Angel Peak

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  1. BarryHamilton

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    After shooting at Shiprock in the early morning, and on the way southeast along US 550 out of Bloomfield, I noticed a lonesome looking spire sticking up out of the prairie.
    My atlas called it Angel Peak, a BLM recreation area. I took a turn off for the area and was shocked to see the striking badlands in front of the peak. There was no hint of them from the highway.
    Anyway I thought it interesting enough to share.
    I believe that's Harris Mesa behind and left of Angel Peak.
    Amazing terrain!!

    190117_BH_6804fw.jpg

    It was quite bright and hazy so I also made a quick b&w of the scene. I figure someone would suggest it anyway! :rolleyes:

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    I love the color version of this - that's some fascinating geology and I like the subtle hues to the strata in the formations.
     
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    Thanks, Alan! Yeah, it was quite a sight. Many, many subtle colors from yellows to deep reds, and shades of grey as well. Very cool spot!
     
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    Bad lands indeed. I can just imagine being the first to walk through there. Very nice find.
     
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    Nice. I see a bit of snow in the bottom - too bad there wasn't more over the badlands, that would have really made it dramatic.
     
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    That's some cool looking badlands Barry, good job following your nose there.

    2 suggestions.

    1. Add more saturation to #1 and warm it up slightly.

    2. Add more contrast to #2 to help the B&W pop.

    Either suggestion I think will help these not to feel washed out due to the haze.
     
  7. BarryHamilton

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    I already added quite a bit of saturation and clarity as it was quite hazy. But I like the hazy look myself, it adds to the sense of distance in the scene. It's a natural phenomenon and I tend to use it, not defeat it. jmho.
    And, the colors in this place are quite subdued anyway.
     
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    Hey Barry, you nailed that look then and if you like it subdued that's great.
     
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    Just for giggles, here is a no adjustment jpeg, straight from the RAW. Just to show how far I did push it.

    190117_BH_6804fwr.jpg
     
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  10. Dean

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    Barry very interesting looking place.
    I like what you ended up with in the first, I thought the same thing Alan did after I read his post " I like the subtle hues to the strata in the formations".
    Regards,
    Dean
     
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