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Shenandoah Wildness

Shenandoah Wildness
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Copyright: Brian Snyder (PlayPhotography) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 49 N: 63] (213)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-18
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon Powershot SD450
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-24 23:32
Viewed: 3591
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this picture along Skyline Drive while on a short trip to Shenandoah National Park. These yellow flowers (not sure what type) line many miles of the historical Skyline Drive, which runs over 100 miles north/south all the way through the park. I nearly killed myself to get this shot, because these flowers were on the edge of a very curvy stretch of the drive and a fast car came around the bend just as I shot this picture. Fortunatley, both the picture and I turned out OK. :)

As far as post processing....

Colors- I used to adjust my colors only by increasing levels using the hue saturation tool. Problem with that is if you increase a certain color too much it creates noise. So for this picture, I used the magic wand to select the sky and then used the color balance tool to "aim" the hue towards a more desirable shade of cyan/blue. Then I selected the yellow flowers and used the same tool to barely intensify the yellow petals. Other than that, nothing was changed. I was proud of myself for getting the exposure and cropping right before shooting the picture!

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  • Great 
  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-08-25 11:28]

Hi Brian,
Very nice composition, colours and warm light.
Well done and tFS

Hallo traction photo is good has good detail ,composition!

  • Great 
  • juanjo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 167 W: 8 N: 27] (1142)
  • [2007-03-06 1:30]
  • [2]

Hello Brian

lovely picture with warm colours and nice composition the details are very good int he foreground flowers



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