Debasish Raha  

Bryce Canyon, beauty in shapes and colors by Debasish Raha

May 2022 - Bryce Canyon, beauty in shapes and colors

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Technical: ISO-200, 28mm, F/9, 1/320sec

During my recent (first) trip to Bryce Canyon and Zion I was amazed by the beauty of the rock formation "hoodoos" at Bryce. The tree symbolizes the fragility of the canyon

7 comments posted

Ally Whiteneck   Ally Whiteneck
Photographers must seek out the best vantage points as I have a similar viewpoint at this site from earlier in the year. It is a beautiful capture of this canyon. I had not thought of changing any of my photos of this area to monochrome but this does a splendid job of showing the rock formations in varying shades of grey.   Posted: 05/09/2022 22:51:02
Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
...if you would be cool to see your color version, you can post a (1040px longest side and not more than 700kb) size photo in the comment box.   Posted: 05/15/2022 12:18:53
Debasish Raha   Debasish Raha
Ally, thanks for your comments   Posted: 05/15/2022 13:35:17

Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
Debasish, I must echo Ally's words, the tonal gamut does a fantastic job in presenting this amazing landscape to spectators.

As important, the tree poses to create narrative: in this sense we stop, see this grand landscape, but then stay to contemplate the tree clinging for its life in the ever eroding space it is rooted.

Though low resolution, it appears both the background and our foreground subject are in focus: is this accurate? If so, what focusing technique did you use, or "where" did you pin your focus?   Posted: 05/15/2022 12:14:45

Debasish Raha   Debasish Raha
Lance, thanks for your comment. The original photograph is quite sharp. I have done slight adjustment in LR (highlights and shadow) and increased texture (+32), clarity (+12) and sharpening (12)   Posted: 05/15/2022 13:33:56
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Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
Looks spectacular!   Posted: 05/16/2022 06:12:18

Jon Porthouse   Jon Porthouse
Good morning, Debasish. I love the black and white conversion here. I think it does a great job of bringing out the texture of the landscape. I love that the tree just appears to have ambled up to the rim of the canyon to appreciate the scene just as you did. Because that's the narrative that pops into my head, I think including the entire tree would have been great if that was possible (not sure how tall it was), but that's a minor consideration here- the trunk and roots tell the story.   Posted: 05/22/2022 06:30:04


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