Took this shot while visiting you-know-where back in Feb 2013. It’s hard to take a bad picture with such surroundings. And snow in the desert always makes it especially lovely.
Thought it would make for an enjoyable RAW exercise to share. Here you are.
I originally produced a color rendition. And of course there are some spectacular hues to work with.
But having grown fond of B&W here’s a more subdued monochrome treatment…
Here’s the RAW (Canon T4i with 200mm/f2.8 at 1/1000s):
2013-02-20-8892.CR2 (22.4 MB)
My ART sidecar:
2013-02-20-8892.CR2.arp (29.0 KB)
For old time’s sake, here’s my original rendering from years ago:
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Grand indeed. Any image of the Grand Canyon needs depth, and yours does it well.
Two renditions, the first in color, with only the white balance tweaked from “as-shot” to emphasize the distance between the two walls:
But you’re right, the rock textures deserve monochrome treatment. I grayscaled it with just the red and blue channels, which did a different interpretation of depth:
Nice exercise - thanks!
Thanks for posting
Definitely works better in B & W
@dqpcoxeas Canyon Grande!
Thank you for the play.
Edit with GIMP and G’MIC:
RT 5.8-commit c113cffdf
2013-02-20-8892.jpg.out.pp3 (14.7 KB)
@RawConvert Yes, I believe this is how it looked when I visited in the late 1960s.
Impressive landscape and shot.