Randy Dykstra  

Horseshoe Bend by Randy Dykstra

April 2021 - Horseshoe Bend

About the Image(s)

Another iconic location, Horseshoe Bend in Arizona. This is the Colorado river before it gets to the Grand Canyon. 15mm lens for 1/250 ISO 100 You have to get to the very edge and it decided to lower down to my knees and place a tripod at the edge, it is so unnerving that close to a cliff.

6 comments posted

Arief Rahardjo
This famous view never make me boring. I never been to the spot, but, see so many version of this spot. The color combination is excellent. I'd preferred to adjust level little bit to make detail more come up.   Posted: 04/04/2021 09:19:19

Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
Very nice shot of this place worth seeing. I like the colors of the rock and the river. This is so calm in some parts that you can see the reflection of the rocks. I like the photo very much.   Posted: 04/04/2021 11:17:41

Marilyn Peake   Marilyn Peake
Great photo! Lots of interesting colors and shapes.   Posted: 04/06/2021 22:53:44

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Groups 36 & 67)
You put together an excellent composition of a very iconic location. Your courage paid off. The danger in photographing such a well known site is keeping it look realistic. I fell that you have over saturated the colors and this makes them look unnatural. Backing off the post work a bit might give you a much more powerful image.   Posted: 04/10/2021 16:45:27

Paul Hoffman   Paul Hoffman
I am going to star off with the club judges comment first. I know that you would have fallen 2000 feet to your death but I wish you had taken one or two steps to the right. Just so you are giving the edge of that bend a touch more room on the left. Promise I would call the air ambulance.
Other than that this is one of the best I have seen of this place, you have the horseshoe bend perfectly and the colour and detail is spot on. You could do a touch of toning but that is down to taste. But one I wish I had taken. So well done.   Posted: 04/13/2021 06:10:32
Randy Dykstra   Randy Dykstra
You are correct... If I moved any more to the right, there would be nothing but air. Not to mention there were about 100 photographers vying for a location. I really wanted the peninsula straight on in this photo, and to be able to see both sides of the upper U portion of the river, thus my choice of location. The one out cropping just happens to be part of the scene   Posted: 04/13/2021 10:38:48


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