Larry Crook  

Canyon Shadows by Larry Crook

May 2021 - Canyon Shadows

May 2021 - Larry Crook


About the Image(s)

I was in the Yakima River Canyon in central Washington last weekend and I took this picture one afternoon.

Nikon D750 with 28-300 lens @135 mm 1/500 sec. f7.1. ISO 200

I opened the RAW file in PS (Camera raw) and used SEP2 to convert to B&W. I started with the preset 15 -full dynamic harsh - and from there I added structure and added the red filter, and made minor changes in contrast and brightness.

3 comments posted

David Halgrimson   David Halgrimson
You really brought out a lot more in the B&W version. Strong texture and the lighting is very good.

I think something cloud be done with the sky to make it more dramatic and more part of the image. Maybe pull done the highlights, raise the shadows and add some texture and clarity.   Posted: 05/03/2021 09:54:24

Jerry Hug   Jerry Hug
Larry, A very unique image. I agree with Dave that you could create a new layer and pull down the highlight in the sky and then mask the layer so as to not pull down the highlight of the canyon (the rest of the image). Just the Sky. What a neat area to shoot. I have never been to the area but I am sure there is a lot to shoot there. Jerry   Posted: 05/06/2021 10:03:24

Steve Knight   Steve Knight
The multiple diagonals running across the image are really keep my eye moving around the image. I don't mind the bright sky. To me, more detail in the sky would be distracting. Full dynamic harsh was the right choice for this shot. Well done.   Posted: 05/06/2021 22:20:55


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