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A colorful view

A colorful view
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Copyright: Pieter van der Horst (sAner) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-16
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon 17-40mm f/4 L USM, Cokin Circular Polarizer 77mm
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Tour de Canada
Theme(s): National Parks of Canada [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-02-09 14:29
Viewed: 5906
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One day after my 30th birthday, we experienced a fantastic day with awesome weather in the Selkirk mountains. I hope you also like this view.

Mt Revelstoke National Park

This relatively small national park, just northeast of Revelstoke in the Selkirk Mountains, is known for jagged, rugged peaks and steep valleys. The view of these from Mt Revelstoke is excellent. Access to the mountain is along the 26km Meadows in the Sky Parkway (1.5km east of Revelstoke, off the Trans Canada Hwy), which leads through cedars, alpine meadows and near-tundra to Balsam Lake, within 1.5km of the 1920m summit. A trail continues to the top. You can also hike to the top from the base of Meadows in the Sky Parkway; it's 10km [four to five hours] one-way.

Info from: Lonely Planet, Canada, 8th edition, p832 & 833

Shutter Speed: 1/250
F-stop: f/11
Focal length: 17mm
ISO Speed: 400
White Balance Mode: Auto
AF Mode: AI Focus AF
Weather Condition: Sunny with a few Clouds
Time: 15:02:23
Tripod: no
Flash: no
Filters: Kaiser UV Filter & Cokin Polarizer Filter

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dan hoor je nu ook bij de oudere jongeren.
mooie compositie, lijkt me een mooi land, maar het lijkt me ook dat daar een hoop muggen zitten en dan ben ik meteen genezen. Goede foto Pieter en gefeliciteerd.
gr. jaap

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-02-09 15:16]

Hi Pieter,
Fantastic capture of this beautiful landscape with brilliant colours,
excellent composition, very good depth.
Thanks for sharing!

Glad to see you post something again, Pieter! Happy belated birthday, by the way...I had forgotten that you were turning 30!

Great job using the polarizer filter for the beautiful blue sky and pin sharp clouds. The trees in the foreground are not as sharp as I would like but I love the natural frame afforded by the trees. TFS!


Very nice landscape! The mountains on the background are beautiful!
Bye Tom

Very nice contrast in the colors, beautyfull deep blue sky and orange ground in the back of the trees.

With a tripod, could probably have use a f-stop of f/32 and a slower shutter speed to get a little better deep of field.

What do you think !

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-02-09 17:58]

Oh, Canada!
Great to see you and pictures from your trip again, Pieter! It had to be very special day for you. Picture illustrated well beauty of this place. Saturated colours, POV, details - everything superb. Another destination on my wishlist.

I am homesick when I see one of your wonderful images of BC, I left my heart out there a long time ago and hope to go back for it soon.

Excellent colors, details, and composition.

Great job, thank you Pieter!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-02-10 1:11]

Hello Pieter,
Wonderful landscape...especially the sky looks beautiful and green tone...I liked the presentation very much...TFS :)

Hi Pieter,
Another lovely image that makes me want to visit Canada.
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Composition and exposure are good. Good POV and framing.
Thanks for posting, have a great weekend my friend.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-02-10 3:35]

This is gorgeous, Pieter. The color contrast is just amazing.
It must have been a totally gorgeous day in gorgeous country.
Thanks for sharing this beautiful scenery with us. : )

Hello Pieter,
this is a very nice landscape. Excellent colours and very good sharp detail. Composition and POV are great also. Very well done. Thank you.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-02-10 3:59]

Hi Pieter, lots of green tones here. It is a very picturesque scene, well composed too. I like how the trees on the side are natural;ly framing it. Well done,

Nice shot Pieter!
The colors here are lovely, picture is very nice framed too. Love the sky, but the FG is a bit soft.
Anyway, well done on this one!

Hi Pieter,
Very nice landscape.I liked POV,framing and composition very much..Colors are very good too.Congratulations.Have a nice days...

Wonderful scene Pieter. I like the CP's effect on the sky, and the natural framing of the tallest pines on each side. Very good color and exposure. What, no tripod? :-}
Well done mf!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-02-10 14:35]

Hello Pieter, this is a very nice view. Lovely colours and a very nice scene. Lovely shot, well done.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-02-10 15:08]

Pieter, colorful indeed - and very beautiful.

Excellent sharpness, pov and composition. I do enjoy saturation and contrast.

A great and pleasing image.

Hi Pieter,
it's so wonderful, I love this landscape very much. You have a natural frame with the two big trees on every side, very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Pieter,
First, I am glad you have returned, I think you are a great asset to this site. Second, I love landscapes, I just live where it really isn't very scenic, so I mostly shoot them on vacations. Third, I think this is an excellent landscape. The composition is perfect, as is the framing of the shot using the taller trees on each side. Exposure is spot on with the beautiful saturated colors.I personally think landscapes loose more detail in the compression to this small size than other types of shots. I shoot all of mine off a tripod with a electronic shutter release, usually at f16 to f22. I have the 16-35 f2.8L which I think works well and does not appear to cause diffraction. This one rocks! Keep them coming!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-02-11 2:59]

A great landscape from you, Pieter. Beautifull view. I can almost smell the odor of the trees.
You made a great trip in Canada. I envy you... and Paul too who were in SA sooner.
Ah! Youth!

Thank you.

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2006-02-11 6:11]

Hoi Pieter, leuk dat je weer terug bent! Smaakt zeker naar meer de prachtige fotos van Canada. Leuk om meer te lezen over de natuurparken.
Goed weekend groet Reina

Beautiful landscape captured Pieter, very nice colours, and good POV. Well done.
Thanks or sharing.

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-02-13 22:51]

Wonderful landscape, Pieter! Excelent colours and depth! Excelent composition, very well balanced! And congratulations for your 30th!

HI Pieter,
a wonderful view wiht good deep.
Maybe the half tree to the left is a bit disturbing.
Very good POV, nice colours and good details.
Well done, my friend.

This reminds me of a viewmaster slide. Remember viewmaster? A while back I collected viewmaster slides going back 50 years. It's amazing to see parts of the world in highly saturated colour and glorious 3D. This reminds me of those because it's a dramatic scene, it's super sharp and the colours are very rich. Just like being there. If only it were in 3D.....

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2006-04-24 20:28]

Hi Pieter!

Nice landscape, and it's from my country ;o)
Jokes apart, sharpness, exposure and DOF are great. Use of the polarizing filter rendered beautifull clouds against a dark blue sky.

Excellent picture and TFS.

Hi, Pieter.
Very nice view. Excellent colors and exposure. Well composed.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-06-18 20:16]

Hi Pieter
Beautiful landscape shot. Great colours and DOF.
Well done


Hi Pieter,
A very eye catching sky in this fine image! The clarity of the blue is amazing, the fluffy white clouds add to my pleasant experience...
Well composed image with good details, I like the way you frame the rugged mountains by the trees!
Pablo -

dear Pieter ,
Very beautiful sight of this magnificent place.
thanks for sharing

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