View Full Version : Valley of Fire - White Dome Trail

Michael Pancier
02-22-2008, 09:53 PM
Another shot taken along the White Dome Trail in Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada.

Again, I used Photomatix Pro to convert the single raw file into a pseudo HDR. Cleaned up some pots and added a ND Grad later in Nik Color Efx 3.0 onto the sky area
Image was taken with 5d and 17-40L at 35mm
ISO 200
1/50 second
thin polarizer
full frame

loaded converted tif into lightroom; final processing in ps cs 3.

Ed Cordes
02-22-2008, 10:09 PM
It's been a while since I have been here. I like this image a lot. The post processing work is great. Dynamic range and saturation really convey the beauty of the area.

Jay R. Seltzer
02-23-2008, 01:07 AM
Very nice colors. The striations on the lower and mid left lead you into the view. The sky contrasts perfectly. Since I have not been there it's hard to get a sense of scale but I imagine it's big !

Alfred Forns
02-23-2008, 06:24 AM
Excellent Mike !!! Love the composition and the extracted dynamic range from the image Never been there so don't know how close is the sky color? To me looks like a very saturated blue !!! Big Congrats !!!

Bob Ettinger
02-23-2008, 10:22 AM
The striations lead the eye into the image and the colors are great. I have one nit, the sky has two colors. Partially due to the polarizer but to it it looks funny.

John Cooper
02-23-2008, 08:27 PM
Hi Michael - I also enjoy the full frame sensor of the 5D when I attach my 17-40mm ;)

I like your composition here and the leading lines. The shift in sky colour from using the plarizer and wide-angle doesn't bother me. Nice one!!

Robert Amoruso
02-24-2008, 07:54 AM
You have a good eye Michael. Composition works well.