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Crispy Predawn near Banff

Crispy Predawn near Banff
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Copyright: Jay Meeuwig (Shoot_Score) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 302 N: 670] (2376)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-12-12
Categories: Mountain, Sky
Camera: Fuji FinePix 3800
Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-01-22 23:20
Viewed: 1661
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Three years and one month ago, we had left Calgary before the sun was up for a trip to British Columbia. By the time we had reached the Rockies the first light of day was starting to hit the snow-covered mountain-tops. A slight colouration of the lower clouds also added to the feeling of daybreak. It was still very chilly, and the moon dead ahead in the almost clear Westerly sky added to the feeling of the crisp coldness.

When I saw this scene, I pulled over, got out of the car, shivered, waited for the other vehicles to disappear down the road, shivered again, shot the photo and moved on... Brrr, I needed a cuppa coffee!
Sometimes Nature - although spectacular - is not that inviting ...

We're in the Banff National Park here. The sun is just starting to rise behind us and is hitting the mountains in front of us, which are in the West, where we also see the moon, which forgot to set early!

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To peter_stoeckl: Re-Post doneShoot_Score 1 04-12 21:52
To peter_stoeckl: Staying as close to the limitShoot_Score 1 01-27 16:39
To JPlumb: Always shiveringShoot_Score 1 01-23 18:53
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Hi Jay,
Thanks for sharing this cold scene, but she is warm out here for the next few days. I like the early morning sun on the clouds and mountains,

Nice shot Jay.
You can feel the "crispy" pre-dawn here :)
Well composed and the late moon in the sky is a nice touch as well.
Well done & TFS!

Hi Jay, you seem to have a common theme when you're shooting, you're always shivering. Composition wise its not a bad shot, I like the moon still in the sky and the way the sun is just hitting the tops of the mountains.

I've done a workshop looking at some of the details, where I've provided a couple of other options.

Thanks, John

Hello Jay,
if not the circumstances, the results are inviting!
A landscape of magical purity, and the road does a good job to pull you in.
A minor technical suggestion: Exciting deep dark hues, but details could be better presented with much less data compression for downsize to the web. The image has been compressed to 48K which inevitably causes loss of information in shades and details. Staying as close to the limit of 200K at maximum size 800 pixel is always recommended for optimized presentation here.
Thank you! Have a good day, and best regards,

I like this early morning shot there in the Rockies, with the moon as a bonus!!!

Looks cold, and likely WAS a cold beginning to the new day!!

Nice background, but then, with the background being the Rockies, how could you miss!!!

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