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Zion #23105
05/30/09 11:10 PM
05/30/09 11:10 PM
Joined: Mar 2007
Arizona
daveman Offline OP
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Arizona
I was fortunate enough to spend last weekend in Zion, so thought I would post some shots. I always welcome constructive criticism to help me improve.

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Re: Zion [Re: daveman] #23106
05/31/09 11:29 PM
05/31/09 11:29 PM
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Manhattan, New York, New York
James Morrissey Offline
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Manhattan, New York, New York
Hey Dave,

Thanks for sharing. Looks like you had a great time. How much were you able to cover over the course of the weekend?

James

Re: Zion [Re: daveman] #23107
06/03/09 12:25 AM
06/03/09 12:25 AM
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Tucson, Arizona, USA
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Hi Dave:

It has been a while. Zion is one of my wife's favorite places & I must admit, it is starting to grow on me too.

The last two time we were there we ran across a Bighorn Sheep posing on a rock outcropping above the road. The first time, I didn't have enough reach with my old P&S. The last time, I had enough camera & lens, but came down with a bad case of "buck fever". Third time's a charm, I hope.

Jim

Re: Zion [Re: Tucson Jim] #23108
06/03/09 02:11 AM
06/03/09 02:11 AM
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Arizona
daveman Offline OP
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Arizona
Jim and James,

Zion is such a great place. We were planning to hike through the Narrows, but there was rain earlier that week, so the water was too high and that trail / canyon was closed. We were only there one full day, but enjoyed it nevertheless.

Take care.


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Re: Zion [Re: daveman] #23109
06/03/09 01:39 PM
06/03/09 01:39 PM
Joined: Sep 2005
Portland Oregon
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Portland Oregon
Hey Dave, nice shots! Looks like you had quite a nice time out there.

Question about the one with the tree trunks in the foreground. The colors look a bit strange, like you used a flash to get the trees neutral and the background has an almost dark bluish kind of feel.

Roman

Re: Zion [Re: RomanJohnston] #23110
06/04/09 12:11 AM
06/04/09 12:11 AM
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Arizona
daveman Offline OP
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Arizona
Roman,

I did not use a flash, but I wanted to lighten up the trees to create some separation from the BG, so brought in two exposures from the raw file, and masked between the FG and BG. I wonder if that caused what you see? Maybe a WB problem? I must have not been very graceful with my masking for you to notice it. I will play with the WB and relook at it.

I wish it would not have been as windy as it was so the leaves would have been sharper.

We enjoyed the trip - lots of fun and some great hiking there.

I am, however, frustrated because while I can seem to more consistently now get shots that are pretty good ... I cannot seem to pull it up to the "great" realm - even when I am at Zion..

I just have to get out there and practice more... or buy my wife some diamonds so I can go to your workshop!

Last edited by daveman; 06/04/09 12:13 AM.
Re: Zion [Re: daveman] #23111
06/20/09 05:18 AM
06/20/09 05:18 AM
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
Number one has a perfect " face shape " in the reflection of the pool.... cool! The rest are too dark for me but would be good in the golden hour

Re: Zion [Re: Marty Everhard] #23112
06/23/09 07:19 AM
06/23/09 07:19 AM
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Portland, Oregon
Tyler Offline
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Portland, Oregon
Hahah nice catch Marty. I didn't notice it till you said something but wow, that is cool in a creepy sort of way.


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