Glorious September! How I wish it were here right now!
This was taken just above the Sundance ski resort in Provo Canyon. This is the back side of famous Mt. Timpanogas, or Timp as it's known locally. The fall colors were beginning to come out, and so while there's a bit of red there is also quite a lot of green still. This was one of my more fun trips, along the beautiful Alpine Loop, but a lot of the shots didn't turn out. However, this one and several others did, and I've been waiting to post it for some time. I have no idea why I didn't before now.
I brought the brightness down quite a bit (it was a tad overexposed), decreased the contrast very slightly, and brought the tone of the sky down slightly. I also sharpened it in Neat Image. Otherwise, I made no changes to the picture. Those vibrant reds are essentially what my camera caught on this beautiful morning. This was taken probably twenty minutes or a half hour after sunrise. Can't wait until the snow is gone to go up again! Let me know what you think.
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asajernigan (21090) 2007-01-29 20:17
Great Photo with great color and lighting. I like your composition showing three layers of color and texture (ie. trees, mountain & sky). The reds add nice contrast to the rest of the photo.
jwmunro (286) 2007-01-29 20:47
Hello Clark -
Well done! Where did the red come from? I was back there, probably the same spot, a week after you and all I saw was the yellow aspens. Excellent image, I'm envious!
Thank you for sharing
bayramturkmez (143) 2007-01-29 20:57
paylaşımınız için teşekkür ederim. Harika bir renk, anlatım..
SamB (1948) 2007-01-29 21:18
Nice work, the composition is very dramatic, and the intense reds of the foreground contribute to a feeling of depth, as the saturated color feels closer than the cooler greens. It's a shame that you weren't able to catch the overexposure when you initially took the picture, you lost a little bit of detail in the mountain as a result.
trinko (2950) 2007-01-30 0:18
nice colors good composition like the red foliage
jakafahrial (213) 2007-01-30 2:46
nice shot.... wonderful scene
pboehringer (770) 2007-01-30 17:39
The colors and saturation of the forest are right on target. The same isn't necessarily true for the snow covered mountain where I see some overexposure and resulting bluriness. Still an awsome landscape that is overall well portraited.
jmcl (14535) 2007-01-31 1:07
Just a wonderful contrast of the stunning peak against the green and red trees.
Beautiful autumn colors .. lots of wonderful but it seems hard to control light ..
especially with all the bright and dark areas .. I really like it though.
Well composed and wonderful.
stego (23990) 2007-01-31 23:54
I say "glorious photo"! That palette of colors seems almost unreal. Pure beauty.
TFS, Regards, José.
fulvio52 (8314) 2007-02-13 18:53
you just got the Utah-bug into my system running again...
Another gorgeous shot. POV, DOF, colors... awesome! After reading your note I must say you've done a great job in PP. I like the smooth, silky texture of your Sundance Sunrise.
By the way... the name Sundance reminded me right away of my hero, Butch Cassidy.
You might know this, but... just in case :
Butch grew up in this little cabin 2.5 miles south of Circleville (between mileposts 156 and 157 on U.S. 89). The cabin is still standing!
In this area he also started his outstanding career by altering cattle brands...
I drove along last August and didn't know it at the time... damn, guess I'll have to go back!
umbrellaphotos (1901) 2007-05-03 0:52
Ooh, Clark, I like this one. The mountain is so rugged and clear cut - it's quite remarkable. The colors are great in this shot and the sharpness is superb.
Very nice capture,
thanks for sharing,
- Copyright: Clark Monson (cdmonson) (4646)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-09-23
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon Power Shot G2, Sunpak Circular Polarizer
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Mountains of N. America [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-01-29 19:38
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