Location: The mountain on the left is Cascade and the snow capped mountain in the distance is Provo Peak.
About the Photo: The sky was cloudy, and there was no sunlight breaking through when I started taking pictures here about 45 minutes earlier, but as the sun got lower in the sky it finally ducked underneath the cloud cover illuminating the mountains for about 10 minutes before it set.
Focal length: 10mm
Other filter: Hitech ND Grad 0.3 soft
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IgorDeleze (585) 2006-09-28 12:38
Nice autumn landscape shot.
One more time your have captured the light perfectly!
Is that snow on the background mountain or stones ?
PS: The answer was in the note ... I must maybe read the note before writing a comment :-)
Floydian (30970) 2006-09-28 12:40
Hi Ryan ;-)
Yes, back home again...what a trip..!!!
Living in Utah and making such images is not that difficult...if you knwo were to find these spots...and you do..!!
Everytime we see those wonderful shots from Utah there can only one who makes these...you are..!!!
Wonderful colors, perfect mood with stunning light...a real beauty.
Maybe i got 4 nice images from Utah...maybe ;-)
baba_flies (8829) 2006-09-28 12:41
Hello Ryan ! This takes my breath away ... nothing but nature, pure and wild. Wonderful colors, like the bit of snow on the tops, winter is coming ... Greetings from Zurich, Barbara.
darrasin (2860) 2006-09-28 12:41
Hello Ryan! Very nice shot! I couldn't resist but with your title I had to put this in the "Song Titles" theme. I was a big fan of Big Country". Hope you don't mind too much ;)
Anyway, I very much like how you are exploring using shadows here to heighten the drama of the composition. And you used the graduated filter expertly to maintain good detail and color in those shadows as well. It's very nice image to look at!
Andrzej_HHH (2480) 2006-09-28 12:43
Fanstastic autumn colors, beautiful sky. Your picture could be a great postcard:) Best regards! Andrzej
gramma (3519) 2006-09-28 12:51
What wonderful picture ! Colors are really nice. The long exposure gives a very good structure at the sky. Really good composition !
tatadalou (7301) 2006-09-28 13:30
Impressionnant shot! The sun gives very warm colours, contrasting well with the oniric sky. What I like in your framing is the fact you've chosen to put the snowy mountains in the centre, that rather catches the eyes.
dkeus31 (27735) 2006-09-28 14:08
Superb light and colors on this picture.
Good dark sky as background
stefi (1230) 2006-09-28 15:26
Superb light, colours, a great idea of the dark foreground...great, great, it really impress me.
gigi (2668) 2006-09-28 16:22
un superbe paysage
avec une tres belle ambiance
Maddog (4503) 2006-09-28 17:04
Very nice Landscape, i like it!!!!
bebert (822) 2006-09-28 18:24
the colors, the shadow and the light are superb. very nice shot
Cormac (26563) 2006-09-28 21:29
Amazing light in this shot! When the sun pops out from under the clouds like that you can get some great light, with very dramatic results, like in this shot. I really like the saturated colors too. Great work!
Kirych (2703) 2006-09-29 1:32
Amazing light, Ryan!
Fantastic landscape and composition.
Wonderful work and autumn mood.
kensimage (8565) 2006-09-29 2:04
Wow, spectacular light, Ryan! Nothing like low sunlight coming in under clouds to create drama. Nice use of the dead tree, too. Truly beautiful! Regards, Ken.
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2006-09-29 3:58
beautiful scenery, as always...excellent colours captured!
Take care, Ivana
fallan (1860) 2006-09-29 10:33
Very nice. Great how you held everything in check. Would like to know how you post process this file. You keep the colors alive yet they appear natural. I would like the dead branch to be brought out just a little more. Great photo. Great eye.
chicken (1557) 2006-09-29 16:44
A wonderful fall image. I like the colors and shadows on the mountains. The ridges, valleys and light-shadow patterns form a perfect guidance to be drawn into the landscape. Maybe a tack too much contrast.
prumod (8300) 2006-10-01 13:35
its very dramatic... feel like a shot from 3d graphics... nie colors ans superior quality...
lucinka (9976) 2006-10-01 15:36
Ryan, I remember well these colors when I've been around in US. Great combination of fall colors and snowy peaks. It is so much easier for you to take such a fantastic shots as the nature around you is absolutely outstanding (but of course you've got the eye to see the beauty around you :)) Well done. Lucie
axiotea (21649) 2006-10-01 23:41
Was worth it to wait because you caught a beautiful light which illuminates perfectly a part of your compo. Nice lighting effects and beautiful colors.
zeca (19762) 2006-10-03 2:08
Wow Ryan! What a beautiful picture! The landscape is wonderful and your capture is great! Excellent colours and amazing lights! Congrats!
kebek (5438) 2006-10-03 14:23
Serwus Ryan !
Absolutely fantastic moment captured. Strong contrast, brilliant light, deep tones of autumn - all in exceptional surroundings. Great Work.
kurekpit (401) 2006-10-10 19:33
Great shot,amazing colours,beautiful landscape,well done
* Piotr *
mumek (20202) 2006-10-12 16:23
Good evening Ryan!
Very well composed and captured scenery. Fantastic autumn colours and super light. This is a very artistic shot.
alford (3981) 2006-10-14 1:57
Hi Ryan! I like the way you played with the light - amazing effects! The sharpness and colors are very well done despite the cloudy conditions. Very good POV and composition, you made an excellent photo out of a typical landscape scene. rgds.
howardc (331) 2006-10-23 3:15
You capture some amazing light with this shot. Great work.
abulafia (4900) 2006-10-29 13:00
Stunning scenery Ryan!
I love the light, it looks great with only the background in direct light.
The colours are really intense as well.
pilpel-adom (3018) 2006-11-28 15:50
A very impressive gallery you have here in TE! I was surprised to sea it only now...
Very nice composition, the silhouette of the log propped on the right, the clouds cascading into the depth of the picture, with lovely colors and contrast of autumn at the high Rocky mountains. Exposure control is just on spot, getting details both in shade and light...
Will be following your posts!
Cricri (111533) 2006-12-08 8:23
Tout simplement magnifique, beau jeu de couleurs, de lumiére, avec une touche de mystére, j'adore
anducina (8407) 2006-12-09 5:57
Superb compo, colours and especially light. This mountain partially lighted, partially in shadow impresses me mostly. Very, very nice. The landscape is amazing.
Stan (2770) 2006-12-19 18:20
So beautiful Ryan! Thank you!
cdmonson (4846) 2007-04-24 1:54
I love the lighting in this picture. It adds a lot of variety to the picture and gives a great sense of depth. Just out of curiosity, whereabouts where you when you took this? Great job as always.
Mistral (15402) 2007-12-20 11:41
what a colours!!! You captured here an intere palette masterly managed by you!
JulienLebreton (134) 2007-12-20 12:49
A very nice mix of colors
- Copyright: Ryan Thayne (euryan) (8440)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-09-23
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 EX DC HSM, Digital RAW 100, Cokin Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/16, 1/4 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Rocky Mountains, Mountains of N. America [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-09-28 12:34
- Favorites: 2 [view]