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p.1 #1 · Before Sunrise, Grand Canyon [UPDATE WITH NEW VERSION]


I continue to look back at photos from the past in an attempt to improve upon the editing techniques that I originally attempted and hopefully be self-critical on what I would have done differently in the field.

I decided to visit the Grand Canyon in 2010 while on a business trip. This decision didn't happen until I was already in Vegas, so I really only packed for hot/warm weather. The morning of this photo it was below 30 degrees, and I arrived about an hour and a half before sunrise with just a t-shirt and shorts...not smart. I certainly wish I could go back in time and plan to wear some warm clothing, it would have made it so much more enjoyable this morning.


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Feb 10, 2013 at 07:08 PM
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p.1 #2 · Before Sunrise, Grand Canyon [UPDATE WITH NEW VERSION]


Hey Matthew,

Yeah, even a long pair of pants would have been great! But that must be a great business where you can wear just a t-shirt and shorts.

This is a very cool looking shot, the sky may be just a bit hot towards the sun, but overall I really like this one and the depth it has in it. A nice composition, and good processing. It's hard to tell you were shivering!

Jim



Feb 10, 2013 at 08:23 PM
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p.1 #3 · Before Sunrise, Grand Canyon [UPDATE WITH NEW VERSION]


Ha, for the business trip I had my suits with me, I would have looked pretty goofy standing in the dark photographing at the Grand Canyon in a suit I think!

Thanks for the comment Jim!




Feb 11, 2013 at 12:58 PM
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p.1 #4 · Before Sunrise, Grand Canyon [UPDATE WITH NEW VERSION]


I like the depth that is evident in this capture. Well done Matthew!
Douglas



Feb 11, 2013 at 01:14 PM
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p.1 #5 · Before Sunrise, Grand Canyon [UPDATE WITH NEW VERSION]


I really like the tonal range of the canyon. As Jim pointed out the sky towards the sunrise is a little hot..but nothing wrong with it.


Feb 11, 2013 at 04:32 PM
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p.1 #6 · Before Sunrise, Grand Canyon [UPDATE WITH NEW VERSION]


What we photographers have to suffer to get the shot!

Technically it is a great shot. Beautiful tones and nice depth. I don't have a problem with the hot bit. That very bright part in the foreground on the left does keep grabbing my attention however. If I cover it up the picture seems much more balanced. Perhaps you should consider darkening it.



Feb 11, 2013 at 07:52 PM
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p.1 #7 · Before Sunrise, Grand Canyon [UPDATE WITH NEW VERSION]


Thank you everyone for the comments and suggestions, I really appreciate it!

I have added a new version above that tries to implement a few of the suggestions mentioned, what do you think?



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p.1 #8 · Before Sunrise, Grand Canyon [UPDATE WITH NEW VERSION]


I prefer the update. The layers of the landscape look more natural here.


Feb 11, 2013 at 10:20 PM
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p.1 #9 · Before Sunrise, Grand Canyon [UPDATE WITH NEW VERSION]


Hey Matthew,

I like your edit, nice work on that. The couple of changes work well.

Jim



Feb 11, 2013 at 11:26 PM
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p.1 #10 · Before Sunrise, Grand Canyon [UPDATE WITH NEW VERSION]


I am glad the edits were worthwhile, and I really appreciate the feedback!


Feb 13, 2013 at 05:42 AM
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p.1 #11 · Before Sunrise, Grand Canyon [UPDATE WITH NEW VERSION]


You could do a graduated filter effect on that side of the sun.....?

Awesome shot...love the DOF on it!!



Feb 13, 2013 at 06:05 AM
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p.1 #12 · Before Sunrise, Grand Canyon [UPDATE WITH NEW VERSION]


Beautiful, Matthew. Prefer the lighting in the edited version. Well done.

Cheers,
Ed



Feb 13, 2013 at 07:47 PM
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p.1 #13 · Before Sunrise, Grand Canyon [UPDATE WITH NEW VERSION]


Grand Canyon shots rarely impress me. But this one is exquisite!


Feb 14, 2013 at 03:45 PM





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