A hike in a canyon

CornflakeCornflake Major grinsPosts: 2,239Registered Users Major grins

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.

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  • denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Major grins North Andover, MAPosts: 12,008Super Moderators moderator

    Oh, there are some beautiful shots in this batch! The first one is very peaceful.

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,239Registered Users Major grins

    Thanks very much, Denise. :)

  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Posts: 20,252Super Moderators moderator

    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.

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  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,239Registered Users Major grins

    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.

  • dlplumerdlplumer Major grins Posts: 8,023Registered Users Major grins

    I really like #5. The others are technically good with sweet colors, but the compositions are not great imo.

  • Giovanni_BertagnaGiovanni_Bertagna Pietrasanta (LU) ItalyPosts: 6Registered Users Big grins
    I really like the # 4, it transmits the atmosphere of autumn. <3

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  • roaddog52roaddog52 Major grins In the sticks, NE of SeattlePosts: 999Registered Users Major grins

    A wonderful set. it's interesting how we all "See" differently. #3 and #4 capture my attention!

    Phil

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  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,239Registered Users Major grins

    Thanks for all the comments. I'm not at all surprised by the differing responses.

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,346Registered Users Major grins

    Exceptional captures! Joy of nature brought home! Cheers Don!

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,239Registered Users Major grins

    Thanks very much, Taz.

  • kdogkdog artistically challenged San Jose, CAPosts: 11,293Administrators moderator

    Great set, Don. I like 'em all.

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,239Registered Users Major grins

    Joel, thank you.

  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainPosts: 18,660Administrators, Vanilla Admin moderator

    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.

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,239Registered Users Major grins

    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.

  • bfluegiebfluegie Big grins IndianaPosts: 321Registered Users Major grins

    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.

    ~~Barbara
  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 12,059Administrators moderator

    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.

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  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,239Registered Users Major grins

    bfluegie, David, thanks for the comments. I'm glad to see the varying responses.

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