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    Horseshoe Bend

    Horseshoe Bend, taken from the lookout point about 8 km south-west of the town of Page, Arizona. The Colorado River contorts through this horseshoe meander before it flows into the Grand Canyon. Taken late afternoon in August 2011.

    I took about 6 shots and this appeared about the 'best' to me. C & C welcomed.


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    Re: Horseshoe Bend

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    Obviously one of the views in the world that's been photographed many thousands of times (just do a search!).

    I think the challenge is being able to be on location when the light is working in your favour. And if you are a passing visitor, that may not be possible.

    It is obvious from the reflection in the river, that there was a lot of detail in the sky (we can see light and dark clouds). But, unfortunately, the sky right at the top of your image is blown. Do you have another image in which the sky is not blown and which you could blend with this one?

    It is an amazing geological feature.

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    Thanks, Donald. Indeed, an amazing geological feature.

    Yes, it is a much-photographed view ... and pretty much the only aspect available to take the picture from the lookout. I have another picture but I'm not sure if the sky is any better. I'll post it here and throw it open for someone/anyone here take up on your 'blend' suggestion, if at all possible. I don't have the requisite post-processing facility, nor the skill, that is required to make the blend.

    Passing visitor, yes, along with multitudes of others. I just took what was available. I was lucky I had the 17-35 lens with me.

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    Re: Horseshoe Bend

    I visited Page, AZ a year ago and took a tour of Antelope Canyon. I know Horseshoe bend isnt far from the town of Page, but we never had the chance of seeing horseshoe bend. The next time we venture out there, we will make an effort to go there. Page is an amazing little town.

    As for the picture, the composition is good, but it needs dramatic lighting or movement of the late afternoon sun or clouds.

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    Re: Horseshoe Bend

    It is certainly a spectacular part of the world and, as a photographer, you pray that you will get the 'perfect' lighting conditions when you visit it.

    Unfortunately this wasn't the case, but I think you've still got a couple of excellent images there. Thanks for sharing

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    Re: Horseshoe Bend

    It may be a well photographed image and you may have not had the best light but I think if you crop the blown sky out of the first image you still have a stunning picture . Well done!

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    Re: Horseshoe Bend

    Wow

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