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Making the most of the early afternoon as I was passing Zabriski’s point en route LV airport
The contrast suggests a black and white trial
I am honestly looking to process this in black and white because of the contrasting patterns and the fact that i took this midday
Does this strike out well in black and white ?
nothing in particular - F8 handheld with a circular polarizer
I knew that the landscape in this area is breath taking - especially early morning. GIven the patterns of the rock formations, I also thought that this would do well in black and white
Hello Karl, thanks for sharing this image of a great location! I believe you have done a strong job of making a “keeper” out of a challenging, harsh situation. Your processing really brought out the textures, particularly in the background of the image. Probably a good call to go with the black and white processing. I like that you kept the sky a bit flat, I think if you had pulled out more contrast it would have just competed with the foreground and detracted overall. One thing I would suggest, due to how high contras the image is, it ends up looking a bit flat. I would consider lifting the blacks and applying that selectively to the background mountains. This could help separate your foreground structures form the background mountains and provide some depth.
wow, that is a beautiful image. There are so many textures and patterns to explore. It must be breathtaking to this fantastic landscape with your own eyes.
If I were to change something about the picture, it would be a small detail. There is a bright area in the LLC that draws my eye. I would darken this area a bit so it doesn’t stand out so much in the foreground.