Brushy Mountain View (Please view "Larger")

by Kelly Landrum

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Gallery: Mountains and Woods

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Category: Landscape

Published: Friday 11th of April 2008 12:08:07 AM


Lee Jianmin
It's an ideal place for relaxation plus the halcyon atmosphere. Just like Jack mention, This is a place where you could just sit for hours. Regards

Landrum Kelly
Thank you, Jack. I wish that I lived in the farmhouse that was behind me across the road from where I shot this. --Lannie

Jim McConnell
Good perspective Lanny, really gives the lay of the land. Best regards, Jim. Btw, I just bought the Canon efs 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS lens, Lanny, this is a great lens! I know several people who have it and they all agree. The lens is very sharp and the IS really works, you usually wouldn`t expect much for $279, but this time I feel that I got MORE than my money`s worth.

Landrum Kelly
Thanks as always, Sheryl. Thanks, Jim. I don't know much about the EF-S lenses and always am glad to get some advice. --Lannie

Jack McRitchie
What a beautiful pastoral scene from a great vantage point. It looks like a place where you could just sit for hours.

Landrum Kelly
Thanks, Pnina. Actually, that is a small barn down there. The house was behind me, across the road from where I shot this. If I posted on the basis of ratings received, I would stop posting here! --Lannie

Margaret Woodall-Shark
Great perspective Landrum. NC is a beautiful state. I love the feeling of depth here.

Landrum Kelly
Thanks, Margaret. It actually appears less steep than it actually was. Thanks for stopping by. --Lannie

Sheryl W (Blue Mt.)
wonderful perspective, Landrum... I love these wide open hillsides.... thanks for sharing

Pnina Evental
Lannie, it is a very nice sequence of 3. I can smell the forest and the feel the silence of nature... The small house and animal are telling a story of human life in this Idylic surrounding, a place to run to, from the turmoil of city life..... very green and consoling to look at.( don't pay attention to that silly rating....)

Kristina Kraft
This is nice and calming pasture. The monotony of the colors depicts the simplicity and beauty of the hill. Trees frames the pasture as protecting it. But if I were passing by, I would probably keep going without staying a moment. Because I would search for more vibrant, lively and screaming sceneries and moods. Still, every corner of the nature is awesome. You are great man living by the great and awesome nature. It's going hand by hand, I guess.

Andreas Kinell
bad rating hi, some time ago, I gave you a bad rating (3/3). Since it's not nice to receive such ratings uncommented and some other people really like your picture, I would like to explain: The diagonals are nice, yes. But to me, the foreground is boring, the colors are too similar, the old tree, house, and cow are too close together. The roof has no detail. Also there is this flare or fog in the upper center part of the photo. To me, it seems that anyone could have taken this picture. Now, I am relatively new to photography, so there a good chance I'm missing something and in fact should receive a bad rating as a critiquer. In that case, I'm sorry and also willing to learn...

Landrum Kelly
Thank you, Andreas. I am fairly indifferent to ratings, and so I did not notice. I like the foreground, for it throws the background into relief and tells me the kind of country I am in--plus, I have walked pastures like this from Appalachia to the Andes, although there (Ecuador) with no visible rocks. These pastures mean something to me, and so the photo means something to me. It is all so subjective as to whether it is beautiful, etc., not only as a place, but as a photo. As for the flare, you are seeing the sun coming in over the trees near the end of day on a hot, hazy early August day--not a lens-related flare, but a real flare of light coming into the valley through the haze that is so common in this part of the world in August, captured on this day at this place and this time. As you go further down the valley, you are looking through more and more haze, and so the "flare" appears worse as one goes to the top (a curious spot for pure optical flare to appear). This is the southeastern U.S. mountains during "dog days." I rather like the photo myself, but I included it here primarily to give CONTEXT to other photos in this folder of the parts that I really love, such as the one of the trees and the one of the pasture below with a cow in it. Thanks for your comments. --Lannie

Andreas Kinell
context Although one could think that a photo should speak for itself, somethimes a comment giving some context dramatically changes the way one looks at it. After all, a picture has very limited means of communication - purely visual. Now, a text is also received visually. Yet to me, it is another dimension of communication. Although the saying "a picture is worth a 1000 words" might hold true, the opposite may be just as true as well. Or in this case, the picture is actually worth _writing_ a thousand words :-) In any case, I am glad I finally followed up on my old rating. It made me discover your most amazing "sky shots"!

Landrum Kelly
Goin' Upcountry, Got to Get Away Made in the Brushy Mountains, some foothills east of the Blue Ridge, late in the afternoon on an August day in 2007.


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