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Post Options Post Options   Quote Idleidolidyll Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 October 2021 at 01:34
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.



nice side thread but back to the main one next..............
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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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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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What a beautiful place and pictures Steve!
#2, 9 and 13 are my favorites.
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I like 2, 6, and 9 the most. Lovely set, Steve.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Coast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post 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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