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Winter Morning in Pisgah National Forest, Along Appalachian Trail, North of Carvers Gap - View SW

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Comments (16)

davidcmc58 on May 16, 2010

Hi Kevin, this is a very nice shot. I like the "smokey feel" to the scene. Greetings from California, David

Kevin Childress on May 17, 2010

Thank you, David. In my heart it is scenes like this that gives an accurate depiction of my beloved "blue ridge" mountains.

Best regards,


Daan Prinsloo on May 17, 2010

Excellent composition and atmosphere. Reading your profile and views about the technical side of photography (which is also where I am) it is clear that you have a feel and an eye for a good image and don't need much of the post processing gimmicks. Cheers from Pretoria.

Kevin Childress on May 17, 2010

Daan, Thank you for the comments and the vote of confidence! I just reviewed your photo gallery and you have a very interesting collection of birds, and nicely done! I'll be watching for more of these from you.

Best regards,


Daan Prinsloo on May 18, 2010

Thanks Kevin. I'm still practising in our garden, trying to come to grips with aperture size, shutter speed and iso, DOF, etc. We have put up different feeders to try to get them to sit still, but the bees are sipping the nectar at 200ml per day! No space for hummingbirds. Cheers.

Kevin Childress on May 18, 2010

Daan, I certainly wish you the best of luck. I continue to be vexed by DOF in particular. More specifically, DOF is the one outcome that I understand the least, therefore is difficult for me to understand how to control in the first place. Let's keep working on it!

Also, sounds like you have some very thirsty bees!

Daan Prinsloo on May 19, 2010

You probably know this better than I do, but here is how I summarised and simplified DOF for myself. It is about the area in the image that is in clear focus. An extensive DOF results from using a small lens aperture (eg f22), a normal or wide-angle lens and distant focusing. Often used for landscapes. A shallow DOF results from a wide/large aperture (eg f2.8), a long focal length lens and a close focus on a subject. For bird or portrait. I have stopped using auto and am trying everything manually. But I am still struggling. Cheers

dziwnowik on May 23, 2010


Jean Gregory Evans on May 24, 2010

Happy Hiking! Well done, Kevin. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous view.


Ghislain Bonneau on June 4, 2010

Hi Kevin I just stumbled on the forum and saw the problem you have with noise in the darker area of this photo. See my answer HERE I hope this will help.


Kevin Childress on July 10, 2010

Joe, Thank you for saying so! It really is a nice place!


© Tom Cooper on November 24, 2012

Kevin Childress, you're like a bad penny; you keep turning up.

I found this while using Google to find great Panoramio photos from National Forests. Any interest in joining Public Access Land and Water? (Not promoting my own group here).

Kevin Childress on December 3, 2012

hehehe, Austin! Mmmmm, lemme give it a look. I could prolly use a couple tips for participating in the Pano groups. I gave it a go at the very beginning but honestly didn't get the 'community' vibe I was hoping for.

© Tom Cooper on December 3, 2012

Kevin, I'm afraid Panoramio groups are a long ways from anything I would call "community." The vast majority are places people shove some photos and then ignore. Of the 200+ where I am a member, there are maybe 5-6 I enjoy being a part of (and half of those are mine). The Public Access Land and Water group seems to actually have a purpose, though it is starting to look like it might have an absentee owner.

Hands down, my favorite is POTD Photo of the Day. But then, I put a good deal of time and effort into inviting the right people and making sure they know and follow the rules.

Kevin Childress on December 3, 2012

Well, Austin, I must say POTD looks interesting. And that's your baby? Looks like quite a bit of maintenance in keeping up with the avatar tally alone ... is that what's keeping you away from the forums? :)

© Tom Cooper on December 4, 2012

Kevin, I largely quit the forums in protest to the move to the Google Groups format, but there were other reasons - online forums were already taking way too much of my time (example - I quit Facebook about the same time and saved up to 2 hours a day). I may stick my nose in when I'm looking for something or want to know the reaction to a Panoramio blog post, but generally stay away just out of habit at this point.

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