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Aerial Grand Canyon

Aerial Grand Canyon
Photo Information
Copyright: Michael Sirois (msirois) Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 24] (142)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-11-20
Categories: Desert
Camera: Canon EOS 10D, Tamron 28-200AF XR
Exposure: f/9.5, 1/180 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-03-08 14:03
Viewed: 5024
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another shot from the Grand Canyon. The year before I got my Canon 10D, when I was still using an older Nikon Coolpix, I decided the best way to get shots of the farmland around Lancaster County, PA, was to go up in a hot air balloon. It was a perfect photographer's platform. The images are okay, but the quality isn't as good as I'd like, so they probably won't migrate here. When I knew I was going to be in Phoenix for ten days, I decided to arrange for a helicopter flight over the Canyon to get a different perspective from the ground level shots I would be taking. It was worth doing. The pictures aren't necessarily better than the ones I took from the ground, but you can see more of the Canyon in most of them.

I did do a little post-processing in Photoshop. The shots were taken close to midday, so the colors were a little washed out. I isolated the sky from the ground, deepened the sky with Adjustments/Levels, then deepened the whole image, sharpened it, reduced the filesize and saved it.

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  • Kris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 0 N: 129] (1818)
  • [2005-03-08 17:05]

Nice shot! A very beautiful place and a perfect colours and details ! I like it very much.
Very well done!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-03-09 3:48]

Majestic panorama Michael! Lovely light and colours. I like stripes-like formation of rocks with contrast to same shapes in the sky. Great picture!

Very good shot good details and colours.
Well done.

It is something i would love to see for myself one day. It is huge, and it gives you a feeling of being a tiny nothing in this big, big world.

Thanx for sharing

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