Max Burke, APSA  

Canyon Wall Plant Life by Max Burke, APSA

January 2022 - Canyon Wall Plant Life

About the Image(s)

This is another image taken during February 15, 2015, at Black Magic Canyon, a narrow basalt canyon in South Central Idaho, where nature carved holes, interesting cracks, odd shapes sometimes appearing to be animals, etc. This location has roots from vegetation from sagebrush and comes through these cracks in this part of the canyon wall. It was a three image HDR with camera settings of 1/60th, 1/25th and, 1/6th of a second. The lens opening was f/11 with an ISO of 6400. The camera was a Nikon D600 using a Nikkor f4 24-120mm lens. A tripod was used to take images at the speeds I was using. For those who are new to our group, this canyon is named on the map and can be looked up on the Internet. In processing the image I used camera raw, adjusted slight noise and, reduced some colors that crept into the image that wasn't normal.

7 comments posted

Rick Cloran   Rick Cloran
Interesting shot. It gives you a sense of how pants can break down even seemingly solid rock surfaces. The blend looks smooth and the tones and colors seem realistic.   Posted: 01/11/2022 12:22:15
Rick Cloran   Rick Cloran
Let's try "plants" instead of "pants"   Posted: 01/18/2022 12:15:09

Tom Buckard   Tom Buckard
Max, this image is a majestic image from the Pacific Northwest and I like it a lot. The only area I might clone out or burn is the vertical streak on the top left. It seem to draw the eye away from the subject. Very nice.   Posted: 01/11/2022 19:44:04

Brad Ashbrook   Brad Ashbrook
I think Rick said it exactly, interesting and the power of Mother Nature, always growth through the cracks. The processing looks great, very realistic. I do agree with Tom, the upper area could be cloned out or something.   Posted: 01/18/2022 10:35:28

Bill Buchanan   Bill Buchanan
Great capture. The process seems right and it appears natural. While serving as en example of how nature can survive it also has an artistic feeling.   Posted: 01/18/2022 14:58:51

Max Burke   Max Burke
Thanks for the comments. I have cleaned up the upper-left side. What causes the white in these rocks may be climbers who use chalk who practice in this canyon.   Posted: 01/18/2022 16:23:34
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Lisa Cuchara   Lisa Cuchara
love this! Nature and abstract and texture, wahoo, sweet!

I do prefer the cleaned up version.   Posted: 01/19/2022 00:04:57


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