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joolsb 17 27.1k 38 Switzerland
31 Oct 2006 5:40PM
Great shot! Will be there in a couple of weeks - hoping for some good Autumn colour...
kinfatric 17 550 9 Scotland
31 Oct 2006 6:15PM
great colours and technique
tull 19 181 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2006 6:24PM
Beautiful colours Gary.

chrissd 16 304 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2006 6:34PM
i think awesome covers this for me!!
Psin 16 66 England
31 Oct 2006 7:07PM
Gary been a while.
Cracking shot.

daffydill56 18 190 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2006 8:20PM
Was there in July this year, and the scenery is amazing as you have proven here. Nice work.

chase Plus
17 2.4k 624 England
31 Oct 2006 8:39PM
Stunning colours Gary,all that fresh air smells good from here!
1 Nov 2006 12:53AM
Gary, nice to see something from you again. This is excellent, I like the way you have presented this view.

yjjeep 18 13
2 Nov 2006 1:14AM
Outstanding camera work and nice rich colors.
AlleyCatz 16 274 6 England
2 Nov 2006 8:11AM
Beautiful view.Fantastic colour to the sky.Great shot.

piccy 16 8 Wales
2 Nov 2006 4:57PM
Beautiful mountain shot - Love the sky colour and detail.
bliba Plus
16 1 2 Austria
2 Nov 2006 7:44PM
excellent camera the colours also

fantastic view

thanks for your support

Gary_Williams 18 38 3 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 8:30PM
Thanks very much folks.

Jools, youíre gonna have a ball.

Pete & Stuart, Iím going to try to upload more often. Iíve a few images to work on on my hard drive.

Thanks to everyone else who commented or clicked.


trissie 16 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 9:15PM
A beautiful view, colours and lighting.

Trish x
ginz04 18 281 20 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2006 12:48PM
good rich colours - works well
KKmoments 16 12 1 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2006 12:53PM
Great colours and love the textures in those peaks... well done
jimPat 17 8 1 Scotland
10 Nov 2006 10:07PM
Superb landscape work - Regards JP
tonymarq 16 1 United States
12 Nov 2006 11:01PM
Gary excellent capture and the blue sky high lights the detail of the mountains! Magnifecent state Utah!

stay well
davidhu 16 19 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2006 8:26PM
Great stuff. The detail in the mountain range is superb and it stands out so well against the deep blue of the sky.
pamelajean Plus
16 1.8k 2264 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2006 11:07PM
Yes, that deep blue sky is glorious, and an ideal bg for the mountains. I love to see the structure of rocks like these, and you have captured it well.
rhiw_com 16 24
16 Nov 2006 7:26AM
Awesome is right, the colours are amazing.

Rg Tony
highlander 18 32 Scotland
22 Nov 2006 7:29PM
Beautifully imposing excellent exposure displaying well the majestic range so crisp and clear. Impressive.
24 Nov 2006 4:43PM
Stunning capture!
Like a lot the intense blue sky in contrast with mountains.
Fantastic colors and great lighting and exposure.
Beautiful composition.

peter_oak 17 1 England
30 Nov 2006 8:39AM
Wish I was there,great shot.Peter
davidbailie 19 457 7 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2007 6:03PM
Difficult place to shoot I found - too contained by the mountains - always heavy shadow somewhere - unless the sun's straight above.

You have a good sharp bright image though I have reservations resulting from my own use of the polarizor - which I think is a lot more difficult to gauge correctly than I first thought - I've almost decided to stop using the wretched thing. Am trying to learn more about when it's appropriate.

Here I feel it's just almost too 'vicious' - perhaps that's a little overstated but basically I think the polarizor has had an effect of making the the sky almost unreal ??

The Mountains themselves seem flat It looks as though the light is virtually perpendicular - probably just behind you ?? very little shadow!

Hope this doesn't sound too critical - gotta express what one sees Smile

Hope you enjoyed your trip - it's a magical experience - photographers heaven.

Gary_Williams 18 38 3 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2007 10:13AM

Thanks very much for the critique, I really appreciate it, and don't worry it's not too critial at all. Just what I wanted.

I did have a fantastic time on the west cost, inspired by your travels among other. However my biggest mistake was that in trying to fit so much in left myself with very little time at each location. Therefore so little time to actually enjoy the location. (After all I covered 3,000 miles in 2 weeks!)

Youíre spot on about the time of day, and the impact on the light. I think that the shot was taken between 11:00 -12:30 (Donít have the EXIF handy)

Again youíre right about the polariser, it helped with the colouration of the rocks and the foliage, but you end up with and overly saturated sky.

The only thing I would have to disagreed with you is that theyíre not mountains, youíre actually looking at a cliff face Smile I think itís a bit of a geologistís thing because in all the literature at Zion they make a point of mentioning it, but they looked like mountains to me too.

Thanks again Dave.


PatrickSmith 17 1.2k 2 United States
18 Jan 2007 10:30PM
Hi Gary. I saw your name on Paul's thread and had to see if you had put up anything new lately. Dave has some good points and I never use a polarizer except if I want to see into some water through a little reflective glare. And KeithH say he uses it for B&W's.

Yes Zion is really a canyon cut through a flat high prarie. After a while, there is so much erosion that the prarie is no longer there and all that remains are eroded 'mountians.'

Hope to see some new stuff from you soon. Where did you go?

Gary_Williams 18 38 3 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2007 8:32AM
Hi Patrick,

Oh where did I go; too far to be honest!

The road-trip was around 3,00 miles in two weeks, all . Flew in to San Francisco, and drove to Half moon bay, then down Highway 1 until I got to Santa Monica, across LA to Palm Springs, then onto Scottsdale & Tucson. From that up north to Sedona, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Moab, Bryce, Zion & finally Vegas. All in a Hummer H2 Smile Just love the West Coast U.S.A, so dramatic.

I'll be uploading again as soon as I rebuild my Photoshop machine, which unfortunately had a small problem and caught fire just before Christmas.

Thanks for taking the time to comment, appreciate it.


Gaz_H 16 150 1 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2007 12:50PM
Beautiful stuff. We were there on a cold wet day. Its very hard to capture the sheer immense size of the rock faces but I think you've done an excellent job in trying to do just that.

Colours and tones are superb.
7 Mar 2007 10:02AM
I like it really much.

paul162brown 18 12 England
9 Mar 2007 10:01AM
Stunning shot. Love the sharpness and the deep blue sky. Paul
iajacks 16 24 England
9 Mar 2007 2:47PM
a nice bit of detail and vibrent colour framed by the two dark areas.

well composed ian
limmy62 15 12 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2007 9:23AM
I was there September last year, and I find
great re-assurance in your image that the quality of light is available, because I saw
none of it!
The colours are beautiful, and the polariser is really doing its job with the spread of darkness at the top of the image just perfect
A great shot
15 Mar 2007 9:39PM
What a stunning image Garry, the depth of colour from the polarier is excellent contrasting with the mountains, very fine image, Adrian
BrianSS 15 418 41 England
19 Mar 2007 10:44PM
A great shot of a fantastic location, I want to return to the area.
Ganto 16 769 2 Ireland
22 Jun 2007 1:31AM
A brilliant shot
KBan 17 512 4 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2007 10:18PM
a well deserved 100 !!!

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