A condor glides gracefully on the thermals rising from the canyon floor at Desert View on the south rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA.
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I would not normally post 2 versions of my photographs, but this image has prompted some worthy criticism, so much so that I felt I should post one of the alternative versions I worked on before posting the original. Thanks everybody for your comments I do appreciate your interest and this is what TE is all about. Brian
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Hansaphotos (6415) 2011-09-25 2:41
A good idea for a picture. Very nice composition. It`s truly an amazing place, but in my opinion it`s too dark. I propose some adjustments in a WS. TFS. Have a nice Sunday:)
Best regards, Erling
brianmcc (6005) 2011-09-25 2:46
this is a magnificant picture that captures the incredible landscape very well. the rich colours add to the overall atmosphere. i wonder does the condor get bored looking at this scene when its sees it every day.
CLODO (28604) 2011-09-25 3:17
even if the shot is underexposed, i like the colors of the cliffs and also the condor sailing.
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4768) 2011-09-25 3:42
A stunning view. Whatever shot this is, Grand canyon never fails to awe me. It's just wonderful and amazing when you're there standing in front of this spectacular. I think the Photo is a bit dark , it prevents the natural vibrant glow of the colors to come out. Maybe a little adjustment on the curves and brightness would do Like what Hansaphotos did. Nonetheless, it is still a good capture.
HAve a great day,
snunney (78789) 2011-09-25 3:58
I find the lighting a little on the dark side, but maybe this is the effect you were trying to achieve; it certainly creates a particular mood accentuated by the high flying condor. Despite the subdued lighting the textures in the landscape are very well rendered and the image has superb depth.
delpeoples (52289) 2011-09-25 4:12
This is such a majestic place, such dramatic colours and rock formations. The majestic condor in flights completes this masterpiece perfectly.
Thanks for sharing, enjoy your Sunday
dta (62368) 2011-09-25 4:22
Hello Brian ,
A gorgeous view , a great sky , and the condor as the cherry of the cake . As others said , it seems a little dark for my taste .
Schnappilic (9686) 2011-09-25 11:31
Wonderful capture of this famous place. I like your framing with a deep emotion. Congratulation!
Budapestman (82620) 2011-09-25 12:07
a superb photo.... you have a strict "colleague" here. :-) Your photo is better, dramatic lights suit this topic. This is an amazing atmosphere with fantastic composition, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
vasilpro (40701) 2011-09-25 13:12
Another wonderful composition from Grand Canyon, beautiful atmosphere and cloudy sky, impressive view, the flying eagle a very nice element in the frame, very good clarity, sharpness and contrast, excellent POV.
Have a nice week, Vasilis.
limielski (0) 2011-09-25 13:55
Grand Canyon is one of the most amazing places on the world and here - on this picture you presented its splendid beauty . Very dramatical atmosphere, very expressive shot!
npecanhuk (60160) 2011-09-25 18:31
A magnificent place I still want to visit some day!
A truly beautiful picture!
I specially enjoyed its colors, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
SnapRJW (28894) 2011-09-27 0:23
Hello Brian - I have a few moments to look at recent postings and have found the WS and comments on this shot interesting. I do think that your original was a little dark and your Ws has revealed a wonderful vibrancy in the image. You have captured an awe inspiring landscape with excellent clarity and panache. Best regards Rosemary
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (44431)
- 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, 1/200 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): The Grand Canyon [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-09-25 2:25