Laurent Baig – The Wild Light

April 27, 2009

Gunsight Butte

Filed under: Colorado Plateau — Tags: , , , , , — Laurent @ 11:08 pm
Gunsight Butte

Gunsight Butte

Jade and I finally made it out away from Tucson city.  While I like Tucson, I love getting away even more, and even though the desert flowers are getting ready to start blooming in full force, I felt the call to go up north to sandstone country.  Saturday night, Jade and I drove on some backroads for about an hour to get to this spot.  The wind was so strong, we both thought the truck might get tossed into the drink!  Fortunately, the wind settled down and we both had the best nights sleep we had in a long time.

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  1. What a stunning landscape…is it sky real as that shade on the top right is challenging my visual perception? … great photo in any case

    Comment by Robert Burcul — May 2, 2009 @ 11:52 pm

    • Hi Robert, thanks for the comment. The sky really was that color. It’s always interpretation what brightness to have the sky be, since it’s usually so much brighter than anything else. I used a singh ray 2 stop neutral density filter to balance the sunlit parts of the image with the shadow parts. I typically darken the sky just a bit more, but didn’t in this case. It’s probably a bit more cyan than blue in this case because of all the particles in the sky as it was very windy.

      Comment by Laurent — May 3, 2009 @ 9:28 am

  2. Hi Laurent, sorry I didn’t express myself well , your sky is perfect as it is and you have artistic license to do with it as you please…the way the straight shadow line divides sky from the landscape was reason for my question, did not observe well that layout of the landscape has created it’s shape , specially straight tops of the peaks…never the less credit to you for this composition as really made me stop and think about it …great photo

    Comment by Robert Burcul — May 3, 2009 @ 4:42 pm

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