This year it was my first visit to Grand Canyon. Due to my flight cancellation in Toronto I had to change itinerary of my driving trip through the land of canyons. It meant that instead of 2 days dedicated to exploration of Grand Canyon I had only 1 day.
The good new was that weather was great with the regards to travel and landscape photography. It was sunny, the air was crystal clear and with thick white clouds.
I took many of the photos trying to maximize the effect of dramatic skies over the Grand Canyon. But for the featured photo I took different approach. I decided to emphasize different types canyon’s textures and colors by excluding sky completely.
By processing bracketed shots as HDR (High Dynamic Range Photography) allowed me to make textures the focal point of the photo.
Deconstructing Featured Photo
Camera: Canon 60D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm
Focal Length: 33mm
Bracketing: 3 shots (-2, 0, +2)
Tripod: FEISOL Tournament CT-3442 (my FEISOL Tournament CT-3442 Review).
Ballhead: FEISOL CB-40D
Lightroom: import, tagging, export to Photomatix
Photomatix: I used 3 images to tone map image (-2, 0, +2 ), 16-bit tiff image was exported to Lightroom.
Lightroom: straightening, cropping, export as PSD image
Photoshop: cleaning, contrast
– Topaz Detail was used to enhance details everywhere