Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sky Watch: Arizona Evening

I've pretty much finished going through and editing down my catalog, selecting and annotating images, to get it all organized and presentable for my rebuilt website.  It's finally up and running here at: www.AspectStudioPhotography.net.  The nice thing about it (and the main reason for the rebuild) is the integrated shopping cart and ordering system, which works really smoothly and easily on the front end (what visitors see) AND the back end, where I can manage and update everything so easily behind the scenes.
I looked around for quite a long time to find a hosting service that met my needs for professional quality design; easy to manage, self-fulfilled e-commerce (I do all my own printing); and slick, Flash-free presentation. PhotoShelter was the only one I found that has it all... short of a prohibitively expensive scratch-built site. I think it has a really clean, organized and interactive presentation that invites exploration and that's what I wanted.  Looking ahead, I will continue to add, subtract and reorganize, I'm sure... but I think it's pretty presentable from this point. Please check it out if you get a few minutes.
Since I've been spending so much time going through my archives and adjusting past work, this week's Sky Watch was actually done a couple of years back, at Monument Valley in NE Arizona. Only at sunrise and sunset do you get these beautiful deep desert colors of blue, purple and salmon. This is one of the iconic "Mitten" formations, seen in the setting sun's low angle light. Check out the Sky Watch page every weekend for interesting skies from all around the world.

16 comments:

J Bar said...

Spectacular shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Gaelyn said...

Such an incredible view and capture. Makes me terribly homesick for the canyon.

That's a major job you've done. Will check out the site.

Hope to see you posting more now.

ladyfi said...

Wow - that is a stunning shot! Pure classic.

forgetmenot said...

Too beautiful, but I have yet to see one of your photos that wasn't amazing. Mickie :)

msdewberry said...

Amazing shot. Love the sweet beautiful light.

Patrick said...

Wow Mark,

A classic view but always beautiful and impressive to see for me.

Debbie Smith said...

I've always wanted to go here ever since I was a little girl! Now, I live so close and still haven't made it there. Guess when I quit traveling to other far away places, I'll stay closer to home.
Have a fabulous Friday!
Debbie's Travels

storybeader said...

beautiful pic! And a great idea for buying off your new site. Need to check it out! {:-D

Fotokarusellen said...

Stunning. A very beautiful picture. Well done.
Have a nice weekend.

whatandysees said...

Nice "aspect"...... thanks for the opportunity to see what I wouldn't otherwise be able to gaze upon!.....:)

LauraX said...

magnificent!!

Betchai said...

the light and shadows are very inspiring, your shots always essay deeper meaning, been to your new site as well, it's very organized and easy to use, of course, picgtures are very well chosen, ohh ahhh each time :)

ros@dimaggio63 said...

Grandiosa foto !
Magnifica...
Buona giornata :)
Myriam

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PhotoDiction said...

Love the color in this. magnificent structure, rising so dramatically. The horizon adds a nice mystical feel to this.

ros@dimaggio63 said...

Happy Easter by Igor e Myriam :)