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Summer 2003 Steven Noyes

Horseshoe Bend : Week 13 Black and White

Marble Canyon, Grand Canyon

Horseshoe Bend panoramic. This is one of several Horseshoe Bends that can be found throughout the world. This one happens to be near Marble Canyon on the North East end of the Grand Canyon. The walk is about 10-15 minutes through heavy sand and thee are several up-drafts that you have to be careful of. The view, however, is dramatic.

I could not decide if I liked the high-contrast Black and White or the color better. So I thought I would post both of them. You might notice that this is a shot that I have previously posted. However, this one is re-stitched because the otherone was not very well done. There wer several misalignments and seems visible. This has new lens calibration data and the brightness has been matched much better.

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Steven Noyes08-Sep-2004 14:07
I played with it as best as I could in the "channel mixer" and this is the best I could come up with. I liked the extra contrast punch that I was able to achieve. What did you have in mind?

Eric03-Sep-2004 14:46
I think this b&w could be improved. It's ok, but I bet some clever manipulation of channels and dodge & burn could make this an Ansel Adams.
sevres babylone17-Mar-2004 19:49
I have to echo the description of this image as stunning. Striking in its effect, the composition is also a perfect use of the panoramic format.
Steven Noyes08-Mar-2004 21:36
Looks like the B&W is going to be the most popular:-) I will check out your images today.
Guest 08-Mar-2004 21:18
This is really a stunning image. I like this BW version. Hope you visit my gallery sometime Steven.