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Purple Haze

Posted by
Barbara Lee (Oakland, United States) on 2 November 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

The light was wonderful the evening I photographed in the Pisgah National Forest. Like a giant soft box in the sky.

NIKON D90 3/5 seconds F/16.0 ISO 800 180 mm (35mm equiv.)

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marci from somewhere in..., Morocco

really beautiful! I love the layered effect because of the haze!

2 Nov 2010 7:19am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Just stunning! I absolutely love this! Wonderful glowing colors and atmosphere!

2 Nov 2010 2:01pm


What a delicate and powerful rich in detail and color. The pastel purple and gold go together so nicely. And the leaves and trees are alive and shooting in all directions while still remaining peaceful and serene. Gorgeous. And right in my back yard...............

2 Nov 2010 2:10pm

Andrea from Regina, Canada

Just magical with that mist and the bright leaves dotted throughout.

2 Nov 2010 2:46pm

David from Detroit, United States

I like the soft approach you took in this shot. Great color and atmosphere.

2 Nov 2010 3:08pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Barbara this is truly amazing...this is what you caught, right? I know that feeling of disbelief becasue that is what I felt when I caught my fog shots in Seattle a few weeks see it, but you don't believe what you are seeing so you just fire away! This my dear friend is absolutely spectacular!! I truly love this should be on a wall!

2 Nov 2010 7:11pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Why thank you, Denny! I was blessed with amazing light! It was a soft rain and totally overcast, which means that not only did I get the feeling of fog, but all of the detail in the shadow was brought forward. Yes, this is what I saw!

sunstone_maria from California, United States

I love the mystical mood here - some fog, some empty branches - love the way you composed the photo! Great and very inspirational!

2 Nov 2010 8:24pm

@sunstone_maria: Why, thank you Maria! I was blessed with great light.

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Well Marvelous Barbara and your D90 did a great job with the"highish" ISO no noise just beauty...I really love this image Barbara!!!

2 Nov 2010 8:38pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


2 Nov 2010 11:35pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Gorgeous saturated color against the layers of trees in the fog.

3 Nov 2010 12:58am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

this is really beautiful! the haze has added another dimension to this scene and you used it and exposed the shot very well indeed! it has almost a high key feel to it and work perfectly for me!

3 Nov 2010 1:59am

Barbara Lee from Oakland, United States

thanks so much! Lots of folks seem to like this image...gee...I should troll through my raw files from the shoot and see if there are others :-)

3 Nov 2010 2:28am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

This is very beautiful. Yes, perfect light. Well done.

3 Nov 2010 3:15am


really nice shot

3 Nov 2010 6:08am

Siepi from Belgium

Superbe Autumn shot!

3 Nov 2010 11:53am

Ansie from Paarl, South Africa

I love the layered look!

5 Nov 2010 3:40am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Wonderful atmosphere, colors and grays together.

5 Nov 2010 9:28am

3/5 seconds
ISO 800
180 mm (35mm equiv.)