I've decided I should quit identifying where photos were shot, but there are quite a few canyons around that look a lot like this one. Criticism is always appreciated.
Oh, there are some beautiful shots in this batch! The first one is very peaceful.
Thanks very much, Denise.
I very much like numbers 4 and 5, but they all have redeeming qualities.
Number 4 in particular has some great contrasts (color, texture, shape) which spark interest while the radiant yellow leaves help to punch out that bush as the primary subject. Amazingly well seen, composed, processed and presented.
ziggy, thank you. Numbers 4 and 5 are probably the best stand-alone photos but I thought I'd try to convey the entire experience. I was gloomy when I set out due to a couple of difficult funerals and a lot of horrendous news. The wilder places offer great therapy.
I really like #5. The others are technically good with sweet colors, but the compositions are not great imo.
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A wonderful set. it's interesting how we all "See" differently. #3 and #4 capture my attention!
Thanks for all the comments. I'm not at all surprised by the differing responses.
Exceptional captures! Joy of nature brought home! Cheers Don!
Thanks very much, Taz.
Great set, Don. I like 'em all.
Joel, thank you.
Nice variety. Is #2 a reflection shot? Looks that way, but I'm not entirely sure. #3 and #5 have a graphic art quality that's very appealing to me. Fine work all around.
Thanks, Richard. No, the second one isn't a reflection. I darkened everything but the leaves, which I suspect is what made it appear to be one.
I think I like #1 and #4 best. #1 is a peaceful scene with lots of color. I think the stream gives it a feeling of direction. I want to be walking there. The rest of the images concentrate on individual elements which I also like. The lone yellow tree with the foreground red rocks is my favorite. Great set. I may have to hike a few Arizona canyons if a lot of them look like this. Beautiful.
Really liking this set. The second is very interesting. If I had found that one I would have probably spent a good deal of time on that tree getting a lot of angles on it. The background sets off those golden leaves. While it looks like you didn't get direct sunlight, what was there was favorable for shooting.
bfluegie, David, thanks for the comments. I'm glad to see the varying responses.
All are great but my favorite is #5. I like the repetitive pattern in the rocks and the similar pattern in the branches. I wish the tree was a bit darker for more contrast but I like it regardless.
Very nice - I like #4 the most
Lauren, jerry, thanks for the comments!