The Zion moon sets in the grasp of dawn-lit sandstone fingers. The river floods from early winter snows. My feet are soaked. Guess thatís what happens when you stand in the river for a photograph.
The color of the rocks and trees, the space in the center, and the smooth river all put me in mind of a rainbow, and beyond that another world. It also contrasts beautifully with the black.
Colin, this is beautiful
You got an amazing taste in colors. So pleasing and beautiful. I enjoy 9/10 of your uploads a lot.
9/10 ain't bad! i'm not sure if the 1/10's are my earlier work, but i like to leave those up just so i can keep track of my own progress.
Oh my! This is vibrant and very beautiful!
! and there were some guys that watched me stop and set up. they set up behind me [which of course i'm not a fan of, but what can ya do] and they didn't even shoot because they said they didn't like the light! i was flabbergasted.
Great shot, love the colors and mood in this. Almost like a painting.
Thanks man. i may have gone overboard on the dodging and burning which softened it a bit creating the painterly feel, but i'm messing with some new techniques so i',m not perfect yet, haha.
why was f/11 needed for this shot?
what would you have shot it at?
With f/5.6 I guess. With this scene and viewing angle DOF shouldn't be a problem.
Well I was about 2 1/2 ft from the foreground so depth was a slight issue. other than that, with the 14-24mm lens i have found the optimum aperture f8-11. 5.6 is slightly less sharp in the corners. also, shooting with the 12mp d700, lenses are a bit more forgiving so a wider gamut of apertures can provides excellent results, thus i pay more attention to perfect depth of field than to diffraction.