- August 18, 2019 at 9:08 am #417076
- August 18, 2019 at 1:05 pm #417093P71Participant
Nice job , gorgeous scene from front to back mate.
- August 18, 2019 at 3:14 pm #417099TershaKeymaster
Beautiful scene, especially with the flowers in the foreground.
- August 18, 2019 at 5:22 pm #417114JeffreyParticipant
good focus front to back DOF
before you show this please clean it up a bit sensor spots in the clouds
- August 19, 2019 at 12:03 am #417126Robert AppleModerator
Nice shot Steve.
- August 19, 2019 at 6:25 am #417160JasenkaGKeymaster
Nicely layered shot. This foreground works great!
- August 19, 2019 at 10:18 am #417183John ThompsonModerator
Very nice shot Steve and yes I can see at least one sensor spot. Sometimes I miss them as well.
- August 19, 2019 at 10:39 am #417184
Goodness gracious! There are multiple sensor spots on this and some other images. I had cleaned my sensor before the trip with a very soft brush but it seems I need to do more.
I appreciate all the feedback.
- August 19, 2019 at 2:14 pm #417203Dahlia AmbroseKeymaster
Love this scene with the beautiful foreground Steve 🙂
- August 19, 2019 at 11:19 pm #417250Graham HartParticipant
Beautiful shot Steve. Like a Sarah Lee cake…layer upon layer 🙂
I have a wonderful ‘Dust Finder’ preset in PS which makes any dust spots stand out like dog’s bal….well you know what I mean. It uses the emboss filter to raise them up like little knobs which you can then clean up with the spot removal tool. Wouldn’t be without it now.
- August 25, 2019 at 8:23 am #417681FrankParticipant
Wonderful sky, foreground, clouds and mountains. Ahhh….the Great Smokey Mts…..My grandmother was from Asheville. Many wonderful mountain views are easily accessible by car including the highest mountain east of the Rockies, Mt. Mitchell. Cades Cove, Newfound Gap, Clingmans Dome and of course, miles of hiking trails.
I really like the color of this image. Thanks, Steve, for evoking some great memories!
- August 26, 2019 at 12:41 pm #417867
Glad you liked it. This is on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Miles and miles of views with no more effort than getting out of your car and walking around. That makes it a mix of good news and bad news.
- September 9, 2019 at 4:57 pm #419072bethParticipant
very nice scene, esp. the clouds coming out of the mountains.
- September 10, 2019 at 10:39 am #419134Kent DuFaultParticipant
Beautiful scene and a gorgeous capture!
- September 11, 2019 at 12:20 am #419179Bruce GordonParticipant
Very, very nice shot!
I have an app called Moonphase. Not only does it give the rise/set times of the moon and sun and moon phase, but you can move your phone around to see where the sun/moon will be at any given time. Kinda cool… Good for planning photo shoots.
- September 11, 2019 at 10:01 am #419199
I use Photographer’s Ephemeris to do those same things. Desktop app is free and a small fee for mobile versions. The only thing I haven’t figured out (and I’m pretty sure it does have the information) is the height of the moon/sun. I’m forever getting to places at moonrise and finding it behind a line of trees and having to wait a loong time before it appears above the branches. There are also apps (which I haven’t tried to use) that show the position of various stars and constellations– necessary for those who do astral photography.
In this case, the moon rose when I expected it to but was behind the clouds– which these apps can’t predict. It did emerge later but was still mostly obscured and no longer where I wanted it.
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