Rainy winter time over Grenoble today, the time to come back on the US southwest trip photos. I started by the Alstrom point pictures.
During the trip, we got a magic day with the perfect balance for the clouds and the lights. We ended the day to Alstrom Point for sunset where Peter enjoyed the company of a photographer buddy, but I will him the pleasure to share the story.
There was a lot of cold wind and I was totally frozen at the end of the 1h30 we spent to capture the moment. I think it was worth. What do you think ?
on dirait presque un dessin par certains aspects
couleurs & lumière au top.
La couleur des lacs est proprement incroyable.
guillaumejm (2016/01/10 11:03:43): Ce qui est également remarquable ici, c'est la clarté et la netteté sur toute l'image.
JMarcsevy (2016/01/09 16:13:43): Les conditions de prise de vue étaient rugueuses, mais ça valait le coup pour assister à ce spectacle. Ce n'est pas si souvent que tout se met en place pour tirer le meilleur d'un paysage.
Rainy winter time over Zurich too :-) Yet I even made it outside ... but too lazy to make "wet" images or any images. It's a wonderful result, Yves, absolutely worthwhile to endure frost bites on your finger ends. Amazing how the blue comes out and how the orange rock land starts to live with this kind of light situation looking nearly pink in some parts. Love the virga cloud, they always add something almost spooky how they come down in a thin layer. Would be great to see this in large version ....
I wish I would also had the time and leisure to compose and photograph this scene, BUT you elegantly avoided the company of that photographer who was quite off his element and yet not willing to tone done. First he rushed with his new car through the trails to Alstrom Point as if he would be driving on an Autobahn. Miraculously he made it all the way to Alstrom, The he brings out of his car two camera sets and lens at a value of each around US& 5,000 - 10,000 on two flimsy tripods. He talks and talks and talks and does NOT shut up. I was really starting to get upset. My mood changed when he had one tripod to my left and the other one to my right. The right one was unattended while there was a very FIERCE wind coming from behind. I expressed my concerns of the wind tipping the tripod with camera over. Three minutes later the wind gave his camera and lens the last tip and it fell down some 4 meters. He finally stopped talking, but by then the best light was gone and I do not believe to have gotten this magical moment that you show here ;-(
dkeus31 (2016/01/11 11:07:44): Do you remember the guy we say there making a picture every minute with his giant camera?
he was at least quiet, not like this one, reminding me more the testing-guru at Zion ... ;-)
I've just read Peter's account of the evening and I think you are being ironic when you say "Peter enjoyed the company....." 😄 Very funny Yves!
Stunning photo with a gorgeous sky, lovely colours and lots of diagonals in the water and rock formations to add some dynamics to the scene. The shutter speed was just slow enough to give that lovely silky appearance to the water.
The hard grey filter made its magic here keeping the sky under a nice "coat" of dark tones while the lower part is beautifuly exposed and the water turned almost frozen with the slower shutter speed.
Those hints of warmer tones on the rocks and on some of the clouds contrast so nicely with the cooler tones that dominate the image.
Perfeect POV, depth colors and details to view.
I love the mountain in the distance and the light at the clouds in the upper right corner.
I envy you for having had such a great view.
effectivement cela change des photos habituelles avec un gran ciel bleu la-bas!
c'est avant ou après le coucher du soleil? la lumière ne me semble pas très intense.
lorsque 'étais là-bas avec Peter, nous avons nous aussi rencontré un type original, il matraquait une photo par minute avec un appareil photo énorme, style 6x6...
sevy (2016/01/11 12:42:53): A croire que Peter attire les types originaux :-)
La photo a été prise juste au moment du coucher du soleil (tu vois encore un poil de lumière directe sur les falaises en arrière plan), par contre il y avait un barre de nuage sur l'horizon. La lumière sur le bas de l'image n'a pas beaucoup changé dans les minutes qui suivirent, par contre le rendu sur le ciel était différent. C'est pourquoi j'ai sélectionné celle-ci: j'ai bien les touches oranges sur certains nuages.
tempête sue le Sud Ouest!
J'admire la netteté et les détails ainsi que les couleurs craquantes, bien assis au chaud devant l'écran! Il faut savoir profiter de chaque moment dans ce cas (ateliers à l'étranger en bonne compagnie) et ici endurer le froid et le vent, tu es bien récompensé!
I was here in September, it was an incredible place, to be standing on the edge and taking it all in. I can imagine it is cold, especially this year. The light and cloud you got adds to the drama of it all. congratulation. It is much better than just the plain blue sky. although that wouldn't be bad here at any time.
An awesome place and an awesome photo taken from it! The colours are most beautiful and your POV is well chosen to include the frost covered foreground rock formations. The sky is beautiful as well and it also tells the story of a cold weather. The sense of depth and wideness is wonderful. A photo to look a bit longer! The richness of shapes of Lake Powell and the rocks is well seen in the photo and the map shows it well too.
sevy (2016/01/12 13:28:33): Thanks, I hope you will have one day the opportunity to visit this place. It is a very nice point of view.