Return to Zion (56k is a Gentile)

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  1. voodoocat

    voodoocat ))<>(( Supporting Member

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    Without all those pesky TPF members around ;) Well Malachite and Photogoddess met us up there... We didn't have a whole lot of time to shoot photos. We arrived Friday at around 3:30 but by the time Mike and Tammy showed up it the light was gone. So Mike and I drove around in the morning but found s#$% for lighting so we returned to fill up on bacon at the breakfast buffet. We headed up towards the Temple of Seniwava and stopped a couple of times up the road to snap a few photos.

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    Michael was kind enough to let me try out the R72 filter and I grabbed this shot. Which is the same exact location for a shot from our first trip up that I turned to IR in photoshop.

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    After parking the lighting was kinda cool so I snapped a few photos. I knew from the first trip that the lighting on this trail would create 0 photo opps.

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    Here's one I thought looked good as a panoramic.

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    Here's a picture from the trail. I grabbed one picture with the IR filter and one without. The color shot was pasted on top and the blending mode changed to color.

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    After mulling around Springdale we caught the end of the light. I setup this shot when the light was barely touching the rock in the foreground. By the time I snapped it was gone. The rest of the shots are me chasing the last of the light.

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    Really nice shots :thumbup: The blended shot is great with the bright sun lit trees, and the soft water!
     
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    AIRIC TPF Noob!

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    Sweet! Wish I was there.

    Eric
     
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    Great photos! #2 is my favorite :D I'm glad you guys had a nice time!
     
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    :shock: red rock....red rock....red rock...... :slap!:

    Oh, excuse me. um. Yes. So, Zion.....:drool:


    I wonder if everyone appreciates how BIG that place is, how hard it is to capture a tiny slice in the viewfinder and convey the majesty that way..... :love:

    Beautiful work, Voods!! The light in the last few is just gorgeous. I wish the image sizes were bigger. :sniff:

    So, there're more shots coming? Yes? :)
     
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    aprilraven TPF Noob!

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    those shots are just gorgeous.... i think you did a great job capturing the beauty... really makes me wanna visit.....

    this is the voodoo that you do so well....( i couldnt resist...sorry, been dying to say that since i read your name ages ago....)
     
  7. voodoocat

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    And how much of a pain in the ass it is to get any good lighting. By the time the sun is over the canyon wall, it's high in the sky.

    :lol:
     
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    This is true. Southern Utah, and especially areas like Zion and Bryce Canyon, is a land deep contrasts - with the brightest of vivid blue skies and the deepest of dark shadows. So while it is complete eye candy to behold, it is also a challenge to shoot.

    I consider it my duty to get out there as often as possible until I have mastered it. :mrgreen:

    And for night photography, it's a photographer's dream! I'm thinking this time of year it was out of the question to get out there at night. brr-r-r-r-r-r.......

    How did Noah like it?? :heart: :)
     
  9. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Wow dude, you got some nice shots.:thumbup: Got to agree with Alison about #2
     
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    Noah loved the fruit from the breakfast buffet the most ;)

    He loved it there. He had permagrin when we were hiking which put smiles on everyone's face that passed us going the other way.
     
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    And I don't suppose you have a single shot of him with his permagrin. :x

    hmmm.....?
     
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    I took some video and Tammy took some family portraits for us.
     

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