One of the reasons for hiking up Mt Baker on this day was the beautiful clouds that unfolded before our view. I found the presence of snow interesting for compositional contrasts. This is on the trail up by Artist Point looking towards Mt Baker at the end these rolling hills up here. The elevation here is around 5000 feet. Mt Baker is another 5000 feet higher. Perspectives tend to change from up here.
If you look closely you can see two hikers enjoying the view on the distant trail. I love these trails up here. Being there hardly compares to sharing what you saw with a camera capture. Enjoy!
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batalay (40201) 2007-11-11 21:04
I was briefly online when this fabulous image rolled in. The composition with the diagonal structure is very effective. The presence of the two hikers/climbers is especially dramatic, offering a scale and an element of human interest.
Warm regards, Paul, have a good week.
ambar_81 (673) 2007-11-11 21:36
Black&white appearance of the glaciers is very eye catching.The cloud shape above is also excellently captured.
dhurjati (2709) 2007-11-11 21:49
Fantastic landscape.The diagonal appearance of the glaciers are really looking very beautiful.The sky and the presence of the trekkers add to the beauty.
Greetings from India,
mehmetemin (7231) 2007-11-11 22:31
very expressive photo with great colors and composition. Well done.
jjcordier (79297) 2007-11-11 22:49
Ces beaux nuages viennent remplir de superbe façon ce beau ciel bleu et complètent admirablement ta composition. Belle photo d'un endroit splendide.
Dyerco (10185) 2007-11-12 7:32
The snow and clouds make an interesting image and the hikers add scale. Well done Paul.
Cormac (26565) 2007-11-12 8:33
Great shot, with a feel of the wide open spaces that you get in the alpine areas. The two people walking on the snow really make this shot, giving us a sense of the size and the isolation of nature. Well done!
gneufeld (15890) 2007-11-12 14:58
Great shot here of this magnificent place - just love those huge clouds you captured so well. Great colors throughout and excellent detail and sharpness. Interesting how the shadow reaching across the center of the frame really does draw the viewer to the clouds to enjoy. Great work and TFs. Gerald
keribar (43841) 2007-11-19 23:10
Good I opened the thumbnail, and saw these two miniscule creatures on the left side. I know it is a difficult picture because there is so much contrast. Perhaps the clouds helped to desal with it. The composition is really flawless - Have you thought about a ND gradul for white clouds ? If you have not, this may be a real good tip. Izzet
japiey (10163) 2007-12-29 18:23
HAPPY NEW YEAR, DEAR FRIEND.
The human presence is the best here, and the drifting clouds..
A lovely day :)
arijit_ghosh86 (795) 2011-09-10 6:25
nice shot man.. Kudos to you. it seems two birds in the sky..
Nice green valley with snow.
- Copyright: Paul Enns (PJE) (20758)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-08-05
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon Rebel XTi, Canon 17-85mm EF-S IS USM, Digital ISO 100
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Mt Baker trails, MY DREAM LANDS [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-11-11 21:01