Location: Near Cascade Meadows above the city of Provo in Utah's Wasatch Mountains. The snow covered mountain in the background in known as Provo Peak. (Thanks Deeb and Robert for the info).
About the Photo: Several days ago this area was covered in snow! Summer is not even officially over, yet we have had a couple of really cold fronts here in Utah lately. I went up yesterday afternoon to photograph the leaves.
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barni (15751) 2006-09-20 9:55
Très belle photo les nuages donnent une impression de vitesse.
teutza (10590) 2006-09-20 9:58
good composition with strong warn colours!!
ALIRIZA (16423) 2006-09-20 10:01
WOOOW!...Excellent colors. Composition, sharpness, POV and framing are marvelous.
Albrecht (11281) 2006-09-20 10:03
Beautiful picture of a wonderful landscape;good colours and quality.
fabio_ts (13694) 2006-09-20 10:17
Simply sublime Ryan, a great work.. excellent in every detail..
have a nice day,
Pattyjy (2180) 2006-09-20 10:17
Une belle prise de vue bien nette, avec une très jolie lumière. Bravo. Amitié, Patty.
oriolm (1142) 2006-09-20 11:09
Is that sky or heaven? Bravissimo
dbyoungster (29) 2006-09-20 11:11
Ryan, great shot here. You have aptly titled this shot, the clouds make the scene.
It's too bad the clouds were heavy later in the afternoon, otherwise you could have got a shot to the north of Timp.
I am not 100% sure, but I believe that is Provo peak. Cascade peak would be to your left above the road.
By the way, with today's snow, the tops of the mountains with be covered with snow again, I expect some more great shots like this from you in the next few days.
vedra (0) 2006-09-20 11:13
Such a beautiful mountain scenery with good clarity! Fluffy clouds make a very nice contrast with deep blue colour of the sky, while the vegetation has wonderful and rich early autumn look.
The only concern goes on the account of too wide black frame (but that's really only my humble opinion).
Philippe (11836) 2006-09-20 11:20
Hi, Ryan. Autumn is definitelky setting in. The colours in your photo prove it and they are wonderful. I like the grass in the foreground that gives depth to the picture. The snow-capped top in the background stands very well out on the sky which is beautifully decorated by these white clouds.
luisafonso (862) 2006-09-20 11:23
Wow Ryan! Long live polarizers :) The natural saturated colors are amazing and so is this hand painted sky. Perfect composition and perfect light. Forgive me all this awe, but I really love this one. Your low pov really dives me into the scene. Very good amigo!
recepyuksel (17808) 2006-09-20 11:35
amazing beauty... great landscape..
red leafs, blue sky with white clouds is superbe..tfs
anducina (8407) 2006-09-20 11:57
Splendid colours, dramatical sky, great composition. Good framing.
jjcordier (75190) 2006-09-20 12:00
A very beautiful photo with fantastic light and colors.
TheUnknown (277) 2006-09-20 12:07
Absolutely, positvely, PERFECT!
This is a marvelous view and photo. You have got everything in this photo. Nice low perspective, balanced composition, wonderful colours and contrast, great sky, good DOF. Like I said, perfect :)
Thanks for sharing this amazing photo.
cdmonson (4648) 2006-09-20 12:35
This is an absolutely amazing shot! I've lived in Provo nearly 4 years now and I've never been to this spot before. Wish I could help you on the name of the peak. The colors are fantastic, and you caught a perfect cloud formation. Everything about this photo is great. Thanks for sharing.
Michiel (91) 2006-09-20 13:35
I have to join the others, I wish I was living in a nature-filled area like Utah, instead of Holland, so much space and peace of mind. Absolutely gorgeous, in composition and in lighting.
gramma (3519) 2006-09-20 13:36
Very beautiful landscape. Colors are excellent, like the sharpeness. The use of new great angle from Sigma gives a very good result ! Congratulations for this very godd work.
westernisles (740) 2006-09-20 13:50
amazing colours and compo!!!!!
Simpy but great shot.
Wanda1 (14980) 2006-09-20 14:09
Beautiful landscape with lovely colours and composition. A nice crisp clear image.
Cpamoi (10391) 2006-09-20 14:11
excellent composition, colors, lights and sky are fantastic!
Tattoo (476) 2006-09-20 14:23
Que dire de plus... Excellente composition ! Congratulation !
chicken (1557) 2006-09-20 15:19
Great shot. I like the cloud, the light (especially on the grass in the foreground and the valley), the fall colours, the low perspective... basically everything :-)
dolin (15647) 2006-09-20 15:38
Des couleurs vives, mais juste ce qu'il faut, et une profondeur impressionnante.
L'endroit est superbe et paisible, c'est reposant.
Ton vertical est judicieux et j'aime bien les différentes palettes de couleurs.
greenpinkorange (167) 2006-09-20 20:24
Wow, this is just mind blowing! WOOHOO!!! I'm feeling so uplifted just staring at this picture! Wonderful!
It's got everything you need, from the mountains with SNOW to green and redyellow leaves/plants to a lovely blue wky with BEAUTIFUL clouds! What more can i ask for! i literally feel like i'm there! NICE!
GREAT Colours, Details, Composition, Sharpness.. What a perfect moment! BRAVOOO!!!!!
benkrut (2407) 2006-09-20 20:25
Your picture is gonna start a theme of colorful autumnal pictures on TE. Autumn is very generous for photographers, so let's use the chance this year.
Your sunny picture makes nice mood thanks to the colours of the leaves and the cloudy sky.
fallan (1860) 2006-09-20 22:24
I like the colors. Great pov. Liked how you kept detail in the clouds and shadows.
kensimage (8561) 2006-09-21 2:37
Very well done, Ryan--nice sweep from the close-in grass to the big sky and clouds. The colors blend together very harmoniously, which seems to be a hallmark of your shots. No single thing is greatly dramatic in the image, but when it's put together it's a work of art. Regards, Ken.
Rodrigues (1035) 2006-09-21 5:07
It's already Autumn over there? I'm sad I can't find those red tree woods here in Portugal.
As for the shot it's just beautifull, as usual. You are mastering the wide perspective of your Sigma, taking advantage of the wonderfull sky.
The use of the polarizer with 90º angle to the sun gave a very saturated sky (I don't mind the vigneting on top).
It's my eyes or there is a slight halo on the right in the transition to the sky? Do you think it's caused by the polarizer or not?
After a period of some doubts, I now find the vertical orientation very pleasing to the eyes.
darrasin (2860) 2006-09-21 13:31
Hello Ryan! Very nice in many regards. I especially like the layered composition with the strong sharp foreground grasses, the warm autumn colors in the mid part, and the nice mountain with some recent snow on it in the background. I think you exposed it perfectly as the high and midtones are all rendered warmly. And of course, it always helps to have and capture a wonderful sky overhead like you did :)
Paolo (41222) 2006-09-22 12:56
Hi Ryan, wonderufl shot. the colours are fantastic and the view on the field and on the mounts is fantastic!!!
the deep blue sky is something or..unreal...wonderful shot.
leiju (1697) 2006-09-24 10:49
A mind-blowing shot, with simply sublime clouds and sky combined with a detail-packed foreground and distance. i don't know if words will ever do this picture any justice!
Exquisite shot! Thanks for filling my night with such magnificent sights!
rmatthews (945) 2006-09-25 14:05
It's Provo Peak. I think that you have passed Dry Fork and the Rock Canyon Picnic Area in this picture...and are closer to the back hills of the 'Y' mountain. Did you keep going on the Squaw Peak Trail all the way to Hobble Creek? This used to be one of my favorite trails...back when I rode a bike. I must get up there again soon.
Very nice picture...and as usual, very well done!
bakes888 (18499) 2006-09-26 4:57
Hi Ryan. I’ve just been gazing at this wonderful photo for the last couple of minutes. Truly beautiful. Can’t put my finger on it but this photo seems to capture that “essence of wild”. Thanks for sharing.
rozy975 (3047) 2006-09-26 13:28
the colors are amazing.
rodalvas (641) 2006-09-26 18:12
Great landscape & use of a WA lens.
I've had vigneting issues with a polarizer on the same lens, at 10mm. What focal length did you use here?
tjanze (5674) 2006-10-02 6:13
Amazing autumn colors and composition.I order Cokin circular polarizer today.Never take shots with it.Hope my photos will look approximate like yours.
Cauldfield (306) 2006-10-06 2:56
Another really nice picture.
Very good composition.
With that real REDS ( conplementer colours what you used ) its look more exciting than with single colour. ( buleu and green ).
You're very talented.
nicoz (1979) 2006-11-01 7:27
there are so many of these great landscapes in your gallery... I don't know wether it's the landscape or the photo (or both) that is the most beautifull ;-)
Beautifull colors as well!
Murmeli (2037) 2006-11-11 14:00
que maravilha !
L'harmonie de la composition et des couleurs est vraiment parfaite.
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2006-11-20 2:13
absolutely stunning image of autumn, so rich colours, and beautiful nature scenery...well done, I like this very much!
Take care, Ivana
InasiaJones (31448) 2006-12-07 3:12
Such an unbelievable colour scheme Ryan! So spectacularly vivid. The light is great and create different tones throughout the landscape.
An awesome composition with perfect use of forefront elements, stunning profoundness and great timming.
patdeph (35748) 2007-05-18 9:13
Wooow!!!Great colors due to the polarizer,impressive sharpness on the foregrounds grasses,excellent DOF,and wonderful landscape.For me,a favorite..
Have a nice day.
crckt (7218) 2007-05-22 20:38
I loved this composition. Amazing photography Ryan!
Luciano75 (0) 2007-08-09 23:10
What a beautiful place!...I like the way you frame it...including the foreground too,the blue sky and the clouds make this picture so beautiful.Great scenery.TFS
dHitman (0) 2008-08-27 17:43
Awesome colors and lights. Love the composition and clarity of this pic. Well done!
Jobak (180) 2009-10-11 1:18
Perfect landscape shot. It's simply immaculate all the way.
I love these mild tones, colors and pure beautiness of this magic place...
It is great contribution to beautiness of this planet.
Thank you for sharing us this amazing shot!
dta (65010) 2009-10-11 1:23
Hello Ryan ,
What a wonderful landscape picture , in this so well chosen format ! The depth is outstanding , as colors and sharpness . The effect of the thick grass in the fore ground is superb . An amazing sky , too .
- Copyright: Ryan Thayne (euryan) (8438)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-09-19
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 EX DC HSM, Digital RAW 100, Cokin Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/16
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Rocky Mountains, Mountains of N. America, My Best Shots [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-09-20 9:45
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