Fall Glory...

2008-10-23



Hi everyone-

Today's Skywatch 'Friday' image was shot along the Cattleman's Landing Road in Grand Teton National Park.

I love it because it contains all of the elements of a nice landscape image, bold color, an interesting sky and a interesting subject. This was pretty tough to come by on this years trip. It was severely clear on most days and while the area is beautiful we worked hard on most days to come up with good shots.

Below is a second version of the image after some toying around in photoshop. I wanted it to have a more painterly feel. It is not intended to replace the photograph, just another take on it, something that might look good in a gallery wrap or something like that.

Have a great day!

28 comments:

Woody said...

Great Photo. I love the colors..

Photo Cache said...

It is postcard perfect. Love the vibrant colors.

Happy skywatching.

Reader Wil said...

A stunning photo! The colours are really excellent!

fishing guy said...

Brian: Neat colors of the trees and against the blue sky. The photoshop one is cool also.

Louise said...

The vivid color is spectacular. You're at the beginning, but I'm guessing there won't be much that is better than this in this week's SWF!

Michelle Johnson said...

Hello Brian~

... and you captured this picture at the right time because soon the trees will be bare. Happy Sky Watching~

Bradley Myers said...

Great shot as always Brian, good thing the color was great since the wildlife was scarce.

Lapa37 said...

Ok so now this is my all time favorite picture.The colors are just WOW.Thanks for sharing it.

Coloradolady said...

Simply Breathtaking. Lovely photo. So far, my favorite today....happy SWF

kjpweb said...

Excellent, Brian! Nothing beats the photograph! :)
Cheers, Klaus

Jack and Joann said...

Oh, I love that shot! I got to Grand Teton National Park for the first time in 2007. Those mountains are the best in the USA!

Rhoen said...

Look at those colors! Love it, brian!

Here's my SkyWatch entry!

Müge Tekil said...

I like very much this colourful photo!

Patricia said...

Beautiful!! I loved the photo and the colors..it is awesome!
Congratulations!

D Herrod said...

I love the fall colors on that bright blue sky.

Suz @ Alive in Wonderland said...

Beautiful! I live in California, so the leaves changing is exotic to me.

Yen said...

Great colors! Amazing capture too:)

Mine is up HERE. Hope to see you there! Happy SWF!~

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Oh I love both versions, really stunning contrasts

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh my gosh this is a very beautiful scene definitely post card material

NovaS said...

this is a great photo... i love fall season because of the newfangled colors of the trees...see u around

Tink *~*~* said...

Definitely love the original best. Awesome blue!

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Robin said...

Stunning photo! The colors are wonderful.

roadgurl5 said...

Just beautiful! I love the contrasts of colors!

AphotoAday said...

Interesting Photoshop effect...
I don't use it often, but my favorite Photoshop filter is the one they call Smart Blur (retains edge sharpness while blurring the interior)...

Itravelhereandthere said...

That's fantastic colors and the sky is magnificent.

Arija said...

Amazing colours, bot the leaves and that blue!

Positive Images Surround Us said...

I really LOVE this photo. The fall leaves and bright blue sky is amazing.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

the photo is breathtaking I love it !!!