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Osoyoos Panorama

Osoyoos Panorama
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Copyright: Tomasz Chroscicki (Tomek) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-11-28
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 30D SLR, Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS, 77 mm Hoya UV
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/40 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-02 9:52
Viewed: 1460
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Osoyoos (play /ɒˈsuːjuːs/ o-SOO-ews,[2] historically /ˈsuːjuːs/ SOO-ews)[3] is a town in the southern part of the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia near the border with Washington state. The town is also adjacent to the Indian Reserve of the Osoyoos Indian Band.[3] The origin of the name Osoyoos was the word suius meaning "narrowing of the waters" in the local Okanagan language (Syilx'tsn). The "O-" prefix is not indigenous in origin and was attached by settler-promoters wanting to harmonize the name with other O-names in the Okanagan region (Oliver, Omak, Oroville, Okanagan)
Osoyoos is situated on the east-west Crowsnest Highway (Highway 3) with a significant ascent out of the Okanagan Valley in either direction. The Crowsnest headed east begins with an 18 km (11 mi) switchback up the flank of the Okanagan Highland with a 685 m (2,247 ft) rise to the mining and ranching region of Anarchist Mountain, which is part of the Boundary Country (the stretch of rising highway is also referred to as Anarchist Mountain). Highway 3 westbound leads to Keremeos and the Similkameen Valley via Richter Pass. On Highway 97 south, there is a 24 hour border crossing between Canada and the United States between Osoyoos and Oroville, Washington. The border crossing is located 4 km (2.5 mi) south of the Highway 3 and 97 intersection on the northwest side of town.

The town is situated on Osoyoos Lake, which has a perimeter of 47.9 km (29.8 mi), an elevation of 276 m (906 ft), a maximum depth of 63 m (207 ft) and a mean depth of 14 m (46 ft). The lake’s elevation marks the lowest point in the Okanagan Valley.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-12-02 10:46]

Bardzo ladny krajobraz, spokojna szeroka panorama, pieknie zrobione

Hi Tomasz, I learn a lot by pictures from Canada - I only know it up to Guelph !!!!
Thanks for sharing this beautiful panorama from the famous Okanagan Valley - The POV is very good - I like that the village leads the eye to the fantastic snowdusted Mountains.
Kindest regards Monika

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-12-02 12:20]

Hi Tomasz.

An epic view across this valley, one to take anyones breathe away. Amazing backdrop of outstanding detail.

stv ;o)))

Another fantastic landscape shot with superb details and colors, Tomasz!
The colors are natural and DOF is well managed.
POV is excellent and light is well handled.
Good job!

Kind regards,

Hello Tomasz
Great panoramic view of the valley with beautiful mountains in the background..Like your POV.
This gives a good sense of grandeur.
Well done

Hi Tomasz

This beautiful panorama.
fantastic perspective on this picture.
well done


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-12-02 20:49]


Superbe panorama et vue fantastique cpatage et iamge avec ces belle montagnes dominantes avec la neige en fond quelle immensité et profondeur d'image et cette plaine en premier plan sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-12-02 21:13]

Hi Tomasz,
A nice panorama of this mountainous scape. Beautiful blue tones and such good exposure management. A sort of graphical work. Nice idea and such an original approach.
Well done for this neat work.

Francis Xavier

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2012-12-02 21:41]

Hi Tom,
This takes the breath away. Beautiful capture of Okanagan valley with the mountains as a dramatic backdrop. Lovely POV. Great shot.

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