Walter Naumann  

Zabriski Point by Walter Naumann

March 2023 - Zabriski Point

March 2023 - Walter Naumann


About the Image(s)

Taken 2022 4/12 Death Valley, USA. Dawn

I had to depart on the drive from our hotel while it was dark. I took photos over an hour to get the best lighting before sunrise. You can see the valley floor that is below sea level. Dawn sky color. Canon EOS 5DS R Camera with Canon EF28-135 f/3.5-5.6. 85mm, f/6.7, 1/30 sec, ISO 200. Tripod. NIK HDR Efex Pro 2.and Topaz sharpen AI, if I remember correctly. Lightroom export sharpening.

4 comments posted

Dr V G Mohanan Nair   Dr V G Mohanan Nair
Interesting image. The image is sharp and has good textures. To me it looks like a painting after the post processing. The extra blue color in the background is a distration. I tried with colors and hue. The resulting image is given below.   Posted: 03/22/2023 01:15:34
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Walter Naumann   Walter Naumann
I mean color of the mountain   Posted: 03/22/2023 23:33:03

Renee Nalley   Renee Nalley
Almost looks like a colored pencil drawing with the effect that was used. It's neat and works! The only comment I have is that the pink might be a bit strong. When I look at it I'm very much drawn the the skyline rather than the mountain.   Posted: 03/22/2023 15:06:31

Walter Naumann   Walter Naumann
Thanks for the good advice. They would make the image more attractive and score better if that is the goal but it would be false. I did not change the color hue of the sky. The NIC HDR brings out the subtitle colors. All the colors at Death Valley are subtitle and after a day or two they become more apparent. The image as I presented it is what it looked like in my recollection. The sky is how it was perceived to the West at morning twilight, opposite to the sun.   Posted: 03/22/2023 21:38:42


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