View Full Version : Bryce Canyon, Utah

10-28-2011, 09:04 AM
What a spectacular place. It frustrates me to no end that I can't seem to capture how stunning it is in an image. But, it is fun to try! I started out shooting with a wide angle lens but found that all the details were being lost. So I switched to my 28-300mm f 3.5-5.6 IS and tried to concentrate on isolating particular features and details.

I like the rich deep colors in this image. I tend to slightly underexpose in order to bring out the details and saturate the colors. I also like the way that the features in the center of the frame are bathed in sunlight while the surrounding areas are dark. Kind of a nice, natural vignette in the image.

I don't like the lack of what I would call intimacy in this image. It is ok for an overview but I don't think it really draws you in. I like images that place you in the location or moment. I think this one just makes you curious. Not a terrible thing, but more of a challenge for me to get the viewer more involved. Do you know what I mean?

10-28-2011, 02:18 PM
I gotta get there one day...
i like the comp here.
Just curious, was the image more than 275 k before u uploaded it? If so, that's what is accounting for some of the softness i see in this image.
The board compresses images that are >than 275 k.
Personally I always upload at around 175-225k and it works very well. hope that helps - marko

10-28-2011, 07:19 PM
Yes, this was 675K when I uploaded it. I will keep the size in mind next time. Thanks Marko!

10-28-2011, 09:18 PM
Quite a view! I like that you left in couple of trees in the lower left.

10-28-2011, 09:26 PM
Beautiful place, Dan!!! I was there about 20 years ago. Is this image cropped any? I was wondering what it would look if we could see more of the top of the canyon on the other side.

As for making sure it is less than 275kb in size if you upload it, I uploaded an image that was 274.9kb, and it still made it soft due to the compression.

10-31-2011, 03:36 PM
That is how I framed this image to avoid a blown out sky. The afternoon sun was above the rim so I was shooting right into it.