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    Posted: 06 June 2021 at 15:03
Here's an interesting formation just off US-89 between Kanab, UT and Page, AZ. It involves a short hike down a wash and then some enjoyable exploration on the expansive rock. This was one stop in my brief trip to the southwest I completed in May - look for more posts to come.

All photos were taken with the a99ii and sigma 12-24 hsm II, except the moon shot which was with the a77ii and sal70400. I knew I would need to go wide on this but my shots still don't give justice to the 3-D swirl named after the mollusk shell. Most of these are 3-shot HDR already, but I tinkered with the exposure sliders to deal with early morning contrast. Let me know if you have any suggestions for further edits to improve these.

1. Lonely flower in the wash


2. Sand meets stone


3. First view


4. Entering


5. The tight swirl


6. Looking back


7. Looking up


8. Exiting


9. Moon over canyon


Thanks for looking!
Steve

Edited by steve14 - 10 June 2021 at 13:09
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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 June 2021 at 17:03
Great set!

#2 and #5 are may favorites - it looks like you are entering a gigantic sea shell. I imagine the rock formations to make excellent motives for b7w processing as well!

Not to forget: A great capture of the moon as well!

TFS!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MichelvA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 June 2021 at 17:54
Harald is right, the moon is a great catch. For me #4 and #7 work best. Great work, TFS Steve .
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Looks like a fun walk (even without a camera)!

The rock is very colorful and pretty, but agree with Harald that BW might show the geometry better. Or max out the sliders like old fashioned "overcooked" hdr, since you have the 3-shot brackets. Agree with Michel 4 and 7 are the ones with the best swirl. Although 3 has potential too. Yeah all of them LOL!

Also 1 has great color from a Sigma lens (thumbsup)
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Thanks all, I've tried converting a couple of these to B&W and added few more. I think the texture pops better. It's disorienting but the vertical one is actually held quite level.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote 4paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 June 2021 at 13:31
Yeah I like color, but now that you have B&W I'm actually looking at them more than I did previously. I'm going back and forth comparing at the spirals, especially 14 (glad you brought it out!) and 10 and 11.

I wonder if there is some math involved in making the spiral?

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You're right, the textures are easier to see. And they're beautiful.
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