Kaylyn Franks  

Silent City by Kaylyn Franks

January 2022 - Silent City

January 2022 - Kaylyn Franks


About the Image(s)

Silent City was taken at Bryce National Park at sunrise with my Canon EOS R5, Canon 100-400, mounted to a Really Right Stuff (RRS) multi row pano setup, which was mounted to a RRS tripod This image consists of 16 photos merged in Lightroom. I applied basic edits in LR, then PS to clean up then off to Topaz AI for final finishing touches.

6 comments posted

Joseph J Zaia   Joseph J Zaia
Very nice result Kaylyn from you 16 images pano. I realize that you concentrated on the lit area, but I would love to see more of the left side than the right side. I suggest to crop 1/3rd of the sky to concentrate more on the land and a bit from the right. I would also add anything you have available from the left side.   Posted: 01/10/2022 11:33:44

Mike Patterson   Mike Patterson
Nice capture of Bryce -- and impressive combination of 16 photos. Although they may not technically be blown out, the cliffs along the right side look "hot" to me and tend to pull the eye off the page. Maybe you could darken them a bit to better balance the rest of the image.   Posted: 01/10/2022 12:41:34

Peggy Reeder   Peggy Reeder
Beautiful work Kaylyn. Very nice job of planning for the shot and then executing. I agree with Mike that the right side is a little over exposed. I think a mild Curves adjustment would be helpful in bringing down the highlights. Great title.

  Posted: 01/10/2022 15:24:33

Al Swanson   Al Swanson
This was a great job and a lot of work in compiling it. I have been on this spot in Bryce but have not done any photo stacking of the images. You have certainly done a very complete job of capturing the entire canyon. If I ever go back I will definitely try this technique. The overexposure on the right is distracting but can easily be fixed with a tone down. You have gotten the hoodoos very sharp. Good afternoon lighting.   Posted: 01/12/2022 13:00:40

Jerry Biddlecom   Jerry Biddlecom
A difficult job well done, Kaylyn. My eye started at the prominent jagged rock at the lower left and followed a visual line toward the line of cliffs at the right and then back to the left toward the far distance in a kind of reverse 'C.' Nice details in the shadows. The blue sky nicely compliments the gold and green tones of the canyon.   Posted: 01/13/2022 05:27:44

Kaylyn Franks   Kaylyn Franks
Thanks for the feedback. I tried capturing more of the left, but the sun was too bright blowing my histogram up. There were also a lot of people on the trail. I plan to go back when there is snow on the hoodoos and possibly less people.   Posted: 01/14/2022 10:11:25


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