Saturday, October 9, 2010

Faerieland

Now there IS an actual area of Bryce named Fairyland Point, but this is NOT it:) I just thought the name so appropriate for this scene, taken not too long after the one in my last post... these clouds are the fringe areas of the storm seen in that shot.  I don't think you can find shapes and textures like this anywhere else in the world.  Although the colors here are fantastic, I find them almost a distraction in a heavily textured view like this, especially in mid-day light where they are much too harsh for my taste, thus the black and white treatment. For most of the day, the clouds were softening the light, making it much nicer to work in color and the rain showers really seem to intensify the red in the soil when it gets wet.
Color stuff coming up next....

8 comments:

jeannette said...

True, colors can be overpowering, and combines with so many forms as in your pics it's almost too many stimuli.

storybeader said...

what a contrast! If the clouds weren't out, the area could almost be a sand castle... but I believe you were there {:-D Cute name, too!

Carolyn Ford said...

Red Rock Country can get a bit over-powering for the camera at times. Your black and white treatment is outstanding! It does look like a giant sand-castle.

earthtoholly.com said...

Wow. This is just gorgeous...and I don't know if I'd have the smarts to put it in b&w...I'm never sure. But this is just right. Can't wait to see the colors, though...

betchai said...

for the two times i went there, i was lucky enough to have some rain that enhanced the redness of the soil. can't wait for your colored pictures, you make me miss Utah again :(

Patrick said...

Looks to be another amazing place Mark and your b&w process is also amazing !

daphne sy said...

nice photos. . so in love with it=)
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Daniel Espinoza said...

Superb B&W. Great contrast.