Mountains on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula.
I know that a good photographer patiently takes the majority of their pictures at dawn or dusk, but I just can’t be bothered! When I am travelling, I would rather do 10 things in a day, than wait for the perfect picture, therefore I never know where I will be before I run out of time, and call it a day. Luckily in Alaska there is a lot of sunlight, and the sun takes a long time to set. The ‘magic hour’ is about 3 hours long I guess. I love the horizontal lighting on these mountains and the clouds. I got lucky with this picture and did not need to edit anything. I think the waves add foreground interest, but the trees on the right are a little burnt out.
If someone thinks of a better crop or clones a whale / dinosaur in the foreground let me know.
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Guenther (10915) 2006-10-27 15:58
beautiful light on this splendid landscape. Your shot conveys a great sense of peace and vastness, even loneliness may be ... great shot!
gunbud (34066) 2006-10-28 0:45
The mountains seem mysterious,stark and unforgiving in this soft light. Well done.
dmallon (100) 2006-10-30 10:23
Hi Paul, the way the light is distributed over the mountains is what makes this picture. It looks like a really beautiful remote wilderness, thanks for sharing.
pio81 (5) 2007-02-05 17:33
Graet Picture.I adore Alaska although I've never been there (Hope I'll one one day). I love the severity an isolation of the state.