Walt Brunner  

Devils Tower by Walt Brunner

October 2019 - Devils Tower

October 2019 - Walt Brunner


About the Image(s)

On a recent trip to the Badlands, we visited Devils Tower. This image was from the hiway leading into the park. Taken with a Nikon Z7 with a 28-300 Nikkor lens. F 5.6 at 65mm, ISO 100, 1/400 sec at 4:30 in the afternoon. Processing done in PSCC with tweaks in Topaz for sharpening and color. Some minor burning and dodging to highlight the trees, and the tower.

4 comments posted

Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
Walt, what a magnificent and impressive monolith (it looks like solid rock). I do not mind that you kept it in the middle of the frame. It resembles a bell curve. The colors, specially after your PP are well managed. It is sharp. It must be of impressive size when you use the trees as reference. Nice sky.   Posted: 10/09/2019 22:14:28

Bruce Benson   Bruce Benson
Walt, nice image as usual. I have always wanted to see the Devils Tower but have not made it yet. The trees add depth to the image light is nice and subject is great, not much to improve this one. Bruce   Posted: 10/16/2019 20:21:23

Marie Costanza   Marie Costanza
Walt, this is such a lovely image! The colors, sharpness and composition are superb, and your post processing enhanced the trees really well.   Posted: 10/17/2019 08:09:16

Adrian Binney   Adrian Binney
Walt - A very nice image of an impressive structure! It's position in the frame is very interesting (to me anyway). My reaction on looking at it ahead of prior comments that some of the right and may be top sky should be removed. So I've been looking harder!

What is clear is that you have not cropped any at all. So you decided at the taking stage where exactly you wanted the structure to be. I Find that impressive and I bow to your far greater experience over this! When I tried cropping off some of the top sky, the result only emphasised the structure's apparent leaning backwards. And taking a tad off the right did nothing positive!

So I've leant something - thank you!   Posted: 10/18/2019 08:27:03


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