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Love is All! But Being Around Some Tall Trees Is Also Pretty Sweet! (Mammoth Cave National Park)

Love is All! But Being Around Some Tall Trees Is Also Pretty Sweet! (Mammoth Cave National Park)

Part of some daydreams going through my mind while walking some of the trails to the west of the Visitor Center in Mammoth Cave National Park. In this area, there was this seemingly perfect convergence of trees above me, so composing the image was a matter of rotating myself around until I could capture that angle of trees coming together. Metering this image was a little trickier as there was a very large dynamic range with the overcast skies and more shadowed area under the tree canopy. I went with an average/mean shutter speed in Manual mode. My feeling was that if I did lose any highlights, it would have a minimal effect given there wasn't much details with the overcast skies. I could then more easily pull colors and details out in trees and leaves without using an HDR program. I worked entirely in Capture NX2 for the final image, using a Foliage, Skylight and Pro Contrast CEP set of filters.

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Photo taken on 8 September 2018 (© thor_mark  / Flickr)

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