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Shenandoah Rail Fence

Shenandoah Rail Fence
Photo Information
Copyright: Larry A Brechner (brech) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2011-07-12
Categories: Nature, Mood, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS, Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/11, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-07-17 20:22
Viewed: 1900
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Shenandoah National Park is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northwestern Virginia. Central to the park is Skyline Drive, a road that runs the entire 105mi (169km) of the park. One of the main features is more than 60 scenic valley overlooks of the Shenandoah Valley, Mountains, and the George Washington National Forest on the west and the Blue Ridge range on the east. This is particular view is looking west with the Shenandoah Mountains in the far background.

Shot in RAW and PP began in PS-RAW adjusting clarity, vibrance, and other basic RAW adjustments. Then using NIK Sharpener, Dfine (noise reduction), and in Viveza made specific color balance adjustment. Using NIK HDR, made some further color adjustments but keeping the HDR on the subtle side and save this as the final color layer. Finally, I made a monochrome layer using NIK Silver Efex to achieve the final look.

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Well done , beautiful capture

Say HI to Carol Lynn

like the perspective of the wooden ramp.
In your gallery,
always very nice catches in black and white.
Interesting composition. Beautiful details here and there. Well done dear Larry. TFS.
Kind regards.

Olá Larry
good b/w choice and very neast image with good conytast
Um abraço

Love a good B&W and this is a good one with good contrast. Great pov and dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.

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  • CSP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 0 N: 69] (145)
  • [2011-07-18 12:57]

Good choice on the B/W feature with neat looking sky and taken from a good POV.


Hi Larry..nice to see how you use the software...good work.


Cher Larry

Magnifique paysage en noir et blanc
the final look and especially the sky tones and contrast get the high quality of a photofilm.
West Virginia Shenandoah river Blue Ridge Mountains... Exactly like in the famous John Denver's " take me home, coutry roads"!

A nicely composed shot from a great POV. The composition of the sky is what I like most about this shot. The NIK silver Efex gives the shot a more creative look, however, I really like color version with the contrast of colors in the mountainside in the upper left. Nice work.

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2011-08-20 4:42]

Hello Larry,
It's a beautiful presentation in monochrome. Variety of grey tones can be seen in fine details of objects. Wonderful shot my friend, thanks for sharing.

  • loribird Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 920 W: 109 N: 1182] (5561)
  • [2011-08-20 13:07]

Great shot Larry. Well done in b&w with a fantastic sky, sharp detail, good pov and depth. Well done. TFS, Lori

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