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Magic One Morning
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Magic One Morning
Magic One Morning
Taken just after dawn at Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This is a resubmit, after reworking, of one of the first images I uploaded to BetterPhoto and a long time favorite. I reworked it after some excellent suggestions by a BP friend. Thank you, Steve.
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Lisa R. Buffington
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    This is a beautiful scene. Lisa

3/2/2007 12:02:17 PM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Beautiful lines and depth, Mitch. You've done some fine work here.
Steve

3/2/2007 12:18:53 PM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Mitch, beautiful

3/2/2007 12:26:35 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Lisa, Steve, and Stan, your encouraging comments are very much appreciated. I thank you.

3/2/2007 12:32:49 PM

 
Brinn MacDougall
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Excellent work, Mitch..it's beautiful!

3/2/2007 12:33:49 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Brinn, thank you much.

3/2/2007 1:24:21 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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The softness of this image really draws me in! Excellent lighting colors and composition!! LOVELY work Mitch!!
~Jeana~

3/2/2007 1:37:01 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Mitch, this is an exquisite scene with a wonderful sense of perspective both from the fence and the softening of detail!!!

3/2/2007 1:38:45 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Jeana and Melissa, thank you both very much. You might be interested to know that one of the changes I made, based on a suggestion, was to flip it. And I did. And it made a bigger difference than I would have first thought. It's the leading lines of the fence now coming in from the left instead of the right.

3/2/2007 1:59:06 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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I didn't see the first image, but this is exceptional, Mitch. I do agree with lead lines coming in from the left as opposed to right. There are times when I do a flip, and left just seems to work better for my eye, anyway. I love everything about this...beautiful soft colors and you hit it right on with lighting.

3/2/2007 2:12:36 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Laurie, thanks a lot. I think sometimes we get so taken, or at least I do, with what we've done initially that we don't consider other possibilities, and I keep trying to remind myself of all that.

3/2/2007 2:24:09 PM

 
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I love this stunning shot. Wonderful lighting and composition. Kathy in NH

3/2/2007 2:27:19 PM

 
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Mitch excellent capture! Love the mist, POV,tones,fence lines and contrast. Beautifully well done!

3/2/2007 3:36:03 PM

 
Patricia A. Stalter
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I am Gob Smacked! Pat

3/2/2007 4:16:57 PM

 
BILLY R. PARKER
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A BEAUTIFUL IMAGE MITCH! WELL DONE!! I RECENTLY POST A NUMBER OF SHOTS TAKEN AT CADES COVE. BILLY

3/2/2007 4:50:56 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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You are all wonderful for leaving such great comments--Kathy, Richard, Pat, and Billy. Man, Pat, I love "Gob Smacked." Billy, I'll check out your Cades Cove shots for sure. And oh dear, I just realized I misspelled "Smoky." Smokey, however, is as in Smokey Bear. Ah, well.

3/2/2007 6:08:23 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Nice capture. Love the effects.

3/2/2007 6:43:00 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Mitch, excellent tones, detail, lighting, textures, composition and DOF.

3/2/2007 8:25:53 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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This is beautiful, Mitch. And thank you for sharing about flipping the image. I can mentally imagine it the other way and the difference is amazing. Reading comments such as this is one of the great things about participating in BP discussions.

3/3/2007 8:04:19 AM

 
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Hi, Kay, Janine, and Nikki. Thank you all very much. Nikki, I'm with you on the BP discussions. They are always so helpful to me, and I try to remember to mention details if I think they might be helpful or interesting to someone.

3/3/2007 11:08:28 AM

 
Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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Love this fog and the various tones and lighting, Mitch ... nice work

3/8/2007 3:16:48 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Steve, thank you. I do appreciate it.

3/8/2007 8:11:39 AM

 
John Caruso
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Beautiful light, beautiful color, and beautiful comp all add up to a great photo! Nice job, Mitch!

3/8/2007 9:50:16 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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It was, indeed, a some kind of gorgeous morning. I am most definitely not a morning person, so I think I was rather impressed with myself that I was out there that early and actually able to see the camera buttons. :) Thanks, John.

3/8/2007 10:41:34 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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I love the colours and comp in this shot Mitch ~ the varying layers of mist add a lovely early morning feel ~ great shot!

3/8/2007 12:43:36 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Susie, thanks a lot for stopping by and for your comment. It is much appreciated.

3/8/2007 12:59:28 PM

 
Holly Shao
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This is really beautiful, Mitch! Love the tones and dreamy feel in this terrific composition!

Holly

3/13/2007 2:18:23 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Thanks a lot, Holly, for your great comment.

3/13/2007 4:41:26 PM

 
Alana Ibe
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This is beautifully captured! Love the morning fog, and how the fence draws the dye! Nice work!

3/20/2007 6:51:29 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Alana, thank you. Hey, don't we all wish we could just bottle the fog like this and let it loose whenever we wanted to? :)

3/20/2007 7:50:48 AM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Aha!C! Richly deserved, Mitch! I have time available if you are looking for a manager. :)
Steve

4/24/2007 2:57:36 PM

 
Patricia A. Stalter
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Well, Ms... Finalist! yea! Pat

4/24/2007 3:42:50 PM

 
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Congrats Mitch on this outstanding Finalist! Jeff

4/24/2007 6:11:20 PM

 
KV Day
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One of my favorites in March, Congrats

4/24/2007 6:18:10 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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Well done and congrats Mitch!!! WOnderful finalist!!!

~Jeana~

4/24/2007 8:02:18 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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This is really beautiful, Mitch! Congratulations on your finalist!

4/24/2007 8:40:04 PM

 
Margaret Sikora
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Congratulations Mitch on this beautiful capture,the best of luck in the next round.

4/25/2007 12:27:37 AM

 
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Steve, Pat, Jeff, Vicki, Jeana, Colleen, and Margaret--Thank you all for taking the time to stop and leave your hugely appreciated congratulations.

4/25/2007 9:59:47 AM

 
Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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Congratulations on making the Finalist level, Mitch ... Good luck in the next round ... Hurk

4/25/2007 10:22:04 AM

 
John Caruso
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Beautiful work, Mitch! Congrats on the well deserved finalist! Now go turn your silver into gold.

4/25/2007 10:29:06 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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Congrats Mitch on this very pretty finalist. It has a mysterious feel to it and I really like the fence leading my eye into the scene and the light shining on the wire.

4/25/2007 11:51:48 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Steve, John, Karen, thanks, thanks, thanks.

4/25/2007 12:40:06 PM

 
Holly Shao
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Congratulations, Mitch, on this beautiful Finalist!!

Holly

4/25/2007 2:56:52 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Holly, your congrats are much appreciated.

4/26/2007 1:02:03 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Very beautiful image and it has such a serene, peaceful feel. I used to live 45 min from Sevierville so I know the area well. I love Cades Cove and wish I lived nearby now to capture some of the beauty! Even though I didn't see the original, I like the fence coming in on the left. Love the fog and lighting too. And funny about not being a morning person; neither am I so I know what you mean! And congrats on your finalist!

4/30/2007 9:15:25 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Thanks a lot, Carol. Yes, what we do for photography, huh? Even to the point of getting grumpily up in the dark.

5/1/2007 1:54:21 PM

 
Susan J. Allen
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Superb. The feeling to this is very powerful!

5/6/2007 11:33:12 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Glad you like it, Susan. It was kind of a special morning, grumpy or not.

5/6/2007 12:32:30 PM

 
Lynn Haack
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I love the misty quality and the perspective is very craetive! Lynn

5/13/2007 5:06:06 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Hi, Lynn, I appreciate it.

5/14/2007 10:45:05 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Absolutely gorgeous image, Mitch...I love the feeling and the fog! Congratulations! :)

5/18/2007 10:19:48 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Thanks much for looking, Jenny. It's appreciated.

5/18/2007 12:58:28 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Wow Mitch !! This one really deserved its finalist medal, so beautiful !! I love mist/fog pictures ;)

5/27/2007 1:41:28 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Sylvia, thank you very much.

5/28/2007 9:08:36 AM

 
Crystal L. Craig
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This is absolutely fabulous Mitch! I don't know how I missed it the first time through your gallery! I would hang this on my wall ... a beautiful morning full of fabulous details. Love your choice of composition, leading fence lines, water reflections from the dew, great morning light, wonderful mist ... I mean, WOW Mitch, this is truly spectacular work!

10/14/2007 4:06:15 PM

 
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Crystal, thank you so much. I kind of had stuff spread out before I did a little rearranging of the gallery. I haven't printed this one for myself, but my son wants one printed (I was flattered by that), so that's on my agenda. :)

10/15/2007 10:45:11 AM

 
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I just have the time to see this one Mitch, congrats is simply fantastic and with so much beauty on it....awesome finalist :o)))))
A big hug,
Daniella

12/29/2007 4:13:41 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Daniella, thank you. And big hugs to you too, and a happy, happy new year!

12/29/2007 5:12:06 PM

 
Nancy L. Barrett
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I want to walk along this fenceline and see what lies ahead....Mitch, I've truly enjoyed your gallery!

1/18/2008 12:53:22 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Thank you very much, Nancy. I appreciate your comment.

1/18/2008 2:10:02 PM

 
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I love this one. I have been looking through your gallery and you have some awesome photos.

2/22/2009 6:01:50 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Thank you so much, Ray, for looking and for your wonderful comment on the gallery.

2/28/2009 10:07:59 AM

 
Richard D. Love
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Wow! Wonderful comp, light, and effects. I really like the "mood". Well done, Mitch.

Rick

3/29/2010 9:29:35 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Thank you much, Rick. :)This one was from a long time ago, after I got my first DSLR.

4/1/2010 9:35:22 AM

 
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So warm and beautiful.

7/25/2010 11:48:37 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Thank you very much, Phyllis.

7/28/2010 10:17:11 AM

 
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Absolutely gorgeous Mitch..

8/22/2012 5:52:50 AM

 
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