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The Narrows III

By MikeBonsall  
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

Tags: America Zion Landscape and travel Slot canyon Narrows

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Joline Plus
9 27 53 United States
4 Nov 2008 12:06PM
Very intense coloration, but a beautiful composition.

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MikeBonsall 10 474 3 Guernsey
4 Nov 2008 12:12PM
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
User_Removed 9 485 13 England
4 Nov 2008 12:19PM
incredible shot Mike

rgds
Dave
BillyGoatGruff 9 191 199 England
4 Nov 2008 12:22PM
"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
Fearniespurs 9 17 1 Wales
4 Nov 2008 12:24PM
Superb image
angej 11 477 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2008 12:25PM
beautiful series MikeSmile

Ange
MikeH 11 217 4 England
4 Nov 2008 12:26PM
Wonderful, prefer this of the series, I am amazed at how the light reaches so far down,

Mike
jkennedy 10 4 1 Indonesia
4 Nov 2008 12:28PM
Another corker Mike and worthy of Nat Geo. Simply superb colours and composition. Well done.

Joe
MikeBonsall 10 474 3 Guernsey
4 Nov 2008 12:29PM

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
richardwheel 10 217 2 England
4 Nov 2008 12:29PM
magical
Sue_R 10 11 6 Scotland
4 Nov 2008 12:30PM
Amazing colours in this set of images. Agree with you on this one. It's my favourite too.

Sue
MikeBonsall 10 474 3 Guernsey
4 Nov 2008 12:31PM
many thanks for your award Lee and your green boot Jeanie Smile

Mike
NEWMANP Plus
8 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2008 12:31PM
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
Brenty 9 12 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2008 12:32PM
T he words WOW! and AWESOME just don't do this justice.

The light is truly amazing!!
bangalicious 8 1.3k 5 England
4 Nov 2008 12:44PM
Brilliant Colours and good use of shutter speed.

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

Brilliant.

Anil.
MikeBonsall 10 474 3 Guernsey
4 Nov 2008 12:50PM
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
MikeBonsall 10 474 3 Guernsey
4 Nov 2008 12:51PM
cheers for the pink star Mike Smile

Mike
martinl 12 264 2 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2008 1:01PM
Best of the 3 for me as well Mike. Mind you, they've all been superb.
Smile
culturedcanvas 10 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2008 1:13PM
Outstanding.
4 Nov 2008 1:18PM
Amazing colours, great image.
LesF 9 182 9
4 Nov 2008 1:33PM
Superb set of images Mike all with superb colours and light, you must have been on a real high capturing these.

More please.

LesF
David_Gus 7 19
4 Nov 2008 1:38PM
Stunning image.

Rgds
Dave
joolsb 11 27.1k 38 Switzerland
4 Nov 2008 1:42PM
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.
PeelNStick 11 4 United States
4 Nov 2008 2:52PM
This is Fantastic!
wamp 10 276 8 England
4 Nov 2008 3:05PM
Another beauty Mike, the detail and colour form the stone is very good

Sean
hook 9 706 England
4 Nov 2008 3:10PM
nice!



Mk
culturedcanvas 10 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2008 3:11PM

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
jove 7 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2008 3:33PM
Wonderful image, great colours.
Well done.
Joe.
JouŠo Plus
12 56 Finland
4 Nov 2008 4:15PM
sells some serious money!

Jouko
MandyD Plus
7 16,777.2k 1 England
4 Nov 2008 4:23PM
Amazing image, fabulous work.
albinoni 8 6 1 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2008 4:42PM
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
Wilmot 7 338 1 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2008 5:00PM
Amazing shot.
Steve
stunner...
MalcolmM Plus
10 452 5 Scotland
4 Nov 2008 5:44PM
Superb !!!
SugarDJ 7 1 England
4 Nov 2008 8:16PM
I gave yesterdays upload a wow. This deserves two wows!! Absolutely stunning shot -- love the exposure and highlights in the water!

David
KathyW 12 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
4 Nov 2008 9:09PM
The colour in this is simply gorgeous
martin.w 14 407 22 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2008 9:19PM
Superb work Mike, the large version is stunning. Congrats on the HC Smile
Phil_Morgan 9 182 1 Wales
4 Nov 2008 9:28PM
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.
MikeBonsall 10 474 3 Guernsey
4 Nov 2008 10:56PM

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
MikeBonsall 10 474 3 Guernsey
4 Nov 2008 10:57PM
cheers for the HC Pete Smile
culturedcanvas 10 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2008 11:42PM
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
Codiac 9 333 3 Northern Ireland
5 Nov 2008 12:04AM
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
MikeBonsall 10 474 3 Guernsey
5 Nov 2008 12:37AM
Blimey! Looks like I'm going to need a bigger cabinet Wink

Cheers Gary

Mike
thewaiter Plus
14 1.2k 9 England
5 Nov 2008 9:54AM
wonderful image again Mike.
HowardA 9 231
5 Nov 2008 1:39PM
Sublime colours. Great series Mike.

Howard
chris-p Plus
10 65 England
5 Nov 2008 9:25PM
Congrats Mike.....fabulous
PatrickSmith 11 1.2k 2 United States
14 Nov 2008 10:25PM
Yes, it is my fave too. Totally impressive.

Patrick
tepot 11 4.4k United Kingdom
18 Nov 2008 8:51PM
superb colours and a good choice of shutter speed for the water flow.
tg 11 86 Scotland
21 Nov 2008 2:21PM
Great shot from this fantastic location.
Thomas

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