Jennifer Doerrie  

Cathedral gorge by Jennifer Doerrie

September 2021 - Cathedral gorge

About the Image(s)

Cathedral Gorge

ISO 100
1/100 sec.
-0.3 exposure compensation
24-105 mm lens at 24 mm

I was intrigued by the geography at Cathedral Gorge State Park in eastern Nevada. Converting an image of this area to monochrome is proving to be a challenge, however. I like the contrast on the cliff face, but I'm not certain the sky really works the way I have it here. When I darkened the sky, I felt it competed too much with the cliff, making it unclear which one I intended to be my subject. Therefore, I decided to go with a bright rather than dark sky. Was that a bad idea? Is there something else I should try to improve this without causing the sky to become too prevalent in the image? Thanks!

5 comments posted

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
This is a fine landscape, but the problem you pose--could you not just compromise, and darken the sky a little? I think the image would benefit.   Posted: 09/07/2021 15:20:35
Jennifer Doerrie   Jennifer Doerrie
This is the other one, which seems too dark to me.   Posted: 09/07/2021 21:02:55
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Jennifer Doerrie   Jennifer Doerrie
Here are a couple images where the sky is darker for sake of comparison. I've picked up a lot of noise somewhere, so I'd need to eliminate that, of course.   Posted: 09/07/2021 21:01:38
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Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
Sure, I like this compromise just fine (but Diana will prefer the darker sky (actually, I like the darker sky just as well as this one)).   Posted: 09/07/2021 21:36:19

Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
This is an interesting location, that I had never heard of. I like it, and like the darker but not too dark sky version the best -- the third version shown.   Posted: 09/11/2021 16:53:13


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