I spent the last couple of days up at Whistler, the world famous Ski Resort in BC Canada.
Luckily for me, its only a 2 hour drive north of Vancouver, and only 2.5 hours from my house :)
One of the photos most people want to capture is of the Inukshuk at the peak of Whistler Mountain.
I certainly wasn't going to miss out on this one either. The Inukshuk is a stone landmark used by the Inuit in Arctic regions of Canada.
I'll post a photo in the WS of Tosca posing with it.
Hope you enjoy the views
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mesutilgim (84272) 2014-04-11 12:48
Interesting scene perfect captured . A wintery artwork.
TFS and best regards
yquem46 (38734) 2014-04-11 13:01
A nice compo, mix of nunavuk and easter island , lol !!
Good natural colors and control of the exposure
bravo, have a nice WE
lousat (76808) 2014-04-11 13:11
Hi Craig,very nice capture from your last white trip,a beautiful jump in this late winter,made with the usual excellent quality,i like the WS too with Tosca that i seen on facebook too.Have a nice WE and thanks,Luciano
Noel_Byrne (24235) 2014-04-11 13:19
Beautiful winter scene and fascinating structure. I cant help but think it looks a little like a tetris based Stay Puffed Marshmallow man is climbing up the mountain on a big of a rampage! Perfect timing to capture him against the blue sky while the rest of the sky is filled with these almost 3D clouds.
Cheers as always!
siudzi (33555) 2014-04-11 13:49
A beautiful winter post this! The combination of blue and white tones work always so well. Like it! Perfectly seen and executed image.
jjcordier (76300) 2014-04-11 22:49
Merci aux Inuits pour ce premier plan bienvenu dans ta bonne composition! Le WS avec ton top modèle préféré est très sympa.
RhodieIke (11742) 2014-04-11 22:55
Super photo of this interesting structure called Inukshuk.
Wow, it looks cold up their! You also look like you are on top of the world, Tfs,
Very interesting going to look up more on this stone structure
photographer_sg (4157) 2014-04-11 23:52
this is superbly done! great use of the wide angle for this masterful composition with the lovely clouds in the bg. the ws photo works as well with the vibrant colours livening up the winter scene.
thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.
dta (66518) 2014-04-12 1:14
Hello Craig ,
White rocked sculpture , white snow , white clouds ... but the dark BG and the blue sky provide a good contrast .
Superbly composed .
thebest (4276) 2014-04-12 1:20
WONDERFUL - you have captured a unique image here - I do like the contrasting colours... Canada has some amazing landscape - in fact our World is a beautiful place & shown to us by wonderful photographers such as yourself... I do love your work.
snunney (83661) 2014-04-12 4:35
An interesting and unusual landmark. Well composed to set it in context and with ideal exposure to capture the sparkling white snow. I like that cloud that seems to be emanating from the hand of the Inukshuk.
timecapturer (48640) 2014-04-12 4:51
a fascinating shot of something I know very little about, so thanks for sharing this. Looks like the roof of the world in this glorious shot. Like the workshop image too - thought Tosca was up to her knees in snow then realised she was kneeling down! Doh!
Enjoy the weekend - B.
holmertz (40971) 2014-04-12 5:39
How interesting to see a Canadian moai. I didn't know about this. It looks quite impressive in this context. although Judging from the WS it's not overwhelmingly large (unless Tosca is very, very tall). You've placed it very well anyhow on the snowy slope and with a fine background of mountains and sky.
All the best,
Sergiom (59956) 2014-04-12 5:48
Tu n'as certainement pas manqué ton coup avec celle-ci.La sculpture de pierres semble nous montrer le chemin soit vers les montagnes au loin ou sur la piste à descendre.
delpeoples (53009) 2014-04-12 5:55
Wow I never knew you were so close to this famous skiing place. Even I, a non-skier, has heard of Whistler. And as I said on FB, are you sure you didn't make the name Inukshuk up, trying to compete with Woy Woy, Wattanobbi and Kangy Angy? I'm not convinced you haven't ;) And a beautiful WS with your gorgeous model.
Thanks for sharing, have a great weekend
PS: Did you hear that the Canadian and US ice hockey teams are coming to Australia to play in July? I've never seen an ice-hockey game before, and as I love watching any sport, will probably go. And will definitely be wearing the Maple Leaf :D
saxo042 (37556) 2014-04-12 7:35
The WS is of course the better picture here, but maybe the TOS would not allow it. A pity indeed. You could have said "an unknown tourist" and you could have made it the original upload.
Romano46 (18442) 2014-04-12 9:15
una foto scattata da poco che dimostra come la neve sia ancora presente in gran quanrtità nelle regioni del Canada.
Simpatico e piacevole il soggetto ripreso che si erge sulle vette come un totem e sembra voler allargare le braccia verso il cielo e le bellezze della natura.
Composizione e colori come al solito impeccabili.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
worldcitizen (6955) 2014-04-12 10:26
I shudder at the sight of so much snow in April! It brings back memories of this past winter. But even though I'm done with snow for a while, this scene is very nice. It seems like the big Inukshuk is welcoming you with outstretched arms. Did he try to grab Tosca after she posed?? LOL! :-)
npecanhuk (65408) 2014-04-12 17:30
Hi Craig! I met that guy!! It was a very nice meeting! Great place for excellent skiing! Very beautiful picture too! Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, composition and composition are all excellent! Cheers, Neyvan
ChrisJ (97810) 2014-04-12 20:43
The blue sky and whited out landscape from the snow go well together and the stone statue at left is eyecatching and makes a fantastic focal point. Good sharpness and well exposed highlights in the snow. The majestic bg peaks also capped in snow make a superb backdrop. Tfs!
ktanska (24758) 2014-04-13 1:03
You are an expert of indigenous stone monuments!
Air up there is very crisp and clean. Off-centre framing is good and even that cloud is well placed.
chawax (19388) 2014-04-13 3:16
So surprising to see such a statue on the top of a mountain ! Nice wide angle view that shows us the beautiful environment around. Good exposure, good sharpness.
photoray (12155) 2014-04-17 7:06
The stone figure enhances the snowy mountain landscape, offset by blue sky and fluffy clouds.
Looks like a fine place to cross country ski around.
Thanks for sharing,
SWEETFREEDOM (22696) 2014-04-22 11:16
interesting structure, nice view over the mountains in bg.
serp2000 (39990) 2014-04-28 7:47
I see this stone man is not so big if Tosca stands on the knees. It's not the Stonehenge size ;)
well, you are right, Canada and Russia have got the snow more than all countries together. They just envious us.
Greetings from Ural,
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (56474)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-09
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Pentax K7, SIGMA 8-16mm
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/400 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-11 12:37