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    Posted: 16 December 2023 at 22:35
Cades Cove is one the most popular destinations in Great Smoky Mountain National Park (U.S.). It is a must-see location for photographers, even if you do not like infrared! Comments and criticism welcome.

1. Hyatt Lane Storm


2. Deer Field


3. Cantilever Barn


4. Homestead





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Although the sky in #4 is the best in these, the composition and scene in #1 is the best by far. Actually, the fact the sky looks a bit misty and this limits the view, but for this shot that works quite well. #2 and 4 show (the wood)) you choose your exposure very well. TFS Roger
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Originally posted by MichelvA MichelvA wrote:

   #1 ... the fact the sky looks a bit misty and this limits the view, but for this shot that works quite well.   


MichelvA - In #1, that is almost all mist and fog, not sky, as there is a mountain behind that mist and fog. It is a bit deceptive. Thanks for commenting.
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Nice series Roger, they hang well together as a set/story. The wood grain and deer make #2 special, but I'm also particularly fond of #4 with one building framed by the other.

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As you said, Roger, this is one of the "must see" places in the US.
I am not a fan of IR photography so I can only imagine how it looks on "normal" picture.
However, I like'em all. TFS

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That's a fascinating set of IR images! #1 stands out for me as well - the fog is the most interesting compositional element in it, IMO. I would have cropped #2 on the right and on the bottom to give the deer more room - they are too ant-like for my taste. That would have preserved, maybe even emphasized the overall composition (lines, triangles!). The absolute highlight for me is #5. So many photographers would have avoided the wooden structure on the right in their photographs to focus on the building in the center. But the way the structure on the right is (half) framing that center building is a brilliant compositional choice!

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Thanks all for commenting. I always enjoy learning of the diversity of preferences.

pegelli - " ... but I'm also particularly fond of #4 with one building framed by the other." Some time ago I heard someone refer to their "templates" of photography, meaning situations/compositions they regularly look for. This image is one of my "templates"; I am always looking to use part of a building, part of a tree, part of a fence, etc., to partially frame a subject. Framing usually refers to a complete frame but I really enjoy the partial frame as well. Am glad you like it.
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