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Fremont Peak Sunset

Posted by
Scott F. Schilling (San Martin, United States) on 21 June 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This is always a bit of a hike and I am usually breathing heavily when I get to the top. However, it is always worth the view! This image is taken from one of my favorite locations near the top of Fremont Peak overlooking the Monterey Bay at Sunset.

NIKON D3 1/5 second F/32.0 ISO 320 24 mm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

You knew how to capture the sun as it displayed its beams on mountains, it is magnificent! The kind of moment when we imagine one moment in the paradise. I like the cloud sea which extends in background

21 Jun 2011 5:41am

Mike from California, United States

Fantastic capture...Using the yellow flower as a compositional element and that great sunstar (darn Nikon glass) really adds to the life to the image.

21 Jun 2011 6:07am

guillaume from Paris, France

Fantastic landscape !!

21 Jun 2011 6:23am

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

very beautiful.

21 Jun 2011 9:42am

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

i think this are the most impressive moments, after a hard hike, to reach the top and get the chance to have such a view with this amazing light! great landscape and location and great, you had your camera with you!!

21 Jun 2011 11:39am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Wonderful cool blue tones to contrast with the warm rays of the setting sun! An impressive capture Scott! ;-)

21 Jun 2011 12:52pm

Silvia Ganora Photography from Domodossola, Italy

This is so beautiful! Wonderful spot!

21 Jun 2011 12:59pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Fantastic color and great luminosity, the starburst take it to another level. Great job.

21 Jun 2011 1:41pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Stunning - so many wonderful elements - such as the way the sun strikes the small yellow flower in the foreground.

21 Jun 2011 2:25pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

I love the wonderful composition! Great view from foreground to the sea of fog! This makes me want to get back there soon!

21 Jun 2011 3:42pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

If you were breathing heavily at the end of this hike, i would be requiring Life Flight Service I am afraid! Nevertheless, I am sure glad you made it becasue this is a wonderful scene. I really love those little yellow flowers just catching the eye...they are lit up like runway lights...beautiful! The awesome sunstar as Mike addresses, really tops this scene for sure. That classic low hanging fog and the blue tones in the rocks all work so wonderfully together with everything else here! And after seeing several different images from atop Fremont Peak...I just love the shape of it. Just beautiful, Scott! Thank you for this!

21 Jun 2011 4:21pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I'd love to be able to take advantage of an opportunity like that Scott, but they'd have to drop me in by chopper lol! :-)

21 Jun 2011 5:58pm

Don Smith from California, United States

Awesome capture Scott and excellent processing. Worth the heavy breathing in my opinion. Glad the rattlers stayed away!

21 Jun 2011 6:30pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Fantastic Scott, great job!

21 Jun 2011 6:49pm

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Scott Schilling, you are a genius!

21 Jun 2011 9:25pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Wonderful sunset in the mountains. Excellent capture. Fantastic work.

21 Jun 2011 9:35pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

The small aperture was definitely your friend for this image, Scott. The sunstar and the clear foreground make this image a winner! *****

21 Jun 2011 11:25pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


21 Jun 2011 11:46pm

Ehlehminee from Los Angeles, United States

Absolutely beautiful shot! It looks like you're on top of the world :)

22 Jun 2011 1:10am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

This looks very rugged, but worth the hike. Gorgeous shot.

22 Jun 2011 4:51am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

fabulous location indeed and a fabulous photo! you worked the exposure nicely here and there are nice balance and flow to the landscape!

22 Jun 2011 5:35am

Ahmad from Isfahan, Iran

that is a wonderful shot with tempting color .

22 Jun 2011 4:48pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Perfect !

22 Jun 2011 7:50pm

Elsabe from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

After the hike and out of breath this capture was worth while. Great composition. Well done !!!

23 Jun 2011 6:22pm

steve loos from hollister, United States

Scott this tops the shots I have seen from the Peak. Composition, lighting, processing; I love the sun rays, the fact the sky is not blown out, the light in the center of the frame leading the eye from the rocks to the grass , , , beautiful!

23 Jun 2011 7:15pm

skarlet from kerman, Iran

wow! masterpiece! i love it...

25 Jun 2011 7:26am

George Warren Ziegler from Northern California, United States

Great shot. But beware of the rattlesnakes along the path.

18 Jul 2011 2:30am

L'angevine from Angers, France

bravo pour cette lumière mais aussi par ces couleurs comme sur cette roche bleue

15 Jul 2013 6:16am

Stacy from United States

Beautiful! When we were kids, we use to hike up to the top of Fremont Peak and had a similar view. Your photo brings back memories of the sights, sounds, even the feel of the air. Is this photo available as a print? Please contact me with information to order this. Thank you!

7 Apr 2016 5:01am