The view from High Point Restaurant in Coal Center, Pennsylvania, at an elevation of 247 m (810 ft) above the winding Monongahela River. Minuscule coal and steel mill towns, each featuring immigrants from a single European nationality Irish, Slovak, Czech, Polish, Italian... line the shores, and from this elevation appear like miniature villages. Tugboats frequently pushing six or seven coal-filled barges negotiate the tight bends in the river, even passing each other on the way. The flowering plants add color highlight in the panoramic image created by stitching four photos shot in vertical format.
I was in the town of California, Pennsylvania, home to the California University of Pennsylvania, CalU, to give a pair of talks. I had been lured initially by a chance to see Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece, "Fallingwater". It was a pleasant surprise to see a dynamic and happy student body, exuding enthusiasm and hospitality.
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jjcordier (62328) 2012-04-13 22:43
Excellent point de vue sur ce superbe méandre. Dommage qu'une des photos du stich n'ait pas été faite avec les mêmes réglages d'exposition que les autres, ce qui donne une différence très importante de luminosité dans le ciel.
rhinos59 (610) 2012-04-13 23:46
excellent POV, well composed, well done,
jhm (122444) 2012-04-14 1:42
You chose a panoramic format with a lovely result.
We get a fantastic omega image of the river.
Perspective and depth are perfect made.
Sharpness and clarity make this image great.
Color and presentation are pleasant for look at.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
mayjayne (2792) 2012-04-14 1:43
Excellent composition, well framed, and exuding an air a sense of calmness.
Have a great weekend,
Didi (48926) 2012-04-14 1:56
Hi My friend
Nice and fantastic shoehorse.
Just one difference for the sky colour on the right.
The best solution in this case is to measure the lights in the middle and block the measures with a little under exposition. Then take the other picture with the same measure.
By the way Autopano software is able to resolve this problem.
PaulVDV (15017) 2012-04-14 3:16
Regularly we see pictures on TE of a horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River. So there's also one in Pennsylvania.
Actually there is not so much similarity between both meanders or between the landscapes.
This looks like a beautiful place to live in a nice green environment.
The sunlight gives the water a beautiful colour and the purple flowers on the FG add even more colour.
Excellent composition and framing.
Best regards, Paul
Bluejeans (64231) 2012-04-14 3:17
Ola Bulent ,
Magnifico ponto de visão sobre esta zona do rio em curva , bonitas as cores da vegetação com estes tons roxos , boa profundidade de foto , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
ChrisJ (86862) 2012-04-14 3:26
For a moment I thought you had been to the more famous loop at Lake Powell, but this is equally stunning in its own way. The flowering purple tree in the fg is a nice addition & the oxbow curve of the meandering river is superb. Tfs!
brianmcc (5536) 2012-04-14 4:10
wow, what a wonderful viewpoint from which to capture this fantastic bend in the river. the colours are superb, especially the purple flowers in the foreground and the fantastic sky.
bukitgolfb301 (30065) 2012-04-14 4:58
Hello my dear Bulent
Another breathtaking wonderful image indeed!
The best choice of fisheye lens!
So sharp and fresh one to see at weeked.
Clear and deep focisuing and usual perfect framework.
Thanks for your sharing with your best job and have a nice weekend, best regards,
Takero in Tokyo, recently every Sat. falls on rainy day
Sonata11 (28331) 2012-04-14 9:41
Wow!!!! what a view, paradise !!!! we can dream about this landscaping. It is stunnningly beautiful. What I can say more. AWESOME shot!!!!! I really love it.
All the best and have a nice WE,
mesutilgim (67960) 2012-04-14 15:03
Selam sevgili Bülent,
Amazing capture of this beautiful landscape.
Perfect pov and very good layout.
TFS and have a nice weekend
delpeoples (44904) 2012-04-14 18:17
Merhaba dear Bulent
What a fantastic Point of View, made even more beautiful by the knowledge that it was taken from a restaurant where you no doubt enjoyed a good meal. Wonderful spring colours, excellent sharpness and the way you composed it has demonstrated exquisitely the unusual shape of this river. Wonderful shot.
aliabazari (10105) 2012-04-14 19:31
Very beautiful picture of spring. Good composition and exposure.
agulberk (3790) 2012-04-14 20:25
Merhaba Bülent Hocam
Mükemmel bir açıda harika bir panoramik manzara. Sağ ön plandaki lila renk zarif çiçekler ile arka plandaki dramatik bulutlar arasında suyun ortasındaki adacık gerçekten çarpıcı ve sıradışı bir güzellikte.
Selam,saygı ve sevgilerimi sunuyorum.
berek (31921) 2012-04-14 21:29
Merhaba Bülent bey
Fotografı gördüm ve içimi çektim. çok güzel bir doğa çiçekleri , yeşil bitkileri ve yukarıdaki bulutlarıyla birlikte. elinize sağlık. burayı görmedim en kısa zamanda plana koymam lazım .
güzel bir Pzar günü diliyorum. sevgi ve saygılar
Suppiluliuma (3843) 2012-04-14 22:30
A very nice view of Monongahela, with an excellent narrative making me visit again an unknown area of the USA.
The unusual geography is appealing as well as the purple vegetation.
jlbrthnn (79773) 2012-04-15 7:26
The landscape looks a bit like an eye. The stitch is well done despite a discrepancy in the sky exposure. The spectacular landscape is neatly framed. The foreground color is cleverly integrated into the composition. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Hansaphotos (5429) 2012-04-15 13:39
Now, this is truly interesting. I`ve seen many pictures of the horseshoe bend in the Colorado river, but I didn`t know about this one until now. This is a fine capture of the river. The pink/purple plants indeed creates an interesting foreground and adds a fine touch of contrast to the scene. Very nice work:) TFS. Have a nice week.
Best regards, Erling
TopGeo (37994) 2012-04-16 0:09
Nice spot for impressing an image to view excited stapling technique gives good results but is difficult to be nice, one learns new things and techniques!
(I'll try that on this blog write me!)
Graal (88886) 2012-04-16 7:41
beautiful panoramic landscape. Good POV and composition. Unusual bend of the river. Photo I like a lot.
Have a nice day.
vasilpro (40192) 2012-04-16 10:03
Wonderful composition with a spectacular view from an excellent POV, beautiful atmosphere with lovely light and colors, very nice panoramic presentation, TfS!
Afsanehbagheri (3206) 2012-04-16 10:25
سلام دوست من
خیلی زیبا درمحیط جالب با نور خوب گرفته شده است تبریک با
آرزوی بهترین ها
ciakgiak (30329) 2012-04-16 11:34
Hello dear Bulent,
what a magnificent view, you did a very effective work in PP with this stitching, the result is really impressive, I like a lot this panoramic view and the pleasant colors.
Congratulations dear friend, have a splendid week.
Cricri (86431) 2012-04-17 4:34
Un POV vraiment magnifique pour en apprécier la beauté du paysage, la couleur de la rivière autour du village, une touche printanière avec les fleurs mauve et la douce lumière, belle présentation
Avez vous reçu mon message?
jemaflor (68913) 2012-04-17 13:05
Great landscape with this lovely curve, very good pov and perfect contrast of colors with these flowers, tfs.
resat1972 (5960) 2012-04-18 2:48
Merhaba Bülent Bey
nefis bir paylaşım
nehrin kıvrım şekli ile orta kısım adacık halnde çok güzel olmuş
Schnappilic (7927) 2012-04-18 8:58
Excellent composition in a panoramic view with interesting curve. Great eye!
All the best,
anokutan (15097) 2012-04-20 10:56
Enfes bir bakış Bülent bey.Süper bir sunum.Tebrikler.
Not:Bahsettiğiniz resmim tek çekimdir.
chrisvek (5453) 2012-04-21 20:24
Amazing panoramic shoot,with great colors and graduations .Wonderful details and sharpness.very ncie lightning and POV.Great result.TfS
Silvio1953 (98129) 2012-04-22 5:40
Ciao Bulent, great view of fantastic river, superb sky, splendid light, wonderful colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
kato (6767) 2012-04-23 7:51
You're capturing well this beautiful landscape by a good panoramic view and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the river which goes an island around, town and surrounding nature. Here seems to peaceful place. And, the pink flower at right under draws out an additional good impact in this image as well as random clouds in the sky. Tasteful photograph!
eldancer1 (17036) 2012-04-28 12:01
Very nice capture of this river, it reminds me of the horseshoe bend on the Colorado river in Page, Arizona. I like the lighting. Good dof with nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
mkamionka (24529) 2012-05-07 2:51
beautiful turn of the river. It reminds me of course the famous horseshoe bend in Arizona or another one in Germany. Such a lovely spot, very well presented here. I was not aware of another California in the US. Very funny and interesting.
Thanks for sharing,
Angshu (51174) 2012-05-09 2:26
Hello Professor 'A'
Monongahela is certainly an uncommon name...would you know the origins?
The horse shoe bend is as perfect as its famous & much more photographed counterpart. The wide view looks good especially with the colourful flowers in the FG. The stitching has been done pretty well...how many pictures was this stitched from?
With Warmest Regards
nikkitta (5862) 2012-05-09 19:26
Great panoramic taken from upside
By shooting 4 photos and stitching them your capture is quite personal and creative, never read about "shoehorse", a kind of lens?
Lots of work and a good result
Greetings and TFS
Alan_Kolnik (515) 2012-05-20 14:21
Great view of the (almost unpronounceable) Monongahela River. You could try dodging the lower coreners with the PS dodge tool set to a very large size, "shadows" and low exposure to get more detail there.
Falling Water is great, and of course its a pity there are such strict rules about showing photos of it.
LondonBoy (1290) 2012-05-28 14:00
This is simply BEAUTIFUL. The POV, light, sharpness and contrasts make this look alive as if one can actually see the river flowing under a cloudy, Spring sky.
Thank you very much for sharing.
serp2000 (29188) 2012-06-22 10:07
Thanks for your fresh comment and an interesting WS. Why not? I am glad that this picture does kept you indifferent.
I love this landscape. I think it has a volcanic past or other strong geologic process. Fine POV, excellent panoramic composition. TFS!
Best wishes from Russia,
npecanhuk (53901) 2012-07-28 18:18
What a lovely and pleasant-looking place!
What a beautiful picture!
I loved your note too!
Special regards to the chosen pov, composition, colors and panoramical format!
TFS - congrats,
COSTANTINO (42746) 2012-08-20 22:47
looking at this shot from away everybody
can see a symmetry,the framing with the
trees and the flowers add freshness
you chose a panoramic format with a
lovely result,breathtaking imag
westcoastgirl1 (660) 2012-09-09 18:24
What a wonderful viewpoint you have of this river bend. Lovely detailed foilage in the foreground. I like the purple flowers and blue tones of the river and the sky. Great cloud cover too! Pretty much this has it all. You have also managed some strong lighting well.
s_lush (15588) 2012-09-22 4:39
With this panoramic view and your informative note, you have made a comprehensive presentation of this picturesque and interesting area. A great composition, beautiful colors, wonderful sky and good quality of the picture!
Curious_Eye (864) 2012-10-24 7:09
This image exubes a sense of tranquility. The composition is very pleasant with lovely colours in the afternoon light.