19 | December
"High Above Castle Rock"
General: 5:11 PM on 11/13/05 | Canon 20D
Technical: 1/60sec | f/5.0 | 41mm (66mm) | ISO-200
Lens: EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Exposure Mode: Tv (Shutter Priority)
Exposure Bias: +0
Flash: No

This is the first of a set of two images that I shot of Castle Rock during my first trip to Sedona about a month ago. These are both high contrast/low saturation images. The sunlit red rock is very hard to process and make it come out anywhere close to what it actually looked like, so I decided to see what a some desaturation would look like...and you know me and desaturated, high contrast skys. I think the combination of the two (rock and sky) came out quite well. I am especially fond of the contrast in the sky.

These images may appear too contrasted or dark, but I intended to process them that way. I think this is one of those love/hate procesing styles. Maybe I'll like it less as I look at it more, but I quite like this shot.

Also, I want to wish my brother, Brent, a happy 16th birthday!


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categories: desert landscape nature

Thoughts of: @lbedo
December 19th, 2005 at 3:03 PM

This is awesome !

Where is this place actually ? This is so beautiful !

Did you use your pol filter for this one (I guess you couldn't resist !).

Thoughts of: Alec Long
December 21st, 2005 at 9:07 AM

Amazing, Ryan. I really like this one. I agree that it may be a touch too dark, but the mood and balance are pretty darn nice. :)

Thoughts of: Mom
December 22nd, 2005 at 1:23 PM

The shadows make this very interesting. I like the color and contrast of the sky, too.

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