Thanks for all the concern regarding my absence... guess I should've left a note, huh? :)
I've been traveling through the southern U.S. for the last six days. I'll post a few shots from my journey - this is the first.
Camera settings and post-processing: Shot with the Canon EOS 5D and the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS lens at 200mm, ISO 400, f/18, shutter 1/200s. Curves adjustments, color balancing.
Thank you for visiting Durham Township!
Fantastic composition and lighting. Well done!
Welcome back. The mountains are true to their name. Love the contrast between sky above and earth below.
It's okay, as long as you come back with beautiful images like this. Look at those layers! And those puffy white clouds sitting so innocently right on top of the ominous ones. Lovely. Have fun on your travels!
I am among the many Websters who are greatly relieved to learn that you were simply on a southern safari and probably shot up another storm.....or at least shot some less agitatedly skies with a little earth along the lower edge just for scale.
Can't wait to see the results, I assume you shot the limit.
Place this one in the Durham Webster's Dictionary next to "meditation, a state of mind." It's s welcome mood-smoother to compensate for all the anxiety over your "unexcused absence!" (Really, woman!)
Beautiful sky, I love the tones.
I used to live in Virginia many years ago and hiked frequently in the Blue Ridge. I'm curious as to where along the Blue Ridge this was shot (Virginia or North Carolina?). This is a beautiful image and is exactly how I remember those mountains. I can't wait to see more images from your trip. Welcome back.
Russ: That's Bedford County, Virginia. I was enroute from North Carolina to West Virginia when I took this photograph.
I love how the color of the clouds picks up the colors of the mountains. Just lovely! As much as I love rural southeastern PA, I miss living near or in the mountains.
I've been following your photoblog via google reader for a couple of months now. Great stuff. This shot is a delightfully serene bit of eye candy. Thanks for sharing!
Upon the Blue Ridge Mountains
There I'll take my stand.
What a beautiful sky ! Love how you captured it!
Absolutely gorgeous sky and mountains. PP is great as well! Well worth your trip - hope you have many more
om namah shivaya!
i was recently intimate with these mountains that you share. you have once again captured the essence.
Beautiful! The layers are just incredible. I can't wait to see more.
Welcome back. I passed through the Blue Ridge Mountains last March on my way to and from Georgia but I didn't have time to stop and take photos unfortunately. It is so beautiful there.
Stunning. Love the colors.