Bare and Beautiful

© R. J. Laudenbacher

Bare and Beautiful

Uploaded: November 07, 2015 08:00:21 | Entered: November 07, 2015 08:08:12


~Glade Creek Crist Mill located in Babcock State Park is so well known for its beautiful Fall foliage, cascading falls and rocky terrain, that thousands of photographers flock there yearly. But after the leaves have fallen and the crowds subside, the mill sits by itself surrounded in its own barren beauty. We were one of three people there!~

Exif: F Number: 29, Exposure Bias Value: -2.00, ExposureTime: 4/10 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 64, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 65.00 mm, Model: NIKON D4S


Gord MacEachern November 07, 2015

Love that you captured this in it's own beauty!! The comp, tones, and exposure, are excellent Becky!!!! #1641871

Mark Seiter level-deluxe November 07, 2015

Spectacular Becky. Beautiful image. #11396136

Joannie Bertucci level-classic November 07, 2015

How wonderful to have this spot almost all to yourself Becky! Your presentation shows the nake beauty of this place! The contrasts are all wonderful! Fave #11396174

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe November 07, 2015

Outstanding comp/perspective, depth and clarity - Beautifully captured Becky! #11396184

Gail Sullivan November 07, 2015

Becky...this is so beautiful! #11396204

JO ANN CLEVELAND November 07, 2015

A fave for me too Becky! Been there many times but never at this season! I have never seen a prettier one either...hope the Judges recognize the beauty of your work too! #11396208

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic November 07, 2015

Outstanding capture, Becky. The water veiling is picture perfect. Love it. #11396303

frank w. degenhardt November 07, 2015

Well I think you were on of the three that shows that the beauty of a place like this never goes away, It changes, but the charm and beauty still stands out. A favorite for me because of that and you did one amazing job of showing this to us. Love it. #11396351

Terry Cervi level-classic November 08, 2015

You've managed to capture the beauty of this famous mill without the fall color, Doris. Its nice to see more water flowing than a few weeks ago. Beautiful work! #11396420

Leslie McLain level-classic November 08, 2015

Beautiful capture and perspective, Becky. #11396443

Ron Livingston level-deluxe November 08, 2015

AWESOME !! #11396447

Patrick Rouzes November 08, 2015

An incredibly beautiful scene captured to near perfection, RJ. Hope to see this again. #11396454

Jill Odice level-classic November 08, 2015

It is an amazing place even without all the fall colors! I would love to go there and see it myself :-) Instant favorite for me! #11396523

Jill Odice level-classic November 08, 2015

It is an amazing place even without all the fall colors! I would love to go there and see it myself :-) Instant favorite for me! #11396524

Ellen Hodges November 08, 2015

Super gorgeous capture, Becky!! #11396565

Douglas Pignet November 09, 2015

simply a lovely capture all the way around...well done #11396680

Danny B. Head November 09, 2015

Missed you by two weeks. #11396860

Ritajane Smith level-deluxe November 09, 2015

Beautiful... #11397070

Wanda-Lynn Searles level-classic November 10, 2015

Wow! Beautiful capture and into my favorites! #11397501

Debbie Bray November 10, 2015

Bec, an outstanding image, so beautiful and peaceful!! #11397599

Patrick Rouzes November 10, 2015

Totally & incredibly beautiful & serene scene, R.J. Expect to see this again. #11397624

Neal D. Hatcher November 14, 2015

Fantastically beautiful capture -A wall hanger and winner for sure #11398888

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict November 14, 2015

WOW, truly spectacular, Becky! love it! #11399176

Shirley D. Freeman November 18, 2015

What a beautiful scene. Perfect shutter speed for the water, and I love the composition. Well done! #11400607

Millie A. Talarico level-classic November 18, 2015

Gorgeous♥ #11400674

Neal D. Hatcher November 19, 2015

Congratulations on your Editors Pick #11400759

Michelle M. Moyer November 26, 2015

Very nice picture #11403471

Daniella Puente December 22, 2015

Beautiful photo! #11414922

frank w. degenhardt December 22, 2015 1

Stunning in its beauty. Congratulations on the Finalist Becky. #11415024

Patrick Rouzes December 22, 2015

Congrats on another well-deserved finalist, RJ! #11415108

Chris Budny level-deluxe December 23, 2015

A beautiful capture here... congratulations! #11415307

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe January 31, 2016

Beautiful exposure, comp. and capture, Becky. Congrats on your Finalist and POTD. #11429013

Ujjwal Mukherjee January 31, 2016

Congratulations on your excellent POTD and Finalist!! #11429127

Gail Sullivan January 31, 2016

Just started getting POTD notices again...congrats, Becky! #11429135

Carol Flisak level-addict January 31, 2016

Beautiful image, Becky... excellent composition, lovely light and wonderful soft waters all create a quiet, thoughtful mood! Congratulations on your finalist and POTD! #11429136

Lydia Williams level-deluxe January 31, 2016

A beauty! Congratulations! #11429139

Linda D. Lester level-classic January 31, 2016

Very pretty! Congratulations on your POTD! #11429154

Garth D. Beatty level-classic January 31, 2016

Interesting viewpoint. Nice composition. #11429207

Garth D. Beatty level-classic January 31, 2016

Interesting viewpoint. Nice composition. #11429208

Garth D. Beatty level-classic January 31, 2016

Interesting viewpoint. Nice composition. #11429209

Cindy Bendush level-classic January 31, 2016

Beautiful capture Becky - big congrats on your POTD! #11429286

Betty Ann Kelly level-classic January 31, 2016

Spectacular! I am sure that I would like this photo better than one filled with those fall colors...more earthy looking to me. Great capture. :)
fave for me too -congrats! #11429299

Leslie McLain level-classic January 31, 2016

Congrats on a beautiful POTD, Becky.

Carol Eade level-addict January 31, 2016

Congratulations on your beautiful POTD! #11429369

Evy Johansen level-classic January 31, 2016

Wow.... so beautiful, Becky!! Big congratulations on your POTD!! #11429412

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic January 31, 2016

What a wonderful surprise. I so appreciate all of your comments. Thank you all so much. #11429421

Richard M. Waas level-addict February 01, 2016

I love the composition and long exposure used. Congrats on a well deserved POTD!! #11429663

Jeffrey R. Bange February 01, 2016

Congratulations on your well deserved POTD. #11429916

Dean Campbell level-classic February 05, 2016

Really beautiful! #11431767

Mary K. Robison February 06, 2016

This is a marvelous scene, Becky. Wonderful composition and light. Easy to see why the Judges made it a POTD. Congratulations! #11432019

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict February 07, 2016

So glad to see this again with a new gold badge! Congrats on your POTD, Becky, for this awesome image! #11432499

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe February 14, 2016

Congrats Becky on your Finalist and POTD!! #11435241

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