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View From a Rock

Posted by
Barbara Kile (Ft. Worth, United States) on 14 December 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

I love being out in the middle of a river on a rock. The sounds, sights, colors, and water patterns around the rocks make for a peak nature experience! Smoky Mountain NP.

Orton effect with a touch of Topaz.

NIKON D300 2/5 seconds F/16.0 ISO 200 46 mm (35mm equiv.)

WELCOME and thanks for visiting!

For anyone interested, my recent work is now on my WEBSITE: http://www.barbarakilephoto.com/

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Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

This should be the main calendar image: month of October or Novemberl
Beautiful foreground images, and I love the look waaaay back into infiniy.

14 Dec 2009 7:01am

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

Oh, wow, I love this! I've seen a serious number of similar shots but this fits my today mood the best. The composition is just right, colours are wonderful but the atmosphere, the atmosphere! I think that the contrast is a bit higher than usual here and it makes the image slightly darker than one would expect but that's exactly what I love here. It evokes an atmosphere of partly overcast autumn day in the dark woods. Really wonderful for me!

14 Dec 2009 7:02am

Steve from Camdenton, United States

Nice shot, good action in the water, great color. Superb work!

14 Dec 2009 7:16am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

It's always captivation to be near water! It defitely changes an image by being present in it. I like the perspective here...the golden background is spilling the juice of life.....most poetic presentation! Colours are stunning!

14 Dec 2009 7:26am

MyTime Photography from Philadelphia, United States

I agree with Dulcie,
Callender quality photo
Love your choice of post processing

14 Dec 2009 11:45am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Beautiful shot I like, bravo!

14 Dec 2009 11:59am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Beautiful work !

14 Dec 2009 12:33pm

Antoine from France

Superb photograph and beautiful landscape.

14 Dec 2009 1:39pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Excellent long exposure!

14 Dec 2009 2:20pm

BJ from Murfreesboro, United States

I agree there is something so peaceful about water yet exciting, lovely job

14 Dec 2009 2:27pm

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW!!! This looks like an oil painting. It is simply beautiful. I love the autumn tones. The exposure is lovely. 5 stars for sure

14 Dec 2009 6:38pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Marvelous painterly quality.

14 Dec 2009 7:24pm

Garfield from Ancaster Ontario, Canada

Very well done - this is a good one. Love the warmth and gentle treatment.

14 Dec 2009 7:33pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautifully done....another winner!!

14 Dec 2009 10:53pm

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Great image from a wonderful perspective. I like being in the middle of the river with you.

14 Dec 2009 11:37pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

wow ,it's a pure beauty !!!!
five stars !
kiss !

14 Dec 2009 11:51pm

Shar from Regina, SK, Canada

Rather painterly! And that's a compliment!

15 Dec 2009 1:41am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

this is a very nice and artistic treatment of this scene! lovely colours and perfect shutter speed to capture the motion of the water! this really does look magical!

15 Dec 2009 2:52am

Joan Felix from Jakarta, Indonesia

very perfect... love this 5 Stars

15 Dec 2009 9:20am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

I hope your camera is waterproof ... dangerous spot to photograph :) I love this idyllic spot! The texture of the water is so soft and smooth surrounded by beautiful autumn colors and light!

15 Dec 2009 4:10pm

@Monique: Thanks, Monique. I was safely on a large rock, but sometimes it's fun to live 'on the edge.' :-)

Jen from Bartlett, United States

Beautiful as always. 5*'s from me. This should be a spotlight photo!

15 Dec 2009 5:44pm

Jean-Louis from Nîmes, France

Un milieu aquatique que j'adore car j'aime pêcher la truite à la mouche ( que je relâche ).
Les couleurs sont très belles
J'aime bcp!
Merci de ta visite et bonne après-midi Barbara .

15 Dec 2009 7:05pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very beautiful composition. The golden tones are fantastic and the flowing of the water from this angle is really wonderful.

15 Dec 2009 7:10pm

Mary from PA, United States

Oh so stunning!!!! I love the colors of autumn!

16 Dec 2009 2:24am

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Fantastic work and I like your exposure time on this!!

16 Dec 2009 3:26am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Creative shot of fall in Smoky Mt. NP.

16 Dec 2009 11:22pm

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

Congratulations on the spotlight. Well deserved.
This is a very beautiful shot.

17 Dec 2009 12:35am

@Anina: Thanks, Anina. I was unaware of what Spotlight was until people began talking about it. I need to visit the AM3 home page more often!

Bob Towery from Granite Bay, United States

Oh my gosh, this would be like photo of the year for me. Just fantastic, no that word doesn't do it justice. Truly an image of a lifetime. Be proud.

17 Dec 2009 2:14am

@Bob Towery: Bob, I'll have to work to live up to that compliment. Many thanks!

Mithun Varma from Bangalore, India

Wow!! Post card perfect! Excellent job..

17 Dec 2009 6:39am

Ed Vatza from Lehigh Valley, PA, United States

Beautiful. Simply beautiful, Barbara! An image that should be on the wall to just look at every day.

17 Dec 2009 10:11am

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Congratulations on Spotlight!! Well deserved!!!!

17 Dec 2009 12:17pm

@Anita: I didn't even know about Spotlight! I don't go to the AM3 home page but infrequently as I'm concentrating on the photography here, so I had to find some page that told me what was going on. Don't *I* feel silly. :-) Thanks, Anita!

Ben from Lyon, France

Very nice "water-path"

17 Dec 2009 12:37pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

I love those wonderful colors and the motion in the water...superbly composed! Congratulations on the Spotlight!

17 Dec 2009 1:24pm

@Pavan Kaul: Thanks, Pavan. See my comment back to Anita. People are talking about Spotlight and I had no idea. :-)

Don Smith from California, United States

Absolutely beautiful Barbara.

17 Dec 2009 4:08pm

Thierry Allard from voreppe, France

hummm, i love it !

17 Dec 2009 10:07pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Congratulations on the Spotlight! What a gorgeous image this is! Superb colour, composition and exposure! Bravo!

18 Dec 2009 8:20pm

tubby from Singapore, Singapore

This is really beautiful.... i like the composure of the photo.

18 Dec 2009 10:57pm

Betty from Phillipsburg, United States

This is perfect in every way. Bravo on being in the spotlight!

18 Dec 2009 11:12pm

@Betty: Thanks, Betty!

narcís from Girona, Catalunya, Spain

Bonica imatge. SALUT!!!!

19 Dec 2009 2:10pm

Saeed Rasoulof from Tehran, Iran

Great shot :)

19 Dec 2009 9:02pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

très beau paysage, aux belles couleurs dorées.

20 Dec 2009 10:01pm

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

My favorite is the lighted leaves toward the back. Breathtaking.

21 Dec 2009 8:53am

@GJC: Thank you very much!

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

A fantastic landscape image ! Congratulates to the "spot light" !

21 Dec 2009 3:19pm

@Loner: Thanks, Loner!

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Barbara: It took me a while to catch on to Spotlight also. :-)

24 Dec 2009 1:42am

@Anita: I'm slow, but savvy now. LOL

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Thank you all for stopping by to comment - and for reminding me that it was a spotlight image! I had no idea! I'm very appreciative of you all!

30 Dec 2009 5:20am

Gary Hart from California, United States

Just came across this, Barbara. Beautiful!

5 Jan 2010 2:50am

@Gary Hart: Thanks, Gary!

Linda from Riga/Sigulda, Latvia

your photos are fantastic, Barbara. I can't stop watching through:)

6 Jan 2010 7:35pm

@Linda: Thank you, Linda! I appreciate your stopping by!

John Barclay from Chalfont, United States

Way to go Barbara! Great image!

7 Jan 2010 1:52am

@John Barclay: You're a dear - thank you, John

Silverado Photography from Clearlake, United States


16 Jan 2010 2:56am

@Silverado Photography: Thanks for stopping by!

Taija from Turku, Finland

Oh, what a place!! I really want to be there, sit on the rock and just listen to.

21 Jan 2010 5:46am

@Taija: Thank you, Taija, for stopping by and sharing my spot with me!

Michael Mill from Elverson, PA, United States

Belated congrats on the spotlight. Beautiful image Barbara.

1 Jul 2010 11:36pm

@Michael Mill: Thanks, Michael!

Phil David Alexander Morris from Canada

One of the best spotlights I have ever seen.

9 Jul 2010 10:54am

@Phil David Alexander Morris: Thank you Phil David!

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Beautiful warm tones. Congrats on the spotlight!

12 Jul 2010 3:15pm

@Julie Brown: Thanks, Julie!

Marc L. from Auvergne, France

Une image superbement bien composée, le filé d'eau est magnifique !

17 Feb 2012 5:35pm

2/5 seconds
ISO 200
46 mm (35mm equiv.)