Reagan Mill, Smoky Mountains

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by KeithL, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. KeithL

    KeithL

    26
    Mar 3, 2006
    Southern Ohio
    I shot this last Friday morning along the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail in the Great Smoky Moutains National Park.

    It was built in 1895 by Alfred Reagan.

    original.
     
  2. Gr8Tr1x

    Gr8Tr1x Guest

    That is gorgeous. Any metering tips or PP'ing tips to get such nice dynamic range?
     
  3. KeithL

    KeithL

    26
    Mar 3, 2006
    Southern Ohio
    Thanks Joshua. The main tip I have is to shoot in the early morning light before the sun hits anything. I used a polarizing filter to reduce reflections on the water, ExpoDisc for white balance preset, matrix metering, and 1/2 second exposure for blurring the water flow. The only post processing was a little sharpening.
     
  4. Gr8Tr1x

    Gr8Tr1x Guest

    Thanks, Keith. That makes sense.
     
  5. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Very nice image
     
  6. KeithL

    KeithL

    26
    Mar 3, 2006
    Southern Ohio
    Thanks, Gale.
     
  7. Love this shot - excellent mood.
     
  8. krispee

    krispee

    66
    Apr 10, 2007
    UK
    great shot......i`m guessing you used a small aperture and long shutter length to get the lovely depth of field here....
    do you also use a low ISO setting?
    sorry i`m just learning this side of things really....
    great composition as well...

    kris
     
  9. Sharon

    Sharon

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    Feb 18, 2006
    That is a very nice image. I like how you can see what looks like fog in the distance and everything in the foreground is so crisp and clear.
     
  10. KeithL

    KeithL

    26
    Mar 3, 2006
    Southern Ohio
    Thanks, Vern, Kris, and Sharon.

    Kris, I set the ISO to 100, mode to shutter priority, shutter speed to 1/2 second (to give the flowing water effect), and the aperture ended up at f/6.3. You wouldn't think that f/6.3 would give much depth of field, but the focal length was 38mm, so maybe that helped. The lens used was a Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 G.
     
  11. What a gorgeous shot. Great composition with excellent lines.
     
  12. very nice work!
     
  13. krispee

    krispee

    66
    Apr 10, 2007
    UK
    thanks, Keith, that`s excellent, really useful.....man that is interesting, that it would produce that much DOF.....
    anyway, cheers...

    kris
     
  14. DoorMan

    DoorMan Guest

    Very nice image Keith.
     
  15. Phantastic! The biologist's heart starts itching at this sight.

    Cheers
     
  16. Doug

    Doug

    Jan 17, 2006
    East TN
    nice shot Keith. In my zone. :)

    Smokies are a biological hotbed for sure Harry.
     
  17. JeffKohn

    JeffKohn

    Apr 21, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Very nice shot, I like the serenity of the scene, very tranquil. Looks like a lovely place to just sit and enjoy nature.

    BTW, your image looks even better in a color profile-aware application. Since it's Adobe RGB, most web browsers will make the colors look a bit undersaturated due to ignoring the color profile and assuming sRGB.
     
  18. That photo gives a really comforting feeling and shows what being in the woods is all about; you really nailed it.
     
  19. KeithL

    KeithL

    26
    Mar 3, 2006
    Southern Ohio
    Thanks for the comments, everyone.

    Doug, I envy you living so near the park. I would probably be down there every weekend if I lived that close.

    Jeff, thanks for pointing out the color profile issue. I always forget to change the profile to sRGB when posting to the web. I will update the image later today.
     
  20. Doug

    Doug

    Jan 17, 2006
    East TN
    may want to bring a bug tent just to sit in Jeff, since it is a rain forest, lol.

    Keith, it's a big plus for the area. I grew up here, never left. I live on the Smokies side of Knoxville, so I can be in the park on Gatlinburg bypass or in Townsend in 30 minutes unless I get really logjammed by tourists on the Gatlinburg bypass. Townsend, well tourists can't slow me down getting there, because I go backroads. :)

    Let me know sometime before you come down, maybe we can do a hike or something. Loved the sleeping bear cub picture in your gallery, among others. Depending on season, weather permitting, and my available time, I am in the mountains usually at least 1 day in a weekend.

    Doug
     
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