Brad Ashbrook  


Canyon de Chelly by Brad Ashbrook

April 2021 - Canyon de Chelly

About the Image(s)

This is an old set of 4 images from 2010 shot with my Nikon D300. I have been frustrated with Aurora (newer version still not working) and alignment issues. So I thought I would try Photomatix v6, it has been a long time since I used the software. Overall I am pretty pleased as quite a bit has changed. I used a preset to start, made some adjustments and back into Capture One. Added some contrast, decreased the green, opened in PS for some content aware fill and back to C1 for vignette and export.


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6 comments posted




Rick Cloran   Rick Cloran
The composition is solid and the blend is even. The yellows in the turned trees really strengthen that as a visual leading line. Maybe a bit more contrast? It may have been overcast lighting, but it has that slightly flat feel.   Posted: 04/12/2021 17:22:01



Max Burke   Max Burke
Nice image of the canyon. I once attended a conference given by the Navajo Nation. This is a very nice image giving a good view from the top of the canyon and a nice flow of the river. It appears to be nearing their Autumn which adds to the color. It is overcast and I agree, maybe just adjustment with curves may add some contrast or simply trying contrast. This makes me want to return because I had a 3.3 Fujifilm camera and the image quality was low compared to what you can get today.   Posted: 04/19/2021 22:43:40
Brad Ashbrook   Brad Ashbrook
I did notice a big difference in the processing when I originally shot this 11 years ago with Photomatix I think.. The 12mp image holds up pretty well with modern processing.   Posted: 04/19/2021 22:51:43



Bill Buchanan   Bill Buchanan
Excellent composition and colors. The row of trees brings the viewer's eyes into the image. Good job of processing too.   Posted: 04/26/2021 14:21:21



Lisa Cuchara   Lisa Cuchara
love the scene! The one mapping is done well. The yellow and green lead the viewer's eye wonderfully right into the scene.

Perhaps darken the right side a tad and add a little contrast.

  Posted: 04/26/2021 15:59:35
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Mahmoud Raslan   Mahmoud Raslan
Interesting subject. Beautiful composition. Good blending. I agree the green and yellow may need to be a little bit down. Beautiful sky and clouds with lovely stone texture.   Posted: 04/30/2021 13:34:32