Dry Grass in Zion
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AMaji
Registered: Apr 19, 2012
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There are many magnificent vistas in Zion, but sometimes the humble grass and weeds give us opportunities to make some nice images. Here is one that I like. I feel the way the DOF worked, it gives a 3D feel to the image. It is the humble grass acting as a back drop to the iconic peaks of Zion.

As usual, your comments and criticism are always welcome.

Thank you.



JimFox
Registered: Jan 11, 2005
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Hey Maji,

This is a very good shot demostrating how to use limited DOF. You did a good job here.

Jim



gordon l
Registered: Aug 17, 2005
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Very nice framing here. The lines and curves work well for me.



AMaji
Registered: Apr 19, 2012
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Thank you Jim and Gordon.



Callisto
Registered: Apr 25, 2008
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Nice job with DOF, it gives an interesting look both to the shrub and the background rocks. The shrub looks to be Rabbit brush which produces a late season yellow flower in late summer and fall.



scraptag
Registered: Feb 28, 2012
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I'm so sorry that you have had 229 views and only 5 comments. I think this is an amazing picture! I love the perspective and I think the back ground is just the right amount of blur!
Thank you for sharing!



Lee Saxon
Registered: Jun 07, 2012
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Good composition.

What lens did you use? I'm not loving the bokeh.



Charlie Shugart
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AMaji,
An interesting approach, and you did it well.
Strictly a subjective thing, but I'm undecided if I like it as done here.
I think I'm a bit thrown off by the richness of the background reds.
Just $.02 .
Charlie



AMaji
Registered: Apr 19, 2012
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Thank you everyone for your comments.

Charlie, I will take your suggestion and see if I pull the reds down... how it will look like.

Lee, it is the lowly 28-300VR on my D300. No doubt the bokeh is jittery.

Scraptag, thanks for the comments. It is okay about the number of comments. Many people just view and that is a good thing by itself Of course, it is better to have more comments.

Callisto, thank you for identifying the plant. It must be Rabbit Brush because it was in Fall.



AMaji
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Here is a version with the reds in the background toned down as per Charlie's suggestion.



bshamilton
Registered: Aug 28, 2005
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Great comp and dof. Delightful image.
I like the edit just a touch better.

Barry



sozypozy
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I love the image, the colors are great and the composition is really nice.



AMaji
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Thank you Barry and Sozypozy.



Sunny Sra
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Nicely done! what is that red dot to the left of the brush?



AMaji
Registered: Apr 19, 2012
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Thank you Sunny... I believe it is the tail light of an automobile.



Bryan Mordt
Registered: Mar 17, 2002
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I like the second image better as well, nice job.



Tuan Le
Registered: Jan 24, 2012
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Lovely image. The dof works well and the 2nd image is the better of the two for me.



AMaji
Registered: Apr 19, 2012
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Thank you Bryan and Tuan. I think it is just different WB settings.



Jon Buffington
Registered: Jun 04, 2007
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Beautiful capture and also love the dof



teked
Registered: Sep 06, 2006
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Lovely image. Definitely prefer the edited version. The softer hues seem to lend themselves better with the dof in the shot. Very nice.

Cheers,
Ed



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