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Vancouver Island from Hurricane Ridge

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 31 July 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

On a small outing to shoot star trails in early July, my son, Daniel, and I got to Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park late in the afternoon. This view, across the Strait of Juan de Fuca, reveals Vancouver Island, Canada and the city of Victoria.

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Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Breathtaking view, a photo that you should get an award for, magnificent how
beauty such as this affects us so much. Superb 5*****'s !!~~

31 Jul 2011 5:46am

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

Wow, what a treat. Beautiful ^^

31 Jul 2011 6:06am

BBM from United Kingdom

Lovely contrast and color!well captured!

31 Jul 2011 6:30am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Excellent ! Je te souhaite un agréable dimanche

31 Jul 2011 6:35am


Oh man, what a start to my day Steve. This is my home. My family live in beautiful Sidney by the sea near Victoria, and Vancouver (and Nanoose Bay) and I'll be back here in three weeks for a month long rest to be back in the bosm of my spiritual homeland. The gulf islands, the JDF straits, Mount Baker over on the distant shore saying hello to me every morning.

A stunning frame and a personal treat for me. The composition and colours are awesome my friend, and all I can say is that I wish this were one of my photographs. Superb.

31 Jul 2011 6:45am

Z from Shanghai, China

Great landscape...

31 Jul 2011 6:45am

Veronique from Hautes-Pyrénées, France

this a great picture, framing and colors, opposition between warm and cold colors, view etc 5*

31 Jul 2011 7:04am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I like framing and colors of the sky. A beautiful landscape

31 Jul 2011 7:40am

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

What a majestic view from such a high vantage point, well worth the trip up there. Awesome shot Steve.

31 Jul 2011 7:44am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

What magnificent sight and amazing colors!!! So enchanting and refreshing! Thanks for sharing Steve!

31 Jul 2011 8:16am

Olivier Jules from lanciano, Italy

wonderful picture

31 Jul 2011 8:29am

London Caller from London, United Kingdom

What a stunning view from the hilltop.
Canada is such a lovely place.

31 Jul 2011 9:49am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Amazing colors!!!

31 Jul 2011 12:29pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Breathtaking shot Steve! ;-)

31 Jul 2011 2:21pm

Don from Spokane, United States

You got a gorgeous sky shot from atop the ridge. Nice viewpoint for showing us the expanse of the Straits. Fine image.

31 Jul 2011 2:39pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

oh ! wow !
fantastic colors

31 Jul 2011 2:44pm

Fitr from Rhode Island, United States

beautiful! love the colors :)

31 Jul 2011 5:51pm

Stefanie from Paris, France

Impressive shot. Wonderful sky colors.

31 Jul 2011 6:08pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful capture, the color radiates the sky, the clouds and the mountains -- great shot!

31 Jul 2011 6:51pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Stunning! I love all the different lines! The colors are just beautiful!

31 Jul 2011 7:50pm

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

AWESOME! Here would be the place for a penthouse view!

31 Jul 2011 9:40pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Amazing colors!

31 Jul 2011 9:43pm

PD from Kansas, United States

nice lines and colors.. great image!

31 Jul 2011 10:08pm

PATRICK from miramas, France


31 Jul 2011 10:12pm

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

a beautiful photo. a hug. Alejandra

31 Jul 2011 10:40pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

incredible light and sky

31 Jul 2011 11:23pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

ps - i used to be able to see victoria from our house in sequim. i rode up to hurricane ridge on a bicycle many times

31 Jul 2011 11:24pm

@john4jack: You're a tough guy! :-)

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow, now that is a gorgeous scene - you colors here are superb!

31 Jul 2011 11:44pm

Dokmateo from Spain

Wonderful colors and tones...excellent composition. A very beautiful landscape!

31 Jul 2011 11:47pm

Nance E from Cary, United States

Beautiful natural color scheme.

1 Aug 2011 12:21am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

this is a beautiful landscape photo! great composition and fantastic colour tones!

1 Aug 2011 1:44am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Wow! A breathtaking sky and landscape. Beautiful.

1 Aug 2011 2:56am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

What a gorgeous shot Steve. What an amazing view up there and the colours are fantastic!

1 Aug 2011 4:37am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

amazing view and colors ! a great moment you have captured, Steve !

1 Aug 2011 8:42am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A stunning moment . . sometimes, we feel so small . .

1 Aug 2011 9:13am

Anne from 新加坡, Singapore

Awesome photo! The view and colours are amazing..wonderful capture of the great moment, Steve !

1 Aug 2011 9:51am

Demo from Villeneuve d, France

So beautiful sky! it's wonderful

1 Aug 2011 10:02am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

That's a great view, well spiced with beautiful colors!

1 Aug 2011 10:21am

JCJ from Troyes, France

beautiful place and moment.

1 Aug 2011 9:05pm

Daryl Johnson from New Malden, United Kingdom

What an amazing sky...

1 Aug 2011 10:05pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

what a treat!
beautifully expansive in color

9 Aug 2011 4:37pm

crystal from United States

Wow, It's just amazing.

14 Aug 2011 5:14am

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