Misty Morning at the Ochsenkopf Slopes

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On a slightly misty September morning I was walking up a meadow at the Ochsenkopf when I took this photo. This meadow is part of a ski slope in winter. With a height of slightly more than 1000 meter the Ochsenkopf is one of the highest mountains of the Fichtelgebirge in the north of Bavaria.

Back then I had a 3 MP Panasonic wich is pretty noisy even at the just the ISO 150 used here.

I used the gimp levels tool to move the histogram to more shadows. This avoids the purple tint that Picasa I feel lucky tool introduced in my last version of this photo.

The smart sharpening gimp fu-script detects the edges in the photo and only applies sharpening there. I think there are a lot of edges in this photo.

BW version: www.flickr.com/photos/andreas_helke/3082337299/

Mc Shutter, edperkins@sbcglobal.net, and 230 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. Amiela40 34 months ago | reply

    Merci pour partager vos beaux ARBRES
    dans le groupe "LES ARBRES MEURENT DEBOUT"
    ...après tout :) ils donnent leur vie pour vous!

    Félicitation pour cette photo magnifique!
    S'il vous plaît tag la photo:"TREES DIE STANDING UP"
    et commenter sur 2 photos du groupe.

  2. Habub3 34 months ago | reply

    Klasse Bildgestaltung!

  3. Andreas Helke 32 months ago | reply

    About 1/4 of my uploads from my first month of flickr membership made it into explore back in 2005. From there it got less every year. And almost nothing for the last 4 years.

  4. Steve Taylor (Photography) 28 months ago | reply

    Brilliant work. I love these shots

  5. Felice Vannucci Sutri 27 months ago | reply

    Molto molto bella ,,,,

  6. Howard Brodsky 27 months ago | reply

    Please honour my new Gallery "Howard`s Gallery" by posting this magnifiecnt picture there.
    My gallery is upper echelon, and is a very dignified site of class,and of upscale photos which was created for the best to strut and for those to aspire to, to improve to become amazing ......I hope you take me up on my offer to post here .......your work displayed here is beautiful .......I am leaving you an admin. invite.......there are No rules for commenting unless you want to .........We now have exceptional team of expierienced moderators Bob, Caz ,and Damian bring a wealth of talent, and knowledge of photography....so even though we are in early stages we are gaining momentum as a premier site of high caliber and respect ..........I hope to see your picture here posted.........and take that bow.......Howard

  7. iPhotograph 27 months ago | reply

    Tolles Licht, klasse Aufnahme!

  8. Howard Brodsky 27 months ago | reply

    Great work ...and thank you so much for participating and being a friend of this Gallery ...I hope you join if you have not already and invite others of the caliber you know is wonderful.
    What is trying to be achieved is a creation of a Gallery that is fair to all photographers of high merit.........as you can see from the work already posted by so many it is impressive, and speaks well of the caring, and the contribution level of seasoned 'image takers" thank you for your thoughtfulness of posting that make this site so special.......you have earned a right to brag for being here........because your your work is fabulous.......Howard

  9. Marijke M2011 27 months ago | reply

    Fantastic atmosphere.

  10. Andreas Helke 27 months ago | reply

    I not using flickr groups much anymore. I am member of more than 1500 groups and administrator of founder and asminstrator of more than 250. But the only one that was succesful is an xrated group.

    Now I am only using some favorited groups for my favorited photos and sometimes respond to admin invites. But definitely not if its for one of the post x comment y variety.

  11. Tanjica Perovic / Тањица Перовић 26 months ago | reply

    Your photo is displayed on
    Green Eden's Front page, congrats!
    Image from Green Eden

  12. Liddy5 18 months ago | reply

    Beautiful rays of light, wonderful shot.

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