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Canyon De Chelly in Snow



On a December evening, snow covers northern Arizona in a light blanket as the setting sun illuminates the bare walls of Canyon de Chelly....
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On a December evening, snow covers northern Arizona in a light blanket as the setting sun illuminates the bare walls of Canyon de Chelly.
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janetkeenartistteacher
 
janetkeenartistteacher June 27, 2016
I really like this. I keep coming back and back to it. i find it intriguing and mesmerising. I like the texture and the shadows. The colour is intense yet subtle. I like the composition and the leading lines. Beautiful it is one of my favourites
jonathanlo
 
jonathanlo August 31, 2016
this is just a spectacular photo! wonderful lighting!
Qadri1412
 
Qadri1412 April 28, 2017
Cool.!
AdirahsEyes
 
AdirahsEyes June 02, 2017
Totally fascinating!!! adira

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo while flying over Canyon de Chelly in northeast Arizona.
Time
This photo was taken in the early evening as the sun was beginning to set.
Lighting
The natural light from the setting sun illuminated the canyon walls creating a contrast with the snow-covered surrounding terrain.
Equipment
I normally shoot with a Nikon DSLR, but on this occasion, I used what I had on hand...a Canon SureShot.
Inspiration
Serendipity. I caught the light radiating from the canyon walls in my peripheral vision. The sight was amazing. I grabbed the only camera that I had on hand and snapped this photo.
Editing
Simple processing where I adjusted the highlights, white balance, and contrast and applied a polarizing filter to correct for the effect of the aircraft window.
In my camera bag
I normally carry a Nikon D7100 camera and both a 28mm and an 85mm f/1.8G prime lens.
Feedback
Always be ready and always try for a window seat. I carry a cloth to clean windows and clean them (inside and out) prior to flight. Fast prime lenses seem to work best for shooting through aircraft windows. I alternate between wide and long lenses depending on the amount of light and reflections in the glass. A good trick is to carry a dark colored piece of fabric to mitigate reflections and hold it up behind the camera.

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