Neal R. Thompson, M.D.  

Goblin State Park State Park in Utah by Neal R. Thompson, M.D.

March 2023 - Goblin State Park State Park in Utah

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Goblin State Park in Utah is otherworldly. Taken in September, 2005 with a Canon Rebel set on tripod at 0.6 sec; f/29; iso 100. I've reworked the image several times in Photoshop with color dodging and burning.

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9 comments posted

David Robb   David Robb
I see I will have to put that park on my list, road trip, cool scene!
The lower right mass, rock I found distracting from the goblins so I whittled her down a bit to put the emphasis on the goblins.   Posted: 03/07/2023 19:53:56
David Robb   David Robb
The rest of the story.   Posted: 03/20/2023 17:33:10
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Neal R. Thompson, M.D.   Neal R. Thompson, M.D.
I thought about that but decided that the depth of the image would be destroyed if the foreground was eliminated. There is a potential for having several images carved out of this one.   Posted: 03/08/2023 12:04:09

Sharon Moir   Sharon Moir
I'd never heard of this park. The colors and shapes are fascinating. I tried eliminating part of the lower right but it didn't work for me. Just an individual goblin or closeup of the textures on the lower right could be interesting.
  Posted: 03/11/2023 09:24:30

Tom Buckard   Tom Buckard
(Groups 21 & 48 & 71)
Hi Neal, after reading your comments and others I tried cropping the right side then the lower right and decided I really like it exactly the way you presented it. Very interesting, super lighting and I feel it has great visual impact and interest.   Posted: 03/12/2023 09:15:22

Dennis Hirning   Dennis Hirning
I don't think that cropping any would work either. You might try a little burning in especially the bottom right corner or play around with a vignette to help draw the eye to the Goblins?   Posted: 03/18/2023 07:05:39
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Sol Blechman   Sol Blechman
That massive shape on the right looks like a camel's head (sort of) to me and it add interest to the overall scene. Some darkening there would be good.   Posted: 03/19/2023 10:55:50

Joey Johnson   Joey Johnson
What a cool place to visit. I'm with David about adding to my list. I like the composition as is and love the warm lighting. But, my eyes keep going to the brighter rock on the right. If it could be toned down just a bit, the eye would stay up on the goblins.   Posted: 03/19/2023 13:36:43

Than Sint   Than Sint
I really like the composition. I also agree with my seniors to my list. I slightly adjusted the light and contrast of the foreground.   Posted: 03/26/2023 00:39:50
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