Photograph Review: Zion National Park Grand View

I apologize for the long hiatus again.  That small cold turned big and was rather annoying.  Well I’m back to not being sick but flat on my back after a day of laundry and sitting at my desk working with Bryce.  I hope to work more in Bryce as it is a very cool program.

Back to the topic of the day an excellent landscape photograph called Zion National Park Grand View by LilRedPhotography.  Sometimes it’s the simple grace of a scene that catches my eye now that it’s there it’s time for the pro’s and con’s.


What I like about this piece is the simplicity. The shot is enhanced by the great cloud cover and sky activity.  The wild brush in the foreground provides good coverage and helps lead the eye deeper into the shot.  This is one of those shots that draws your eyes in and keeps it there, which is hard to accomplish but wonderful addition to this work.

The only negative I can see is the large shadow from some object off frame left dropping down across the hill.  Should this shot have been taken with a Nikon DSLR Active D-Lighing on or with any camera, and stable tripod a -2EV to +2EV shots combined to form that HDR would have removed this shadow.  I’ve noticed that in camera HDR’s  may not always give you the range your looking for.  Raw shooting still seems to work best for me.

All in all a wonderful photograph with excellent composition, color tones, and balance.  The shadow, though out of place does little to hinder the beauty of the shot.  I would have to rate this piece at a 7 out of 10.  Great Job and I look forward to seeing more.


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