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Old 06-16-2017, 04:16 PM   #1
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Coconino National Forest, Arizona

I was there for a while on Monday and Tuesday. Great place.





I also like that one in black and white.



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Old 06-17-2017, 10:47 AM   #2
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Lovely series!!

I love the tiny little flowers in front of the foreground rock in the first image. it gives it that much more depth. The sky is beautiful here.

I like both versions of the aspens - probably lean towards the color version as slightly stronger. The backlit situation here makes the contrast duller in the B&W version - only on the trees, of course, the sunlit foliage is lovely in B&W.

The perspective in the last one is just classic!

Nice work!
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Old 06-17-2017, 12:36 PM   #3
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Thanks very much, Terri. I took the last one lying on my back.

I think you're right about the color v. BW question. Color gives more separation between the sky and the foliage.

I found the conditions challenging--cloudless skies and wind--and the conditions largely dictated what kinds of compositions would work.
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Old 06-18-2017, 04:22 PM   #4
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That's a lot of the challenge with most of red rock country - the skies are such a hard clear blue, beautiful but not exactly adding drama to the landscape! The Golden Hour is the photographer's best friend out there in the absence of clouds.

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Old 06-18-2017, 09:44 PM   #5
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The last half of June is always when we set temperature records. It's not fun, but it's part of the the price we pay for living here.
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Stunning shots, Fox Paw! And such detail...I love the little starburst-like look of the flowers dotting the foreground in the first one (with the lovely colour of the red hills in the background). And the shot looking up at the sundappled trees really appeals to me
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Thanks very much, Anty. These were the only shots worth keeping but I've made trips where the total was zero, so I'm content!
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