Tuesday, October 9, 2012

From Medicine Hat To Monument Valley

13 comments:

Japy said...

Great photo. Greetings.

kingfishertype97 said...

This is a superb view I have never seen before. There is no landscape like this in Japan. Thank you.

Andrey Salikov said...

thanks. the excellent photograph, dreamy

Joop Zand said...

This is really a fantastic shot Stephen.... good work again.

Regads, Joop

Rose said...

Most beautiful series of photographs you have captured!

Dave King said...

Fabulous image.

Jack Brooks said...

Hi Stephen,
I look in on your blog regularly to admire the images that you post.

I think this one is great; the way the road leads your eye to the mountain in the background is a nice composition.

Do you have a trick or two that you wish to reveal for getting the correct exposure?

Regards

Jack

WPgirl said...

Breath taking.

Red Shoes said...

Augh!!! Ive been down that road several times... I always expect to see Forrest Gump and those runners heading towards me...

~shoes~

Montanagirl said...

Love this one. The road appears to go on forever! And the colors are gorgeous.

Stephen Baird said...

jack brooks,
hope you come back to read this. i was disappointed in many of my shots taken in the desert like conditions for years. they always appeared burned up. they always looked better to the eye than on camera. i think they always look better in person ... but i have been happier recently with desert shots by doing two things.

1. purchase a polarizer that youo don't have to remove from your camera. get one you can rotate to adjust the polorization. it's like a good pair of sunglasses on your lens. colors immediately become a little more rich.

2. when dealing with those bright bright situations i generally adjust the exposure value to -0.7 EV which underexposes the shot leaving more saturation to play with in the original photo.

now, here's the beautiful thing about this ... i don't really GET IT all. i am still learning! i may not be saying this all correct but this is the best way i can tell you that i was able to keep color in the photo.

when you have more color left to play with you generally can produce a more appealing look. some people say the desert is void of color. a good photographer knows that the desert is rich with color ... but you have to shoot it right. it sure is different than shooting illinois corn fields.

best of luck!

photographers ... any more advice out there?

nikonsniper steve

Vivian said...

For some reason, as I first viewed this photo, I was reminded of The Wizard of Oz.
I love this one!

WPgirl said...

Run Forest run.