Yellowstone Canyon

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    This photo shows why the the early explorers called the area "yellow stone"! Yellowstone Canyon is often called the "Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone" (National Park). It is up to 1,200 feet deep and a half mile across.

    This is an HDR image (see comparison below). These are the natural colors, which you can't get in a normal shot, unless you photograph the canyon early in the morning. However, early in the morning the lighting is "flat" and without the shadows that create the feeling of depth. HDR allows you to have both the warm amplification of the reflective light (off the canyon walls) and the three-dimensional quality of more angular lighting that comes later in the morning.

    alfonso-tm, Darrell Wyatt, and 12 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Darrell Wyatt 67 months ago | reply

      How beautiful. I was going to say "simply beautiful," but there is nothing simple about this place. Beautiful in its complexity. I really want to be there.

    2. marmimuralla 67 months ago | reply

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    3. Dan Anderson. 67 months ago | reply

      Wow a must see large for sure - some awesome color and detail - well done!!

    4. gone for good 57 [deleted] 67 months ago | reply

      It does look like the canyon. But it still looks like HDR Royce.

      I don't remember having ever done a canyon shot that I liked. Uaually because of the high contrast: shadow on one side and bright light on the other. I shot Capitol Reef once in a thunderstorm. It worked except that I was an inexperienced photographer.

    5. Puppy ( PAAAAAAAAAASTAAAAAAAAA!) [deleted] 67 months ago | reply

      TwT So butieful

    6. IronRodArt - Royce Bair ("Star Shooter") 67 months ago | reply

      John (Cat's Ear), I appreciate your honesty in the HDR evaluation. Like you said, "canyons" are a tough one.

    7. jade2k 67 months ago | reply

      Beautiful photos!

    8. Anoop Negi 67 months ago | reply

      Photographing this would always be a tough nut to crack with the long swathe of the riverine cut of the rocks and the need to have impeccable details in all the frame made worse by the high lights and the deep shadows.

      The HDr does throw up excellent details and colors.

      Cool work
      Seen in my contacts' photos. ( ?² )

    9. Nejdet Duzen 67 months ago | reply

      Stunning..Great image,my friend..

    10. MV-WW 67 months ago | reply

      great canyon there

    11. ~ Floydian ~  67 months ago | reply

      A real nice overview from this canyon. A complete other view then we normally see from Yellowstone and i like this....really nice presentation with a strong perspective depth.

      Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

    12. Mª ANGELES1 67 months ago | reply


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    13. 67 months ago | reply

      amazing angle

    14. Josepargil 67 months ago | reply

      UNa fotografía preciosa. Enhorabuena

    15. Theo Kelderman 67 months ago | reply

      Nice work, Royce!!!

    16. idashum 67 months ago | reply

      These colors are so rich!

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