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Cathedral Rock



I spent the afternoon with a local pro. His lesson of the day was perspective. Don't get too close to the little house or you will steal from the majestic ...
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I spent the afternoon with a local pro. His lesson of the day was perspective. Don't get too close to the little house or you will steal from the majestic cathedral rock.
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vojce November 10, 2016
excellent
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edandaniphone November 11, 2016
Beautiful.

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo while on vacation in Sedona, Arizona.
Time
Taken on February 28 of 2016. My wife and I had been hiking all day and ended up here in the later afternoon and early evening (6:30-8:00 pm) to avoid the harsh lighting of them mid- day sun. The late light allows for cool white balance and vivid colors in the old building and Cathedral Rock. Also, nice yellow in the foliage of the trees in front of the rock formation.
Lighting
in my perception, the photo lacks drama but has a certain serene quality. Most of my friends and family that have given me feedback on the photo have said that it has a certain relaxed feeling that is pleasing to look at or absorb.
Equipment
This photo was taken with an Canon 24-70mm lens II USM, Canon 5d MK3 at 67mm ISO 400 (no flash) Mounted on a Benro Tripod,
Inspiration
Before my trip I booked a photo lesson with a working pro in Sedona. We talked about light and we spoke about composition. He took me here on the lesson and on a different day with different lighting conditions. As I was walking up on this scene, I continued to walk up to the little barn as my original composition was going to be barn and rock formation. The pro stopped from the position of this photo. I looked back a said whats up? He ask me to return to where he was standing and said Eddie, the closer you get to Cathedral Rock the more you are reducing its impact in the scene in relation to the barn" a great lesson learned in relationship of space and subject. The next day I came back under these conditions and took the photo.
Editing
Sharpened for output, and color correction in lightroom
In my camera bag
Depends on where I am going and what I intend to shoot. 16-35mm f4 , 24-70mm 70-200mm f2.8 100-400 Series 2, Primes 100mm macro 50mm 1.2 85mm 1.2 135mm 2.0 Canon 5d Mk3 and Mk4 Panasonic G9 Paul C Buff Lighting gear
Feedback
Walk around your photographic subject. I guess be patient and not so trigger happy or in this shutter happy. I truly believe this will allow you to end up with more interesting images.

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