Alleghany County, North Carolina III

by Kelly Landrum

alleghany county north carolina iii seeking critique kelly landrum

Gallery: Mountains and Woods

Tags: seeking critique

Category: Landscape

Exif Information:
Make : Canon
Model : Canon EOS 5D
Date Time Original : 2009-08-22 23:32:08
Focal Length : 180/1
Shutter Speed Value : 1/256
Exposure Time : 1/250
Aperture Value : 8.0
F Number : 8.0
Iso Speed Ratings : 1600
Flash : 16
Metering Mode : 5
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 72.0000000
Y Resolution : 72.0000000
Software : Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows

Published: Saturday 26th of September 2009 10:51:56 PM


Landrum Kelly
You're right, Jim! It does work in B&W. --Lannie

Wayne Melia
Probably would be better were it shot at a different time of day when a more more directional light would have provided more intresting shadows.

Jim Phelps
Lannie, You might try this in B&W and up the contrast a little. See above. Jim Phelps

Landrum Kelly
Wayne, your point is very well taken. Although it was shot in late afternoon (which should have yielded the shadows and thus contrast of which you spoke), unfortunately a big bank of alto-cumulus came in just before I started doing close-ups on this section so that the needed contrast disappeared. Late afternoon shadows then crept in over this section and so I finally left in frustration and headed on over to Jefferson and West Jefferson, both of which I had never visited--but it was too late to shoot anymore. Perhaps I can get to that corner of NC again some day. It is definitely off the beaten path and has more of the feel of West Virginia than North Carolina to it. That little stream under the bridge heads into the New River and then heads downhill into Virginia and finally all the way to West Virginia. Parts of West Virginia are further north but sometimes at lower altitudes, meaning that the wild flowers in this area are exactly what I used to see when I lived in Salem, West Virginia in the 1970s--at about 950 feet above sea level. I don't know what my altitude was in this bottom land of North Carolina, but it was a lot, lot higher than that. (As for the altitude of the highlands of North Carolina, well. . . . ) It was a good day in spite of difficulties getting good light. This (read on) was the light I had just a few minutes earlier a bit further west, before deciding to backtrack a half mile up U.S. 221 to try to get this old farm: I had waited too late! --Lannie

Landrum Kelly
Alleghany County, North Carolina III Shot in northwestern North Carolina near the TN and Va state lines, near the headwaters of the South Fork of the New River, which then proceeds to flow across part of Virginia and then W. Virginia into the Ohio River. Comments welcome.


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