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Cathedral Rock by Le Tho Giao

August 2019 - Cathedral Rock

About the Image(s)

Cathedral rock is a large sandstone rock formation on a butte in Sedona, Arizona. I visited this landmark in early April when the weather was still cool to hike and venture. The photo was taken from the main entrance to the state park, using a Nikon D750, Nikkor 28-300mm 3.5-5.6 VRII and set at 56mm, f/8, 1/250, ISO 280, There was a little cropping to remove unwanted elements from the frame and a slight saturation to bring out the color, using LR CC classic.

10 comments posted

Richard White   Richard White
I really like the way you used the walkway to draw the viewers eye dddto the building and the Cathedral Rock. Good detail. I might have removed the sign post on the left, above the fence. I adjusted the colors to bring out the red in the rock.   Posted: 08/05/2019 12:08:47
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Le Tho Giao   Le Tho Giao
I really like your version and thank you for your keen observation.   Posted: 08/05/2019 12:47:09

George R Phile   George R Phile
I like the image. I agree with Richards comment about the sign post and adding a little color to the rocks. The people in the lower right of the image are a good bonus. The image to me is a little bit dark but that is probably a personal preference of mine. I also like the use of leading lines. I'll have to add this to my bucket list.   Posted: 08/08/2019 10:23:03
Le Tho Giao   Le Tho Giao
Talking sbout the people in the photo, I had to wait for about 20 minutes for a group of visitors to go down the stream and away from the frame! I thought about cloning them out, but finally decided to leave them in so add some vivacity to the landscape!   Posted: 08/08/2019 12:49:41

Jyoti Sarkar
Very clean picture, you got the light, sky all perfect.   Posted: 08/08/2019 10:40:47
Le Tho Giao   Le Tho Giao
Thank you, Jyoti   Posted: 08/08/2019 12:50:12

Michael Jack   Michael Jack
Great color palette and composition. It appears Richard's comments were truncated but I agree if he said clone out the sign. Good use of leading lines and a bit of S-curve to add interest. For me, I would gently lighten the shadows and bump clarity to offset any flattening. It appears to my eye you used a really wide angle lens so have a bit of distortion on the ends of the image. Not a biggie but you might think about a minor lens correction.   Posted: 08/08/2019 10:54:53
Le Tho Giao   Le Tho Giao
Thank you Michael. I set the focal length at 28mm, and had cropped the frame quite a bit to remove unwanted elements from the composition.   Posted: 08/08/2019 12:52:07

Arne Skinlo   Arne Skinlo
A well-captured picture, Le. If you have cropped the picture, I would give some more space on the left side and cropped a little on the right side. This would bring the barn away from the middle and bring the branches away from the rim of the frame.   Posted: 08/10/2019 01:48:39

Bill Peake   Bill Peake
I really like how the fence and the road in this image draw your eye to the barn and rock formation. I agree you could clone out the sign, but I frankly did not notice it until it was mentioned by others. I do agree with Arne about giving the left hand side a little more space and cropping the right hand side a bit.   Posted: 08/15/2019 00:30:11


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