Max Burke, APSA  


Winter in Burneau Canyon by Max Burke, APSA

June 2022 - Winter in Burneau Canyon

About the Image(s)

The Picture was taken of a canyon in a remote area of SW Idaho. Only one road gravel road takes you to see it from above. People need to take dirt back-country roads to enter it for a day or two trips until reaching a desert Oregon resevoir. Taken during the late afternoon on Dec 19, 2020' using the Nikon D750 with 24-120mm f4.o lenses. I took five 1-stop images using f/10 with a ISO of 1250, since it was becoming dark in the canyon I selected four of the images with openings of 1/25 1/50,1/100,/1/200. A tripod was used. I used numerous adjustments like Adobe's Raw program and eliminated noise and sharpened with Topaz's recent Noise AI and Sharpening AI programs. I have found these to be very handy in improving many images.


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4 comments posted




Brad Ashbrook   Brad Ashbrook
Who knew Idaho had canyons! I like the foreground and the winding river through the canyon which is a nice contrast to the bland walls.   Posted: 06/17/2022 12:46:39



Rick Cloran   Rick Cloran
An interesting scene with all of the layering going on in those walls. The blend is even. I know some might like more contrast in the far walls, but I feel your processing keeps it looking realistic with the contrast where the light is and less so where the light is not. I did find that I liked it a bit better when I cropped out the light area in the top center.   Posted: 06/17/2022 18:46:50



Bill Buchanan   Bill Buchanan
Fortunately the foreground saves the image. The lack of color in the canyon walls doesn't help. Would a different time of day possibly help? The overall process is okay. I would crop the top 10% to eliminate that eye catcher bright area.   Posted: 06/27/2022 18:47:40



Bill Buchanan   Bill Buchanan
Fortunately the foreground saves the image. The lack of color in the canyon walls doesn't help. Would a different time of day possibly help? The overall process is okay. I would crop the top 10% to eliminate that eye catcher bright area.   Posted: 06/27/2022 18:47:41