Photo highlights from an old Utah trip

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  1. Ross

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    Wasn't sure where to post this, so chose here rather than trip reports (unless Nick wants to move it there) because although it was one vacation some years ago it's a hotch potch of some favourite desert places, all pretty well known, and I hope nice eye candy.
    I've put them on because I was looking back at some old pics I took with a cheap compact camera, but now with the benefit of learning to use basic photoshop years later, I've been able to reveal what the camera couldn't cope with in the high light contrast and which it previously reduced to dark or black shadow - even though my eyes saw the scene. So now many are looking more like the real thing I thought some were worth posting - hope you like them

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  2. Glasterpiece

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    Thanks for sharing. That first pic looks like The Wedge.
     
  3. Ben

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    that first pick is bona fide Grand Canyon, from the Kaibab all the way down to the Redwall. don't they call the area below the Wedge the Little Grand Canyon though? i've never been.
     
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  4. SteveR

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    Thanks for the dose of desert. I sometimes think that I should go back to the files from our initial desert trips in the early 2000's and have a go at re-doing them. Like you I was a digital newbie then, with 2 mp and JPEG only. Having said that, an image of Calf Creek Falls from that camera still graces our living room wall- the lighting was perfect and I got it right as well.
    Actually, a better plan might be to revisit some of those places......
     
  5. Glasterpiece

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    I discounted the Grand Canyon because he said Utah. There are places at the Wedge that look somewhat like that but on a smaller scale. It's worth a visit. I can be there in 2.5 hours from Salt Lake.
     
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  6. Glasterpiece

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    Also, I had taken Ross to The Wedge two summers ago.
     
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  7. Ross

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    Yes, @Ben that is the Grand Canyon, but the ridges do look very similar to the Little Grand Canyon (The Wedge) - as you can see in the Wedge pics attached below, from my visit with @Glasterpiece - if your Grand Canyon view isn't showing the full north to south width. I'm not sure if The Wedge is similar redwall rock? As Jack said, well worth a visit. But Jack was right, I may have been misleading saying Utah, although I'm not sure if the Grand Canyon's North Rim is Utah or Arizona (I'll check a map).

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  8. Ross

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    [QUOTE="SteveR, post: I sometimes think that I should go back to the files from our initial desert trips in the early 2000's and have a go at re-doing them. Like you I was a digital newbie then, with 2 mp and JPEG only. Having said that, an image of Calf Creek Falls from that camera still graces our living room wall- the lighting was perfect and I got it right as well.
    Actually, a better plan might be to revisit some of those places......[/QUOTE]

    Ha, ha. It's worth it. Time consuming, but fun when you find a little gem. Some I should have deleted back then, but now a few are even worth printing. These were jpegs, but more than 2mp, but as you say the scene, composition and lighting is what usually makes a favourite regardless of camera quality although you can always improve it. It's just my cheap compact misses out on that extra sharpness but that's the secondary part as long as it does a reasonably good job
    And something not too exciting in the first place will rarely become a real cracker even with improvement.

    You should post a pic of your Calf Creek falls shot - even if it's a pic of your living room wall. Maybe there's a thread to be started there in the photos forum.....shots that achieved a place on home walls
     
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