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Thanks +Brian Snyder!
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Jim Denham

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Ok, so I totally missed the focus on this shot, which is a shame, because in camera, it was my favorite of the day. Just the same, I love the composition and the feel of the fog in the field. Sharing my mess ups isn't so bad - at least I don't think it is! What do you think?

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Thanks +Mark Graham! Really just need to work on focusing for landscape using a telephoto!
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Randy A. Eckert

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Hiking Todd Inlet today

Located near Brentwood Bay the Gowlland Tod Provincial Park is a day hikers dream. It is more commonly known as Tod Inlet and offers a wide variety of trails.
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Randy A. Eckert

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The sun set at Canadian Coast Guard Base Patricia Bay. A beautiful night for a walk along the water.
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Jim Denham

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SEEING AND SHARING

When you talk to folks about the Smokies, most don’t recognize Tremont, Carlos Campbell Overlook, or Oconaluftee Overlook, but almost all remember Cades Cove. And when you return, those that remember Cades Cove always ask the same question, “Did you see a bear?” That’s because most people drive the Cades Cove loop for that exact reason, to see a bear and/or other types of wildlife – they’re active and visible there.

This image was taken just off of Hyatt Lane on the back side of the loop. On my way back to the car, no less than 3 cars asked me if we’d seen a bear or a turkey in the trees, as if that’s the only reason for a photographer to break out the gear in a spot like this. Our group has had many a laughs over that and we even mock those people a bit as if they’re impaired in some way. But after thinking about it for a bit, while sitting in the shade under a nice big bush by the car, it came to me why this is and why we shouldn’t mock it so much. We used to be them, but we’re not anymore.

We’ve had the good fortune of having a camera put in our hands and spent many a day looking through the viewfinder. Any photographer can tell you, after you get addicted to this wonderful medium, you SEE things differently. Landscapes are no longer just fields and trees – they’re potential compositions and you’re looking for, and sometimes seeing, the little things that make them unique and beautiful. Even between us photographers, those little things are different and unique to our eyes and scenes hit us in different ways. How could we expect anyone who hasn’t looked at the world through those eyes to understand what it is we see?

On several occasions, I’ve been set up for an image in a place where folks walk by and some who are interested will ask what I’m taking a picture of. Rather than tell them, I’ll show them my composition on the Live View. Many will say it right there, “Wow, I would have never seen that!” Exactly.

And if we don’t see it, who will? So, in my mind, it’s our job to see the little things and photograph them, otherwise, they are never seen. On top of that, if we don’t share these photographs, how will anyone else ever see those little things that only we can? Don’t we have some sort of obligation to share those things only we can see so others can take part and enjoy those same things? Doesn’t seem right to keep them hidden from everybody else, that’s for sure.

Now, in the image above, one might say it’s not about the little things, but I beg to differ. The fence line in the valley foreground was the main thing for me, and that is definitely a little thing in comparison to size of the mountain and sky. It gives a sense of scale and understanding to what otherwise would be just a mountain and clouds. Also, the shadows from the clouds on the mountain are very cool.

So, next time you’re out in Cades Cove, or anywhere else, and someone asks, “Do you see a bear?” You can giggle a little bit, but be respectful. Not only can they not see what you can, they’re relying on you to see it, take the picture and share it so that they can see it, and appreciate it as much as you do!

Laugh more!

http://www.jimdenhamphotography.com/seeing-and-sharing/

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Jim Denham

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Amélie Berton

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the princess with the crystal dress...
B&A on my blog (link on my profile)
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Jim Denham

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Murray Fox

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Mountain View

Purga just south of Ipswich, Qld, Australia is open farm country. This area has wonderful views to the east of the nearby mountains. Before the sun rose everything took on a golden hue. I hope you enjoy this image.

Taken with my Olympus OMD Em5.

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Nice and simple.
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Michael Zheng

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beautiful!
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Richard Johnson

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Thanks +Ian Cummings a bit of fun to do.
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Wasim Muklashy

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a much softer landing.
vernal falls, yosemite national park, california  
samsung nx1 | 35mm | f8 | 1/1600s | iso320
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Yosemite is just one of those places…the type that no matter who or what you are, will be affected by it. It’s simply impossible to turn that final curve on Highway 41 and exit that 1/4 mile tunnel 30 miles past Yosemite National Park’s South Entrance, without feeling like time slows down, at least for a split-second, to work out whether or not your eyes and senses have failed you as you try to come to grips with the sheer scale and beauty of the surreal valley that lies before you.
The rest of the words and more of the pics: http://goo.gl/F6NNLC
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Randy A. Eckert

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Roti a new house guest, likes to get into trouble.
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ThinkFast Photography

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"Perspective"....
Sometimes the photo that your going for (in this case a head shot for a young real estate agent) is not the photo you really "get". No worries though, he got his "professional" look as well.
+Olympus  OM-D E-M1, 80mm (35mm equiv.), 1/60 @ f/8, ISO200
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John Jennings

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The Pond, Ottine, Texas
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John Jennings

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On the Texas coast, near the unincorporated town of Lamar
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Jim Denham

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At the end of our first night in The Smokies, we made mad dash to Morton's Overlook in an attempt to catch the sunset. There was a slight glimpse of one right as we arrived, but it did not last long. A few of the folks there gave up once the sun became invisible, then even mocked some of us who remained shooting as if there wasn't anything else to see there. I found them to be ridiculous, because anytime you've got tonal recession and cloud textures, you have a picture. May not be sunset, but it was good in my eyes!

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Some of the best sunset shots are right after the sun drops below the horizon
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Randy A. Eckert

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Don't Forget
Mother's Day 2015
Sunday, May 10
In memory of my Mom.
She really enjoyed her family an life
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Jim Denham

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Ha!
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