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Sunset View - Fremont Peak

Posted by
Scott F. Schilling (San Martin, United States) on 16 August 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This is another composition of a sunset from the top of Fremont Peak, California. A few minutes after the sunset - there were God rays of colored light that must have been due to high clouds or dust in the atmosphere. I have not seen this very often. To me it almost looks like the Northern Lights - It was quite spectacular! This view shows the lights of San Juan Bautista below the fog, and in the distance Gilroy and Morgan Hill, California. The fog is covering the Monterey and Santa Cruz Bay area. Also, you can see Loma Prieta in the center horizon, I think Tracy said it was at 4,100 ft. in elevation. On the far right horizon is Mt. Hamilton, a peak over 4,000 ft. in elevation which overlooks the San Jose area.

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

F A N T A S T I C ! ! !
What a great shot - well done :)
It's perfect!
I love the colours!
Thanks for the info - very interesting.

16 Aug 2009 6:05am

rem_la from villiers, France

whaouu, les couleurs sont magnifiques

16 Aug 2009 6:28am

Zaluska from Ostroleka, Poland

Super shot!!!. Fantastic colours. Amazing picture.

16 Aug 2009 6:36am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

A most fabulous sight! I think you were right on the mark when you said these were "God rays." You and He did a spectacular job on this image.

16 Aug 2009 6:38am

Hoshisato from Ealing, United Kingdom

Beautiful location and lighting; love the detail in the foreground and background

16 Aug 2009 7:33am

zOOm from Paris, France

It's simply an outstanding landscape and panora. Rich colors and the clouds from here look like a sea !incredible image. Well done Scott.

16 Aug 2009 9:37am

Mags from Paris, France

Stunning one, very well done!

16 Aug 2009 10:57am

Nadia Olisa from Canberra, Australia

wow this picture is simply amazing...love the blue hues! :))))

16 Aug 2009 11:10am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Fantastic picture, with great colors. Nice landscape

16 Aug 2009 11:14am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Very nice layers. I love the way the fog blankets the area down below, and then there is another layer of clouds; all with the beautiful sunlight in between. Wonderful rocks in the foreground. Thanks for your commentary.

16 Aug 2009 1:24pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Lovely light, composition and lines. The sky you captured is indeed unusual. Nicely done and a great image.

16 Aug 2009 1:41pm

alex centrella from California, United States

stunning image !

16 Aug 2009 2:10pm

Don Smith from California, United States

Another great capture Scott and very nice post processing. I like the lights of San Juan Bautista and I'm assuming Gilroy and Morgan Hill up the righthand side of the frame. They add an accent to the image. Mike went back last night - did you join him?

16 Aug 2009 2:39pm

@Don Smith: Don, thanks and no - he called and said to stay home - so I did.

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Such a heavenly afterglow...the cottony clouds are divine...a picture of great beauty Scott!

16 Aug 2009 2:53pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

GLORIOUS !!!!! Outstanding processing !

16 Aug 2009 3:19pm

marianne from Toulouse, France

ces couleurs sont somptueuses !!! quelle lumière !!! bravo !

16 Aug 2009 7:17pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I love the lights from the towns showing through the fog. Like the shot Tracy had a few days ago, this is very beautiful. The texture of the rocks is a nice contrast to the fog. Great composition.

16 Aug 2009 7:22pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Breathtaking!! What a beautiful sunset!! 5 stars!

16 Aug 2009 7:24pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

This is an exceptional photo.

16 Aug 2009 9:36pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Powerful shot above the fog layer, and your foreground interest is wonderful.

16 Aug 2009 10:34pm

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Fantastic image!! I agree the sun rays look kind of like Northern lights. Really amazing shot!

17 Aug 2009 2:25am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

Wow, a simply stunning photograph.

17 Aug 2009 4:14am

A.Hadri from Nimes, France

a marvel...5 stars.

17 Aug 2009 8:20am

mirela from United States

Oh, how beautiful! Amazing photo!

17 Aug 2009 12:29pm

peter from new york, United States

an absolutely STUNNING shot. simply speechless. : )

17 Aug 2009 2:44pm

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

Gorgeous shot

17 Aug 2009 9:28pm

K.B.R from Switzerland

Wonderful shot, I have the impression of seeing the earth from a hublo

17 Aug 2009 10:02pm

mats from Texas, United States

Simply Stunning! 'feels like you're on top of the world!

18 Aug 2009 2:12am

Kyle from Manhattan KS, United States

Gorgeous color and composition. Such luck with that unique sunset. Love all your photos, as always.

18 Aug 2009 2:38am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Wonderful view

18 Aug 2009 5:14am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Fantastic perspective and colors, I like very much the depth towards the light. Another great photo, my friend.

18 Aug 2009 5:22am

Allan Clark from Dunedin, New Zealand

Stunning shot

18 Aug 2009 5:57am

Bethany from Michigan, United States

Wow, what a great photograph Scott! The colors are great, the view is awesome, and there are so many little details (like the lights in the distance). This is great!

18 Aug 2009 4:20pm

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

Color, light, composition! Thumbs up x 2.

18 Aug 2009 8:09pm

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

i love all the blue. it looks other worldly.

19 Aug 2009 1:10am

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Scott, it NEVER looks that good from up there! I live here, and though God did a pretty fair job on The Valley and The Bay, He doesn't hold a candle to Scott S.!

Really nicely done.

19 Aug 2009 1:45am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Absolutely amazing!!!!

19 Aug 2009 5:52am

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

this is one of the most wonderful, magnificent, spectacular landscape photo I've ever seen! no questions asked! no need of proving it! thanks for sharing Scott!

19 Aug 2009 1:01pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Awesome Scott! It amazes me how two (or even ten) people can be at just about the same spot and come away with such different images! (I like yours better! that sky is UNBELIEVABLE!) Fantastic job Scott!

20 Aug 2009 1:53am

ishm from dubai, United Arab Emirates

Superb!! Love everything about this photo especialy the sun ray.

4 Sep 2009 6:20am