This is the view from the top of Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park in Washington. I will post a workshop of the view walking up the short trail to the top. Come to think of it this is my first non-panorama from this place. I have one more panorama in the works from Hurricane Ridge. I've said it before but this place feels much higher than it actually is at just around 6,000 feet. The colors were basically out-of-camera and the only post-processing was levels, contrast, and USM. Taken around 5pm.
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mikee (2354) 2006-05-18 20:06
Wonderful posting, Stephen. The contrasting colors and light and the layers of mountains in the contre-jour effect are fantastic. The sky is brilliant. Good framing as well. Great composition. Well done.
Lisas_world (1232) 2006-05-18 21:46
Beautiful shot, Stephen. I love the filtered light rays against the layered mountains. The golden field provides an excellent complement to the deep clear blue of the sky. The brilliant white cloudtop on the left really polishes the scene and balances out the color scheme nicely. Yes, it is a beautiful view, and it does look very high up there.
Cormac (26565) 2006-05-18 22:19
Great shot Stephen! I like the simple combination of the foreground with the mountains in the bakcground, with so many contrasts between the two. The light rays over the mountains look great too, and add a very special look to this. Excellent!
PJE (20758) 2006-05-18 22:27
Stephen this is the kind of lighting in a photo I love to see. Excellent handling of lighting and wonderful capture of this field and the rays of light in the background over the mountians. I can see your ND filter really paid off with this one too. Excellent composition..and I am suprised to see in the workshop that the trail is paved? Up here in Canada good old dirt makes the best trails!! Thanks for posting!
weswang (18223) 2006-05-18 22:33
Hi Mr. Steve, An impressive Steve style of grand view picture. I enjoy your classical 1/3 composition to this picture. Nice inclusion of the foreground field to show the depth of the photo. The layers of mountains in the view and the sunray in the view made this photo very attractive. Well done.
rafelito (3648) 2006-05-18 23:39
Stephen, Simple and wonderful shot, I like the blue scala in background and sun rays throw the clouds.Excellent composition.Many regards, Rafael
clickrick (385) 2006-05-18 23:41
Wow ! Stunning light on this one. The exposure is perfect !
Deep blacks with details and bright whites that are not washed out ! The small patch of trees to the right complement the shot very well because that is where the only verticals are found. I really like it !
Xalkida (11744) 2006-05-19 0:39
Veyr nice shot with great colors contrast, especially between the gold color of this yard and the blue of the sky. Wonderful sky. Very nice.
danyy (0) 2006-05-19 1:35
quel bonheur de s'éveiller le matin, allumer son PC et pouvoir admirer une telle photo.
L'opposition des teintes froides et chauds est si esthétique ici, car de part et d'autres elles sont vives.
Un ciel fantastique, l'utlilisation d'un filtre bien opportune.
carper (96) 2006-05-19 2:14
very nice shot Stephen,
I like the fantastic light in the view, the well taken composition and the fantastic dof, very good job.
alainh (33205) 2006-05-19 2:35
what a nice sky. clouds as i like !
the play-games of rays and shadows are splendid. the colours are very pleasant.
for me, a very good capture.
alekpet (4663) 2006-05-19 5:34
Beautiful contrast of colours, tremendeous sunlight at the back.
It doesn't have to be a panorama in order to get a nice shot from you.
take care, Aleks
jemaflor (102359) 2006-05-19 7:05
Great contrast, superb light and good composition, i like it, congratualations.
jhm (159080) 2006-05-19 7:48
Lovely classic picture, a school example to the division horizontal, also the colours are very well, the gold foreground care for a warm feeling. You play very nice with sun and shadows too!
Have a nice weekend,
feather (51130) 2006-05-19 8:30
Beautiful shot Steve; you're showing me what I missed when I was up there in the fog. The different layers of mountains seem to make the view endless. The grad did a fantastic job on the sky. Are they sunbeams I see or just the light picking up the ridges?
plimrn (21344) 2006-05-19 10:59
A beautiful blue and gold compo with the rays of sun angling across the entrancing layers of mountains. Each layer is distinguished by a different shade of blue. Your outstanding light management and focus is shown in the detail of the grasses, the clouds and those angling rays.
repaulson (607) 2006-05-19 11:46
Steve, very nice man... I like the rays of light or just the features giving the eye the notion to cross from right to left in the background.
nwoehnl (122) 2006-05-19 12:02
Beautiful tonality and contrasts in this one, Steve. The afternoon light and the ambient setting with the clouds and shadows do blend into a vivid scenic total, and the different horizontal layers add into a harmonious ensemble. Good use of the grad filter, too. Compositionally speaking, you didn't do much more than put the lens to widest angle and point the camera at the scenery, but of course in this particular case it was more than enough to do :o) Thanks for adding the WS, too.
capthaddock (28790) 2006-05-19 12:16
Hi Stephen - it's all about the contrast here, and what a marvelleous contrast it is, the clouds are impressive enough, but the combination of bright vegetation against the dark mountains is what grabs the eye.
ramesh_lalwani (3211) 2006-05-19 13:25
lovely scenic photo.Brown ground and blue sky look great.i like light diffusing through clouds.TFS
Tue (42820) 2006-05-19 15:10
A simple but beautiful landscape! Especially the layers of the mountains and their blue tones are great. The clouds look good too here. Very well captured and thanks a lot for sharing!
robiuk (10807) 2006-05-19 17:37
Another great shot, Stephen.
I like the range of peaks covered in blue in the BG, the colour similar to one on the very top of the sky and its contrast to the golden of the field in front of us.
MarekP (4750) 2006-05-20 1:02
You know, blue and brown/dark yellow is my favorite combination, so I must love this shot, and I really love it. However the colours are not the only reason. Its composition is great too and the clouds are fantastic. It's an excellent landscape art.
Jeppe (18654) 2006-05-20 3:42
Indeed a special and beatiful landscape view you present here - I like the different textures and colours - specially how the clouds extends the mountains - thanks for this.
papagolf21 (108233) 2006-05-20 4:07
Il doit exister des moments divins à en croire cette superbe composition.
La beauté est exceptionnelle. Ces rais de lumière qui viennent caresser les montagnes au loin et ces nuages qui éclaboussent ce ciel bleu sont splendides.
Bravo et félicitations pour cette superbe réalisation.
coco (30439) 2006-05-20 5:30
Beautiful landscape and perfect capture.
What colours! What composition and depth!
This is a winner photo.
Thanks for share.
AmiBe (6042) 2006-05-20 6:15
excellent landscape shot, the light is fantastic.
I like the golden color and the blue...
Great sky as well and the rays of light are the cherry on the cake.
PixelTerror (0) 2006-05-20 6:19
A strong one in terms of colors and contrasts, I like here the subtle tones differences between the succeeding peaks and the rays of light diffusing between the clouds, how much is 6000 ft, about 2000 m ?
I wish you a nice week end,
poulinp (4530) 2006-05-20 9:29
Beautiful colors here. I like much the various rays of lights. Pretty mixture of hot colors in bottom and colder in the top. Nice proportions too. A beautiful shot.
CoolDan (2516) 2006-05-20 21:00
Superbe paysage, les couleurs contrastent magnifiquement. c'est un plaisir pour les yeux.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2006-05-21 4:21
great landscape. I like the contrasts of light and colors. The clouds in the sky are also great.
jjbach (9324) 2006-05-21 5:38
Wonderful landscape composition. The colours of your shot are fantastic as well as the lighting. I love how the rays of the sun look in the background. Splendid work!
ngythanh (8456) 2006-05-21 6:26
Good morning, Stephen:
I am glad to meet you with this beautiful picture. One of yours became my favorite, but it is not yet in TrekEarth. I hope one day you will post it here so I can save a copy to "my favorites":
Because I am going to learn a lot from you, I have included your name to this list.
Have a good day.
aznegrao (10316) 2006-05-21 9:28
É uma imagem para ser admirado Stephen!!
Os raios solares, as montanhas ao fundo, o primeiro plano dourado, tudo se armoniza nesta composição excelente.
joeydrops (2659) 2006-05-21 9:29
Wow! What a view! That's awesome! I really like those lovely sunrays, the fabulous clouds, and that wonderful layered effect of the mountains in the distance. It reminds me of one of the views I saw from the main range of the Australian Alps, with the mountains in all their different shades of blue. The golden grass in the foreground also looks lovely, complementing the mountains nicely. Are there a lot of hurricanes there? Well captured with good details and colours!
veronika (6058) 2006-05-22 13:11
Woow Stephen this is amazing, so huugee free space around, i would run very fast or scream or jump or something like that, if i was there :)
I can feel freedom looking at it, colours are like in dream, nice work Stephen i like it :)
cam (9043) 2006-05-22 21:37
A wonderful view but mainly a wonderful picture.
The golden foregroung,well lit by this sideway sun with the sunrays giving a misty mood om the mountain range are doing wonders for this compositipon.
SamB (1948) 2006-05-23 0:05
Nice work--I really like the geometry here, with sunbeams intersecting the mountains at similar angles. Something about the black sliver at left really catches my eye. Nice work!
elmec (12210) 2006-05-24 17:51
This is great work!
I like this panorama of stormz mountains with good bright on the first plane!
Beautiful place and great done!
Mafo (1339) 2006-05-25 17:38
Beautiful photo, nice view,atractive game with cloads!
aloyho (6798) 2006-05-27 22:02
You must have felt the pull and attraction from this scene that resulted in this very lovely shot. I was immediately drawn towards the mystic feel of the mountains due to the sun rays and the circular formation of the clouds makes it very lively. Congratulations!! Have an exciting weekend.
danielswalsh (13599) 2006-05-29 1:17
Superb shot Stephen;
Great detail, levels and composition. I like the rays of light shinging through the clouds into the valley. Appealing (yet realistic) colors, and a good amount of detail in the tall grasses.
Nice one Stephen,
postvikram (1199) 2006-05-29 11:14
Hello Stephen ,
Beautiful colors.Excellent clarity and smooth textures.the mountain ranges appear so artistic.The color combination of gold,dark blue,white and black is marvellous.
Very nicely seen and captured - Vikram
Emile (20352) 2006-07-21 17:09
One of your best. Sorry you left us. Hope you are OK.
mumek (20202) 2006-07-23 12:34
Good afternoon Stephen!
Very picturesque scenery from Washington State.
Very lovely contrast between foreground meadow and darker chains of the mountain. Super light and composition.
Thanks for posting
Leonie (8809) 2006-07-27 14:23
Lots of pics I missed....wow very impressive this one...what a beautiful light and view! Makes me dream!
faubry (35447) 2006-09-05 18:24
hello Stephen, very very nice landscape, very wonderful sky!! fantastic shot
Luci (372) 2007-01-19 3:45
your photo has very good contrasting colours,
the misty blue mountains in the background are wonderful.
- Copyright: Stephen Inguanti (singuanti) (15250)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-09-12
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 18-70DX, Tiffen Grad ND 0.6
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2006-05-18 19:42
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