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    Slide Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona

    I was a little skeptical that Slide Rock State Park would be kitschy and commercial. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the natural beauty of the area, including where children enjoy sliding through chutes of water, has been largely left to speak for itself.

    The first photo was captured by my wife and post-processed by me.


    Slide Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona


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    Re: Slide Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona

    The first one: excellent shot, the PP, I am not so sure of.

    Great shots Mike, thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Slide Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona

    Mike another very nice set of images from what appears to be a great place to visit.

    And compliments to Mrs Buckley for an excellent composition.

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    Re: Slide Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona

    Thank you to Dave and Andre!

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    Re: Slide Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona

    Nice shots, Mike. Your wife really nailed that first one. I find the inclusion of a human element in landscapes brings landscape shots alive. Not just that they provide a sense of scale but they tend to make the scenery more dramatic - perhaps a sense of the wilderness' overpowering presence over the civilised.

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    Re: Slide Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona

    I agree with your idea about including people, Greg, especially for landscape scenes that are parks intended to be enjoyed by people.

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    Re: Slide Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona

    Hey, I have been there.

    Great shots Mike. Kinda tricky with the sun and the reflections off the water...you handled very well.

    I love this rock...

    Slide Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona

    ...by the way, the chutes are not just for kids. But if you are on the large side you might get stuck...and that water is COLD!!

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    not to worry though, my son came blasting down the chute and gave me a push

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    Re: Slide Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona

    Well done, Mike.

    Did you use a polarizer?

    Marie

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    Re: Slide Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona

    Too funny, Jon. My guess is that the large rock is further upstream, as we didn't see it. We didn't have time to walk beyond the main area where the chutes are.

    Thank you, Marie. Yes, I used a polarizer. When I'm shooting outdoors, it's very rare that the polarizer isn't on the lens and being rotated to the ideal position.

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    Re: Slide Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona

    I figured. I would be "um...too hot, too cold". You are extremely skilled and also have a gift for knowing when things are "just right". The colors are perfect. Again, nice job.

    Marie

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    Re: Slide Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona

    Mike, you can see the large rock in your 1st photo just upstream behind the bare tree on the left. We spent the entire day there...half of which was getting me unstuck from the chute

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