John Zhu  

179 Scenic Highway, Sedona by John Zhu

January 2022 - 179 Scenic Highway, Sedona

About the Image(s)

This was taken last month at Sedona. It's merged with two shots each with 3 HDR images. It was taken with DJI Maveric Pro 2 and processed with PS & LR. The sky is from a shot of the Pacific ocean.

8 comments posted

Mike Patterson   Mike Patterson
You did a nice job of blending the Pacific Ocean storm clouds with the Arizona desert. I also like the leading lines of the highway into the image. I wonder what this would look like in color, since there doesn't seem to be enough contrast to warrant a black and white. Also, I'm having trouble determining what the subject of your photo is -- looks to me like it's just a leading line into the horizon. Maybe this would have worked better if you had selected a specific element and made that the subject rather than a broad expanse of empty land.   Posted: 01/10/2022 12:35:01
John Zhu   John Zhu
I just want to present the grandness of landscape. It's hard to find a focus point. The color version is too pale to me. Attached is the color version with a replaced sky.   Posted: 01/13/2022 18:38:46
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Theresa Rice   Theresa Rice
I agree with Mike about increasing the contrast. You also might try to decrease the halo over the tops of the mountains on the left.

Overall, the small image size we can post here does not do this photo justice. I think if would look really good as a large print.   Posted: 01/13/2022 06:56:56
John Zhu   John Zhu
Good point. Thanks.   Posted: 01/13/2022 18:39:33

Nigel Dalton   Nigel Dalton
A great image to show the scale of what you were trying to capture - works well. You mention that it's hard to find a focus point and I agree. I tried to give it a little more contrast and to give more depth to the back of the image to accentuate the skyline a little. I agree with Theresa about a large print version. I'm not sure what sharpening method you use but I find that high pass sharpening gives me less halos than the unsharp mask for instance.   Posted: 01/14/2022 16:23:43
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John Zhu   John Zhu
Great adjustment. Love it. Thanks!   Posted: 01/18/2022 17:23:19

Saurabh Gupta   Saurabh Gupta
Beautiful image but cloud and lights are not matching. I would say, try to edit original image.   Posted: 01/14/2022 18:53:39
John Zhu   John Zhu
Good feedback!   Posted: 01/18/2022 17:23:32


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