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Collection: Through the Windshield
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Waynesville, NC
Date: Jan 2, 2008
Aperture: f/5.6ish
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Jan 2, 2009

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Comments: 23
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Taken at a parking lot overlooking Waynesville, NC, my hometown. Was a very, very hazy day, so I really had to work to get any contrast and color at all in the shot.



Wow, thanks for all the comments. The vertical lines happened upon resizing. I think it was something that the clarify did when it went smaller. I added a vignette.

And, I am not actually shooting through the windshield. At least not entirely. (I could never keep it clean enough for that). It is just subjects that are usually seen "through the windshield" but I do not exit the vehicle to get the shot. :) Sorry for the confusion.

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01/25/2009 01:14:43 AM
What a scene....I like the scapework here.
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01/10/2009 12:47:18 PM
Interesting perspective on your town. I love the contrast between the town and the hills, and the hills offer such interesting lines to wander through.
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01/06/2009 11:14:39 PM
Clever idea to shoot through the windshield, and it's amazing how well it came out. At the top is that sensor dust or something on the windshield? Good luck keeping the windshield clean. :)
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01/05/2009 03:35:20 AM
Pretty darn clear shot for a through the windshield thing! I know what you mean about trying to get contrast out of haze - it surprises me sometimes just how much information gets packed in the pixels and how it can be brought out. Nice work with this!
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01/04/2009 03:43:48 PM
Great image. Captures small town feel perfectly. Love the "distance" in the image.
Cheers,
JKH
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01/04/2009 10:33:56 AM
I really like the haze on the mountains, looks like the sot could be in a tourism brochure.
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01/04/2009 10:01:26 AM
You've done a pretty good job on the pp on this one, IMO. I think the most painful thing about this photo may be the windshield itself. I wonder if there's some kind of coating on the glass that is causing the vertical wavy lines over the hills in the upper right?
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01/04/2009 02:20:14 AM
PAW (for my 2009 goal counting purposes) - Beautiful Eastern USA scene you don't see much of out west. The constant haze reminds me of when we visited the Blue Mountains in Australia there is a blue haze I think from eucalyptus vapors. There appear to be some vertical waves through the right half of the hills, or is that my computer?
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01/04/2009 12:42:57 AM
Scenic. Wish there was just a tad more shadow detail, but hard to achieve in hazy conditions.
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01/03/2009 11:56:10 PM
I love it! It's rich and beautiful, and the fog gives it kind of an edgy look. What an interesting theme. I am looking forward to seeing 51 more :)

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01/03/2009 11:31:12 PM
The haziness reminds me of a texture. Pretty cool.
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01/03/2009 08:59:03 PM
Beautiful area I love the mountains
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01/03/2009 08:01:04 PM
Beautiful
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01/03/2009 07:56:32 PM
Great job with handling the haziness. I feel your pain, it's been the same up here (Virginia). I love Americana; it's nice to see where you live.
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01/03/2009 05:07:44 PM
Has that very authentic 'local' look about it - I'm thinking a few shots in this series wil do that. Nice start.
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01/03/2009 04:10:49 PM
The crisp foreground contrasts nicely with the hazy mountains behind. I like it. :) Looks like a quiet day.
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01/03/2009 02:52:02 PM
Great sense of depth here. I like that there is a layer of trees in the foreground to keep more of a rural feel to this. The texture in the sky is a bit odd, but still pretty clear for a shot taken through a windshield! You'll need to keep plenty of washer fluid on hand this year with the theme you've chosen!
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01/03/2009 02:47:47 PM
Good job with the pp and working with the haze.
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01/03/2009 12:24:22 PM
Very cool. I like the layers of hills going back through the haze. Is the vignetting and vertical striping from the windshield?
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01/03/2009 11:41:26 AM
lovely hazy mountains nice sharp contrasty town!
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01/03/2009 10:33:03 AM
Lovely shot of the haze in the mountains - this will be an interesting theme to watch.
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01/03/2009 09:53:38 AM
Originally posted by lunachicken:

I wish we had trees like that here! Kind of cool that you can pick apart the layers of fog.


It's not really a true fog. The mountains here often have a haze to them, especially in the summer. After a rain, or wet weather (which we had yesterday), it looks like smoke (thus the nomiker Smoky Mountains).
01/03/2009 09:51:04 AM
I wish we had trees like that here! Kind of cool that you can pick apart the layers of fog.
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