Two photos from a canyon

CornflakeCornflake Major grinsArizonaRegistered Users Posts: 2,599 Major grins
edited January 15, 2020 in Landscapes

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  • denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Major grins North Andover, MASuper Moderators Posts: 12,673 moderator

    I like them both but I prefer the second photo, I think because of the contrast between the rocks and the water / reflection.

  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 2,500 Major grins

    Hey Don, I like both of these, but like Denise I like the second better. In the first one, although I like the composition of the different rock textures and colors and the flowing water surface with the orange-y reflection, there is something about the angle that just very slightly bugs me, but I can't really express why.

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins ArizonaRegistered Users Posts: 2,599 Major grins

    Denise, Sara, thanks very much for the comments.

  • kurzvorzwoelfkurzvorzwoelf Straight from the trenches Stuttgart, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 312 Major grins

    I also like them both a lot. The rocks have very neat colors and textures, and the light was about right for giving a great sense of depth. I prefer #1, because the orange is more subtle. In #2, it steals the show a little from the beautiful rocks for me.

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  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins ArizonaRegistered Users Posts: 2,599 Major grins

    kurzvorzwoelf, thanks. The orange area is the reflection of a canyon wall that was lighting up. You're right that the challenge with number 2 was to keep the orange area from stealing the show. I slightly increased the saturation of everything else and reduced the saturation of the orange. The orange is still a bit preemptive but then it was to my eye as well. :)

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