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    Posted: 16 October 2021 at 07:37
Reminds me of Vermillion Cliffs National Monument very much, in somewhat the same part of the country. Swirly elegant fun colorful lines. Vermillion is known as "the Wave", equally difficult. You can only enter on a squirrely lottery system. You did well conquering the difficulties

When you are out traipsing around in these places one learns the importance of aqua early. So I envy you, you have photos not many have or will have and they are excellent
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I like 2, 6, and 9 the most. Lovely set, Steve.
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What a beautiful place and pictures Steve!
#2, 9 and 13 are my favorites.
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I prefer the composition in #1 over #9. Well done. Well captured. It has scale and scope that's well balanced.
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Originally posted by steve14 steve14 wrote:



Re your 'domes':

This is a place I'd definitely go to again and again in all sorts of weather to try and get a unique shot. Maybe if it ever rained, using Infrared, at night, sunrise etc.
That's the 'problem' with hiking isn't it: you often only get the one shot at each scene and know you might never be back so you shoot what you see.

It's what made the likes of Ansel Adams great: he would go back until he got the shot while most of us just can't.

I've lived all over: New Zealand (of course) Malaya, Philippines, China, Singapore, England, Wales, Namibia, Canada etc and traveled to many more countries from those places. However, apart from New Zealand and China, I've never had the opportunity to get back to a place I shot to get better images. If I could, the list would be very very long.

Of your shots here, I like the B&W best and of them, the 1st one. IMO, it does need some work on the contrasts but it looks 'different' and is more likely to be a little different to everyone elses photo shot in the same place (I assume this is a specific trail; excuse me if I'm wrong and you were randomly exploring).

Shot 1 with the tree looks to me like the 'best' colour image. The other tree shot seems a bit discordant; perhaps because it's so close to the ridge line but not actually above it). Again though, If it were mine, I'd be looking for more 'grunt'. Perhaps even HDR although I usually steer well away from that.

Thanks for bringing them; wish I could get there!
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Originally posted by momech momech wrote:

There is a Big Bend in Zion, somewhat similar to Horseshoe Bend but even more overshot.


With New Zealand's biggest 'export' industry being tourism (pre-covid), you can imagine how over photographed some of our sites are too. However, for me, one in particular bores me to tears. It's called The Wanaka Tree and there are literally millions of photographs of it.

I think I shot it back in the 80's or 90's but I won't even look for my picture, let alone go there to shoot it now.



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There is a Big Bend in Zion, somewhat similar to Horseshoe Bend but even more overshot.
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I love the colors of 9, but the BW geometry of 4 is a my favorite ... and 10 13 12 are striking, so maybe more experimentation if you have time.
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Thanks everyone for the kind words and for the concern. After rehydrating and resting for the night I was all better the next day. Now I take a water filter with me on every hike.

I was at Zion the day before this hike to do Angels Landing. I got a ticket for the 7am shuttle and was done with that hike by noon and left the park. Way too crowded for my enjoyment. The Water Canyon/White Domes hike is about 45 minutes from Zion near the AZ border. There were probably 20 cars at the trailhead when I left but I didn't see anyone after leaving the canyon. Yant Flat was the other "off the beaten path" hike that I did and I only saw two other groups for the 3 or so hours I explored that area. Lots of good alternates to Zion in SW Utah/NW AZ.

Mike - I believe you are talking about Horseshoe Bend near Page, AZ. Yes that one is overshot. Those roadside sights that are easy to access tend to be that way.

Neil, thanks for your constructive feedback. I've taken a stab at redoing #2 and #6 and some other compositions with stronger processing. I haven't done much B&W processing so I'm learning what works. I'm not used to pushing the contrast/black/white/shadow/highlight sliders to 0/100 but it does the trick in B&W. It is sometimes difficult to get the sky to look uniform (see #13, I think I almost got it). I pushed the dehaze in #10 and #13, but it doesn't work as well for #11. Did I go too far?

10. (#2 redo)


11. (slightly different angle of #6)


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Originally posted by owenn01 owenn01 wrote:

Originally posted by Idleidolidyll Idleidolidyll wrote:

I don't know how many different shots of Big Bend I've seen that all look the same (I think that's what it's called). There must be a car park or lookout that everyone uses.


We were there in 2018. I visited the parking lot three times and each time failed to find a place so moved on - partly because of frustration and then, ultimately, the fact that so many had gone before that I was unlikely to get anything different from countless others before me.

We mentioned this to the B&B owner when we got back the last time and he said that something like 10 years ago, they had 400,00 visitors per year go there. At the last count (something like 2016/7), they had experienced close to 2.5 million people visit it. They are now constructing a Park and Ride facility some way out to be able to deal with the sheer volume of people apparently. Such is the fame of a location being 'The Place' to go and see I guess.

Best regards, Neil.


Yep, that would turn me around to look for some other location.
Given the sheer number of shots of the place (and other famous spots), any image has to be either unique or of a very very special quality to stand out.
Of course, a shot just to record that you were there; is personal and up to you.
Nowadays, when I see those shots of famous places, I don't fav, like or comment because, inevitably, I've seen better
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Originally posted by Idleidolidyll Idleidolidyll wrote:

I don't know how many different shots of Big Bend I've seen that all look the same (I think that's what it's called). There must be a car park or lookout that everyone uses.


We were there in 2018. I visited the parking lot three times and each time failed to find a place so moved on - partly because of frustration and then, ultimately, the fact that so many had gone before that I was unlikely to get anything different from countless others before me.

We mentioned this to the B&B owner when we got back the last time and he said that something like 10 years ago, they had 400,00 visitors per year go there. At the last count (something like 2016/7), they had experienced close to 2.5 million people visit it. They are now constructing a Park and Ride facility some way out to be able to deal with the sheer volume of people apparently. Such is the fame of a location being 'The Place' to go and see I guess.

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Originally posted by momech momech wrote:

Excellent work capturing the blue sky against those colors - I've never managed it as well as you have.
Most amazing thing to me is you actually found a place in Zion that wasn't overrun with visitors.    


I sympathise with that comment. I tend to avoid places that have been shot by thousands of photographers before me if I can. That is unless I think I have a unique take on them and think I can make a different looking shot.
I don't know how many different shots of Big Bend I've seen that all look the same (I think that's what it's called). There must be a car park or lookout that everyone uses.
In that case, I'd be trying really hard to walk away from the std shooting point to find something else.
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Excellent work capturing the blue sky against those colors - I've never managed it as well as you have.
Most amazing thing to me is you actually found a place in Zion that wasn't overrun with visitors.    
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MinoltaMad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 October 2021 at 14:53
Wonderful shots - I love the colour contrasts in 7 and 9 - blue sky is amazing against the rocks; 2 B&W is super.
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