Brushy Mountains: Trees and Pasture

by Kelly Landrum

brushy mountains trees and pasture s kelly landrum

Gallery: Mountains and Woods

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Category: Landscape

Exif Information:
Make : Canon
Date Time Original : 2007-08-02 23:14:00
Focal Length : 30/1
Shutter Speed Value : 1/39
Exposure Time : 1/40
Aperture Value : 5.6
F Number : 5.6
Iso Speed Ratings : 100
Flash : 16
Metering Mode : 5
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 240.000000
Y Resolution : 240.000000
Software : Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows

Published: Friday 11th of April 2008 12:42:15 AM


Landrum Kelly
Yeah! That happened to us when we left KC in 1981. Bummer! Hope it sells soon. --Lannie

Liz Weisiger
Lannie, this scene makes me feel lost. The trees are so heavy with leaves, and it's hard to see what's beyond them. I know the smell of nature is wonderful, and the quiet as well. I just feel emotional about the expanse. Which, to me, means it is an incredible capture. I feel a lot of things looking at this. Regards, liz

Landrum Kelly
Thanks, Liz. Yes, the trees were so lush this day! The Brushy Mountains are so low that one scarcely wants to call them mountains, and they are heavily populated and farmed, but they do have their charms. Just beyond them the Blue Ridge rises up to around 6,000 feet, but I find these low foothills to be worth driving through from time to time--especially since they are only about fifty miles from my house. Here is a shot of some calves that I made further down, on the way in from the east. --Lannie

Landrum Kelly
Here it is without any brightness or contrast adjustment, with only a bit of unsharp mask applied. --Lannie

Landrum Kelly
As I drove out that day, I returned to Salisbury via N.C. 115. This shot of the highway itself was made between Wilkesboro and Union Grove, North Carolina, going south toward Statesville and I-40, pretty far to the south. If one drives by on I-77, one cannot really see into the Brushy Mountains. Indeed, they are so low that they are scarcely noticeable from the interstate, but they are a quite extensive if very low range just west of I-77. --Lannie

Kim Slonaker
We are, Lannie. We'd enjoy it more if the old place would sell and we didn't have to make double mortgage payments! :)

Landrum Kelly
Thank you, Kim--mine, too. The trees are so nice and soft on the original big file, even though the image is crisp. I hope that you and your husband are enjoying the new house. --Lannie

Kim Slonaker
This is my favorite of this batch of images. Very peaceful scene.

Landrum Kelly
Trees and Pasture, Brushy Mountains I like the softness of the end of the day in this one. Please tell me what you think.


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