Brushy Mountains: At the Bottom of the Hill

by Kelly Landrum

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Gallery: Mountains and Woods

Tags: hill brushy mountains s wilkesboro canon canon 400dxti canon ef-s 17-85mm f4-56 is usm seeking critique

Category: Landscape

Exif Information:
Make : Canon
Date Time Original : 2007-08-02 23:11:54
Focal Length : 17/1
Shutter Speed Value : 1/49
Exposure Time : 1/50
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 01:40:41 AM


Landrum Kelly
Thanks, Fabian. I wish everyone liked it. --Lannie

Landrum Kelly
Thanks, Mike, but I notice that you have a great pasture shot out your front door! Wish I lived there! I had to drive fifty miles to get this. --Lannie

Fabian Graham
Looks so nice....wish I wewr photo!

Walter Tatulinski
Pleasantly Pastoral Hi Lannie! Very nice scene with the gentle curve of the tree line combined with the soothing downward slope of the hillside. Soft colors with a hint of some atmospherics in that light haze provide some much needed balm for this viewer. Odd placement of the bovine model down there, not bad just odd. My eye sees her and wants to continue out of the frame. Two more inches of green on the left would fix that (for me). But, overall, I think you did well on this. Regards.

Landrum Kelly
The shots in this folder were made with the Canon 400D/XTi, which I consider to be a highly under-rated camera. Please see for the larger context, and for a sense of where I was shooting this from. --Lannie

Walter Tatulinski
Hmmm... I see what you mean. It's a situation where the only thing left to do is to put on some spurs, a ten gallon hat, mount your trusty steed and soosh that lil'doggie where she's a need'n to be, I reckon! It's a good photograph, Lannie; don't mind me. Regards.

Landrum Kelly
Yes, Robert, there is nothing like nature, especially the mountains, in my opinion. Thanks for your comment. --Lannie

Mike Marcotte
I like where you places her in the frame. A nice pasture is not easy to find around here any longer. Very nice picture.

Landrum Kelly
Thanks, Walt. I had the same sense about the calf. The attached shows either the same frame or a very similar one, with the calf and the hillside in larger context. I agree that it would have been nice to have had more green to the left of the calf, but, as you can see, there was not much more to work with, unless I wanted to interrupt the flow of the green meadow by adding other elements, such as the eroded portions, etc. --Lannie

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.

Landrum Kelly
Well, Walt, I guess I could always clone her out--or over a few feet. Oh, well, the shot is what it is, and on another day or from another angle it no doubt could have been better. It's always good to hear from you. --Lannie

Landrum Kelly
Thank you, Krissy, but I don't have the faintest idea what you just said, except that I am a "great man," which is certainly not true. --Lannie

Robert Pihlar
Lennie, I see we both like very similar motives. This could also be Pohorje in Slovenia. Isnt the nature something beautiful?

Pierre Dumas
Very attractive environment nicely shown on the picture! Nice photo ion other words! PDE

Bert Reitter
Hi Landrum what a lovely shot..."Pastoral" surely is the word for this. Bert

Landrum Kelly
Thank you, guys. I appreciate the kind words. --Lannie

Landrum Kelly
At the Bottom of the Hill Shot in the Brushy Mountains east of the Blue Ridge in North Carolina,


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