The wonderful shapes and colours of nature as seen at the south rim of the awesome Grand Canyon in the state of Arizona, USA. Huge stacks of layered rock like cathedrals - carved and shaped over centuries by water.
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daddo (26986) 2013-10-17 1:52
Another great panorama from the same visit.It's almost like two realities we face- a red, sombre planet and a light, golden one. Amazing what the sun's rays can do. Well composed with dramatic POV. Excellent DOF. Impressive photo, impressive spot. Regards. Klaudio.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-10-17 2:06
there layered rocks are really beautiful and it looks awesome with such eye catching backdrop. Great use of depth of field. Nice sharp image with nice natural colours. Superb composition. Tfs.
williewhistler (16398) 2013-10-17 2:25
the square format works very well ,with the layers of rock in the FG across the verticals giving the breathtaking shot even more drama.
Beautifully exposed and expertly portrayed,it`s another stunning shot from this iconic location.
Have a great day,
tyro (25884) 2013-10-17 2:46
Sorry that I've not ben too active on TE recently so now it's time to try to catch up with critiquing!
This is another very fine photograph from your trip to Arizona two years ago. You must have had your finger on that shutter button for most of that holiday but each of the pictures which you present from that time is a stunner. Do you never take a "duff" photo? :o)
The depth of field here is absolutely amazing and even more so considering that this was taken at the long end of your 28-75mm lens. And, of course, we see here a perfect example of "aerial perspective" in which distant objects have a lower contrast and a lower colour saturation than close objects - an observation interestingly first observed by artists about five centuries ago - have a look at Leonardo's "Mona Lisa" and you will see a similar effect in the distant landscape behind the girl.
Excellent composition, gorgeous light and colours and, as always, exquisite details and sharpness.
csabagaba (6636) 2013-10-17 3:14
I can see your brain a little clouded. You are absolutely right. Some hyenas hunt down for pictures from material well-being. I really did not come here for this reason. I looked at your website, I like it. But this is I think I wrote it. So, nothing wrong, I will wait for your pictures to. This is the basis of your work so far may not be the most successful. But in order to go two points :-)
Romano46 (18472) 2013-10-17 5:16
formato quadrato (il mio preferito), bella diagonale, colori e luci impeccabili, nitidezza di qualità superiore.
Un altro successo con questo soggetto che è uno dei tuoi cavali di battaglia.
Ciao e buona giornata
Nicou (145072) 2013-10-17 6:19
quel rendu sur la roche sueprbe sur deux plan le premier avec les détail et les plaque et ce fond et le couleur sueprbe ce rouge en fond et le brun clair en premier plan, merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
rychem (38067) 2013-10-17 8:31
Impressive photo with 3D effect. The forms and colors of rocks in the Grand Canyon are fantastic, great depth, we can see all layers and shapes of the canyon
jcpix (13930) 2013-10-17 18:30
O.K., what gives...I've composed almost the same photo, and mine comes nowhere close to this fantastic result!?? You're going to have to let me in on your secrets! :) I'm going to echo Johns question, do you ever take a bad shot? Another brilliant take on the Grand Canyon, truly bringing out its rich colors and majesty.
I've admired your pictures even before visiting myself, and seeing them now reinforces the memories and raw, natural beauty and color the canyon holds....not to mention an even greater appreciation for your work. I know I'm only one person here, but I'd be happy to have you post each and every picture you've taken during this trip to the GC. Vibrant, sharp, detailed and your trademark knack for composition. Love 'em! Enjoy the day ahead.
What can I say, sunny and 26c...ahhhhhh! :-) Stay warm.
jjcordier (79297) 2013-10-17 22:12
Tu pourrais faire une très belle exposition avec tes magnifiques photos du Grand Canyon (c'est peut-être déjà fait?). Superbe lumière et belles couleurs et bon choix du format carré.
dkmurphys (60653) 2013-10-18 0:21
Spectacular place, what a wonderful creation of nature! I like the colors and the textures.
Have a good day.
ChrisJ (116058) 2013-10-23 9:02
The pancake stacking and the solitary elbow shaped rock at right add interest here to an already spectacular view and one I had the good fortune to visit in 2008. Wonderful warm cold color contrast between the yellow red fg and blue magenta bg. Perfect sharpness and effective tight framing. Tfs!
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (49288)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-09
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony 28-75mm F2.8 SAM, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): The Grand Canyon [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-17 1:21