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Sunset on Rough Ridge by milesmoody Sunset on Rough Ridge :iconmilesmoody:milesmoody 2 0 The High Road by milesmoody The High Road :iconmilesmoody:milesmoody 2 0 I Have No Name by milesmoody I Have No Name :iconmilesmoody:milesmoody 4 0 Day's End by milesmoody Day's End :iconmilesmoody:milesmoody 3 0 Raptors Ascending at Jane's Bald by milesmoody Raptors Ascending at Jane's Bald :iconmilesmoody:milesmoody 4 0 Whitewater Falls in White by milesmoody Whitewater Falls in White :iconmilesmoody:milesmoody 3 0 Innocence Remembered, Innocence Regained by milesmoody Innocence Remembered, Innocence Regained :iconmilesmoody:milesmoody 1 0 A Requited Longing Detail Study by milesmoody A Requited Longing Detail Study :iconmilesmoody:milesmoody 2 0 A Requited Longing by milesmoody A Requited Longing :iconmilesmoody:milesmoody 2 2 Keeping Watch by milesmoody Keeping Watch :iconmilesmoody:milesmoody 4 3 Sacred -A Detail Study by milesmoody Sacred -A Detail Study :iconmilesmoody:milesmoody 3 0 Whiteside's West-side III by milesmoody Whiteside's West-side III :iconmilesmoody:milesmoody 4 0 Famous Last Words by milesmoody Famous Last Words :iconmilesmoody:milesmoody 3 0 Whiteside's West-side II by milesmoody Whiteside's West-side II :iconmilesmoody:milesmoody 7 0 Whiteside's West-side by milesmoody Whiteside's West-side :iconmilesmoody:milesmoody 8 3 Godsend Isolation by milesmoody Godsend Isolation :iconmilesmoody:milesmoody 3 0


Barbed Brushes by Henda-Stock Barbed Brushes :iconhenda-stock:Henda-Stock 889 74 Fossilized - Desktopography 2014 by DesignSpartan Fossilized - Desktopography 2014 :icondesignspartan:DesignSpartan 477 58 Bird 20c by Dracoart-Stock Bird 20c :icondracoart-stock:Dracoart-Stock 18 0 Birds of Spring 12 by Dracoart-Stock Birds of Spring 12 :icondracoart-stock:Dracoart-Stock 34 2 Squirrelzzz  5 by Dracoart-Stock Squirrelzzz 5 :icondracoart-stock:Dracoart-Stock 18 2 Birds of Spring 18 by Dracoart-Stock Birds of Spring 18 :icondracoart-stock:Dracoart-Stock 14 1 Birds of Spring 3 by Dracoart-Stock Birds of Spring 3 :icondracoart-stock:Dracoart-Stock 11 1 Death of a flower by Helga-Helleborus Death of a flower :iconhelga-helleborus:Helga-Helleborus 1,288 130 Riot 14 by EdgedFeather Riot 14 :iconedgedfeather:EdgedFeather 153 40 Sting by EdgedFeather Sting :iconedgedfeather:EdgedFeather 144 37 Riot 22 by EdgedFeather Riot 22 :iconedgedfeather:EdgedFeather 178 28 Pepper 4 by EdgedFeather Pepper 4 :iconedgedfeather:EdgedFeather 154 16 Karma 2 by EdgedFeather Karma 2 :iconedgedfeather:EdgedFeather 252 41 Brando 3 by EdgedFeather Brando 3 :iconedgedfeather:EdgedFeather 145 19 Congo 19 by EdgedFeather Congo 19 :iconedgedfeather:EdgedFeather 89 11 Bald Eagle 5 by EdgedFeather Bald Eagle 5 :iconedgedfeather:EdgedFeather 138 20



Sunset on Rough Ridge

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Rough Ridge, South face of Grandfather Mountain looking SW, located between Linville and Blowing Rock off the Blue Ridge Parkway, NC, USA
©2015 Miles A Moody All Rights Reserved

Nikon D610, 1/6 sec, F/22, 35 mm, Gitzo Tripod, Nikon Head, post processing in CS5

God only knows how long that little Fir Tree has clung to this rock escarpment – like a naturally occurring Banzai Tree, I suspect. Only a couple of feet in height, it has probably weathered every kind of storm that mother nature can fling at the side of Grandfather Mountain. I would like to imagine that just now, this stooped and bedraggled little ole lady of a thing is feeling like it has all been worth it. It’s not hard for me to hear the theme song to the ‘Sound of Music’ as the joy of Maria simply springs to life to set the sap flowing anew in this little tree. Like she’s brand new again, she just gazes into the setting sun and smiles inside herself. And maybe she lets out a silent little tree sigh and says to herself, “I reckon I can die now if the Lord sees fit because life can’t possibly hand me anything more grand than this.” ~Miles A Moody

The High Road
©2018 Miles A Moody All Rights Reserved

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Some number of years ago, while hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains, I had this really neat experience while watching a couple of deer foraging in the forest. I got quite lost in the experience and abruptly I noticed a variety of sounds in the space surrounding me. When I looked to see what it was all about, I noticed that all manner of little creatures had seemingly come out of nowhere. They were going about their business as if I wasn’t there at all. The simplicity and innocence that I felt in that moment was unforgettable. I created this image in trying to capture something of the essense that I experienced that day.

A digital compilation that I created in Photoshop CC using stocks that I photographed in my immediate vicinity at locations such as Wilson Creek Gorge, Cone Manor, Green Mountain Deer Rescue, Whitesides Mountain, and Linville Gorge. Stocks were also obtained from The image of the whitetail buck was purchased.


I Have No Name
A lovely little spill secreted down a short path at the BRP parking lot for Linville Falls North Carolina.
Day's End

This is a crop of the original work.  This image allows for a closer examination of the detail and meticulous care taken in selecting the hawk for addition into the sunset image that I photographed.

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I captured this Mountain sunset a week ago in September (2017) at Rough Ridge on the south side of Grandfather Mountain. GFM State Park, North Carolina, USA. I was surprised to find the Autumn change in color already in motion.

Nikon D610, Nikkor AF-S 20mm D, F/22, ISO 500, Gitzo Tripod, RSS head, PP in PS CC and Photomatix, 3 images exposed at 1/8, 1/2 and 2 seconds

©2017 Miles A Moody All Rights Reserved

I had to do quite a bit of work on this lovely hawk to get her in the right frame of mind, so to speak, for the spirit I hoped to instill into the work. So I freed her of her leg bindings and positioned her head for landing. Layering in Photoshop CC

Raptors Ascending at Jane's Bald

5355 × 4016 ©2017 Miles A Moody All Rights Reserved. Created in Photoshop CC and Photomatix Pro.

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I captured this sunset landscape in the Roan Highlands June 11, 2017. I added the owls in post production. Jane’s Bald, North Carolina, USA

Nikon D610, Nikkor 2.8D AF 20 mm, F/22, ISO 200, Gitzo Tripod, RSS head, HDR processed using 3 images exposed at 1/1.6, 2.5 and 10 seconds.

What might it be like to free oneself of the shackles of the mind? To take wing and rise above the cares of this world? To live each moment unfettered and undeterred by the concerns of the day? To go forth with a fullness of heart, partaking of an abundant and benevolent provider? My guess is that this would be all that the word ‘liberty’ is meant to express. In sharing this work here with you, it is my dream, my hope, that you and I might know all that it is to be truly free.

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