saw many other wonderful pictures on facebook!
adores (46079) 2013-01-15 16:40
Good use of the wide lens! The distortion is perfect here and the hut in the middle is my favourite detail!
Perfect winter scenery and a very good quality shot! Light, colours and sharpness are very good!
dale54 (8514) 2013-01-17 9:46
craig hi,boy do you get snow!we are lucky to get a couple of inches.but what a great pic,with these tall trees shooting upward,like this POV too. dr
Hansaphotos (8331) 2013-01-26 8:08
I`m so sorry, I haven`t got much time for TE lately. I will try to catch up a little bit now, and hope to get more time in the coming weeks. A great idea to bring your ultra wide lens to the forest, I like the effect it give in this upwards POV. And yes, the the little cabin is a nice addition to the snowy forest. I`m glad you had a few spots with blue sky to provide a better colour contrast. Very nice indeed:) TFS. Have a nice weekend.
Greetings from Bergen, Erling
clic (17607) 2013-02-08 6:06
First, I'm overwhelmed by Nature's compassion for the freezing little hut, conveyed by the gathering of leaning firs to protect it from cold winds.
Well assorted skies to snowy scenery that is captured by the rules book for a perfect depiction rendering subtle details in highlights.
A piece of art museum!
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (70519)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-01-10
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Pentax K7, SIGMA 8-16mm
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-10 22:44