Steve Jacobs  

Rocky Top by Steve Jacobs

November 2020 - Rocky Top

About the Image(s)

This was taken on 10/23/2020 7:09am in the Shawnee National Forrest on top of Rock Top or Rocky Top… Didn’t get the name in my notes , but tripped over the sign. This was first location of a four day workshop.

Since it was about a 2 mile hike back there I went with one camera body and one lens and a tripod.

In LR cropped to get rid of a small dead tree on the left, added some brush strokes to lift the shadows in the foreground a little, added some dehaze to lift the morning haze, used the color grading tool to lift , balance and brighten the fall colors.

Tech Stuff

Nikon Z6

Nikor 16-35mm lens





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6 comments posted

Kathy Brand   Kathy Brand
A great picture. The sky is beautiful. I would crop some off the bottom which would put more focus on the sky and two large trees.   Posted: 11/19/2020 18:07:43

Wanda Krack   Wanda Krack
What a wonderful spot to start a workshop! I'm not sure about hiking 2 miles into it in the dark tho, or even in pre-dawn light! It looks as if you captured the main ingredients, and was able to bring out some color. Well-done.   Posted: 11/23/2020 07:29:14

Deborah Milburn   Deborah Milburn
I agree - what a beautiful place to start a workshop. Maybe a little contrast and saturation would make it more stunning than it already is.

Happy thanksgiving   Posted: 11/23/2020 12:10:23
Steve Jacobs   Steve Jacobs
Deborah Thanks for your comments and ideas. Happy Thanksgivings
  Posted: 11/24/2020 14:45:26
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Tom Johnson   Tom Johnson
Hi Steve:

Nice beautiful view. To me, I would take it back into Adobe camera raw and use the gradient tool (pull it down like a curtain). We need contrast in the clouds not foreground. In the foreground we needs slightly brighter. (I would use the radial tools (j).
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!   Posted: 11/24/2020 21:57:10
Steve Jacobs   Steve Jacobs
  Posted: 11/25/2020 09:43:59
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