Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Colors of the canyon

This was taken last October during a trip from Phoenix to Chicago, most of it following old Route 66. I swung by the Grand Canyon late in the day, and while the rest of the tourists packed away their cameras after the sun had set, I set up a tripod and took long exposures of the canyon walls. It was as if the departure of the sun released all of the colors that had been imprisoned within the stone walls.

I added a slight bit of Orton processing to soften the look and play up the colors a bit more. Photo details: Taken from the Devil's Den overlook, South Rim. 30 seconds at f22, 100 ISO film.

Photo blogging: Ethan Meleg is a talented nature photographer and generously shares a number of tips for getting spectacular photos out in the field.

Photo find of the day: If you were standing on the moon early this morning, you would have seen a solar eclipse. We had to settle for a lunar eclipse here on earth. Here’s one taken last evening. Here’s an artful rendition of one.

Photograph © 2007 James Jordan.


Trish said...

Oh my, that is BEAUTIFUL!

Sandrine said...

The picture turned out beautiful! Well done.

Peter Martin Jorgensen said...

Wow. Totally blown away. Those color are VIBRANT! The shot looks great and I really like the angle you've shot at. Nice canyon shot

Tierre (TY-ree) said...

Awesome, man!