So if you followed my last blog, you will know I’ve been playing around a new “darkroom” system and using USA pics to try it out. Here is a shot I took on Shenandoah’s Skyline Drive at sunrise earlier this year. It was a truly remarkable drive and I hope I get back again sometime. I hope everyone has a happy weekend.
Here’s a bonus shot taken the same morning.
Ever since I saw an image like this many years ago, I have been waiting for an opportunity where a number of ridges are lit showing each ridge slightly brighter to the horizon. I took this in Shenadoah NP in April.
I took this on a wonderful road/rail trip through the USA in Sept 2015. This was one of the many jaw-dropping vistas we were treated to on that trip.
I took this last year on a fantastic sunrise jeep ride.
Facing the Capitol Building is the Supreme Court, looking powerful under gathering clouds.
Reflections of the Capital Building. There are some nice reflective tiles outside the building.
I struggled to get an reasonable dynamic range with this exposure. My processing software (Lightroom) has a new de-haze function and this has helped on the sky. Half Dome is now more visible in the distance and the treatment in shadows in the valley hopefully a little more subtle.
What an incredible place, the Grand Canyon is. I spent a lovely couple of hours watching the sunset over the canyon in the company of around 50 photographers, each hoping to get an original take on this view. I just managed to get a standard postcard image. But I’m happy that I had the opportunity to visit this site place which just fills you with awe.
Early morning in Monument Valley and a perfectly still lake provides a mirror to the sandstone monoliths.
Apparently I didn’t get around to posting a picture of the Grand Canyon. What a place!! Awesome doesn’t begin to cover it. It is also about impossible to photograph in any way that conveys the scale of the thing. Here’s one of the million of pictures I took. All of them rather diminishes the canyon by being reduced to 3,000 x 2,000 pixels