Sunday, May 2, 2010

Monument Valley Mittens

The classic view from Monument Valley -- mittens, late afternoon. Photo taken from our hotel balcony. A healthy layer of Topaz Adjust was applied to bring out some details in the sky and rocks (taken down to 68% and the saturation decreased a little). Still getting used to Topaz Adjust 4 -- great tool for this kind of work, but it's easy to take it too far -- color and contrast wise. Nikon D200 at 24mm, f/11, 1/250 sec.


  1. Definitely conveys the desolation and isolation of the landscape in the southwest. The clouds make the shot.

  2. First, I agree with your comments on Topaz 4--it seems to have a little stronger hand than Topaz 3.

    Yes, this is a classical shot, but still one that I like seeing. Your composition is spot on.