Wouldn't it be wonderful if it looked like that outside right now? We've had a nasty inversion recently, and today was the first day you could actually see the mountains. It was like seeing them for the first time. A lovely reminder of what I have to look forward to in the spring when it thaws.
This shot was taken as I descended on the Alpine Loop into American Fork Canyon, the same day as my previous post and a little farther on the Loop. I thought the colors were gorgeous and that the clouds accentuated the mountains quite well. It was a bit bright at first, so I brought the overall brightness down and brought up the contrast some. Critiques, comments, concerns--all are welcome as always.
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lxcarr7 (133) 2007-01-31 19:21
As usual - would like to do that myself. Beautiful scene and I could only imagine what I would do if I was there. GREAT PHOTO!!!
triptych2003 (1534) 2007-01-31 19:47
there's so much to look at my eyes are hurting.. colours, lines, detail and composition. the hard rock with the soft cloud and autumn reds with spring greens facing each other. there's a nice trail of red/orange along the mountains too. all round fine job. well done!
borka (264) 2007-01-31 20:59
Amazing colors and details, thanks for sharing!
asajernigan (21427) 2007-01-31 21:49
This photo has great color and lighting with excellent composition.
The use of the polarizer was a good choice. The red trees add a lot to the shot.
jakafahrial (213) 2007-01-31 21:51
Great View.... so wonderful
agbonavita (0) 2007-01-31 21:55
Hi Clark, I take a nice photo with great saturated colors and light. But I think it is a bit unfocous on the middle peak.
narpad (1050) 2007-02-01 1:36
Beautiful saturated fall colors and great blue sky. Nice shot! TFS.
Nelu_Goia (3116) 2007-02-01 14:15
This is a superb use of a circular polarizer; the sky and the vegetation colors look just great.
I also like the diagonals in the image and the red, jolly bushes:).
As an idea, I might have tried to use something for the upper side of the foreground, something like a tree branch, a rock or something else, just to give more field depth.
Thanks for sharing.
jmcl (14535) 2007-02-02 19:35
Beautiful reds .. clouds moving over a peak .. what more could one ask for ..
great composition - I love the view up that valley .. wonderful image.
emjleclercq (15780) 2007-04-20 17:32
I like this one more than the previous one for the little clouds in the sky. However, both views have a good framing and sharpness, and a very large diversitiy in colors. I especially like the patches of red/rust color among the trees.
All the best,
- Copyright: Clark Monson (cdmonson) (4896)
- 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: 2007-01-31 19:14