Autumn in the Wheaton Valley
Must view large- click on it:)
An early evening shot, with mixed cloud providing dramatic contrast between patches of brightly lit autumn leaves and shadow, this is a view of Becker Creek in the Wheaton Valley, about 50k south of Whitehorse. When lit up by the sun, the leaves at this time of year are simply dazzling.
Technical: A manual blend of 2 exposures in CS5, one for the sky, one for the foreground.
Aesthetic: Though I love mountains, and they often look spectacular in real life, they are probably the most difficult subject in landscape photography. It is challenging to find lines and depth to lead a viewer into the background, so a scene that seemed spectacular when you took the photo, looks crowded, uninspiring and flat when you view the photo later. I sometimes try to find a foreground pond, lake or river to provide some space and an entrance into the image.