Chuck Nauman  

Desert View by Chuck Nauman

May 2021 - Desert View

May 2021 - Chuck Nauman


About the Image(s)

Desert View: This scene was captured in Red Rock Canyon, just west of Las Vegas. The yuccas made a nice contrast to the storm coming up behind them. Camera: Panasonic GX8 converted with a Deep BW 830nm filter. Lens: Lumix G-Vario 12-60mm at 60mm. Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 sec, ISO 250. Processing: Camera RAW, Nik Define and Silver Effex Pro 2, Sharpening with the high pass filter in Photoshop.

3 comments posted

Chan Garrett   Chan Garrett
What a very nice image. You have presented a viewing angle of a scene most would walk right by and never consider. Beauty from what most would consider as lacking beauty. I like the way you have put the background out of focus, but left enough hint of structure to suggest distant mountains and gathering storm clouds. As I look at the image I can feel the dry heat.   Posted: 05/04/2021 09:17:12

Gary Oehrle   Gary Oehrle
Very dramatic image. I feel the yucca is responding to the turmoil of the storm around it by the bending of the sword-shaped leaves with wind or confused by it. Very inspiring image.
  Posted: 05/07/2021 12:33:37
Chuck Nauman   Chuck Nauman
Interesting interpretation, Gary. Now I notice that only the leaves on the taller plant are curved. Next time I'm out there I'll try to remember to notice if that is the normal growth pattern.   Posted: 05/07/2021 13:25:25


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