Max Burke, APSA  

Boulders Near Lee's Ferry by Max Burke, APSA

January 2020 - Boulders Near Lee's Ferry

About the Image(s)

Taken on late afternoon, Oct 22, 2019 near Lee's Ferry on the Colorado River. Tried monochrome and works well with that, but wanted to show the nice colors the clear day offered. 3 1 stop HDR using the Nikon 750 with trusty 24-120 f4 Nikon lens. Hand held. I used Auora HDR 2019 and compared it with Photmatrix and the Auora did nearly a perfect job. I didn't need to do anything with Photoshop other than crop it some with only very slight changes using camera raw.

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4 comments posted

Rick Cloran   Rick Cloran
The blend looks very even despite the significant change in the contrast between shadow and lit areas. The formations are both interesting. I'd like it even more if we could figure a way to get the larger of the two to separate better where it pinches in toward the base. The light on the base section there is very similar to that on the area behind, particularly on the left. It is interesting because it reminds me so much of the Teapot formation I photographed on Prince Edward Island.   Posted: 01/12/2020 13:28:18

Brad Ashbrook   Brad Ashbrook
I have been there back in 1993! I agree with Rick, would nice to have a little separation even though the lighting does a good job. The blend looks good with nice shadow detail.   Posted: 01/21/2020 10:07:06

Max Burke   Max Burke
I attempted to lighten the soil primarily between the two rocks attempting to show their outlines better, specifically the larger stone. I also slightly reduced the foreground and darkened corners a small amount. The area most affected is the place where on the left top of the base of the larger stone the lighter area helps define it better.   Posted: 01/22/2020 13:40:22
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Mahmoud Raslan   Mahmoud Raslan
Interesting subject. Beautiful color tones and so nice blending. Composition looks good. However it looks,to me, that a little bit wider view on both sides worth trying especially on the left side of the smaller stone.   Posted: 01/31/2020 08:42:46