While scouting early morning for a monument shot in Cathederal Valley, we stumbled upon what I think was a more interesting shot pre dawn. I played around in PP with one of NIK's tome mapping for single shot images, and it brought out more definition in the background cliffs or "reefs" and more definition in the clouds.
Une scène grandiose et parfaitement exposée à 1/4s. La qualité et la clarté d'image sont impressionnantes. J'aime beaucoup le petit ruisseau en serpentin et les rochers de couleur rouge en arrière plan. Je me demande si ce sont des fleurs blanches ou des oiseaux en avant-plan mais je pense plutôt à des fleurs.
It looks like the sun was coming up behind you as there seems to be light on the rocks. I suspect if this was early morning the moon would be setting not rising.
I like how the early blue of the sky is reflecting in the tiny trickle of water; it's a nice contrast to the earthy tones all around.
ssemper (2014/09/14 01:14:43): Yes, you are right, it was early morning and the moon was setting, not rising. That is what happens if you wait too long to process your images. "Moon Set over the Capitol" doesn't sound as nice though!
This must have been a wonderful moment and it's have a real piece of luck that you had the camera with you. This landscape really is spectacular and so multifacted - and the flowers and shrubs in foreground somehow give the impression of being there. A photo to look at a bit longer ...
Greetings from already a bit autumnal Germany - and have a nice weekend!
this image also brings back many souvenirs.
Good DOF, did you use the hyperfocal?, Love the details of the delicate flowers in the foreground, they brings a feeling of fragility and softness against the hardness of the rocks.
Very nice photo, Steve!
The colors are beautiful and there are nice details to see. I like the little water enhanced by the blue sky. The contrast against the oranges and greens is beautiful!
Nice moment. It brings back nice memories of us racing around to find a good spot. It seems that you got that with these flowers in the foreground and the creek meandering into the image.
Personally I would have cropped the upper third of the sky as there seems to be too much of it.