This was taken while hiking the Paria River Trail that winds its way from UT into AZ. The canyon walls glow when the light bounces off them, but in this composition the back wall needed a far amount of burning in PS.
36mm, iso64, 1/8sec, f16
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Very enjoyable composition to me. Without the stream, the receding lines would be quite nice, but the stream breaks and elaborates that geometry nicely. For me, the colors in the stream are wonderful and the left and right walls are very successful. If you made a tiny crop of the top to delete the almost-white top rim of the bright area, I think the image would be even more inviting.
By the way, the old truck image on your website is a truck I have photographed also … Sept 5 Weekly challenge.
Hi Anna, what a beautiful location and well titled; I like the intimate nature of this landscape. The curving stream makes me want to follow it further along. The green vegetation provides a welcome change of texture and color with all the rocks in the scene. I would like to see the foreground and middle rocks a bit brighter, but you had quite a wide range in here to deal with, so that may not have been possible with the sunlit background.
A photographer friend has invited me numerous times on shooting trips to some of his favorite canyons in SE Utah. I haven’t done much camping but it’s evident, after this experience, there’s a benefit to embracing a few nights of sleeping in a tent.