Stan Bormann, FPSA, MPSA  

Yavapai Point View by Stan Bormann, FPSA, MPSA

April 2021 - Yavapai Point View

About the Image(s)

E-M1 Mark II with Lumix 12-60 lens at ISO 400, 12mm, f/6.3, 1/8 second. Processed in Lightroom with Basic Panel, and Luminosity Curve, then processed in Mono with Silver Efex. A lot of selections in Silver Efex to process various areas of the image uniquely.

6 comments posted

Jerry Funk   Jerry Funk
I think this is an unusual image of the Grand Canyon because it appears to be a gray day with the usual dark shadows all opened to reveal a consistent view of grandeur. That however left me with an uninspiring but not distracting view of the distant background and sky. I might crop it off. My compliments also for it not appearing to have any distortions.   Posted: 04/05/2021 15:07:07

Don York   Don York
I agree with cropping the sky off. Great tonal range and detail!   Posted: 04/05/2021 18:10:24
Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
I agree with both of you, but I generally like these images to have a horizon unless it is clearly a shot into the canyon. Unless you want this to be a Nature or Photo Travel image however, the sky could certainly be replaced. I just might do that in another version.   Posted: 04/06/2021 13:29:18

Stuart Ord   Stuart Ord
I'm glad you told me the location Jerry, as I'd not heard of this viewpoint. Although perhaps I could have guessed.

Personally I find it interesting but unexciting despite the large amount of detail, until perhaps when the scale is known. I suppose it's not on most people's doorstep, so waiting for unusual weather is impractical, but a ray of sunshine across part of it would have added drama.

I like the horizon present, it would be very anonymous without it. As for a sky replacement - not for me unless done gently, as the even sky gives a pleasant contrast to the ground.

  Posted: 04/09/2021 01:35:44

Jerry Snyder   Jerry Snyder
I enjoyed following the dendritic patterns of the canyons. The expanse is a bit too much for my taste. I would try cropping or increasing the lens focal length to narrow the composition.
  Posted: 04/09/2021 11:58:48

John Roach   John Roach
Stan, I like your image and for me the sky helps have perspective and helps not just get lost in the Canyon but see it's relation to where it is in the world. The Canyon details are well defined and provide real interest.   Posted: 04/18/2021 18:10:39


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