Picture of the Day - October 11, 2009
Autumn in Shady Valley, Tennessee
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Yesterday morning we took a short trip to picturesque Shady
Valley, Tennessee to attend this year's Cranberry Festival,
and as we drove down the crooked, narrow road between
Shady Valley we passed a number of mighty pretty autumn scenes.
Since it was a bit rainy and foggy, I talked myself into waiting for
the trip back home for my picture-taking efforts, but when we pulled
into the pasture field that served as the festival parking area we
were greeted with the view you see here.
Eager to capture the beginning of the annual transition of the
leaves from the bland green of summer to the splendor of their fall
colors, I pulled out my tripod and camera and snapped off a few
shots. Unfortunately, when I got home and viewed them on my computer
I discovered that I wasn't really happy with the composition of any
of them! Then I got the idea to do some selective cropping to create
a faux panorama, and the result is what you see above. I hope you
like it. (Note: Be sure to click on the photo to see a larger view).
Here are the camera and settings used to capture this image:
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikkor 18-55mm kit lens
Focal length: 35mm
Shutter speed: 1/125 second
Name: Tammy Murray
Town: Des Plaines, IL
My mother grew up in Shady Valley and I visit there often. What a
GORGEOUS place! I've been to the Cranberry Festival a number of
times, and I was there yesterday as well. I was privileged to enjoy
this very same view in person upon exiting my car. My mom visits
this site every day and she showed me this picture as soon as I woke
up this morning. Wonderful site Mr. Rouse. I'll be stopping by every
morning to check out the Picture of the Day!
Name: Susan French
Town: Columbus, OH
Name: Ed Morrison
Town: Dunwoody, GA
The "Crop" tool is one of the most powerful tools at a
photographer's disposal, and you have used it to great effect here
Rick. Nice job!
Town: Gatlinburg, TN
A wonderful image here, Rick. Your masterful post-processing was
surely worth the effort. Thanks for sharing this beautiful scene
with us here on TodaysPhoto.org!
Name: Alice Milbourne
Town: Perth, Australia
You created a wonderful looking faux panorama Mr. Rouse. Very well
Name: Kathy Beach
Town: Maryville, TN
Rick this picture you have here surely is Autumn. This picture is a
"perfect" picture of Autumn. Thank you for sharing this with us.
Town: Spokane, WA
Ho Rick. Your photo is really pretty and I would say that your
efforts were richly rewarded. The colors are beautiful!! We don't
very often see pictures from you, but when we do, they are great.
Town: Abingdon, VA
Thanks for the very kind comments everyone. I hope you all have a
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