Zina Mirsky  

Split Mountain by Zina Mirsky

October 2021 - Split Mountain

October 2021 - Zina Mirsky


About the Image(s)

I've just gotten off the Green River in Utah on a kayak trip and thought I'd show some of the river country. It was a gray rainy trip (still beautiful) so I used a friend's Lumi account and made some edits to eliminate a light distraction (a river bag) in the lower right corner and change the sky to one with more interest. I used some of the color sliders to better approximate the rusty minerals found in Split Mountain as well. Now I'm off to Alaska to hopefully see some northern lights. It's snowing, however, so that might not happen, but I'll try! My camera here was the Olympus Tough waterproof, and I'll bring the Nikon D7000 to Alaska. Thanks! /zina

4 comments posted

Robert Knight   Robert Knight
Your edits have certainly brought out some detail in the rocks in what was originally a rather drab scene. The change of sky has also helped to brighten things up. I think you have illustrated the capabilities of Lumi (not known to me but I assume it is image manipulating software) but the scene itself lacks a bit of interest.   Posted: 10/09/2021 15:31:48
Zina Mirsky   Zina Mirsky
The interest for me was the geology of the Split Mountain - evident in the layered anticline faulting and folding of a reverse fault line. It's a clear example of the way the Green River cuts through the mountain rather than flowing around it, and is an intriguing look into the way rivers and canyons formed millennia ago. Not too interesting in any other way, however!   Posted: 10/13/2021 09:42:29

Bob Wills   Bob Wills
Hi Zina, Sounds like a wonderful trip. Here am I stuck in a chair with an IV for another three weeks (at least!) I envy you.
Excellent job replacing the sky. Lots of light leading us to the mountain. All is sharp and I think you wanted the details sharp, so that works. I find the tones in the mountain, foliage, and stream to be somewhat flat. I'd suggest either to dodge and burn areas to separate them, or you could push and pull just the greens to add depth. Beautifully shot.   Posted: 10/15/2021 10:23:17
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Zina Mirsky   Zina Mirsky
Thanks, Bob, your IV infusion (to me) holds inspiration as usual! Push and pull the greens - I will try that. Away from my own computer so can't do it immediately but it's a goal. Hang in there with the IV and keep your imagination strong../z   Posted: 10/15/2021 11:24:18


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