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Lizardqing
08-20-2011, 09:13 PM
This is probably one of my favorite areas in the mountains around here. I think it was described by a surveyor in 1836 better than I could - “Here is perhaps the most splendidly striking mountain scenery upon the face of the globe – an amphitheater of probably 30 miles in circuit is formed by the Brasstown mountains and encircling a beautiful and fertile valley about four miles across, interspersed with limpid streams and making upon the whole a picture unsurpassed and rarely if ever to be equaled for the wildness and grandeur of its scenery.”

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6089/6063237887_265b7f797a_b.jpg

Bambi
08-21-2011, 10:34 AM
it's a beautiful valley. The colour balance seems a bit off though

Lizardqing
08-21-2011, 04:25 PM
I tried using HDR since it was not the choice time of day to be trying to shoot it. Plus this time of year we get a real nasty haze from the pine resin that gets activated from the heat, which is the reason for the terms blue ridge mountains and smokey mountains.