October 20th, 2011: The Shape of Things to Come
The Slide Rock area north of Sedona, Arizona is an awesome place to shoot. On a previous visit to Sedona I had the pleasure of meeting renown photographer Derek Von Briesen who turned me on to this spot (Thanks Derek!) The best time to shoot here is at first light when the sun reflects high on the canyon walls down into the creek which is still in shadow, but one can spend the better part of whole day taking images here. This outing also was the first with a new camera, the Canon 5D Mark II which I recently acquired to replace the 5D Classic. After shooting the lower section of the pools earlier, I hiked upstream a ways and spotted this view which caught my eye. I tried to use the shallow flow of the creek over the rocks as an interesting foreground element to frame the view of the canyon.
View of Oak Creek at Slide Rock. Sedona, Arizona
Canon 5D MkII, Contax T* Vario- Sonnar 35-70/f3.4,Circular Polarizer, 50mm @ f16- 3 Exposure HDR, ISO 50, Custom mode, Tripod. Lightroom 3, Photoshop CS5, Topaz Adjust.
Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.
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