Michael Braunstein  

Crazy Hill by Michael Braunstein

June 2021 - Crazy Hill

About the Image(s)

This photo was taken at valley of Fire State Park an hour from Las Vegas. The site is called crazy hill. I used a Canon 5d mark1/V with a 24-70mm lens at 24mm. I used F16 at 1/20th of a second and ISO125. It was on a tripod.

4 comments posted

Robert Schleif   Robert Schleif
This must be fantastic when printed at two feet across. The camera seems to have been positioned just right, with one of the prominences above the horizon and one below and a nice separation between them. The importance of shooting from this position probably prevented you from finding a pebble or pond or plant to put in the foreground. If this were my image, I'd turn down the saturation a bit.   Posted: 06/02/2021 16:04:03

Jerry Funk   Jerry Funk
(Groups 20 & 64)
I like this and have photographed many similar landscapes especially in NV, UT and AZ. So, I understand why you probably increased the saturation. However, I've learned this actually would appear natural after a rare, brief shower.

Another way, I've started to enhance my graphic desert landscapes is to convert them to black and white.   Posted: 06/08/2021 17:39:47
Michael Braunstein   Michael Braunstein
You are correct. I recently photographed Valley of Fire in the Rain and the red in the sand was amazing.People who have not seen Fly Geyser will usually say over saturated. I never say a photo is over saturated unless I have been there.   Posted: 06/08/2021 18:17:14

Sarita Yeola   Sarita Yeola
Michael, Beautiful photograph. Love the rich colors of the landscape. When I fill up my screen with the photo it feels as if I am standing there waiting for the rain to fall.   Posted: 06/09/2021 15:12:49


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