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This was taken on my winter annual trip to the SW this year. Most of the time, I end up with clear skies over the GC, but this time there was one morning when I had some really colorful clouds overhead at sunrise.

This image was a blended shot of several exposures to capture the tonal range. Let me know what you think and thanks for looking

Note - the second shot is a re-try based on the (much appreciated) advice in this thread. C&C is always welcome, that's why I like posting here












Edited on Feb 05, 2013 at 02:55 AM · View previous versions



Feb 04, 2013 at 08:27 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · UPDATED - Grand Canyon Winter Sunrise


I think that it has great color, great light and great composition, not to mention a cool starburst. Very nice image.

Julian



Feb 04, 2013 at 09:50 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · UPDATED - Grand Canyon Winter Sunrise


Very nice Steve.



Feb 04, 2013 at 09:54 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · UPDATED - Grand Canyon Winter Sunrise


Pretty! Well done.


Feb 04, 2013 at 11:57 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · UPDATED - Grand Canyon Winter Sunrise


Hey Steve,

Pretty cool here. I like the look of this, yet there is a part of me that says it's a bit too bright in areas away from the sun's direction. But the overall detail is really cool, so take my thoughts with a grain of salt...

Jim



Feb 05, 2013 at 12:02 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · UPDATED - Grand Canyon Winter Sunrise


great scene. Though it does strike me as a bit harsh. Too much black, almost too sharp.


Feb 05, 2013 at 12:30 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · UPDATED - Grand Canyon Winter Sunrise


Completely amazing image; nicely done.


Feb 05, 2013 at 12:38 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · UPDATED - Grand Canyon Winter Sunrise


A little crunchy for me and a bit bright in the shadowed areas, but other than that it's a wonderful image. That starburst is pretty darn cool!


Feb 05, 2013 at 02:09 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · UPDATED - Grand Canyon Winter Sunrise


Thanks for all the kind words and suggestions. I've added a second image at the top with a just a little darker shadows and less sharpening (I think I forgot to double-check it when I used my web-size action PS - I agree the first try was a bit too crunchy)

Thanks for the suggestions, I really appreciate your advice.



Feb 05, 2013 at 02:58 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · UPDATED - Grand Canyon Winter Sunrise


The update looks even better Steve. Wish I could have been there!


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · UPDATED - Grand Canyon Winter Sunrise


Fantastic shooting Steve! Such a beautiful place and you captured it very well.

-Quang



Feb 05, 2013 at 03:37 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · UPDATED - Grand Canyon Winter Sunrise


Still needs to be softer for my taste. I knocked a bunch of clarity and contrast out... adding a bit more vibrance back and like the look better. IMO, the contrast/clarity on the rocks is distracting in an otherwise mellow shot.


Feb 05, 2013 at 03:42 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · UPDATED - Grand Canyon Winter Sunrise


Hey Steve,

I like the edit, it's not much difference, but enough to make a difference.

Jim



Feb 05, 2013 at 08:35 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · UPDATED - Grand Canyon Winter Sunrise


The edit is better, but the parts that should be in shadow are still too light for my tastes.


Feb 05, 2013 at 09:47 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · UPDATED - Grand Canyon Winter Sunrise


Nice freakin catch! Dig the shot and great sky!

aF



Feb 05, 2013 at 10:35 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · UPDATED - Grand Canyon Winter Sunrise


Absolutly wonderful shot with great processing. Love it.

Roman



Feb 05, 2013 at 01:13 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · UPDATED - Grand Canyon Winter Sunrise


Nice shot, but looks like two identical images to me.


Feb 05, 2013 at 04:13 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · UPDATED - Grand Canyon Winter Sunrise


Jeffrey wrote:
Nice shot, but looks like two identical images to me.


I was thinking the same thing. I keep trying to see what is different between the two images.

But overall, great work!

-Nick



Feb 05, 2013 at 05:07 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · UPDATED - Grand Canyon Winter Sunrise


I'm a sucker for sunbursts. Great job. I don't mind the lighter shadows, from my experience light really tends to bounce around those sandstone canyons and helps fill in the shadows.


Feb 05, 2013 at 05:39 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · UPDATED - Grand Canyon Winter Sunrise


I like a lot about the shot but being too sharp hurts it. It could be the compression causing that over-sharpened too. Have a full-res we can look at?


Feb 05, 2013 at 05:58 PM
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