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Haroon_Ahmad

Blueridge Parkway 2 NC



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20 Comments | Report
roccochiara
 
roccochiara March 02, 2015
fantastica!!!
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Haroon_Ahmad Mar 15
Thank you!
howie516 PRO
 
howie516 March 02, 2015
Wonderful colors, nice work!
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Haroon_Ahmad March 02, 2015
Thank you!
stephenmhoffman
 
stephenmhoffman March 05, 2015
I have taken that same picture. lol. It is even more breathtaking in person.
Joanna101 PRO+
 
Joanna101 March 05, 2015
This is wonderful - unbelievably gorgeous.
pauljackson_4080
 
pauljackson_4080 March 05, 2015
Cracking shit live the sympathetic editing of light and dark to create the depth and lead the eye in, great shot
tereivighkriszti
 
tereivighkriszti March 06, 2015
Amazing!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots March 07, 2015
Beautiful capture! Congrats.
debbie_packer
 
debbie_packer March 07, 2015
There's nothing else like the Blue Ridge Parkway. You captured the layers of mountains (as I call them) and the colors beautifully.
NatalieKinnear
 
NatalieKinnear March 17, 2015
Superb
thenickelwell
 
thenickelwell April 09, 2015
Magical landscape
ahmedfouadibraheem
 
ahmedfouadibraheem August 20, 2015
Excellent shot.
julianus PRO+
 
julianus August 20, 2015
Simply a magnificent capture. The colours are totally enchanting together with the mounts profiles and the shy, pale sun. Well done, indeed.
cindyrandazzo
 
cindyrandazzo August 21, 2015
I would so have this on my wall at home. Great job!
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fredpruitt July 14, 2016
Fabulous !
Workshopphotos
 
Workshopphotos July 14, 2016
Great photo, I guessed it was in NC
jurajzamek
 
jurajzamek August 24, 2016
Ok foto v ten moment ...
sharilee Premium
 
sharilee February 05, 2017
INCREDIBLE IMAGE!
niuhayan PRO+
 
niuhayan February 07, 2017
WOW!
JBordons
 
JBordons September 16, 2017
Superb composition and capture!
isilvaphoto
 
isilvaphoto September 27, 2018
Beautiful picture

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Behind The Lens

Location
Captured in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, USA along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Time
I got out of bed early to capture the sunrise this morning of April 2, 2013. I took several frames as the sun came up from behind the ridge and eventually selected this as my favorite from that morning's set of images. It was shot at 7:00 am just a minute or so after the sunrise.
Lighting
The light and colors were perfect for a few minutes and I took 5 bracketed images of the same scene with 1 stop bracketing but in the end choose the one that was perfectly exposed. For this image the camera metered from the center of the frame being set to Center Weighted metering.
Equipment
This image was shot with a Nikon D700 body fitted with a Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 lens at 200mm. The camera was on a tripod. Exposure: ISO 400, f/8, 1/125 sec.
Inspiration
I always wanted to capture the blue tones of the Blue Ridge Mountains so the week I was vacationing in North Carolina, I took many images of the beautiful sunrise and colors on several mornings. I was able to capture several amazing shots, but most viewer's are attracted to this image in particular. I am always attracted to images with surreal color tones and this scene gave me the opportunity to capture those tones.
Editing
There a couple of things done to this image in post production. In the top 1/3 of the frame the brightness was reduced in Photoshop via Multiply mode and masking the layer. The overall contrast of the image was slightly increase in LR. The White Balance of this image was slightly manipulated towards Magenta to give it the blue/purple tones.
In my camera bag
I am a portrait photographer and usually work in my studio with so most of my equipment is geared towards portrait work, but I shoot landscapes for personal projects and often use landscape lenses for those. My Camera bag today: Nikon D810, Nikon D800, Nikon D700, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8, Nikon 85mm/f1.8, Nikon 50mm f/1.4D, Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8, Nikon 105mm Macro f/2.8 and Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 lenses. Nikon TC 20-E Teleconverter. Lee ND filter 3-stop, Lee ND Filter 6-stop, BW ND 10-stop filter, BW Circular Polarizer, Nikon SB-910 Flash, Nikon SB-700 Flash
Feedback
The light and weather conditions change very quickly in this part of the country. So you have to be patient during early morning and you have to be quick in looking around for the right composition. One of the ways to do that is place 2 camera bodies on tripods and face them in two different directions. You can set one to interval shooting (I set it to 1 image every 10 to 15 sec for a few minutes) and work with the second camera manually.

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