Monday, March 17, 2014

Scenery From Ponca State Park

I took quite a few pictures at Ponca State Park, so I thought I'd share a few of my favorites with you. I took a couple of these hoping they'd come out good. I don't usually get my wish, but I think I did with these. I took all of these in HDR and I think it really shows.

I took this one above because I was looking into the Sun. It was behind the clouds, but you could really see the outline of it in the original picture. When I reduced the size of the picture to put it on here, it kind of lost something. You can see it as that brighter spot in the middle of the clouds. I like the dramatic look of the clouds.

This picture above doesn't really look very special here for some reason. I took the picture to show how high the hill in the background really is. You don't really get to see it here. The hill goes straight up on this side and it's huge.

Even though everything is frozen solid here, I get the impression of crashing waves when I look at this last picture. I was disappointed by the cloudy day when I was there, but I think the bit of gloom they added made the pictures come out better than they would have on a sunny day.

I guess this post was all about the pictures. I might have just shared them with no writing, but I always have to say something. I hope my short descriptions helped a little bit. These pictures were kind of fun for me, even the one with the park sign. I always take a picture of the park signs. I'll talk to you later.

12 comments:

  1. What a fun park to visit, been there a lot. can't believe you haven't had enough snow. I made a couple trips to CO just to get more.

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    1. All the snow kept going around us this winter for some reason. Everyone around here is blaming me.

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  2. Thanks for taking us to a new place! Pictures never quite capture the feel of the real thing, but I like them anyway.

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    1. The one good thing pictures can do is give us a small hint of what we might see if we were there.

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  3. Your second picture is really good.

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    1. That second one is my favorite too.

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  4. they are beautiful images, wish I know how to do HDR. I especially love the 2nd and the last, would have been hard to get the details under those conditions but the HDR I believe really helped.

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    1. I'm only able to do HDR because it's a setting on my camera. Without the HDR the pictures would have been very different. I should show the difference in a future post.

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  5. I like the clouds a lot - they add mood! And you are right, the last photo does look like the water is moving and not frozen.

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    1. Yeah, the clouds really did add something special to the pictures. I was disappointed at the time, but I'm glad they were there.

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  6. I love the last picture Ratty, it leaves me imagining what it will be like in summer.

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  7. I love the last picture especially Ratty.

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