Michael Nath  

3 Hoodoos Bryce by Michael Nath

November 2020 - 3 Hoodoos Bryce

About the Image(s)

Attached is my image for November for Study Group 31. It is of a rock formation in Bryce Canyon National Park. Taken with a Pentax K-10 camera using a 28-80mm lens at 31 mm, 1/1000 second, F6.3, and ISO 200. Converted to black and white in NIK CEP4 followed by adjustments with NIK Silver Effects pro. It is one of my early attempts at converting a color image to black and white.

In other news, I was contacted by Pete Morton to submit an image of my choice to be displayed on the PSA Digital Dialog Groups Showcase in November. Pete stated that the images for November should be available to everyone about 11-15-2020. I chose an image that does not fit in either Group 31 or 93 (I am a member in both) and does not meet the criteria for exhibitions in a nature division. I chose it for its color and aerial composition that is (to me) unique. All comments (and/or questions) are welcome wether positive or negative as without them, I find it difficult to improve.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
9 comments posted

Ella Schreiber   Ella Schreiber
Hi Michael: I like your capture of the hoodoos very much. Great clouds as well. There's no place quite like Bryce. Sometimes it is not always possible to include a bit more of the landscape to give the subject context in the environment. To my eye, a bit more of the surrounding landscape might have been beneficial.   Posted: 11/10/2020 13:12:03
Michael Nath   Michael Nath
Thank you Ella, I appreciate it. Bryce is a magical place rarely photographed from inside the formations.   Posted: 11/11/2020 21:48:10

Ed Ries
Hello Michael. Bryce is full of images. A long time since I was there. Nice lighting on the HooDoos combined with a great sky. I might have tried to crop out or burn in the small HooDoo on the lower left of the image. It tends to draw my eye toward that portion of the image.

By the way congrats on being asked to participate in the digital showcase.   Posted: 11/12/2020 14:26:54

John Gilkerson   John Gilkerson
Michael, I have seen many images from this location although I have not been there myself.
This is probably the best image I have seen so far.
A superb mono landscape.

And I add my congratulations re the showcase!   Posted: 11/14/2020 02:47:46

Peter Clark   Peter Clark
Michael - I too have a particular love of Bryce having visited there on several occasions in the past. An area full of potential images where shape and form rules.

Good arrangement of the hoodoos - the one on the right looks like a mini version of Thor's hammer and you have brought out the textures to good effect. I find that the sky is tending to overpower the hoodoos, but there is not a lot you can do about that on the day. I agree with Ed that the small hoodoo on the left needs to be darkened down a little - not cropped out.   Posted: 11/14/2020 03:30:45

Michael Nath   Michael Nath
Thank you Ed, John, and Peter. Your comments are very much appreciated.   Posted: 11/14/2020 11:20:19

Ian Chantler   Ian Chantler
Hi Michael
Love the way you have managed to isolate the rocks and make then stand out I like the angle you have taken the image from it gives them stature I think the sky really helps and adds some contrast.
Many congratulations on your contribution to the showcase.   Posted: 11/14/2020 12:37:14

Paul Roth   Paul Roth
Hi Michael, I as well love Bryce. I very much like your image, as is. You do have some dust spots and sharpening halos that need some work I believe.   Posted: 11/16/2020 18:22:04

Michael Nath   Michael Nath
Thank you Ian and Paul.   Posted: 11/17/2020 10:21:17