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The 3rd and probably the last upload (for now) from my hike up the Virgin River Canyon in Zion National Park. I think this is my personal favourite.

If you want any more info on this place then here's a website address...

www.nps.gov/archive/zion/zionnarrows.htm

Mike

Title:The Narrows III
Username:MikeBonsall MikeBonsall
Uploaded:4 Nov 2008 - 11:58 AM
Tags:America, Landscape / travel, Narrows, Slot canyon, Zion
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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2008 - 12:06 PM

Very intense coloration, but a beautiful composition.

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MikeBonsall
4 Nov 2008 - 12:12 PM

Hi Joline - The sunlight reflecting down through the deep canyon does really produce these pronounced warm colours in the rocks. The areas in complete shadow (like the foreground water in this shot) can, in contrast, exhibit a strong blue cast (especially with a long exposure - 13 seconds in this case).

Mike

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4 Nov 2008 - 12:19 PM

incredible shot Mike

rgds
Dave

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BillyGoatGruff
BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2008 - 12:22 PM

"I think this is my personal favourite."
Yep, it should be, Mike.
It's a brilliant capture as I'd expect from you.
All the best,
Bill

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Fearniespurs
4 Nov 2008 - 12:24 PM

Superb image

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angej
angej  9477 forum posts United Kingdom
4 Nov 2008 - 12:25 PM

beautiful series MikeSmile

Ange

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MikeH
MikeH  9217 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2008 - 12:26 PM

Wonderful, prefer this of the series, I am amazed at how the light reaches so far down,

Mike

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jkennedy
jkennedy  8 Indonesia1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2008 - 12:28 PM

Another corker Mike and worthy of Nat Geo. Simply superb colours and composition. Well done.

Joe

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MikeBonsall
4 Nov 2008 - 12:29 PM


Quote: I am amazed at how the light reaches so far down,

Mike

It is amazing Mike. In some places the canyon walls are over a thousand feet high on either side and as little as 30 feet wide. A truly spectacular place.

Mike

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richardwheel
4 Nov 2008 - 12:29 PM

magical

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Sue_R
Sue_R e2 Member 8Sue_R vcard Scotland6 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2008 - 12:30 PM

Amazing colours in this set of images. Agree with you on this one. It's my favourite too.

Sue

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MikeBonsall
4 Nov 2008 - 12:31 PM

many thanks for your award Lee and your green boot Jeanie Smile

Mike

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NEWMANP e2 Member 61583 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2008 - 12:31 PM

i like it as an image, the location looks splendid, would it be possible to tune out just a little of the blue cast in channels though, it may not make a better image but im just curious.
Phil

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Brenty
Brenty  7 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2008 - 12:32 PM

T he words WOW! and AWESOME just don't do this justice.

The light is truly amazing!!

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bangalicious
4 Nov 2008 - 12:44 PM

Brilliant Colours and good use of shutter speed.

If i could (and wasnt such a cheap skate!) this would get my award.

Brilliant.

Anil.

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MikeBonsall
4 Nov 2008 - 12:50 PM

Hi Phil - I have actually reduced the blue in the water a bit already but felt that the contrast between the warm tones on the rocks and the cooler blue cast was an important part of the image.

Of course what looks just about right on my monitor might not look so good on someone else's! I'll have to see how it looks when printed.

Mike

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MikeBonsall
4 Nov 2008 - 12:51 PM

cheers for the pink star Mike Smile

Mike

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martinl
martinl e2 Member 10248 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2008 - 1:01 PM

Best of the 3 for me as well Mike. Mind you, they've all been superb.
Smile

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culturedcanvas

Outstanding.

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StevieCart
4 Nov 2008 - 1:18 PM

Amazing colours, great image.

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LesF
LesF  7175 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2008 - 1:33 PM

Superb set of images Mike all with superb colours and light, you must have been on a real high capturing these.

More please.

LesF

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David_Gus
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4 Nov 2008 - 1:38 PM

Stunning image.

Rgds
Dave

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joolsb
joolsb  927115 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2008 - 1:42 PM

Hi Mike,

I know the colours in there can be pretty intense but I'm not sure about the cyan in the water. Nits aside, well up to your usual standard.

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PeelNStick
PeelNStick  10 United States4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2008 - 2:52 PM

This is Fantastic!

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wamp
wamp  8276 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2008 - 3:05 PM

Another beauty Mike, the detail and colour form the stone is very good

Sean

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hook  7706 forum posts England
4 Nov 2008 - 3:10 PM

nice!



Mk

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Quote: Hi Mike,

I know the colours in there can be pretty intense but I'm not sure about the cyan in the water. Nits aside, well up to your usual standard.

Jools ... a bit of artistic license is what photography is about on occasion. Unless of course you are a documentary photographer ... it's a bit of a niggle when landscape photographers become obsessed by 100% colour accuracy .. there will always be some difference between the image and reality.

Learn to enjoy it Wink

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jove  6 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2008 - 3:33 PM

Wonderful image, great colours.
Well done.
Joe.

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JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
4 Nov 2008 - 4:15 PM

sells some serious money!

Jouko

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4 Nov 2008 - 4:23 PM

Amazing image, fabulous work.

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albinoni
albinoni  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2008 - 4:42 PM

What a fantastic series, magical stuff - more so when you follow your link and realise the lengths people have to go to explore the Canyon. Well done!
ps did you use filters?
Andy

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Wilmot  6338 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2008 - 5:00 PM

Amazing shot.
Steve

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Craggwildlife e2 Member 571 forum postsCraggwildlife vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2008 - 5:20 PM

stunner...

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MalcolmM e2 Member 8MalcolmM vcard Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2008 - 5:44 PM

Superb !!!

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SugarDJ
SugarDJ  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2008 - 8:16 PM

I gave yesterdays upload a wow. This deserves two wows!! Absolutely stunning shot -- love the exposure and highlights in the water!

David

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KathyW
KathyW  101793 forum posts Norfolk Island12 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2008 - 9:09 PM

The colour in this is simply gorgeous

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martin.w
martin.w e2 Member 12350 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2008 - 9:19 PM

Superb work Mike, the large version is stunning. Congrats on the HC Smile

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Phil_Morgan
4 Nov 2008 - 9:28 PM

Best of the lot Mike. Shame I've already given the first one my award for the week. Inspiring photography, I am curious how you would get out of there if it started to rain though? Wouldn't be long before it was a raging torrent I would imagine?

Phil.

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MikeBonsall
4 Nov 2008 - 10:56 PM


Quote: I am curious how you would get out of there if it started to rain though? Wouldn't be long before it was a raging torrent I would imagine?

Phil.

Too true Phil. When we hired the waterproof hiking gear we sat through a video which gave advice and info about flash floods. It has been known for the water level to rise by around 12 feet in a matter of minutes! Oct/Nov isn't a high risk time of year and the weather forecast for the region didn't predict rain so we were pretty safe.

Mike

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MikeBonsall
4 Nov 2008 - 10:57 PM

cheers for the HC Pete Smile

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culturedcanvas
4 Nov 2008 - 11:42 PM

The HC is a joke. EC was the only choice here Mike. Oh well .. the rest of us know just how good this is!

Dan

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Codiac  7304 forum posts Northern Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2008 - 12:04 AM

This is a gorgeous photograph Mike and definitely my favourite of some exceptional shots from this location. i just shortlisted it but what the hell ill just give it to you anyway Smile congrats on the HC as well

Gary

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MikeBonsall
5 Nov 2008 - 12:37 AM

Blimey! Looks like I'm going to need a bigger cabinet Wink

Cheers Gary

Mike

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thewaiter  121177 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2008 - 9:54 AM

wonderful image again Mike.

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HowardA  7231 forum posts
5 Nov 2008 - 1:39 PM

Sublime colours. Great series Mike.

Howard

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chris-p e2 Member 864 forum postschris-p vcard England
5 Nov 2008 - 9:25 PM

Congrats Mike.....fabulous

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PatrickSmith
14 Nov 2008 - 10:25 PM

Yes, it is my fave too. Totally impressive.

Patrick

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tepot  94416 forum posts United Kingdom
18 Nov 2008 - 8:51 PM

superb colours and a good choice of shutter speed for the water flow.

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tg  1086 forum posts Scotland
21 Nov 2008 - 2:21 PM

Great shot from this fantastic location.
Thomas

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