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Copyright: Jan Smith (lovenature) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 987 W: 52 N: 1787] (6391)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-17
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Olympus C-50 Zoom
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-18 17:55
Viewed: 4834
Points: 52
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Is located in southwestern Alberta and forms the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains. Many mountain make up this beautiful range, that stretches over 100 km or 60 miles.

I couldn't resist taking a few photos of the mountains with such a vivid blue sky. The snow against the mountains made such a nice complementary contrast.

The foothills in the foreground slowly merge into the mountains with forests of Aspen, pine, spruce and the occasional open meadow. It's such a pretty area for a hike or drive.

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Hi Janice,
It´s a wonderful view of your country; the snowy range and the hills on first plane are beautiful. Magnific image.
Take care,

PD: You have seen the comet Mc Naught? I missed it yesterday and tonight it´s cloudy, maybe tomorrow. Now is senn better in southern hemisphere.

hello JANICE celle-ci est toute neuve et elle mérite aussi d' être récompensée car magnifique

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-01-18 18:57]

Hola Janice, Buen pov. una postal maravillosa con excelentes colores una compo. estupenda. saludos

This looks nice. I like the blue sky, the white snow, and the trees. It makes for a nice balance. It looks like you picked the perfect day for this. It's nice to see you getting out there again!
P.S. Unless you're planning on getting wet first, you're camera won't freeze. The cold weather will reduce the power in your battery. And if you're in -40 the camera may even get too cold to operate (if you don't keep it in your coat), but it's just a matter of letting it warm up again. I know this because one of my favorite photographing days was the first snowfall last year in Japan. I had to take a trip back home to recharge the camera battery, but I got two nice outings in that day.

Nice crisp delivery of a familiar winter scene. I especially like the fir trees that like a family walk up the slope; two of 'em even holding hands... Good distribution of the colour bands in the compo. Well seen, well presented. Jay

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-01-18 21:08]
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Hi Janice,
Good old southern Alberta she can be so beautiful, and you have definately captured her beauty with this shot. Great colors, composition and clarity in this posting.

Hi Janice,
A wonderful winter scenery wich looks cold, but also has a feel of warmth caused by the light an the perfect blue sky. The details and colors are perfect keeping the snow in perfect conditions without making the rocks too dark.

Hi Janice,
This is a very beautiful lanscape!
I like a lot the POV used, you got great weather conditions and light and take good advantage of it.
Lovely the snow mountains in the back.
Very good composed and framed.
Congratulations, thanks for share and kind regards,

Beautifull scenery nice light on the mountains giving it good contrast/detail spot on exposure TFS rgds Necip

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-01-19 13:56]

Hello Janice,
Beautiful landscape.Colors,POV,framing and composition are wonderful.Have a great weekend!

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-20 5:03]
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Hi Janice

This is a splendid sight!
I certainly wish i'd see this scenary here, too (which would be very easy and normal actually, in a normal winter), but nowadays, with temperatures of more that 15 degrees Celsius more than it was in the past years...everything is upside down. :(

Anyway, the view over these impressive mountains in exceptional and i especially like the game of light / shadows given by the crests (they look like a piano :)) - black, white, black white)
Also the POV is great, the exposure - not really easy when it comes to snow - is well managed and the composition is charming.

Bravo and TFS

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-01-20 5:24]

Hi Janice

Lovely snowy landscape scene. Excellent colours, lovely light and excellent composition



So where is the 30D? Actually I don't take mine either sometimes...on long hikes, snowshowing, canoeing or to beaches with lots of salt air. Few scenes can beat a snowy scene with a bright blue sky. This is a nice composition showing the ranges of the aspen and conifers. Nice exposure with no burnout.

Evelynn : )

Well done Janice,
The lovely blue sky combined with the rugged snow covered peaks and hills is hard to beat.
Great detail, POV, contrast, and color..
Beautiful :)
Have a great week!

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-01-22 8:13]

Hello Janice,
you choose your POV very well to get a very nice view of the Rockies and the foothills. Lovely winterscene with the light dusting of the snow. Very well composed, the division of the space is very well done. The gorgoues Alberta blue Sky looks wonderful.

Hello Janice.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2007-01-24 15:04]

Hi Janice,
What a beautiful rugged landscape.I like how the bare trees int he foreground are a contrast to the green pines at back.A lovely winter scene, clean air and a crisp cold emotion.The deep blue sky a lovely backdrop to the snow capped mountains.Well done.
Regards, david

Hi Janice
WOW! that is some beautiful landscape scenery. The colors and clarity of the air are superb. Such a vast nd grrat sense of depth. No people or man made objects! Looks awesome!

What a great job.
"I couldn't resist taking a few photos of the mountains with such a vivid blue sky. The snow against the mountains made such a nice complementary contrast.
The foothills in the foreground slowly merge into the mountains with forests of Aspen, pine, spruce and the occasional open meadow. It's such a pretty area for a hike or drive".
ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. Congratulations.
Best regards,

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-01-28 19:21]

Beautiful mountain photo Janice with perfect exposure. It must be gorgeously colorful in fall. I wish there was more of the trees and less of the sky.
Best wishes,

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-30 14:28]

Un lugar de ensueño retratado desde un punto de vista maravilloso (y envidiable) Janice.
Hermosa composición a partir de los distintos niveles de la escena con contrastantes colores del bosque en primer plano, los declives nevados, las imponente cumbres y ese cielo azul tan profundo captados con una agradable agudeza.
Excelente entrega... gracias por compartirla.
Mis mejores saludos... Ricardo

A dream place depicted from a wonderful (and enviable) point of view Janice.
Beautiful composition starting from the different levels of the scene with contrasting colors of the forest in forefront, the snowy declines, the imposing summits and that blue sky so deep captured with a pleasant sharpness.
Excellent post... thank you for sharing.
My best greetings... Ricardo

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  • NellyD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 445] (1783)
  • [2007-02-01 11:40]

Hi Janice,

I can imagine why you couldn' t resist taking pictures of this view, it's amazing!
The beautiful snowy mountains and the wonderful blue skies, I just love this view.
Great composition, sharpness, POV and details too.
Thanks for sharing!

Greetings, Nel

Bonsoir Janice
Il est magnifique ce paysage montagnard,avec ces belles couleurs et sa belle composition.
Bravo et merci...JP
Les sourires demain

Hi Janice, very beautiful landscape, cheers, Luís.

  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2007-04-08 17:14]

Hello Janice, this is a nice shot. I like the composition, perhaps there is a little too much contrast? Alberta has some wonderful country, I went there about 17 years ago...wish I had a camera then! Nice work.

Hello Janice,
I like this landscape as it is rugged and wild!
I notice there isn't that much snow, but sufficient to set the winter mood...
Well composed image, great clarity in colours and fine details!
Pablo -

The firmness of the rocks and the lightness of the trees, as a fur on the snow. Very fine.
Wishes, Diana

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