Saturday, July 2, 2011

Eye Level Clouds

Near Summit of Mount Mitchell, Mount Mitchell State Park, North Carolina  © Doug Hickok


Near the top of Mount Mitchell, in the Appalachian Mountains, a view past the trees shows a summer evening thundercloud building in the sky. At this elevation (6684 ft), you seem as tall as the clouds. Mount Mitchell is the highest elevation in the eastern US. In July the average high temperature is about 68 degrees, making it a refreshing spot to cool off in the heat of summer.


18 comments:

  1. It's again a nice one Doug,

    Good light and composition.

    Greetings and a good weekend, Joop

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  2. The light in this photo is really wonderful, and it emphasizes the fir-tree.

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  3. This picture is brilliant,the tree is beautiful!
    Léia

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  4. what a composition, doug. you are good.

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  5. This neat shot reminds me of 'summer heat' on a fun hike.

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  6. love the composition and the warm tones

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  7. Great comp and a great story.

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  9. Fascinating place, beautiful image!

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  10. A very effective and simple composition with an almost painterly quality...and a gorgeous sky!

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  11. beautiful! love the clouds and colors.

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  12. Nicely seen and wonderfully executed!

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  13. What an impressive photograph of that majestic fir tree. I love the perspective and beautiful pastel tones in the sky. Many compliments!

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  14. Just lovely--incredible light!

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