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Boulder Pass

Boulder Pass
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Fuji Finepix S2 pro
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-04-12 9:25
Viewed: 3508
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I am taking this image at an elevation of 4000 feet US, on a dirt road which turns off another primitive road. None of these roads are made for 'city' cars, but almost demand a four wheel drive with very good traction tires.

I am looking upwards and Eastern towards Boulder Pass. although Boulder Pass is at 5000 feet, the mountains around it are slightly above 6000 feet. Additionally we are looking ACROSS the valley which separates what is known as the Okanogan Highlands (where I am taking the image from ) and the main part of the Colville National forest.

Trees here vary widely from white and red fir to lodgepole pine and Tamarack which is deciduous. To me THIS is where weather is made...and only last night Jim Whittaker spoke not far from here...Jim was the first American to climb Everest in 1963. A picture of him signing his book in the county seat last night is in the workshop and taken by my friend and Jims son Bobby Whittaker...permission granted by Bobby to use as I wish.

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Ciao Bob, splendid mountain landscape with fantastic light and wonderful colors, very well done, Happy Easter, ciao Silvio

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-04-12 10:48]

Hi Bob. This may be tree years old but i like the compostion very much. Bright colours in the trees and blue sky. i like the shadows from the clouds. well done TFS.

Hi Bob,
this is such a pleasant image that you share today with the good viewers of TN,so unlike my own offering for today.I enjoy the colour this shot has very much and the pov works very well and the only thing that could make it better would be if ma nature had pushed away the haze in the background.The land does what it wants to do as ma nature directs so it can't be controlled and that is fine with me.A fine and warm looking photo taken from your archives and thank you for sharing it with us. Bob

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-04-12 11:02]

Hello Bob
Wonderful landscape.

I love the view, its very beautiful. It must have been a quite long journey to get that snapshot quite like this. Good job ^.^


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-04-12 12:24]

Hello Bob,
Wonderful summer view, the two wedge shaped pieces of land making a fine FG to the mountainous BG on the other side of the Pass. I can see the need for 4-wheel drive here and it must be great to traverse this landscape.
Thanks for sharing this,

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2009-04-12 13:44]

Wow Bob, when I see such a sight I feel I could stand on the tip of my toes and start flying! It's a breathable picture you posted, with the beautiful light seen in mountains panorama getting blue and bluer to the horizon. What I like most in this picture is the sense of losing the horizon. Merci Bob et heureuses P‚ques!


It's a nice view... sometimes when the road is to rough, we walk it to play it safe because we (me and my family) have had experiences were the bottom of our car scraped the rocks and was a bit frightening because we did'nt want to be stuck "in the middle of nowhere" as they call it, but for me I would rather that then be stuck at home ;-)
Thanks for sharing this nice photo! Cheers Josh Lewis.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-04-12 15:16]

Hi Bob,

A beautiful scene from your part of the country. I always think of the Northwest as where Bob Shannon lives. The green foreground with the mountains and sky in the distance are very lovely. This looks like a painting rather than a photo.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-04-12 15:46]

Hi Bob,i dont know why but the far mountains seems a little blue...it's a very special view but the colors are a little strange....have a nice week and thanks a lot for your comments about mine in Easter's style! Have a nice week,luciano

hello Bob

very beautiful mountain's landscape photo
with the very beautiful luminosity of the image,
the beautiful cold colour tones of the background,
fine POV and DOF, TFS


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-04-12 22:13]

Hello Bob,
A very nice capture of this beautiful landscape. So colorful and so well composed. Thanks a lot for sharing.
Best regards Siggi

Hi Bob,

The point of view leads our eyes through the valley toward the mountain in the background which is giving depth to the photo. The trees are are a good part of the composition. The intensity of the light is enhancing the colors and is giving a good contrast to them. Have a nice day.


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