Darlene Elwin  

Cathedral Rock by Darlene Elwin

November 2023 - Cathedral Rock

November 2023 - Darlene Elwin


About the Image(s)

Cathedral Rock is a popular formation for photographers in Sedona, and we found a river to get a good reflection. The image was taken in late afternoon. First I cropped for vertical, then expanded the bottom to show more foreground. One of my favorite tools in Topaz is Ai Clear which was used next. A touch of the Orton Effect to give it some punch and Hue & Sat were the last steps. I debated about using a vignette, but opted not to.

This was shot on a tripod with my Canon 7D at f/11, 1/50 sec at ISO 100.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
6 comments posted

Dr V G Mohanan Nair   Dr V G Mohanan Nair
Excellent shot. This colorful image has a lot to see. The reflection looks very nice with the sky merging to the underwater details. The nice cropping gives a good composition. I won't change anything further. Nice work.   Posted: 11/17/2023 01:36:00

Walter Naumann   Walter Naumann
Excellent photo with close, mid and far sections. I would crop a little more off the bottom to make it closer to the rule of thirds.   Posted: 11/19/2023 16:11:13

Joan Funk   Joan Funk
The composition and colors are wonderful. Well cropped; the vertical format works well with this image.   Posted: 11/19/2023 17:34:06

Renee Nalley   Renee Nalley
I really like the vertical crop. It makes my eyes focus on the mountain and the reflection. The bright blue sky gives a good color contrast. Nice job!   Posted: 11/19/2023 18:31:34

Bogdan Bricelj   Bogdan Bricelj
What a beautiful landscape and colour processing! Maibe a little bit unreal.

For me there's a little bit too much foreground. Reflection should have no more than 50%. I miss some more sky.

I would prefer landscape format, which is more common for landscapes.   Posted: 11/27/2023 07:38:51

Darlene Elwin   Darlene Elwin
OK, I'll try cropping a bit from the foreground and adding a touch to the sky. Judges here don't like much empty sky. Thanks for info about reflection at 50%, I didn't know that. Yes, I could ratchet back on saturation. Thank you!   Posted: 11/27/2023 14:37:31