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Roy_Pope_ Lower Salt River, Clearing Storms, Arizona



Lower Salt River, Clearing Storms, Arizona
Image made on 4x5 Tri-X film, tray processed and printed onto Adox110. 210 Symmar-S Lens. 45-15-6-1...
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Lower Salt River, Clearing Storms, Arizona
Image made on 4x5 Tri-X film, tray processed and printed onto Adox110. 210 Symmar-S Lens. 45-15-6-1
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People's Choice in Rugged Mountains Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Your best Landscape photo Photo Challenge
Peer Award
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Superb Composition
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Black And White Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 11Top 10 class
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Covers Photo Contest Vol 41Top 10 class
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7 Comments | Report
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography September 27, 2017
LOVE THIS ONE / Voted
AngelLappmarkSe PRO
 
AngelLappmarkSe January 01, 2018
Pure love. Well done. Greetz Angel. Lappmark Sweden
lonniemagistad PRO
 
lonniemagistad February 21, 2018
Looks like it could be an Ansel Adams photograph
margaretthomas
 
margaretthomas September 04, 2019
Congratulations on winning being the Peoples Choice in my challenge Your Best Landscape Photo, thank you for entering and good luck for future challenges.
margaretthomas
 
margaretthomas November 30, 2019
Congratulations on being the Peoples choice in my challenge "Rugged Mountains". Thank you for taking part and for entering a great photo. Best of luick in future challeneges.
JayneBug PRO+
 
JayneBug December 01, 2019
Outstanding image and capture! Congratulations on your award.
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Steve--photography-- December 01, 2019
amazing shot

Behind The Lens

Location
I made this photograph on the Lower Salt River in Arizona.
Time
The sun was breaking through storm clouds late in the day. The sun felt good with the cool air and breezes that were part of the storm. However, because I was using a large format camera, I needed to wait for the intervals between the breeze for the marsh plants to stop moving.
Lighting
This type of light in Arizona is called squall light. During the monsoonal storms a phenomenon occurs where the mountains turn light even white in tone. This is indescribable but breath-taking to be a witness to.
Equipment
I used a 4x5 modified Wista; a gitzo carbon fiber tripod with a tilt-all head; the lens used is a Schneider 210 symmar-S. Being that the sun was a warmer color balance, I used a yellow filter to lighten the mountains, darken the shadows the salt cedar trees, and the water.
Inspiration
I love the quiet of this area during the time of year this photo was made. The mountains, the light, the storm, and being there made this photograph wonderful to visually appreciate. The image immerses the senses.
Editing
The negative was printed on Adox MC110. I did selected areas of burning and dodging. No crop was needed. This was scanned on a flatbed.
In my camera bag
My love is large format. I use a 4x5 Wista and 2 lenses. A spot meter and tripod. Tri-X film. I have been using an old Pentax 6x7 to make Infrared images. I also use a Nikon D850, and I use a Google Pixel 3 to make notes of the photographs made, and I use the camera for GPS and map data.
Feedback
I was in the water, and happy to have a pair of waterproof boots. Patience and a sense of humor for the length of time it will take to make a photograph where the elements dictate when they will allow you to trip the shutter. If you miss this small opportunity, you miss making the photograph. A keen eye, sense of vision, prolonged involvement, and intense concentration.

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