Mesa Verde is in the south west of Colorado. This view reminded me of the Blue Mountains near Sydney, Australia. I never uploaded before as the left of the film negative had been damaged by exposure to light. I've repaired it as best I could. I didnt really feel confident enough to use levels 2-3 years ago. Also taken looking almost directly into the sun, so I've added a little saturation, to compensate. But I really liked the composition here. Hope you do too.
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mauro61 (52887) 2012-03-06 0:37
certe scene sono dei regali che la natura ci fa.
Ottimo il POV che permette di spaziare su questo verde canyon.
Mi piace visivamente la linea dell'orizzonte che coincide con la parte alta ,piana, della pianura sovrastante,
jusninasirun (17527) 2012-03-06 1:00
I like the view here captured in tall frame. You must be close to that cliff when this shot was captured. The green terrace and distance of the trench creates good depth in the frame.
Royaldevon (43979) 2012-03-06 1:01
You have done well with a shot into the sun, the results are not always as good as you want!
I like the composition, too. The solid rock, in the f/g anchors the feet, before an almost death defying leap towards the cliffs; you have a created a great sense of depth.
Fine textural details and good use of contrasting light and shadows. There is only a hint of glare in the distant valley.
Have a good day,
npecanhuk (78929) 2012-03-06 2:04
I lived in Colorado back in 1982/83... visited lots of places but not this one!
Very beautiful picture!
TFS - congrats,
Nicou (152158) 2012-03-06 2:13
super captage et compo mangigique quelle vue plongeante avec la belle roche edt le contraste avec la verdure merveilleuse iamge et compo.
bravo et amitié
dta (82982) 2012-03-06 3:42
Hello Chris ,
May be the quality is not perfect , but this is a superb view of this green canyon , so different of the famous Grand Canyon . Like the POV , and the inclusion of a large part of golden ground in the FG , providing contrast and sense of depth .
jlbrthnn (76039) 2012-03-06 4:15
The spectacle is impressive. The vertical framing suited to describe the valley and the cliff. The photo is interesting and good quality. Bravo.
Have a nice day
TopGeo (38216) 2012-03-06 4:43
gave a perfect total a simple but stunning shot. consists of simple straight colours. Great blue sky, exciting white BG, and yellow FG, outstanding green and effective natural framing of branches.
pierrefonds (71761) 2012-03-06 4:49
It is looking similar to the Blue mountains near Sydney. The point of view is sending my eye toward the horizon which is giving depth to the composition. It is also showing the details and colors of the cliffs. A good management of the strong light which does not hurt to much the output of the colors. Have a nice day.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-03-06 4:49
well without your notes I would not have seen anything wrong with this shot. It is a great POV and such a beautiful mix of green shades. The fg detailing is attractive and gives a wonderful contrast to the view beyond.
Regards - Brian.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-03-06 4:54
I like the color contrast between the yellow rock in the foreground and green lush on the cliffs. It looks very scenic. I like the texture, lighting, colors and depth. Vertical framing suits well here.
Graal (103038) 2012-03-06 8:22
great wild nature here. Good shot from fine POV. Fantastic place in Colorado. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.
ourania (51103) 2012-03-06 9:14
this is an amazing view. I like very much the colours of this lovely composition and the fantastic depth of the view. The strong light ahrad is managed skillfully and doesn't impair the clarity at all. I also like very much the blue glow round the curve at deepest point of the view. Well done!
All the best,
emka (107889) 2012-03-06 9:15
Hi Chris, Nice view of the mesa Verde. After all repairs it looks very nice. Pleasant POV selected, nice colours. But where are the dwellings? Difficult to imagine that the people built their houses in the rocks. Fine composition.
dkmurphys (65222) 2012-03-06 14:07
Another fine panorama from the spectacular wildness. Good composition, refreshing atmosphere.
Have a nice day.
vasilpro (41661) 2012-03-06 14:09
Wonderful view to the canyon, excellent POV and DOF, lovely light and colors, very good sharpness, TfS!
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-03-06 15:23
You did a wonderful job in restoring this beautiful scene! I keep telling myself that I am going to visit Mesa Verde someday...by the self is not listening. Nice capture with good details. Wonderful colors. Very well done, tfs.
bayno (18344) 2012-03-06 19:35
excellent composition and beautiful framing, very good your work in post production, the colors are well saturated and have a strong contrast between them, amazes me to see the valley so full of vegetation...
have a good day...
danos (103216) 2012-03-07 0:25
nice the endless view of the woody Mts with the brilliant light of the day to bring out the details of the image.I like the beauty of the place as clarity of the scene.
Fis2 (107560) 2012-03-07 2:20
A very curious place.
Good frame and colors.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2012-03-07 3:11
nice composition. i like the canyon between the two green cliffs.
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-03-07 5:52
Hi my friend
Contrast is excellent light and Contreras
sacimar (29049) 2012-03-07 6:08
good image of these cliffs, I like the view and the point you took the picture, the composition is interesting, well seen,
jurek1951 (42198) 2012-03-07 20:51
this is a fantastic landscap photo. the color and the composition of the picture was successfull. congratulation to this photo,
danyy (0) 2012-03-08 2:59
altitude impressionnante, la photo en rend bien la notion , il valais mieux ne pas trop s'approcher du bord, ce qui en plus nous aurait privé ce cet avant plan rocailleux.
Très jolies couleurs et un ciel en contre jour un peu trop exposé.
Cricri (126824) 2012-03-08 11:39
Une vue imprenable du paysage, bonne profondeur et bon cadrage et couleur du rocher, comme si j'y était :-)
delpeoples (59896) 2012-03-09 0:32
You know even before reading your note I thought that these cliffs reminded me alot of the Blue Mountains and Great Dividing Range here in Australia. Great minds think alike as they say. Excellent vertical format to show the variety of colours and textures. The landscape seems endless, and so very untouched. Just like our beloved Oz. Great shot, thanks for sharing.
Have a lovely day
serp2000 (45970) 2016-06-12 10:55
It looks some strange for me. I thought the Four Corners's States have similar canyons, but it looks so green after the Grand Canyon. Thanks for this interesting post, something new for me. Best! Serghei