Friday, March 07, 2014
The View from Yavapai Point & Ansel Scotti's interpretatoin....
This view from Yavapai Point in the Grand Canyon shows many of the canyon's features also visible from the area around the main visitors center. You can see the trail out to Plateau Point near the bottom. The Colorado river is not visible in this image but can be seen from this viewpoint in two small areas but you can see the Geological story of the Colorado Plateau laid out vertically in the canyon walls. Just right of center just below the horizon is Isis Temple, the sharp rock pillar on top of the broad reddish pyramid like structure. This image was taken with my 24mm SIgma lens with an exposure of 1/350 seconds at f/6.7, ISO 200.
It is fun to look at images in black and white. In this case, I took the image above and converted it to black and white and played with layers and curves for a bit, thinking about the image as great photographers like Ansel Adams might capture the scene.