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FaithfulPastor Oct 22, 2014 11:14 PM

Canadian Landscape
 
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I had a trip to Canada planned, and hoped to shoot the mountains. However, the fog layer between me and the summits had other plans.

But I did get in a few shots. I think this is the most interesting of the bunch. There's stream at the bottom, then a layer of fog, then the face of the mountain then another layer of fog above the summit.

EXIF: F5, 1/200, ISO 100, 105mm

Please comment. I'm not very experienced at landscapes, so your comments and advice is greatly appreciated.

Faithfully Yours,
FP

sdromel Oct 23, 2014 2:02 AM

I personally like it a lot. It's much different than any photo I can recall from recent past. It's like a vertical pano and/or of two different photos.

Your PIX will probably give people some interesting (new) ideas.

FaithfulPastor Oct 23, 2014 8:28 AM

The photo is just one photo. The low lying clouds could easily make this look like two separate photos that were combined. But it's just one photo.

FP

FaithfulPastor Oct 23, 2014 8:37 AM

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On the same drive, I was struck by the sheer size of the mountain, but I knew a photo of a mountain alone would not convey their size.

Then I saw this train passing by, so I thought it would give the photo a better sense of scale.

Again, the low lying clouds add something to the photo. The day was overcast so there was not any chance of blue in the sky, so I think the skyline and snow cap don't have enough color separation, but I'm not sure I want to alter the reality of what I saw.

FP

Calicajun Oct 23, 2014 1:26 PM

Love the first picture. I can't think of anything to critique on that shot.
When my wife saw the picture come up on the screen she just said, wow.

TCav Oct 27, 2014 1:09 PM

Simply spectacular.

One thing I find missing from many similar shots is the context that comes with some foreground. You've got that in spades. A photo of a distant mountain doesn't work quite so well without a sense of how big and how far away it is, and these are testament to that. And the choice of a portrait orientation accentuates it.

Streets Oct 28, 2014 6:06 PM

Was this image made in Alberta or B.C.? I really like the photos even though the scenery in those provinces provides so many spectacular scenes, yours are standouts.


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