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Registered: December 2009
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One year I thought it would be fun to take a trip from Winnipeg to Vancouver by Greyhound. Well you sure get to see more than if you were driving but shooting through dirty window glass doesn't exactly get you sharp crisp focused pictures. The bus had just pulled out of Revelstoke, B.C. when we passed this scene with sunlight hitting the far mountain and cloud formation while the foreground was in relative darkness. One shot through the window pane and then a number of years spent trying to find the location and when I did it didn't look anything like this and I guess unless I planned to live in Revelstoke I would never see that perfect moment again.

Cropped to 1/2 of original. Then in CS3 I used the shadow/highlight function (10,5,20) and then Virtual Photographer (graduated effect). I had another version of the original which I prefer but unfortunately the size is too small and I never took note of the effects that I used to create that particular version.
· Date: Sun January 24, 2010 · Views: 804 ·
Keywords: mountain, cloud, Revelstoke
Camera Make / Model: Canon AE-1
Lens Make / Focal Length: Canon 50mm
Filter /Type Used: none
Flash / Type Used: n/a
Event e.g. Grand prix, Birthday,Sunrise: n/a
State / County / Area Image Taken: west of Revelstoke, B.C.
Country Image Taken
Processing Software Applications Used
CS3 Virtual Photographer

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Registered: November 2008
Posts: 2,831
Sun January 24, 2010 7:17am

An almost painterly feel Jan. I would have loved to see this in a larger version but then many of my earlier attempts were taken way too small.

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,497
Sun January 24, 2010 2:28pm

You did a masterful job on the post processing of this very unique exposure. Love how the distant mountain and clouds appear to be back lit and the light shining down on the lake in the foreground is so subtle but definitely there. A work of art.

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 860
Sun January 24, 2010 3:26pm

Jan, Hi:

Splendid work here to impressively preaent a beatiful vista the effect of a painting. Excellent notes.

Very well composed and impressively presented.

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,659
Sun January 24, 2010 6:34pm

I really like this capture and I'm sure I'd like it even more if there was a larger version available. It reminds me of old romantic paintings of our Lake District and Scottish mountains. When early visitors began to explore these places in the 18th century they carried different coloured viewing lenses through which to view, from places of comfort and safety, the rugged scenery as it would be in different seasons and weather patterns. They would make a sketch and return to their studios to paint these scenes and this picture is so much like those old paintings I've seen.

Registered: September 2009
Mon January 25, 2010 1:52pm

A once in a lifetime capture Jan. You've done a great job of turning it into a photographic painting - I especially like the red color caste and dramatic lighting. The overall 'romantic' feel and mood of this natural scene - juxtaposing the peaceful valley with the foreboding heights of the mountains - reminded me strongly of paintings from the Hudson River School of the 1900's.

Registered: October 2009
Tue January 26, 2010 3:36pm

Pity we couldn't see this in a larger size, it is such a grand and romantic image!I was thinking Hudson River School even before reading Pat's comments. A masterful job in the post processing.

Registered: January 2009
Posts: 58
Sun January 31, 2010 12:48am

As has been stated, very nice post processing here; you've really created a mood and presented a photo that has a real feel of a painting.
Very nice. I can see why you wanted to find it again.

Registered: January 2009
Posts: 1
Wed February 10, 2010 2:14pm

Amazing view captured on disposable sensor. Love the tone and light captured with the film tone. Awesome shot!!
Best regards.

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 184
Sat February 27, 2010 7:19pm

What an awesome view and you did a fantastic job of capturing of PP for a shot through a dirty window. This has a mysterious feeling and the I like the repetition of the mountain form in the cloud.

Registered: March 2009
Wed April 21, 2010 9:23pm

Jan, this is indeed a beautiful shot. Thanks so much for your comment on my bluebirds. Have a wonderful week, Bill

Registered: August 2009
Posts: 1
Thu May 13, 2010 1:19pm

A beautiful & moody landscape scene Jan. One would have to see this larger to fully appreciate it.
Thank You!

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 2,831
Fri October 15, 2010 10:40pm

Nice Jan and as Vic mentions it would have been nicer larger. Good rich colour and a lovely light,
Paul Baybut

Registered: November 2011
Wed December 14, 2011 12:28am

Beautiful Jan, just like an old painting by The Masters. Very thought provoking.
Great work.

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