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Valley View Sunset

Valley View Sunset
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Copyright: Tim Epp (BillyGoat) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 28 N: 899] (4827)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-28
Categories: Mountain
Camera: OLYMPUS E-500, Zuiko 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6, Hoya 58mm Circ-polarizer
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-28 22:12
Viewed: 3247
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I braved the cold (close to 0 farenheit)and went out for a snowshoe up one of our local mountians.
I timed it so I would hit the first lookout around sunset. The tracks below are my trailbreaking tracks. The snow here was around 3 feet deep.
The valley below is Chilliwack and west.
-Shot in RAW; increasing the white balance slightly for a warmer tone
-Red and blue saturation added

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-11-28 22:33]

Hello Tim

A wonderful vista.The lighting is super,really like how the light is illuminating the snow,especially on the snowy peaks in the far mountains.Dedicated is how I describe the actions of the photographer.TFS


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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-11-28 22:37]


Great shot here Tim! Looks good!



Hi Tim

A lovely scene with nice subtle colours. Very well composed. Lovely to view. TFS.

Hello Tim,
Beautiful sunset and composition. Best atmosphere presentation. Very well done picture and TFS.

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  • PhilC Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 25 N: 117] (551)
  • [2006-11-29 3:30]

Hi Tim,

I like it and think the valley was correctly named as 'Chilliwack'! it certainly looks chilly. I like the framing with the combination of foreground and the valley but I think I would have preferred it without the tracks. They are not obvious enough to be a feature or focal point but are just obvious enough to be a distraction from beautiful landscape. - but that's my personal preference only. Nice shot - cheers Phil.

Hi Tim:
Great shot. It makes me remeber my old house in the Andes. The pic give the sensation of cold and tranquillity.
can you send me the original pic, without photoshop?
thanx for share! great shot.
a hug,

There is some nice light on the trees and snow here, Tim. I hope you made it back before dark. Looks like there is a smoky haze which we have seen so often in that valley...which I think is one for the most beautiful places. Our Columbia Gorge also traps smog, which is sad because it too is a special place. I do like the warm light. There is some noise in the sky and lower snow areas. Your ISO wasn't that high so I guess there just wasn't enough light for your exposure. I've lost a lot of shots because I just don't know enough yet to be able to quickly know just how to meter this kind of light.

Hi Tim,
The warm glow of the setting sun is beautifully captured on the snow. The clear view on the valley and the hazy look in the distance gives the photo a real serene look. My only really small nit is the partial foilage on the left. A slighty different POV would have been better.

Absolutely beautiful! Love the composition and exposure on the snow. Simply wonderful.



great job,
looks so cold,
very nicely done,


Hello Tim,
I must say that you live in a wonderful region! I like this shot very much! This lightning is just amazing and what to say about this POV! This is superb, simply! I can feel that I'm there right now as this POV is so spectacular! Well done and TFS,

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