Jerry Funk  

Death Valley 202003 by Jerry Funk

November 2020 - Death Valley 202003

November 2020 - Jerry Funk

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About the Image(s)

I appreciate the geologic diversity of Death Valley with its myriad of shapes and textures. I imagine it as more colorful, and used Topaz Studio 2 to achieve this image.

The original was captured with my Google Pixel 4XL phone, ISO 49, 1/640 sec. near Zabriskie Point last March.

12 comments posted

Pat Couder   Pat Couder
Another image where you have bought out the colours to crteate a vivid, rich image. I also enjoy your composition   Posted: 11/05/2020 08:35:13
Jerry Funk   Jerry Funk
As with most landscapes, I think a close object may have contributed added depth, but thanks. I have a great number of desert landscape pictures that I feel could use added color.   Posted: 11/12/2020 07:25:02

Ian Ledgard   Ian Ledgard
(Group 18)
A great image Jerry. Your use of Topaz has emphasied the successive ranges of the hills and introduced interesting colour.   Posted: 11/12/2020 11:10:00
Jerry Funk   Jerry Funk
Thanks. I'm encouraged to do this on a series of desert scenes.   Posted: 11/12/2020 12:17:12

Irene Bergamini   Irene Bergamini
The colors make it very graphic and enhances the composition.   Posted: 11/12/2020 18:31:38
Jerry Funk   Jerry Funk
Thanks for your comment.   Posted: 11/12/2020 19:51:38

John Roach   John Roach
(Group 64)
Very nice and creative way to see and present artistically the hills in Death Valley.   Posted: 11/14/2020 11:54:30
Jerry Funk   Jerry Funk
Thanks for visiting and commenting.   Posted: 11/14/2020 12:53:36

Stuart Ord   Stuart Ord
(Groups 64 & 95)
Fascinating, Jerry! I like it. Not an effect to be repeated too often I guess, but it seems to suit this original rather well.
Looking at this month's pictures prompted me to look through several previous ones and I do like much of the work I see. Generally I'd thought that "Creative" means "imaginery composites" and ones I've seen in the past didn't really float my boat, but many here do. I'll keep an eye open in future!   Posted: 11/18/2020 16:03:42
Jerry Funk   Jerry Funk
Thanks for visiting and commenting.
Personally, I think all monochromes are creative too, because lacking color makes them unrealistic.   Posted: 11/18/2020 23:09:19

Shirley Ward   Shirley Ward
Having been to Death Valley several times, I really like this composition...While I have not yet, done any color manipulations on any of the formations myself, I really like what you have done here....   Posted: 11/20/2020 12:53:21

Jerry Funk   Jerry Funk
Thanks. I have many more other interesting desrt compositions that would benefit from some added color, so I'll eventually do a series.   Posted: 11/20/2020 19:54:18


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