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Recently I'd come across an article on a photography RSS feed (www.howtogeek.com/338162/how-to-use-the-foreground-and-ba...). The author gave ideas on using foreground, midground and background to make for interesting compositions with images. I like that idea and felt it important to use it especially when angling my SLR camera downward. While my goal was to minimize flattening that tends to happen with wider angle images, I felt the author's idea was a complement to my thought. Here I used the nearby foreground at the Candlestick Tower View Point while looking across the canyons around the Green River and mesas beyond. The blue skies and clouds were the color contrast to complete the final setting for this image of Canyonlands National Park.
Tags: Azimuth 241 Blue Skies Blues Skies with Clouds Butte Candlestick Tower Overlook Candlestick Tower View Point Canvas Canyon Canyon Walls Canyonlands Canyonlands National Park Canyons Capture NX2 Edited Central Canyonlands Color Efex Pro Colorado Plateau Day 5 Desert Landscape Desert Mountain Landscape Desert Plant Life Eccezionale Ekker Butte Elatrite Butte Green River Green River Canyon Henry Mountains High Desert Ideas I Got From Others Intermountain West Island in the Sky Island in the Sky District Landscape Layers of Rock Looking SW Mesa Mount Ellen Mount Pennell Mountain Peaks Mountains Mountains in Distance Mountains off in Distance Nature Nikon D800E Orange Cliis Outside Partly Cloudy Portfolio Project365 River Soda Springs Basin Sunny Trees Turks Head Utah High Desert Utah National Parks 2017 White Rim Road White Rim Sandstone UT United States
When I'd walked through this portal on the way out, the outline looked as any non-distinct outline anyone might come across. On the way back, very different! Maybe it's because of my travels to Canada over the past few years or just the distinct look that Quebec makes with Newfoundland and Labrador as a landmass with the surrounding ocean and bay. That's what I could easily identify. So I used that as a portal to capture a look beyond to mesas and other formations. The issue I could easily see was one of metering. Nearby was a rock formation very much in shadows while beyond was one caught in light from the early afternoon sun. In my mind, I wanted to replicate something I'd seen on the 500x site (500px.com/photo/235687343/tre-cimes-by-etienne-ruff), but how to bring something like that out? In the end, I decided to use the in-camera flash to brighten that nearby area while exposing for the ambient light beyond with the mesa. I was later able to bring out the colors and details in the shadowed area while working in Capture NX2 for the final image.
Tags: Azimuth 129 Big Spring Canyon Blue Skies Butte Canyon Walls Canyonlands Canyonlands National Park Canyons Capture NX2 Edited Central Canyonlands Color Efex Pro Colorado Plateau Confluence Overlook Trail Day 4 Desert Landscape Desert Mountain Landscape Desert Plant Life High Desert Hike to Confluence Overlook Hiking Trail Intermountain West Landscape Layers of Rock Looking SE Mesa Mesa off in Distance Nature Nature Trail Nikon D800E Outside Portal Portfolio Project365 Quebec-like Shape Sandstone Knobs Sandstone Pillars Sunny The Keyhole The Needles District Trail Utah High Desert Utah National Parks 2017 Utah United States
Argentique. Fujica ST 705
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