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    Many Pools Canyon, Reflection

    Many Pools Canyon, Reflection

    I located this side canyon (with help from Joe Brauns Guide to Zion) called "Many Pools and lucky enough to still find water in some of the pools not to mention an abundance of frogs calling them home and snakes calling them lunch. This place would be awesome with "flowing" water.

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    Re: Many Pools Canyon, Reflection

    Gorgeous image... Love the composition and everything about it.

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    Re: Many Pools Canyon, Reflection

    Very nice capture. I really like the reflection in the pool of water.


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    Re: Many Pools Canyon, Reflection

    I was in Zion in 1987 and 1994 and the "Many Pools" hike is the very first one that my wife and I took. Unlike your very nice photo, I got no keepers.

    The immense depth of field is interesting and seeing the "source" tree and its reflection is also interesting. However, there is too much information in the image for me to digest. I would be pleased to see a composition that is cropped at the base of the distant mountain. We only need to see that the tree is upside down to immediately realize that it is a reflection.

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    Re: Many Pools Canyon, Reflection

    The immense depth of field is interesting and seeing the "source" tree and its reflection is also interesting. However, there is too much information in the image for me to digest. I would be pleased to see a composition that is cropped at the base of the distant mountain. We only need to see that the tree is upside down to immediately realize that it is a reflection.[/QUOTE]

    Like this one, which flowed directly into the pool in the original post. Unfortunately I did not pay attention to the corner of the pool and was lost in the original composition

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    Re: Many Pools Canyon, Reflection

    Definitely much better than any of the reflection shots I've attempted around Zion. Any particular reason for choosing to go B/W or are you just a B/W kinda guy?

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    Re: Many Pools Canyon, Reflection

    Beautiful shot, really made me say "wow" out loud.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Buckley View Post
    I would be pleased to see a composition that is cropped at the base of the distant mountain
    Mike, a brilliant idea. I felt the same way about the DOF and so much in the photo, but I wouldn't have thought of your alternate comp. I held my hand up to the shot to visualize it, and it's fantastic!

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    Re: Many Pools Canyon, Reflection

    One of the strengths of the first one is the quality of the conversion that, for me, isn't nearly so good in the second one. The second also might be overexposed a bit.

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    Re: Many Pools Canyon, Reflection

    I like this second one. My first thought was looking in the eye of a great big something, but that is what I saw. OK, I think it's bedtime.

    I still like it.

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    Re: Many Pools Canyon, Reflection

    That's a great mono image Jon. I would grace any wall. I like that a lot.

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    Re: Many Pools Canyon, Reflection

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Buckley View Post
    I would be pleased to see a composition that is cropped at the base of the distant mountain.
    And then you've got a 1:1 (square) image that, I think, is superb.

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    Re: Many Pools Canyon, Reflection

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    And then you've got a 1:1 (square) image that, I think, is superb.
    After I upsize in Resize7 to 18x18 I have the perfect spot in my Stairway for this.


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    Re: Many Pools Canyon, Reflection

    These in particular did not have exceptional blue skies in the reflections as the water was murky so when I tried to saturate the color to get better blue, it just looked phony, so B&W it is

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    Re: Many Pools Canyon, Reflection

    Jon, I like your image. I think it looks great as a BW.

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    Re: Many Pools Canyon, Reflection

    I guess I'm the odd person out. I absolutely love the first image. I love the curve going up and the textures surrounding the pool. The third one is ok, to me, but it just doesn't have the sense of grandeur of the first image.

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    Re: Many Pools Canyon, Reflection

    Your stairway will be very lucky to have that print adorning it.

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    Re: Many Pools Canyon, Reflection

    Great use of a wide lens! Super images!

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