Emmy Denton  


Painters Pallete, Death Valley by Emmy Denton

August 2020 - Painters Pallete, Death Valley

About the Image(s)

This photo was taken in Death Valley. It’s of the Painters Pallet. It was taken with a Nikon D3200 and a 18 to 55mm lens. Picture Details: focal length 55mm, 1/250, f 18, ISO 100, hand held. I post processed it in lightroom. Mainly the exposure level and some color intensification. I didn’t want to take it too far because I tend to make colors look too intense. Please let me know if you think this is a good compromise. If I bring out some of the red it looks phony to me. I also cropped the original. I also used LRs radial filter to do dogging and burning. I burned the trail to lead you to the two people and I darkened the left side as the colors were to distracting.


4 comments posted

Damon Williams   Damon Williams
I support your decision to place the primary interest area where you did in the frame. It brings the eye right to your interest area. Focus is crisp. I too am nervous about overdoing colors, and you did a good job of moderating your impulses because to my eye, the colors look vivid (for dirt) but natural. I think you have a great story and impact here too, which is just as if not more important. I mean, this really conveys the vastness of the scene, and the insignificance of the humans. No?
  Posted: 08/01/2020 21:04:00

Bernie Groome   Bernie Groome
My initial thoughts were where in the world is this. I was immediately surprised by the vastness and the vividness of the colors. I've never been to Death Valley so I can't comment of the accuracy of the colors. But I can comment that you sure captured my imagination.   Posted: 08/02/2020 08:46:35

Jane Pittenger   Jane Pittenger
I love being taken back to Death Valley through another's eye and the light and shadows and the lines and curves are mesmerizing. The people add a wonderful sense of size. I find myself playing with the crop and considering cropping off some from the left which would 1) echo the triangle shape on the right, 2) add a sense of symmetry (but not quite) which here I find relaxing, and 3) would decrease the intensity of the Aqua by making less of it. To my eye the colors aren't over saturated so much as a tiny bit off. Artistically speaking I think it works but I think the offense of them distracts me from fully enjoying the wonderful shapes and curves and light.   Posted: 08/02/2020 19:49:16

Richard Story   Richard Story
EMMY, I ALSO LIKE THAT YOU'VE BROUGHT ME BACK TO AN OLD HAUNT,
THE VIEW YOU CHOSE IS VERY FAMILIAR TO ME, HAVING BEEN THERE.
THE COLORS AND TEXTURES IN THESE HILLS ARE FABULOUS TO BEHOLD.
ITS INTERESTING THAT YOU HAVE CHOSEN TO SHOW IT IN A MORE DARK AND MOODY APPEARANCE.
ITS ALWAYS TO THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER.
THE DARKNESS HAS CAUSED A LOST OF TEXTURE AND NATURAL COLORS IN THESE ROCKS, AND THERE IS PLENTY OF VARIETY, AND SHADE OF BROWNS,REDS PURPLE, AND GREENS.
HAVING THE PEOPLE ON THE TRAIL CERTAINLY ADDS TO THE FEELING OF ENORMITY OF THIS FORMATION, NICE TOUCH, AND DRAWS YOUR EYE TO THE NEAR CENTER OF THE FRAME.
ALL IN ALL NICE JOB
  Posted: 08/04/2020 13:02:50

 

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