Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Orange Swirl - Snow Canyon

This is a view from up on the petrified dunes, as seen from a distance in my last post's panorama. After the heavy rain, I had lots of nice little reflecting pools of water to work with, which was a rare treat in a normally bone dry location such as this. Challenging though to balance the sky, constantly changing from dark to very bright, with the rocky foreground.. especially shooting with film and a manual light meter. For those of you who have only ever worked with a high tech digital camera, working with a low-tech (or in this case, "no-tech") camera is a considerably slower experience, and in the situations of constantly changing light, you have to really be on your toes. Have to be aware of the smaller dynamic range too, but when you get it right.. wow. This one is a full frame scan of a glorious sheet of 4x5 Velvia. To me at least, no digital photo will ever be as satisfying as getting one of these babies back from the processor. 

5 comments:

NatureFootstep said...

Never heard of that canyon but it seems as beautiful as the others.

I like to work with manual settings. Mostly because that is how I started. .)

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I have been pretty much missing in action, for nearly 3 weeks, and trying to get a little bit caught up. What a splendid image...really wonderful~

Mark Alan Meader said...

Thank you Mary.. good to hear from you. Hope you have a very Happy New Year!

Patrick said...

Very nice work Mark and beautiful place btw.

Merry Christmas to you and a wonderful year in 2013.

Patrick

ros@dimaggio63 said...

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from our home to yours, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas !
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