Willis Canyon

Willis Canyon

This is a shot from Willis Canyon, same as yesterday’s, different look though.

Photographic note: there was another guy there taking pictures at the same time and he was standing much further back than I had been and mentioned how standing back and using a longer lens helped compress the scene.  I remember vaguely having known this effect in the back of my mind, but hadn’t really though in those terms.  I believe this shot was the result of giving that a try as opposed to yesterday’s which was taken with a much wider angle.

Picture taken with Canon 60D, EF-S 17-85mm lens @ 47mm, 0.3 sec shutter, f/16, ISO 100

Willis Canyon

Willis Canyon

Second shot from in Willis Canyon, taken about 5 hours later and showing off the fun subjective portion of photography.  It’s the same place as the previous picture, and the color balance of both looks “right” to me.  This one was taken late in the evening, so the yellow sunset light was not hitting the canyon as much.  It actually has some correction to boost the red / yellow, where as the previous picture was taken in early afternoon and got the opposite treatment, having some of the orange / red hue removed afterward.  Both were shot in Canon raw format, so when I refer to making adjustments afterward, it’s really just the same thing your camera would do at the moment of taking the picture if you were recording a jpeg.

Picture taken with Canon 60D, EF-S 17-85mm lens @ 72mm, f/8, 0.4 sec, ISO 100

Willis Canyon

Willis Canyon

I was all excited to post a few more pictures of the slot canyons in Grand Staircase Escalante, but as it turns out, I have already posted what I thought were the best shots back here.  None the less here’s one more… this is Willis Canyon.  It wasn’t a major attraction like some others – though the parking lot was apparently a place for locals to come set up awnings and picnic.  Cool to tromp through, though just a trickle of water when we were there.

Picture taken with Canon 60D, EF-S 17-85mm lens @ 17mm, f/16, 1/13 sec, ISO 200