This is again taken in Colorado National Monument. We can see Independence Monument in the center of the picture. At one time there was a solid canyon wall present and two distinct canyons existed. You can see the outskirts of Grand Junction, Colorado. The tall features in the distance are the Book Cliffs. Again this was taken around noon. This shot will conclude our visit to Grand Junction.
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jjbach (9324) 2005-04-13 19:22
Another great shot from this incredible place. Sharpness, colours, lighting are excellent. The depth wonderful. Very well composed!!
poulinp (4530) 2005-04-13 21:57
Soooo sharp! With a lot of depth. A huge majestuous view. Simply impressive.
CliffW (2373) 2005-04-13 22:05
Great wide shot and yet very good definition - I can clearly see each individual bush. Great photo.
cam (9041) 2005-04-13 22:33
Beautiful place with a view worth millions.Good take
weswang (18223) 2005-04-13 22:42
Hey, Steve, No wonder you keep all your recent photo not posted, you have plenty of nice photos in storage.
This is another great view of the canyon. It looks like a risky place hiking to the bottom of this canyon. If anyone kick a rock, the rock would be all the way to the bottom.
An excellent view and a excellent center piece. A very well composed and well taken picture. Well done.
MoosicMan (1231) 2005-04-13 22:56
Hi, Steven, terrific shot. You have quite an inventory. I love the sharpness, the clarity, the contrast. It's just an awesome landscape. Thanks for sharing,
Best wishes, Matt
PJE (20758) 2005-04-14 0:17
Well I have to say Stephen that this too is another fine photo that deserves much more than one dark green smile. i think I need a nice wide angle lens. But this place seems to call for it with its wide sweeping views. The ability to see far across this valley is also amazing. It is also nice and sharp. If you used USM you have done it well. Nice work.
Mishe (3515) 2005-04-14 0:24
Very beautiful landscape.
Very well composed.
Kolyamour (1760) 2005-04-14 1:35
One more ineresting picture from this beautiful place. This tower really looks like Independence Monument! Excellent DOF and classical Utah's colours. I like these diagonal composition with grass and bushes on the foreground and clounds over the mountains. Great shot.
Thanks for share.
john_c (24662) 2005-04-14 2:43
Very effective shot, Stephen. The colours are natural and there are interesting little shadow effects. The tufts of grass in the foreground are a nice effect, lending softness to an otherwise harsh environment. Very pleasing to the eye.
thohau (919) 2005-04-14 3:18
You offer us another excellent shot of CNM! You took this photograph as well as the others posted on TE. I like your wideangle views, the blue sky and the horizon who is giving a lot of depth. Congrats again!
aloyho (6798) 2005-04-14 3:31
Another very impressive shot of a wonderful place. The feeling of wide open space is well captured. I like the texture and movement of the small bushes below. It is as if it is flowing down from the rocky mountain. Congratulations!! Thanks and regards.
PixelTerror (0) 2005-04-14 4:38
Again here a wide and far reaching view with great clarity and colors, the subject may be centered but imo it accentuates its rising character and also shows well how it is surrounded by the cliffs.
Have a nice day,
jhm (130662) 2005-04-14 7:44
Hi Stephen, I can see this is the photo of Stephen, always perfect depth, good of colours and excellent composition!
My compliments again!
nwoehnl (122) 2005-04-14 10:24
Another very good shot from this grand place, Steve. Nice vantage point, seemingly endless DOF, and impeccable sharpness. The fully natural look of the colors is also greatly appreciated. Nothing negative to say about this one, good job.
I'm eager to see you start sharing some of your D70 photos.
Steft (5975) 2005-04-14 13:10
Very nice photo of you again! This time, the horizon is not too sharp. The colours are good and you have again a nice blue sky which is decorated with some nice white clouds. Is the photo not a bit tilt to the right?
papagolf21 (80986) 2005-04-14 14:44
Cher ami Stephen,
Ce n'est pas moi qui me plaindrais de voir à nouveau ces paysages sublimes.
Le cadrage est parfait pour rendre l'aspect grandiose de ce paysage.
Excellentes couleurs avec une netteté parfaite.
Merci Stephen pour ce très beau partage.
Rockyboy (20598) 2005-04-14 15:33
It's so grandiose to see that place that I think we are always a little disappointed when we look at our small pictures... Anyway, you framed very well this senic landscape and the colors are great. Well done!
alvaraalto (5473) 2005-04-14 17:39
Hi Stephen, I wonder when your fantastic picture book will be published. I will order one copy immediately as soon as it’s in the bookshop.
Tue (25798) 2005-04-14 18:47
Every time I see such a great, wide and impressive landscape, I'm surprised by this great piece of nature! A great picture again! :-D
quantabeh (5205) 2005-04-14 22:03
hi Mr. Stephen. Another fine view and perspective. I like the scattered clouds hovering in the sky in the background.
I like the independence monument. It just looks, so, you know, independent :)
thanks for sharing,
aznegrao (10316) 2005-04-14 22:53
Parece um ambiente de sonho!!!
As cores e a perspectiva são espetaculares, as sombras e as texturas, são elementos fortes nesta linda paisagem, parabens Stephen.
cessy (13647) 2005-04-15 0:24
is it really independence monument ? forgive my little knowledge :)
but it's really fantastic landscape, the land is so incredible plus wonderful sky. excellent shot
supereira (9576) 2005-04-15 7:27
Great view.I like the composition and DOF.Very good colors and contrasts.I like the contrast between the sky and the earth.Great sky,I like the clouds and blue.Good textures,light and sharpness.Well done!
jemaflor (76624) 2005-04-15 11:36
Still a great shot, very nice place. Good framing. Interseting light and shadows. Well captured.
Jeppe (18654) 2005-04-15 15:46
Truly impressive landscape - the momument of nature well caputed - I like the fine light and colours you got as well - thanks Stephen for sharing with us.
Galmeida (12559) 2005-04-16 15:33
Excelent depth POV view of this great and beautiful landscape and scenery. Sharpness, contrast, great sky well captured and your very good way of view. All in one!!!
Quality work and as usual your great job.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2005-04-20 9:00
Amazing photo with incredible detail. Very nice deep colours. I would have cropped the sky right above the cloufs though.
LEA (4984) 2005-04-25 16:08
Nothing is small in America !
A very interesting pov on this famous monument.
alainh (35561) 2005-05-03 2:22
congrats for this one !!!
fantastic landscape, small clouds, sharpness, true colors, all what i like.
nbournas (3229) 2005-05-30 17:24
Beatiful panorama of a beatiful place I am hoping to visit one day. Nice contrast and balanced colors. Good job.
- Copyright: Stephen Inguanti (singuanti) (15250)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-09-09
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Olympus C-5060 WIDE ZOOM, Olympus Polarizing Filter
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2005-04-13 19:17