Lake Powell and Glen Canyon Dam


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Title     Lake Powell and Glen Canyon Dam
Photographer     ruthiek/Ruth (421) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user
Portfolio     Psig trip 2007
Categories     Architecture
Travel
photoSIG trips/meets
Camera     Canon EOS 10D
Content advisory     G (general audiences)
Submitted     May 21, 2007 3:28:34 PM CDT
Views     1,379
Rating     2 Thumb-up

Part of out diversion from the main Photosig trip we went to Glen Canyon Dam, which forms one end of Lake Powell. It was tough to show the hills, sky, lake and height of the dam, buthere's my attempt. To see more pics from the Photosig trip, visit http://adventuresofthetravellingbag.blogspot.com/

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Thumb-up Thumb-up    from fotoguy20d/Dan (8,224) Send mail to this user on May 21, 2007 4:11:41 PM CDT (2) Early critique

Ruth,

I enjoy seeing southwest photos. Thanks for sharing this one.

This is a good composition - if it were mine, I would look at cropping on the left side, perhaps to where the "bridge" meets the rock. Also, as mentioned previously, you need to punch up the levels - some more contrast, maybe a saturation adjustment on the colors, and this photo will pop.

Dan

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From ruthiek/Ruth (421) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on May 21, 2007 5:56:36 PM CDT

Hi Dan, Yeah I see what you mean about the crop - do you think the proportions would be OK then, or would you crop elsewhere too. Thanks for the comments :-)

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Thumb-up    from bgparker/Bruce (3,116) Send mail to this user on May 21, 2007 4:00:54 PM CDT (4) Early critique

I can't exactly agree with the previous critic giving a 1TD. But everyone has their opinion ! I've been here, and the engineering is impressive and the scenery around about is impressive. How would I improve this shot .... well, I think I would get it in PS and adjust the levels/contrast. The sharpness and DOF all look good. I think I might try the shadow highlighter to try getting a bit more detail there...not too much. It is challenging lighting. Most photos on this site could be thought of as snap shots ...including my own. So you're by no means alone. We come here to learn and not to be be told we are lazy and should get up early. Granted, that is a good time for photographs.

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From ctonnemakers/Chris (962) Send mail to this user on May 21, 2007 4:15:40 PM CDT

I did not call anyone lazy. The time of getting up or going to bed has little to do with laziness! 1TD is described as "Uninspired and uninteresting" If there is one geographical area that has been photographed a lot it is the grand canyon, so competition for this part is though, this shot I find "Uninspired and uninteresting" hence the 1TD. Even though I do not agree with your rating, I do find your critique helpfull, in case you wonder... Chris

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From bgparker/Bruce (3,116) Send mail to this user on May 21, 2007 6:05:00 PM CDT

Apologies, maybe I got out the wrong side today !

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From ruthiek/Ruth (421) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on May 21, 2007 5:55:19 PM CDT

As I said in the reply to Chris we were passing through so although I love the soft light of dawn and dusk too there was no chance to wait for that. This is the photo straight out of the camera, not cropped only resized, so I sure could learn about levels in photoshop to make a fairly classic shot a little stronger. Thanks for your comment.

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Thumb-down    from ctonnemakers/Chris (962) Send mail to this user on May 21, 2007 3:50:18 PM CDT (4) Early critique

Sorry, but I think this shot is completely boring. Too harsh light, no interesting colours, nothing is happening. Just a holiday snap. The only thing missing is mum and the kids standing in the foreground. SO to improve...Get out of bed early or stay up late and catch that golden hour around sunset and sunrise, get yourself a nice wide angle lens, a polariser filetr and try again...Chris

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From ruthiek/Ruth (421) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on May 21, 2007 5:53:18 PM CDT

Hi Chris, You are not far off the mark LOL This was a quick stop on our route from Sedona, Arizona to Moab, Utah on the Photsig trip this Spring. So I had no chance to wait for nice light or anything, and took some shots trying to show the hugeness of the dam - not sure it really worked. Thanks for your comment.

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From ctonnemakers/Chris (962) Send mail to this user on May 22, 2007 1:06:55 PM CDT

I looked at the other pictures in your blog, and put in context it starts telling a story, on it's own I stick to my initial fell. Chris

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