Grand Canyon - How to improve?

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  1. gtkelly

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    Here's a shot I took from the south rim of the Grand Canyon a few weeks ago. How could I improve it?

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    Some of the rocks in the canyon seem a little washed out to me.
    I also think a little less of that bush on the left would have been better.
    Just my opinion...
     
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    I think the trees being blurred seem a little bit distracting...
     
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    Polarizing filter would have been useful...
     
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    Thanks for the feedback everyone. I'm a rank beginner with a new camera, photoshop, and enough knowledge to hurt myself! This is appreciated.
     
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    This looks like it was taken in afteroon.
    Try closer to sundown or dawn.
     
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    just levels and some saturation in photoshop help it a bit.

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    :thumbup: heres the real help, and a different shooting location that doesn't have shrubbery in the picture
     
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    What would a polarizing filter do?
     
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    In a nutshell:

    Light is normally coming at you from all angles. Polarizers only allow light that is in a particular plane through to the film/sensor. This will increase saturation and contrast in both color and b&w shots. Because it is only allowing light from a particular angle/plane through, it cuts down on the noise created by reflections off of atmospheric particles. Simply put, it can help cut through haze.
     
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    is it similar to a UV filter, or completely different ball park?
     
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    I agree here... and really deepen the colors, the reds of the canyon should POP! Polorizing can help, but photoshop can do the same effect.
     

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