Danny Dunne, QPSA  


Monument Valley by Danny Dunne, QPSA

February 2021 - Monument Valley

About the Image(s)

Taken from quite a distance with Canon 5D with zoom at 200mm
Iso 800, f13, 1/320
Spent some time playing with the light and the sky.


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7 comments posted




Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
One of the things I learned about working on sky with Lightroom is that the exposure slider adds grey. I'm not sure if you processed it that way but I don't care for the dark top of the sky in this photo. Could you use a gradient filter? I am curious, could you post the original?   Posted: 02/09/2021 13:16:56



Jon Allanson   Jon Allanson
Your imager definitely conveys the vastness of Monument Valley. Looking at the shadow on the rock, it appears that it was relatively early or late in the day and there was possibly some back lighting involved. I wonder whether you lightened up some of the shadows on the ground to reveal some more detail in them. I like the layer of cloud across the top of the image.   Posted: 02/10/2021 05:32:45



Renee Schaefer   Renee Schaefer
Lovely colors, but I would lighten the areas of the sky that are very dark.   Posted: 02/17/2021 17:58:36



Becca Cambridge   Becca Cambridge
Hum. My first thought was haze. Was there a haze when you took this photo? The details in the stone are fabulous. I also like the leading line of the road from bottom left leading to the monument. I like the clouds.
  Posted: 02/18/2021 09:44:20



Brad Ashbrook   Brad Ashbrook
Very interesting and contrasting comments in regards to this photo. I agree with Becca, maybe some dehaze would help with the contrast on the big rock.   Posted: 02/19/2021 14:44:54



Jan van Leijenhorst   Jan van Leijenhorst
I agree that the image is somewhat hazy and working with the dehaze slider in LR might improve the overall image. I would also add a slight, dark, gradient on the bottom to draw the eye even more to the monuments.   Posted: 02/19/2021 15:55:33



Brad Ashbrook   Brad Ashbrook
Very interesting and contrasting comments in regards to this photo. I agree with Becca, maybe some dehaze would help with the contrast on the big rock.   Posted: 02/20/2021 07:12:35