Sunset Fence by rvwalker

Sunset Fence

It was gloomy and overcast all day until Linda saw the sun pop under the clouds as it was setting. I grabbed the camera and got to this fence just as the sun touched the mountain tops.

It is fun to see this on the Popular Page. Thanks, everyone, for your enthusiastic comments and favs.

Wow! This made it to #3 on the Week 185 Top 20 list. I'm totally amazed, and grateful for all your support.
Right up my fence loving, sun flare and shadow fan alley. Fabulous, Ross. Fav! I see this in the top 5:).
December 20th, 2013  
this is gorgeous...perfect timing...for a perfect photo...fav!
December 20th, 2013  
Lovely! Alas the rain is washing away all our snow. Beautiful capture.
December 20th, 2013  
Meg
spectacular...color and lines and fence are wonderfully composed. fav!
December 20th, 2013  
breathtaking...
December 20th, 2013  
Had to fav this - it's so lovely - simple country setting but spectacular color.
December 20th, 2013  
Fav. Light on snow is terrific
December 20th, 2013  
Ross, this is absolutely gorgeous. The sun, shadows, clouds, the fence..... awesome combination! Definite FAV
December 20th, 2013  
The most beautiful photograph, takes one's breath away!
December 20th, 2013  
Instant Fav.What an incredible view.
December 20th, 2013  
Ross, this is spectacular! I love everything about it. FAV (I predict a theme finalist hereโ€ฆ)
December 20th, 2013  
That's very beautiful, Ross, love the colours and the clouds - and your timing. Fav. Are your images as taken by the K-5 ll, or do you enhance in PS or similar?
December 20th, 2013  
FAV. When enlarged, this is breathtaking!
December 20th, 2013  
Yes even more beautiful enlarged. The rays from the sky are marvellous and wonderful across the snow. The fence posts are great contrast, fav
December 20th, 2013  
@amandal Thank you for the fav, Amanda. I appreciate your prediction. We'll see!
December 20th, 2013  
@softeze Thanks very much for the fav and follow, Barb. I'm very glad you like this.
December 20th, 2013  
@megmills Thank you for the fav, Meg. The light and location just seemed to come together.
December 20th, 2013  
@jankoos Thank you for the fav, Jan. I really got lucky on the time and place with this one.
December 20th, 2013  
@karik Thank you for your comment and the follow, Karik. I'm glad you like this.
December 20th, 2013  
@peterdegraaff Thanks for the fav, Peter. Seconds later and the light was gone from the snow.
December 20th, 2013  
@aglennc Thanks for the fav, Anita. I got lucky, and everything came together, I guess.
December 20th, 2013  
@lavin Thank you for the fav, Christine. I'm glad you like it so much.
December 20th, 2013  
@gailmmeek Thank you for the fav, Gail. It was fun to be there for this sunset.
December 20th, 2013  
@pflaume Thanks for your enthusiatic fav, Lisa. We will have to see where this goes.
December 20th, 2013  
@ivan Thank you for the fav, Ivan. This started out with the D5 II, but the sky wasn't this bright and the shadows and colors in the snow were weak. I adjusted levels in PSE then brightened the color a bit in Color Efex Pro 4. I tried to keep it looking realistic.
December 20th, 2013  
@soboy5 Thanks for the fav, Danny. I think most photos look better large on this site, and I usually give them a big look.
December 20th, 2013  
@rvwalker Thanks Ross. I have PS and CEP4, very useful enhancement tools. Which bit of CEP4 did you use? - there are so many! Lovely image.
December 20th, 2013  
@jennywren Thanks for the fav and your very nice, detailed comment, Jen.
December 20th, 2013  
@ivan I used Brilliance / Warmth, which seems counterintuitive for a snow shot, but it worked. The software is brand new, and this is the first image I posted using it. Do you use a Nik book that you can recommend?
December 20th, 2013  
@night_nurse We usually have over a foot of snow by now, but we only have about three inches, Cindy. Thanks for your comment.
December 20th, 2013  
Lovely comp and light! Fav for me!
December 20th, 2013  
@kbird61 Thanks for the fav, Kay. This one was fun.
December 20th, 2013  
Oh Ross. I'm going to flip out again! Those wonderful long shadows are so beautiful. Wow and a fav.
December 21st, 2013  
@darylo LOL. You are kind of fun when you flip out, Daryl. Thanks for the fav.
December 21st, 2013  
Ross this is spectacular and I hope you make the final five for the theme.
December 21st, 2013  
@nicolecampbell Thanks for the Fav, Nicole. Whether or not it makes the final 5, I've had a lot of fun with all the attention.
December 21st, 2013  
love it ...
December 21st, 2013  
ks
great timing..fav
December 21st, 2013  
@pdulis I'm glad you like this, Peter. Thanks for commenting.
December 21st, 2013  
@momzo Thanks for the fav, Kay. I got lucky, thanks to my wife.
December 21st, 2013  
fav...congrats on PP!
December 21st, 2013  
What a beautiful shot. FAV
December 21st, 2013  
A stunning shot Ross!! Fav!!
December 21st, 2013  
Fabulous capture. Besides the beauty of the sun touching the mountain peaks, I like the long shadows of the fence. FAV.
December 21st, 2013  
This is wonderful. Love the low light and shadows on this wintery scene. fav for me. Congratulations on the trending and popular pages.
December 21st, 2013  
Really, really beautiful. Fav
December 21st, 2013  
@vickisfotos Thanks for the fav, Vicki. I'm glad you like it.
December 21st, 2013  
@darsphotos Thanks for the fav, Darlene. I'm amazed this has been so well received.
December 21st, 2013  
@pamknowler Thanks for the fav, Pam. I'm a bit surprised this has been so well received.
December 21st, 2013  
@anazad511 Thank you for the fav, Ana. I was afraid those shadows would be too subtle for viewers to enjoy.
December 21st, 2013  
@libertylady Thanks, Alice. A lot of people don't like winter, but it has so many opportunities for photographers.
December 21st, 2013  
@bristolrose Thanks for the fav, Kathryn. I appreciate you enthusiastic comment.
December 21st, 2013  
Wonderful light and lines and beautiful saturated color.
December 21st, 2013  
This is a lovely capture and I hope it goes all the way to the Top 20 Mate! Fav!
December 21st, 2013  
So beautiful - can see why it's on the PP. Fav for me too.
December 21st, 2013  
What a fabulous shot!
December 21st, 2013  
WOW such a fantastic capture! Love the light and the shadows. Fav :))
December 21st, 2013  
Instant FAV! Now I'm doubly happy that I logged in here today... wouldn't want to miss this beautiful capture!!! :)
December 21st, 2013  
@rvwalker I have two: Nik Software Captured, Tony Corbell and Joshua Haftel. and: Plug In with NIK, John Batdorf. They are both good, the first one very good on portrait techniques and HDR and the whole editing environment. Batdorf is a landscape and travel photographer, so strong on these aspects. He's also good on B&W, creating your own pre-sets, fine tuning, work flow. Both available on Amazon. I need to read them more, they have so much information!
December 21st, 2013  
Fav. I just love the light here and the composition and of course the fence and shadows
December 21st, 2013  
@genesis_one Thanks for the fav, Corrie. TT would be fun, but I suspect it will be a few favs short.
December 21st, 2013  
@dolphin Thanks for the fav, Molly. The respose to this has sure been fun.
December 21st, 2013  
Beautiful shot, Ross! I love the warm look of the light on the snow! Thanks for all your input and comments on my project even though it's sporadic. I really do appreciate it. I could have sworn I was following you already. I am now for sure! :)
December 21st, 2013  
@palmilla Thank you for the fav, Palmilla. The shadows were my favorite part of this scene.
December 21st, 2013  
@monkeykid Thanks for the fav, Therese, and for your enthusiastic comment.
December 21st, 2013  
@jgpittenger Thank you for the fav, Jane. This was a rare opportunity.
December 21st, 2013  
@ivan Thanks, Ivan. I will check them out. The Batdorf book sounds more like my style.
December 21st, 2013  
@falcon11 @quietpurplehaze Thanks for your comments, Allison and Hazel. I'm Glad you like this one.
December 21st, 2013  
@soozieqt Thanks for the follow, Susan. I have heard of cases where people have dropped off the a follow list, so that could have happened. I enjoy reviewing your fine photos.
December 21st, 2013  
@rvwalker

I'd be happy to suffer some cold snow if I could capture a shot like this!!
December 21st, 2013  
amazing. fav.
December 22nd, 2013  
@moreyoulessme Thank you for the fav. I'm glad you like this one.
December 22nd, 2013  
FAV for me, too! Stunning colors. I love the shadows and light.
December 22nd, 2013  
I love how the sunset has coloured the snow here, gorgeous shot, wonderfully composed.
December 22nd, 2013  
@karenmatthews Thanks for the fav, Karen. This is just outside of town on 8th Street. It is sort of my go-to location for a quick photo.
December 22nd, 2013  
@syncope Thank you, Natalie. I was concerned that the foreground color might be too subtle, so I'm glad you like it.
December 22nd, 2013  
What a great way to end your day Ross. Well Done!
December 22nd, 2013  
Took me ages to scroll to the bottom of the comments.. and rightly so.. This is amazing
December 22nd, 2013  
Beautiful capture - great end to the day!
December 22nd, 2013  
Fantastic shot! Seen on PP - for which, congrats! Adding another fav!
December 22nd, 2013  
This is beautiful. Love the sunlight and shadows
December 22nd, 2013  
@kwiksilver Thanks for the fav, Gillian. It has been fun reading the reactions to this photo.
December 23rd, 2013  
@hollandcrew @michelleyoung @angiec @rachelwithey Thanks, everyone. The response to this one has really been gratifying.
December 23rd, 2013  
Fav! Beautiful light here ...
December 23rd, 2013  
@amrita21 Thanks for the fav, Amrita. I nearly missed it, but got lucky.
December 23rd, 2013  
Stunning
December 23rd, 2013  
Brilliant, almost like a volcano, fav for me
December 23rd, 2013  
@chuckkrudder @ch1ppy_m1nton Thanks for the favs, Chuck and Chippy. I got your comments back-to-back and was amazed at the similarity of your avatars. And you appear to be from the same country too. I suggest that you check out each others images.
December 23rd, 2013  
All I can say is Fav!
December 23rd, 2013  
@jenniferruge Thank you for the fav, Jennifer. Have a wonderful Christmas.
December 24th, 2013  
Magnificent
December 24th, 2013  
@gigiz Thanks, Gigi. I appreciate the fav, and hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Your photos and personality have been a blast this last year.
December 24th, 2013  
Beautiful capture. Great long shadows, and so many levels of different lighting. Brilliant. Looks incredible enlarged. Fav
December 27th, 2013  
@losthorizon Thanks for the fav, Beau. This is such a simple scene that I am surprised at the attention it has received.
December 27th, 2013  
Congrats on the TT! Very happy for you!
December 27th, 2013  
Big congrats on #3 for the week, Ross!!!
December 27th, 2013  
Fav! It's a gorgeous scene -- congrats on TT! So well-deserved!
December 28th, 2013  
This is beautiful Ross. Congrats on the TT, I'll add my fav too.
December 28th, 2013  
@seanoneill Thanks for the fav, Sean. The reaction to this has been a very pleasant surprise.
December 28th, 2013  
Big congrats on this weeks's TT. I couldn't be happier for you. Well done!
December 28th, 2013  
@jenniferruge Thanks, Jennifer. I appreciate your comments and photos.
December 28th, 2013  
Many congrats on TT - this is beautiful! : )
December 28th, 2013  
@rennes Thank you, Lisa. It is nice of you to take the time to comment.
December 29th, 2013  
Congrats on getting #3 Ross!
December 29th, 2013  
@losthorizon Thanks, Beau. I was thrilled and surprised to see this do so well.
December 29th, 2013  
Hooray for you...ever so well deserved
December 29th, 2013  
@jgpittenger Thanks, Jane! Very nice of you to say that.
December 29th, 2013  
WoW!!! Didn't realize how many fav's this shot had gathered! Congrats on making it to 3rd place!!!
December 29th, 2013  
@monkeykid Thank you, Therese. It surprised me, that's for sure.
December 29th, 2013  
Beautifully shot Ross, congrats on TT !!! Best wishes for the New year.
December 30th, 2013  
WOW.....Stunning work Ross! :)
December 30th, 2013  
@annbo Thank you, Ruth. I wish you and your family a beautiful and safe 2014.
December 30th, 2013  
@annbo Thanks, Ann. It is great to see you back on site.
December 30th, 2013  
@rvwalker Thank you Ross! :)
December 30th, 2013  
A Beautify-and-a-half! Congrats on TT... Fav!
December 30th, 2013  
Love the shadows of the late day sun... the color tones in this photo are outstanding! Congrats on the TT! FAV!
December 31st, 2013  
@sbolden Thank you for the fav, Scott. I like your descriptive comment.
December 31st, 2013  
@calm Thanks for the fav, Cathy. I enjoy comments like yours that tell why you like, or don't like, a photo.
December 31st, 2013  
Fabulous sky and mountains and the lightstar, but the colours captured on the snow are amazing!
January 2nd, 2014  
@sassik Thanks, Sassik. We actually don't have much snow yet. The big storms have gone right around us. Stay warm.
January 2nd, 2014  
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