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Bodie Island Lighthouse 0004, 04/02/2016
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One more at Bodie Island Lighthouse from the early April trip. A couple hr earlier the sky was almost completely overcast. And as sunset approached the clouds started breaking up quickly and I grabbed this one just as the sun got low enough to provide a nice early evening warmth. By actual sunset, they were just scattered here & there.

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Great clouds and reflections of course in this wonderful image +RJ Wilner. Thanks for sharing with the #landscapephotography  theme,
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Tremont 073, 05/01/2015
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As springs grows ever closer, here is one from a great trip to the Smokies last spring with +Jerry Denham , +Jim Denham , +Travis Rhoads , & +Curt Fleenor . This was an early am hike up the Middle Prong Trail in the Tremont area of the park......a 'target rich environment' for photographers if there ever was one. 

I had not tried processing this one as B&W previously, and have been toying around with some new techniques. No NIK s/w was harmed.....err, I mean....No NIK s/w was utilized in the making of this image.

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+Eric Drumm Many thanks! Always my pleasure to share with such a fine theme.
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Reelfoot Lake 011, 10/24/2015
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She was overheard saying...."I don't care if the neighbors are watching, Kiss Me you old fool!"

Happy Valentines Day, all!

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Wonderful!
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Clingmans Dome 024, 06/16/2014
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Another discovery from an archive dive as I sift through the catalog for images to add to the new web site.

If there's any single location I've shot numerous times that just totally embodies the concept of "Wait it out....", Clingmans Dome in Great Smoky Mountain National Park is it. It seems more often than not when I've shot from here, the conditions are less than ideal upon initial arrival. And this sunset shoot is a great example. I had made my way up to the Dome well before sunset, and upon arrival, the sky was almost completely overcast. Not the drab monotonous gray kind of overcast, but just totally cloud covered. So I waited....and waited. And sure enough, just like on almost every other session where conditions started off similarly, I got lucky. And just before the sun should have been reaching the horizon (judging by the clock on my phone), a rather large hole opened up in the cloud cover and allowed the sun to find it's way through and presented me with this scene. Thank you, Mother Nature.

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+Margaret Tompkins  Thanks yet again! So kind of you to be so generous in sharing my work. Much appreciated!
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As is always the case, the +Landscape Photography team has put together a terrific collection  of images to share. I'm always humbled to have one of my images included.
 
Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!

Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography !!

Do you want to be a part of this collection?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share some of the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!

We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you are receiving a notification, then at least one of your photographs was selected this week and featured on the +Landscape Photography page.  Please share the collection with your friends and circles!

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Thanks so much for your share!!  +Margaret Tompkins 
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2015 Favorites
A baker's dozen of my favorite images captured in 2015.

It was a terrific year in my photographic journey. A number of highly enjoyable photo excursions, met a great bunch of new people, caught up with some equally terrific folk with whom I've enjoyed previous adventures, attended a great workshop, and partook in an outstanding online class in B&W photography. Dunno how it could have been any better.

And....I'm also happy to finally introduce a new web site for their display.....  http://rjwilner.photography
Here comes 2016! And as it rapidly approaches, it's time to take a look back at my photographic journey through 2015. And a terrific year it was. I was fortunate to make a couple extended photographic excursions, several long weekend 'road trips', and a number of day trips to locales closer to home. Virtually half of this year's favorites come from a trip to Great Smoky Mountain National Park in early May. This park is one of my all...
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Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail 022. 07/15/2015
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‎RoaringForkMotorNatureTrail‬ is always an enjoyable adventure when in ‎GreatSmokyMtnNatlPk‬. And when I can get out in the middle of the water to capture it seemingly coming right at the viewer, better yet. While getting the tootsies wet is sometimes a necessity to make that happen, I managed to rock hop my way out to this spot and stay mostly dry. This being my first trip to GSMNP in mid-July, I was pleasantly surprised to find as much water moving as there was, and to find the 'greens' as well, ....green as they were was a special treat.

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+Toshi Nakamura Thanks so much. The 'greens' in Great Smoky Mtn Nat'l Park are always a treat. I think I was a little lucky to catch them looking quite so stunning in mid-July.
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Bodie Island Lighthouse 0038, 04/02/2016
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From a recent trip to the Outer Banks. My impatience to get out and at least do some scouting earlier in the day when it was g-l-o-o-m-y and raining off & on wound up getting me separated from the great group of shooters also on the trip as they wound up down at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse this same evening. Not more than an hr before this scene appeared, it was still pretty gloomy.....though the break in the clouds was just starting. And it cleared just in time to make sunset a great one. 

The group at Hatteras definitely caught more vivid colors, but I am more than happy with my take from Bodie that evening.

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I really love the mood of this peaceful composition! Great subtle colours and reflections! It's my pleasure to share your beautiful photo to the +Landscape Photography page. Enjoy all the wonderful photos there, including yours!
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Luminosity masks are a great tool for manual blending. If you haven't tried them previously, check out Tony Kuyper's article!
 
New luminosity mask tutorial reviewing three concepts for these masks effectively.

There are many ways to use luminosity masks. This post reviews three basic principles to use them effectively.
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A good listen from what some would consider the 'Father of Environmental Portraiture'.....
 
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So honored to have this image voted 2nd place in the +Landscape Photography Community 'Best of 2015' contest. Made my day!


See all the winners & honorable mentions in this +Landscape Photography Community post   ...
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Very beautiful! Congrats!!
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Reelfoot Lake 083, 10/24/2015
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Here's one from a weekend road trip to western Tennessee to check out Reelfoot Lake and fall colors w/ +Jim Denham . Because the weekend was almost totally overcast the entire time, I'd focused on developing the images best suited for B&W and had managed to overlook this one.....probably the one good fall color shot I managed to capture this year.

Hope you enjoy!

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Gorgeous fall colors!
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Am image maximalist and an equipment minimalist.
   ^ What the heck does that mean?!?!

Just that the tools a photographer uses, the settings used in any individual photograph, and the processing methodology used are necessary parts of the creation of the 'performance' (to borrow from Ansel Adams) of an image. But only that.

Talk to me about the image itself.....it's strong points, it's weak points, it's composition or lighting, any emotions it evokes, and we can talk forever. Talk to me about the camera used to make the image or settings used, and watch me s-n-O-R--E-!

Though I have an appreciation for any well crafted 'performance', I tend to follow Landscape photographers mostly, some architectural, with an occasional wildlife or street shooter thrown in.

My own work shared here on G+ is almost exclusively some variation of the 'Landscape' genre. I wish the time existed to delve into others, but available time is barely sufficient to quench the thirst for landscapes.

My photographic bucket list would include generation of 2 books....one an 'Out My Front Door' making full of images taken on my own 1.3 acres of property, and the 2nd a 'My Fifty States' concoction with at least one high quality image shot in each of the 50 states that make up the USofA. The latter is not a 'patriotic' thing.....just something I believe would be a satisfying personal achievement.

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