Black Eyed Susans gaze at Looking Glass Rock

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  • #417076

    Steve Walker

    Just back from a trip to the Mountains around Asheville, NC. I had hoped to get a rising moon over Looking Glass Rock, but it didn’t make an appearance until later. Still, the evening had its charms…

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  • #417093


    Nice job , gorgeous scene from front to back mate.

  • #417099


    Beautiful scene, especially with the flowers in the foreground.

  • #417114


    Nice image

    good focus front to back DOF

    before you show this please clean it up a bit sensor spots in the clouds

  • #417126

    Robert Apple

    Nice shot Steve.

  • #417160


    Nicely layered shot. This foreground works great!

  • #417183

    John Thompson

    Very nice shot Steve and yes I can see at least one sensor spot.  Sometimes I miss them as well.

  • #417184

    Steve Walker

    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.

  • #417203

    Dahlia Ambrose

    Love this scene with the beautiful foreground Steve 🙂

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      Many times I needed to do a wet cleaning until I went mirrorless seldom needs cleaning

  • #417250

    Graham Hart

    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.

  • #417681


    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!

    • #417867

      Steve Walker

      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.

  • #419072


    very nice scene, esp. the clouds coming out of the mountains.

  • #419134

    Kent DuFault

    Beautiful scene and a gorgeous capture!

  • #419179

    Bruce Gordon

    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.

    • #419199

      Steve Walker

      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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