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Dvir Barkay
01-20-2014, 11:49 AM

The powerful sandstone curves of White Pocket Arizona. A storm was brewing in the distance, and it made for a great sky to go with the dramatic sandstone. I think White Pocket is one of the most amazing, yet least known landscapes of the United States.

Sony A100, Sony 16-50/2.8 SSM
16mm, f/8, ISO 100 Handheld

(Hope I didn't post it too big?)

David Stephens
01-21-2014, 11:00 AM
Yes indeed, great leading lines and textures. The horizon near the top looks to me like it needs a CC rotation.

Dvir Barkay
01-21-2014, 11:36 AM
Thank you for the comments. I rotated it a bit and did a couple minor adjustments, better?

Don Railton
01-21-2014, 11:13 PM
Hi Dvir

Amazing looking rock, STRONG lines, nicely composed. Not so keen on the smudgy dark cloud top left hand corner, think I would have preferred more of the right hand sort of cloud but maybe that's the storm cloud you wanted.. No biggie..


Dvir Barkay
01-21-2014, 11:16 PM
I personally like the dramatic touch, but its not like I had too much of a choice as that cloud was there, and it was the beginning of a brewing storm so soon after the whole sky was stormy. Thank you for the feedback, much appreciated.

Don Railton
01-21-2014, 11:25 PM
Feedback..No Problem. To expand further, the niggle with that cloud is that its closely toned to the rock at that point which softens the outline of the rock IMHO.. I know you could not do anything about it and its trivial actually... is the rock colourful??

Dvir Barkay
01-21-2014, 11:30 PM
No its white, the darker rocks in the image are red. There is also some yellow/orange, but that is in the background rocks. I could do some more contrast and try to separate the rocks from the sky, but it was taken on my first photo trip back when I shot jpegs, so I am not sure how it will hold.

Don Railton
01-21-2014, 11:35 PM
I have some images taken in the Northern part of Australia with a little P&S that look similar and are quite colourful in deep reds and purples... would love to redo them with my current gear..

Dvir Barkay
01-21-2014, 11:38 PM
Yeah same, today I could pull off much better work and much better files than I could a year ago.

01-21-2014, 11:50 PM
Nice lines and nice B & W, but I have to say for the red rock SW canyon country, I much prefer color.

David Stephens
01-22-2014, 10:58 AM
[QUOTE=Dvir Barkay;967803]Thank you for the comments. I rotated it a bit and did a couple minor adjustments, better?

Yes indeed, better.

I too was a little disturbed by the cloud in upper left, but didn't know if you had some shots without it to chose from. If not, then you did what you could.

01-23-2014, 04:45 PM
It's a dramatic image that I think could be made even more powerful in color. I do applaud your desire to experiment and try different views. I don't think the upper left cloud is that distracting except that it seems to add noise to the image. Very well composed.

Andrew McLachlan
01-23-2014, 08:47 PM
Hi Dvir, love the leading lines and the B&W conversion too...my only concern is for the noisy-look of the storm cloud. I think you could get away with darkening the storm cloud a little more to add a bit more of a dramatic touch to the skies. Nice work!