This photo was taken in Arches National Park, Utah. The little rock formations in the left of the photo are known as The Three Gossips, and the huge monolith on the right is known as The Organ.
I was in place well before sunrise just waiting for the first rays of sun to hit the rocks. But just after sun rose it disappeared behind some clouds and all the rocks where in shadow.
This photo was taken with color film (velvia) but because of the lighting it didn't turn out as I had hoped. I thought that it might look better in black and white. Using Photoshop, I desatured this photo giving it a grayscale look. Then in layers I choose a sepia photo filter, and raised the density to nearly 100%, which gave it its current color tone. Hope you like.
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umbrellaphotos (1901) 2006-04-10 0:38
This is a great photo - I'm sorry the sun didn't cooperate, I've been in the same boat plenty of times. I think you saved this one well, but I am still curious to how it looks in full color. Great composition and your metering is perfect. Nicely seen and captured,
shal (944) 2006-04-10 0:53
beautiful POV and use of Sepia :)
cam (9041) 2006-04-10 0:56
An Ansel Adams look
You have the clouds to thank for this.
danielswalsh (13591) 2006-04-10 1:19
A great shot, and well presented in sepia. Reminds me of Ansel Adams photos...
I'm curious what it would look like with a touch more contrast in the land.
DownUnder (1177) 2006-04-10 1:48
Hi Ryan, very nice shot, sepia suited well too, I only wish it was larger.. tfs
cessy (13647) 2006-04-10 3:10
very nice, Ryan
I like the composition, reflection and the tones
very well done
imrek (4) 2006-04-10 4:37
Strong image, nice copmo and point of the view, sephia is really in nice, good quality, very well framed to!
fertxu (325) 2006-04-10 5:12
I really like this wonderful ship you captured here
Thanks for sharing
Modacolor51 (1309) 2006-04-10 5:21
very good colour and light,
I like it,
vinicio (23415) 2006-04-10 10:41
Unisual and beautiful representation of this nice place, congratulations, beautiful nice colors and composition, compliments.
jafadabret (56497) 2006-04-14 12:29
Une photo très bien composée avec un excellent reflet et des couleurs très douces. Bien vu !
- Copyright: Ryan Thayne (euryan) (8434)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-02-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 3, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
- Exposure: f/22
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): American Southwest [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-04-10 0:29