I'm disappointed to learn that the city of Vancouver isn't putting on any major display of Fireworks for New Years Eve! How sad is that! I was really looking forward to capturing some firework photography tonight!
Instead, I decided to look through my gallery to find at least some sort of Winter Seasonal photo, and a photo that brought back fond memories from 2012.
Here we have a true Canadian landscape, captured in or around the city of Squamish. I know you won't know where Squamish is, the closest famous area would be the World renowned ski resort Whistler. Whistler is only about a 30 min drive from here.
Great memories from this hike, a hike called Panorama Ridge. I swear it almost killed me :) It was 30km long! But you're rewarded with breath taking views when you reach the top.
Happy New Year to everyone, and lets all hope for lots of traveling and lots of good photos!
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cornejo (35741) 2012-12-31 10:24
Hi Craig, excellent and charming picture of this magnificent landscape. Lovely view and image very well composed, very intent and framed art. Chaming job perfectly done with great quality, congratulations Madam. Thanks for sharing your interesting and beautiful work, I hope to continue enjoying them in the new year.
Good night and happy new year.
To you and yours I wish you a new year with good health and happiness.
A warm hug.
besnard (55085) 2012-12-31 10:26
Une superbe photo pour nous présenter tes voeux.
Je te souhaite une bonne année 2013 ainsi qu'à tes proches.
claudeD (35425) 2012-12-31 10:26
Hello Craig ,
Wonderful landscape picture from Canada. really an amazing panoramic view. I like the shot very much.TFS.
I wish you all the best for the new year 2013!
madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2012-12-31 10:27
beautiful shot..nice landscape...
great view..beautiful colours...
nice contrast...excellent sharpness...
lovely sky...attractive composition..
Happy new year..
npecanhuk (69936) 2012-12-31 10:32
Wonderful mountaineos landscape!
Very beautiful, attractive and inviting nature picture!
Sharpness, expoure, colors, horizontal format, slim black borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
I love that sky!
TFS - congrats,
A very Happy and Prosperous 2013 !!!!
tyro (22132) 2012-12-31 11:38
No, you're right, I didn't know where Squamish was - but I do now! Looking at this lovely picture, my guess is that you were somewhere very near the red cross here when you took this one. Am I right?
A beautiful landscape view with glorious colours, perfect exposure and your usual exquisite detail and sharpness. Which just goes to show that you are every bit as good at taking landscape pictures as you are with architectural photography. Beautiful British Columbia indeed!
My Very Best Wishes to you and Tosca for a Wonderfully Happy, Healthy and Prospsperous New Year!
Sonata11 (33697) 2012-12-31 12:41
with this striking beautiful picturesque you poseted today I wishing You Happy, Happy New Year 2013,
brianmcc (6219) 2012-12-31 12:52
a cracking picture to end the year on. 30kms is one hell of a hike, though if the scenery is all like this it would certainly be worth it. this is a superb composition with an interesting foreground leading to the lake and then the fantastic mountain to the right providing a great focal point. the snow capped mountains in the distance are stunning and help frame a beautiful landscape image.
happy new year craig, and best wishes for 2013,
carlo62 (38601) 2012-12-31 14:02
speriamo che il nuovo anno sia bello come la foto che ci mostri, luminosa e con bei colori.
emka (86341) 2012-12-31 15:59
Hi craig, we have already new year, you must still waiting a few hours wonderful place for hiking with really breath taking views. Indeed, this us how I imagine Canada. Mountains, forests and lakes. 30 km it is rather a lot! But wrth the effort with this landcape and photos. New year's hugs to you and Tosca
delpeoples (55086) 2012-12-31 19:10
Dear Craig, Tosca and Scooby
Well I know you're not there yet, but wish you every happiness in 2013. How will you be celebrating? Sorry to hear Vancouver screwed you out of the fireworks, but when I think that ours cost $6 million, the Canucks aren't so silly. This is a magnificent panorama, just what I think of when I think of Canada. It seems to unspoilt and wild. Love the colours, the depth and those clouds. Wow, with this on your doorstep, why would you ever leave?
Big hugs to you all -and to Scooby - "wooffy woof" which means "you can have all the bikkies you want"
PS: I took your advice - as did 1.5 million other Syd-Maniacs - and have some very ordinary photos and a huge hangover to prove it. Will post them as soon as the room stops spinning...
kabel (1901) 2012-12-31 21:36
Hello, beautiful landscape photo. I think 30 km translates to about 15 miles. That is a long hike in one day. Evidently it was worth it by the gorgeous views of the mountains. Perfect exposure. Great composition.
cargus (9588) 2012-12-31 22:31
In my opinion I think you chose a good angle for this picture, with an interesting framing, clarity and contrast of the mountains especially, good combination between brightness and color contrast
jjcordier (78960) 2012-12-31 22:37
Un superbe paysage magistralement photographié avec ton grand angle.
Je te souhaite une année 2013 la plus heureuse possible où tu continueras de nous offrir toutes ces belles photos qui font notre bonheur.
dkmurphys (52675) 2013-01-01 3:01
A good year for photos but hope this one will beefed better. Cheers!
marabu61 (9499) 2013-01-01 3:08
a very happy new year to you to, may it bring joy, happiness and lots of travels to you.
This is an amazing landscape, so wide and unspoiled. Well worth the toils of a heavy hike. I just love that mountain to the right with the deep blue lake in front of it.
Greetings from Switzerland and now I am off for skiing ..
kordinator (20145) 2013-01-01 3:30
Thank you for the nice wishes with this fantastic scenic landscapes.
Perfect work full of beautiful colors.
I wish you and your family all the best for the new year 2013.
Royaldevon (33381) 2013-01-01 4:01
Maybe the lack of fireworks worked in our favour for, otherwise, you would not have shared this breathtakingly beautiful shot of Canada. The difficulty in getting there was certainly worth the effort!
You have acieved a great sense of depth as the eyes sweep across the f/g, the lake, the gret mountains and eventually rest on the snowcapped mountains. The sky responds to the scene with those delightful cloud swirls, acting as guides to the landscape.
My good wishes to you and Tosca for 2013 and I look forward to seeing more of your shots,
Sergiom (67322) 2013-01-01 5:22
Désolé pour les feux d'artifice, mais quel beau spectacle tu nous offre à la place Le plan large est d'une grande netteté sur toute la profondeur de l'image. Le paysage est de toute beauté.
Bonne année 2013
maria-v1981 (10932) 2013-01-01 7:17
Happy new year Craig,
The landscape in this picture is impressive. The colors are amazing. These mountains look very intimidating. Very good perspective.
bukitgolfb301 (37716) 2013-01-01 11:40
Hi dear Craig, how are you?
A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Wow you close-up 2012TE by such a fantastic and comfortable image! So fresh tasetful color touch and light are very well presentated. I like the motief of white clouds very much. The best example of panfocus appraoch. I hope this year will be good one in all meanings to us. Thank you for your nice posting and have a good start of 2013!
Takero from Tokyo
mesutilgim (89054) 2013-01-01 12:45
Wonderfull scenery perfect captured. Very calming effect.
Very good pov and layout.
TFS and all the best for the new year.
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-01-01 12:48
A lovely way to end the year and start a new one, Craig. A beautiful spot - the Canadian Rockies are always so crisp and clear! Outstanding sky and good bright light on those distant peaks. Really lovely.
Happy New Year!
worldcitizen (7602) 2013-01-01 14:43
Happy new year! It's nice to start a new year with some amazing scenery, expertly photographed by yourself. :-) The POV is great, and I really like the lakes between the mountains. Congrats on making up there alive...I wouldn't have even made it part of the way!
chrisvek (7001) 2013-01-01 19:07
Wow!This is a very good capture!So brilliant colors and contrasts.The ligthning management is also perfect.Very good job!All the best for 2013
jhm (144176) 2013-01-02 4:16
A wonderful panoramic view certainly as valve of the year.
A beautiful landscape view with glorious colours, perfect exposure and your usual exquisite detail and sharpness.
Perspective and depth be pleasant for look at.
A lovely composition, good presentation, very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
mkamionka (32459) 2013-01-02 4:30
wow, this is a spectacular panorama! I like the all natural colors. The lakes make a wonderful decoration here. Peaks so pretty and so uniquely shaped are well positioned asymmetrically in the frame.
Wonderful wide view.
My 2013 will be successful if I manage to see at least one place like this :)
dta (71373) 2013-01-02 4:35
hello Craig ,
I love mountain lakes , so , I enjoy this large view of this superb canadian landscape , with a great sky .
Gigidusud (18003) 2013-01-02 7:35
Splendid Canadian landscape with splendid light and nice colors!I like a lot!
Best wishes for 2013 and still a lot of beautiful photos!
adramad (40602) 2013-01-02 11:54
Wow ..... superb composition of this wonderful landscape, ideal this small lake surrounded by these beautiful mountains with many shades of color, the sky is spectacular and adds beauty to this splendid composition.
All the best in this New Year.
jemaflor (89347) 2013-01-02 12:07
great landscape, i like the composition with the bleu lake and with all these mountains, good panoramic format and interesting result with these small clouds in the sky.
Bonne Année 2013 !
kathryn_weir (2056) 2013-01-02 13:29
Happy New Year Craig,
A magnificent vista and such a shame it came a such a potential cost to your health :) Hopefully you are fully recovered and ready to head out in search of equally beautiful scenery. I like the way you have given such an expanse of stunning blue sky which really emphasises the wide open space. It feels like we could almost step right into the foreground.
Have a great 2013 filled with happy pictures
abmdsudi (46836) 2013-01-02 19:53
Nice both in the image and words Craig. It's just one nice one after another! A classic shot and mood throughout with the blue lake has featured as a distant focal point and still has quite an impact in the landscape. There's always so much detail in your picture that gives the eye so much to explore, the fg foreground pulls the eye in and wonderful sky, love how the lines of clouds seem to be streaming out of the distance. This is superb and stronger image, wonderfully atmospheric image. Congrats.
SnapRJW (31627) 2013-01-03 3:01
Happy New Year Craig - A very fine landscape with such interesting terrain and contrasts. The glacial scree looks harsh and barren and yet we see lovely pockets of verdant green grass and stands of conifers. Magical sky too and I note the clouds ;) Beautiful! Warm regards Rosemary
zoomer (6) 2013-01-03 16:37
Hi,majestic vista with cooperating sky.Excellent composition and saturation have an artistic impact.All the best,Wolf.
Bluejeans (64249) 2013-01-05 2:49
Ola Craig ,
Linda esta paisagem , beleza a sensação de espaço , gostei muito do céu tem umas belas nuvens , boas cores, parabéns !!!
Um abraço Gonçalo Lopes
Bom ano de 2013
annjackman (20899) 2013-01-06 0:28
A very majestic landscape in one of my favourite areas of Canada. Well done for completing the hike. The flowing shapes of the clouds and mountain slopes are lovely. A gorgeous landscape with very fine detail and colours.
Best wishes for 2013.
fds (8828) 2013-01-08 7:05
dear friend this a fantastic memory of the 2012
great location with very beautiful valley and very nice lac
the sky is very impressive with the white clouds
the pov is very suggestive and colors very beautiful
happy new year 2013
kiks (11781) 2013-01-10 6:24
Hi Craig, you choose a beautiful one. the landschape is amazing and teh clouds create a wonderful motion as wel the shadows.
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2013-01-11 13:11
Hello Craig, I am trading any moment this extraordinary view from any fireworks in a city!
Even if the city is the one of a kind beautiful Vancouver! What an amazing view and mountains!
Top of the line exceptional picture!!!
kato (11630) 2013-01-11 17:04
You're capturing well this landscape by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the mountains with loose slope and snow, and small blue lake. Here looks like a good place for relax. And, the beautiful sky draws out an additional good atmosphere in this image.
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (61376)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-16
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Pentax K7, SIGMA 8-16mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-12-31 10:16