While down at one of my favorite places, the Cheam Wetlands the other night, I came upon this stunning autumn color scene. Actually I was there checking out the just arrived Trumpeter Swans. In fact, I was mostly looking in a westerly direction when I heard a small flock of swans approaching from behind. It was then that I noticed the last remaing sun of the day "painting" the trees to the east - it almost took my breath away! The moral of the story is to be sure to look all around because you never know what beauty may be at your back? For more of my images, check out my website at www.geraldneufeldphotography.com
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smarcell (19965) 2009-11-15 6:41
Fantastic fall colors, in a wild natural environment.
The reflections are perfect
Pablo25 (3184) 2009-11-15 6:41
simply beautiful shot. Great colors, an atmosphere and contrast. Nicely taken mountain landscape, I like it a lot.
embryss (110) 2009-11-15 6:50
Beautiful picture. Charming autumn atmosphere. Nice reflections. Good light management. Very good work.
serp2000 (44290) 2009-11-15 7:06
Impressive nature! Wonderful colours! Well done! My compliments!
macjake (68480) 2009-11-15 7:14
Good morning Gerald
it just goes to show its often the photo we didn't expect to capture that turns out to be the best.
the natural light shinning on the middle area is just superb!
and the mountanous backdrop adds to the overall appeal here.
love the colours and water ripples
Vitaly (1021) 2009-11-15 7:32
You captured excellent sunset shot which returns us to colors of gone autumn.
john1 (4028) 2009-11-15 7:37
Excellent captured autumn landscape , wonderfull colors and sharpness. Great reflection and wonderfull framing. Very good work.
Thanks for sharing.
Jeppo (17645) 2009-11-15 7:46
you're right...such a scene takes you the breath away. and you were also right stopping and catching the last daylight kissing this landscape goodbye
Tweety (4546) 2009-11-15 7:48
C'est superbe ! Une merveilleuse lumière d'automne éclaire ces bois. Le reflet et les sommets enneigés complètent magnifiquement ta composition.
Bravo à toi.
dta (78558) 2009-11-15 7:51
Hello Gerald ,
Fantastic picture ! The light on the red trees is outstanding . The reflection and the composition are superb .
Hansaphotos (8135) 2009-11-15 7:54
Wonderful image. Fantastic light and colours and very nice reclections. I like the ripples in the water. Well done! Thanks for sharing. Have a great evening.
Best regards, Erling
PHILVERC (1237) 2009-11-15 8:05
Quel éclairage, bravo
dkeus31 (27735) 2009-11-15 8:31
the reflection and the golden colors are simply gorgeous.
stevesaba (8165) 2009-11-15 8:39
Nice Scene!...with the new snow near the top of the peaks and the wonderful evening light! Beautiful, subtle sky, and of course a gorgeous reflection. Altogether a lovely composition. Fine work, kind regards,
Cricri (120143) 2009-11-15 10:05
Un paysage d'une grande beauté, très belle lumière sur les arbres ce qui renforce leurs couleurs, les reflets
un joli tableau d'automne
leo61 (0) 2009-11-15 10:13
A wonderful autumnimage with these "glowing" trees.
Good reflections and the snow on top shows:winter is comming soon.
gilou530 (34) 2009-11-15 11:56
une photo splendide avec ces couleurs d'automne d'un paysage grandiose, belle réalisation
kiks (12623) 2009-11-15 12:44
What a light!! I enjoy so much the autumn colors but the way you show us the Canadian Autumn i wish i could be there! Thank you for sharing
gunbud (34066) 2009-11-15 19:17
Wow! Splendid autumn landscape with the brilliant yellows and gold making a stunning reflection in the blue river.
Magical lighting with a magnificent backdrop of snow capped mountains dramatic pink clouds that add something speccial to the beautiful reflection.
claudio74 (7263) 2009-11-15 20:25
Encore une vue superbe de ce site, la lumiere est extraordinnaire et tu l as bien capture.
Dyerco (10185) 2009-11-15 23:15
Well good for you for looking behind you. The colour is indeed stunning and these trees show so well in the last of the evening light.
cyborg83 (4669) 2009-11-15 23:22
very impressive photo with beautiful landscape,
colors are extremly warm and vivid - I like them a lot!!
Philippe (11836) 2009-11-16 0:37
Hi, Gerald. The light on the trees is stunning, their orange hues stand out very well against the dark side of the mountains and their reflections double our pleasure. The grassy triangle in the right foreground gives a very good depth to the image. It must have been a great moment.
Have a nice day,
pasternak (15185) 2009-11-16 1:51
Excellent shot, the islands of light look amazing against the dark background. Maybe a panoramic format would suit better this one.
Nicou (143158) 2009-11-16 3:30
mervielleuse iamge, de toute beauté, quelle coouleur, quel cadrage, la bele lumière naturelle donne un grandisoe effet.
bravo et amitié
jplebrun (21208) 2009-11-16 6:32
tu as bien choisi ton endroit et le bon moment pour déclencher ton appareil car le résultat est magnifique avec toutes ces belles couleurs qui se reflètent dans le lac.
sacavem (18620) 2009-11-16 6:47
Great photo of Canada, magnificent lakes, mountains and forests.
Is a pretty postcard of this place.
carper (96) 2009-11-16 6:53
fantastic one Gerald.
a pleasure to look at, good composition, fantastic atmosphere, good balanced, fine photo job here my friend, super autumn shot. have a good day
Cretense (68703) 2009-11-16 7:32
Really exceptional landscape photography! Excellent framing and composition, lovely reflections! Perfect light management, fantastic contrast between the warm autumn colours on the leaves and the "colder" tones in the sky and lake! Congratulations!
porto62 (2313) 2009-11-16 8:12
Hi Gerald,wonderfull shoot,impressive colours and sharpness,naturals colours on a reflected water pound,great done.Alain
Gerrit (52081) 2009-11-16 9:40
Great automnakl colours. Beautiful photo.
danyy (0) 2009-11-16 23:12
l'encadrement noir fait très bien ressortir les couleurs puisssantes et feu de l'automne. Elles se refletent admirablement bien. La nature est capable de beauté avec laquelle l'oeuvre de l'homme ne peut égaler.
Une phoot bon construite, profonde et des lumières tellement bien équilibrées.
Un petit bijou à l'honneur de la nature.
Longroute (19396) 2009-11-17 0:43
This last sun rays deserved more attention, perhaps, than a flock of swans! (:-)
The sceney is so fine with the stillness of the water working as a perfect mirror for these extraordinary reflections. The composition is perfect: nothing out of place and one is stricken by the blessed atmosphere.
(By the way... some years ago I met a Canandian couple who came here (Sardinia) with their sailing boat. They spent a whole winter here so I brought them a bit around to show them some interesting places. One day, visiting a small town, they looked at each others and then told me: "But if you come to Canada what can we show you?" (:-) Amazing question! Just browsing your gallery this question found an obvious answer!)
npecanhuk (75502) 2009-11-17 0:47
That's a wonderful picture specially for its excellent management of light, superb colors and attractive composition, with the highlighting of that eye-catching reflection!
TFS - congratulations!
My warmest regards,
Guenther (10915) 2009-11-17 8:24
what an explosion of fire! The great effect of the coloured trees is enhanced by beautful reflections... a gorgeous fall landscape shot!
Fis2 (98611) 2009-11-17 11:57
Wonderful autumn climate.
Good frame and composition.
Reflection add savor of photo.
Bluejeans (64251) 2009-11-18 5:19
Um fantástico reflexo com estes dourados , as árvores tem umas cores de outono fantásticas , belo ponto de visão , bonitos tons de prata , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Silvio1953 (144416) 2009-11-18 6:20
Ciao Gerald, fascinating autumnal composition with fantastic reflections, splendid light and wonderful warm colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
jemaflor (98061) 2009-11-19 4:10
Wonderful shot with these lovely fall colors, perfect these reflections on water, good fg on trhe right side to give depth at your view.
mauro61 (52857) 2009-11-20 13:58
mi piace la cura che hai messo nella composizione in cui ogni particolare è al posto giusto.
Dai colori all'inquadratura, ai riflessi, un grande quadro, complimenti
hains (9445) 2009-11-20 19:05
Wow! Impressive light and colors. A perfect reflecting picture. A nice optical compliment for my eyes. The mountain high with snow are also wonderful. That Canada is enchanted.
dareco (17134) 2009-11-20 21:46
Beautiful scenery and awesome lighting and colors. Very very pretty!!! TFS
anducina (8407) 2009-11-21 8:55
Magnificent autumn colors and reflections....Great rusty trees, silver lake and undecided sky.
cherryripe (21033) 2009-11-21 9:47
Such a beautiful, warm light. The trees stand out so well against the mountain the reflection is lovely too.
jhm (153748) 2009-11-22 4:25
This is a manner that we see gladly an autumn picture, colourfully and attractive., nice perspective through the choice of your angle.
Very well captured and composed.
Splendid colours and nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
westcoastgirl1 (666) 2009-11-23 17:59
Beautiful colours and lighting. I love all the orange and warm tones reflected in the water. Your composition is excellent. Great texture and details seen. Great title as that is exactly what you see.
Congratulations on this photo,
testmaniac (13508) 2009-11-24 23:17
Good morning Gerald, great autumn landscape with perfect colors and composition! The place and view are wonderful!
TFS and regards,
delkoo (68) 2009-11-25 3:50
what an awesome shot! Great reflections...and such a beautiful scenary.
westernisles (740) 2009-11-25 10:12
amazing colours with a great light.
anesugur (18789) 2009-11-25 14:01
Really beautiful composition, colors and good sharpness. And the reflections are superb.
Thanks and best regards. Uğur
mvdisco (17794) 2009-11-29 10:35
Beautiful autumn landscape well presented and composed,
great warm colors and reflection,
Excellent POV./DOF. on a calm water lake,
Picture very well taken and done.
Très jolie photo!!
adores (45637) 2009-12-08 15:21
It's great, but what really catches my eye here is the sunlight reflecting on the tree is background - they make such a good contrast with the cloudy sky. Their reflection on the water is also a fine detail!
PixelTerror (0) 2009-12-12 13:23
This one looks like a painting, superb glow on the trees and a beautiful reflection to double it
have a nice day JY
plimrn (21344) 2009-12-25 9:10
Fabulous colors in this stunning fall scene, the tinge of pink in the evening clouds and the perfect reflect both make it especially nice. Then I imagine your joy at turning to view the swans and finding this wonderful view. You must be very quick to capture the fast fading light so beautifully.
Wishing you health, love and joy in the coming year, Pat
westozman (3193) 2010-01-19 20:07
Another classic autumnal capture from you, with all my favourite elements: sky, mountains, Fall colours, water and reflections. Beautifully done, my friend, and all the best for 2010!
Graal (102928) 2010-01-25 23:30
beautiful image, like painted. Fantastic autumn. Friends all told You. I like a lot this photojob also.
Wahclellaspirit (4093) 2010-02-23 23:53
First and foremost, where is your signature on this beautiful warm painting? You are so fortunate to have deciduous trees growing in numbers where you live up north. This scene is breathtaking as you have mentioned, and in every aspect of composition and lighting, this is a masterpiece for a photographer. You have beautiful work, many years of experience with film I would just bet?!!!
toni_al (15875) 2010-03-22 12:44
C'est toujours un plaisir de voir ces magnifiques paysages canadiens.