Phyllis Peterson  


Lipan Point Sunset by Phyllis Peterson

January 2020 - Lipan Point Sunset

January 2020 - Phyllis Peterson

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About the Image(s)

This photo was taken on an outing to Grand Canyon National Park. The sun was low in the sky, lighting up the wall on the right. In my edits I wanted to make sure that the highlights showed on the mountain/wall. My camera lens was 24-70mm. My settings were: Aperture: f/8.0, Shutter: 1/250 s and ISO:400. I use Lightroom and I brought down the highlights and raised the shadows globally. I also used Color Efex Pro to enhance the sharpness and Contrast. I can't remember if I used filters on the sky but I probably did use a neutral density filter.


13 comments posted

David Terao   David Terao
This is a beautiful composition. I like how the face of the canyon bends around in a curve with the trees in the left foreground. Also, nicely composed with the sky and clouds being one-third of the image. If this were my image, I probably would have kept the shadows dark as they would add a nice contrast to the light hitting the canyon walls.   Posted: 01/02/2020 16:16:16
Phyllis Peterson   Phyllis Peterson
Thanks, David. I darkened the shadows in the photo, mainly on the mountain wall. Do you think it is an improvement?   Posted: 01/23/2020 16:29:35
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David Terao   David Terao
Hi, Phyllis. I had a hard time seeing any difference in the darkened shadows on the mountain. I took the liberty to make the shadows much darker overall. I hope you don't mind. You might not like this version. I guess it's all a matter of personal preference.   Posted: 01/23/2020 17:50:59
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Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
Welcome to the group! You have started off with a beautiful image. The colors and light are great and your depth of field is excellent. For me, opening the shadows works. You have nice details and I like it the way it is. I don't have any suggestions for improvement. Well done!   Posted: 01/02/2020 22:09:38
Phyllis Peterson   Phyllis Peterson
Cindy,
Thanks so much for you comments!   Posted: 01/22/2020 13:21:27

Don MacKenzie   Don MacKenzie
A very well done photo!!! I like the red color of the cliff side and how my eye is drawn into the photo at the lower right and then through the canyon to the left and the horizon. You caught just the right kind of sky and it is sharp through out the photo. Love it.   Posted: 01/03/2020 12:15:04
Phyllis Peterson   Phyllis Peterson
Don,
Thanks so much for your comments.   Posted: 01/22/2020 13:22:01

Ray Henrikson   Ray Henrikson
Good early or late day photograph of a scene that is so often photographed. The clear band of sky just above the horizon bothers me but if that's the way it was, so be it.   Posted: 01/16/2020 21:55:47
Phyllis Peterson   Phyllis Peterson
Ray, the clear band of sky above the horizon was just that way. I did not adjust it.
  Posted: 01/22/2020 13:20:08

Bai Chuang Shyu   Bai Chuang Shyu
A magnificent view and a remarkable image! My focus is really lay on the mountain wall. I found a faint dark spot on the right upper part in the sky. It often happened in me image. It may be caused by a dust on the lens.   Posted: 01/22/2020 00:04:19
Phyllis Peterson   Phyllis Peterson
Bai, I just noticed a spot and I do think it is dust on the lens. It is so faint I missed it. Thanks for pointing it out.   Posted: 01/22/2020 13:18:41

Charlie Yang   Charlie Yang
welcome,
A very peaceful, rich colored, shadow, details image. nicely done.

After a few moment looking at it, Wonder if you have other images at that was taken at few steps to the right of you. Just curious, what's it look like?   Posted: 01/22/2020 22:15:41
Phyllis Peterson   Phyllis Peterson
Charlie,
I didn't take any a few steps to the right. But this image has a different vantage point. Gives you an idea of what was up there.   Posted: 01/23/2020 16:03:52
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