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Inexperienced Waters of the Colorado River (Arizona) • PhotoTraces


After visiting the Valley of the Gods, Goosenecks Park, the Monument Valley, and the Horseshoe Bend, it was time to discover the Vermilion Cliffs Nationwide Monument.

I all the time enter the Vermilion Cliffs by the Marble Canyon the place I can benefit from the spectacular views from the Navajo Bridge with the Colorado River under.

The unique Navajo Bridge was inbuilt 1929, and after serving for practically 70 years it was changed by fashionable model in 1995. However, as an alternative of demolishing the previous bridge, the stored it and remodeled it into the pedestrian crossing.

The Navajo Bridge offers us the chance to {photograph} the Marble Canyon from the distinctive perspective.a

What was totally different the time I took the featured picture, the colour of the Colorado River. Usually, it’s darkish blue, however this time it was vivid inexperienced, virtually emerald. I knew instantly it could make an attention-grabbing picture if I emphasised the distinction between the colours of the river, the canyon, and the sky.

Green Waters of the Colorado River (Arizona) 1
USA. Arizona
Loc: 36.817771, -111.631424


The first problem was to seek out an attention-grabbing composition. Though the bridge gave me the distinctive perspective to {photograph} the Marble Canyon, it was additionally a limiting issue. It usually obstructed the views when taking pictures large from the sure views. I tied to make use of tripod first however later determined to ditch it to have extra freedom taking pictures handheld.

Digicam: Sony s6000
Lens: Sony 10-18mm
Focal Size: 10mm
Capturing Mode: Aperture Precedence (A)
ISO: 100
Aperture: F8
Shutter Pace: 1/250s
Tripod: handheld

Modifying & Processing

It was a easy and uncomplicated a single RAW processing workflow.

Lightroom (90%)

First, I wanted to repair the vertical perspective. I used to be taking pictures from above and because the outcome, all of the verticals have been converging downwards. I used the Remodel Panel to repair it.

I additionally change the side ratio of the picture from the unique 3 x 2 to 4 x 3 by utilizing the Crop Overlay Panel.

I used the method I outlined within the article: How you can Straighten a Photograph in Lightroom.

Subsequent, I used the Pure preset from my Panorama Preset Assortment as the bottom for Lightroom Speedy Modifying. Then I used TOOLKIT to spice up the Distinction and the Readability.

The Lightroom Preset Modifying System: Pure (9, 13, 20, 25, 32)

Photoshop (10%)

In Photoshop all I needed to do was to spice up the small print and lowered the noise.
PluginsDeNoise (noise discount), Topaz Element (native distinction enhance).

Whole Time: 15min

Earlier than & After Transformation




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