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psf914   Traverse City, US  Registered since 11th Oct 2007 Fri 30-Nov-12 12:00 AM
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"Open Range Rail "



Driving back to Orem from Ureka last weekend I found a dry riverbed leading into an old rail trestle in the open range. Lots going on here but that's typical of the landscape in this part of the state. The rail ended just before the road to the left and to the right, desert plants were growing thru the ties.

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coolmom42 Silver Member Awarded for her enthusiastic support of the community and exemplifying the Nikonian mission “Share, Learn and Inspire”   McEwen, US  Nikonian since 01st Dec 2011 Fri 30-Nov-12 01:05 AM
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Excellent! Great composition, and I love the contrast between the earth tones and the blue mountains & sky.

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psf914   Traverse City, US  Registered since 11th Oct 2007 Sat 01-Dec-12 12:20 AM
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Thanks Diane

You can still find green grass around here despite the fact we're almost into December at this point. A couple more weeks and I'm sure that will change. Interested to see what Winter in Utah brings.

Peter

  

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umdaman1 Gold Member Awarded for his outstanding contributions in our Critique forum. His positive and helpful critiques give members a better understanding of the process of making great photographs.   Lexington, US  Nikonian since 11th Mar 2011 Fri 30-Nov-12 03:30 AM
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Yeah, what she said. Great shot.

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psf914   Traverse City, US  Registered since 11th Oct 2007 Sat 01-Dec-12 12:22 AM
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Thanks Scottie

Lots more to see here in the coming months. I spent the last two years on projects in California and really enjoyed the scenery there. Utah has kicked it up a notch or two

Peter

  

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DaddySS Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   Woodcliff Lake NJ, & Jacksonvi, US  Nikonian since 26th Dec 2006 Sat 01-Dec-12 02:38 AM
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Relly nice, love the composition and the contrast between the gray and blue.

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psf914   Traverse City, US  Registered since 11th Oct 2007 Sat 01-Dec-12 12:23 PM
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Thanks Richard

There are hundreds of miles of BLM land out here and roads that run off into the middle of nowhere. I've been on a bunch now and driven around for hours without seeing or hearing another human being. Scenes like this just pop up in front of you as you come around a curve sometimes so getting out onto the dirt two tracks is a real adventure. Lots more to see south of here towards Bryce Canyon.

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slothead Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   Frederick, US  Nikonian since 12th Aug 2009 Sat 01-Dec-12 02:55 PM
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I really like this. Some of it (if not all) seems almost mystical. I especially like the foreground, and of course the mts make a wonderful backdrop. Well done.

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psf914   Traverse City, US  Registered since 11th Oct 2007 Mon 03-Dec-12 01:42 PM
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Thanks Tom

This region is a goldmine for lanscape photographers. And now that we're into winter weather the light is so much better. Looking forward to other expeditions south of here in the coming months.

Peter

  

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jb335 Silver Member  Richmond, US  Nikonian since 04th Oct 2011 Sun 02-Dec-12 10:13 PM
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Very captivating image. As Tom said it does seem to have a mystical quality.

It almost feels like one is looking at a magnificent diorama.


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psf914   Traverse City, US  Registered since 11th Oct 2007 Mon 03-Dec-12 01:45 PM
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Thanks Jim

I can't remember how many times I've stopped my car just to get out and look at the scenery while I've been out shooting on weekends. It seems never ending. I've had several people who've traveled thru here for various reasons tell me it was one of the most beautiful places they've been in the country. A lot of the back roads that were open this fall have been closed for winter. But come spring when the wild flowers start to bloom I'll be back out there. In the meantime I'm making use of the open range southwest of here and planning some trips further south towards the National Parks.

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dagoldst Gold Member  Little Rock, US  Nikonian since 02nd Dec 2012 Sun 02-Dec-12 11:24 PM
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Terrific image - I am curious about what post processing you did on this vs what came out of your D800.

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psf914   Traverse City, US  Registered since 11th Oct 2007 Mon 03-Dec-12 01:49 PM
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Thanks David,

I shoot everything with the D800E in neutal unlike my D300 and D300S which I have set to vivid for color. The D800E seemed oversaturated at that setting. So I usually add a bit of contrast, color saturation and after resizing for the web, some sharpening. In the case of this photo I used content aware in CS6 to remove a couple power poles on the hillsides in the background. That's about it. Really like the content aware patch and move options in CS6. Work like a charm for things like that.

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MasterDabber   Camberley, UK  Registered since 10th Dec 2005 Mon 03-Dec-12 02:38 PM
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An interesting mix of snow covered peaks in the background and desert scrub in the foreground... and bridging the gap (excuse the pun)... the bridge. Nice one.
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psf914   Traverse City, US  Registered since 11th Oct 2007 Tue 04-Dec-12 12:34 AM
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Thanks Derek

I love to see what this looks like come Spring. I'm sure there won't be a dry river bed with all the snow melt. Might make an interesting contrast to get back there and compare seasons.

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MasterDabber   Camberley, UK  Registered since 10th Dec 2005 Tue 04-Dec-12 08:00 AM
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That's a good idea Peter.It would be fascinating to see the change once the ice melts. Looking at the current dryness it's hard to imagine it flowing with water.
If you do get a chance to reshoot the scene please post both images - now and then.
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VR8 Silver Member  Ottawa, CA  Nikonian since 04th May 2008 Tue 04-Dec-12 09:05 AM
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Very very nice lighting, contrast, color and composition.

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psf914   Traverse City, US  Registered since 11th Oct 2007 Wed 05-Dec-12 12:52 PM
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Thanks Victor

We're getting lots of great light to work with this time of year. Winter storms blow in and give the place an almost surreal feeling. Everything will be shaded by clouds at times and then the sun will light up just the tops of the highest peaks and the entire atmosphere changes. And the soft cloud produced light gives me the entire day to shoot. Really love this place.

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cchoc Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, most notably in Landscape Photography   Marietta, US  Charter Member Fri 07-Dec-12 05:46 PM
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Excellent shot Peter. I really like the way the streambed leads the eye into the fra,me.

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psf914   Traverse City, US  Registered since 11th Oct 2007 Sat 08-Dec-12 04:48 AM
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Thanks Charlie

Should be interesting to see in the spring if they get good snow this winter. The dry river beds in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada turned into raging rivers in the Spring. I'm sure the landscape here will see some dramatic changes as well.

Peter

  

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DeanAZ Moderator Expert nature photographer   Phoenix, US  Nikonian since 28th Apr 2007 Sat 08-Dec-12 05:18 AM
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Nice find Peter. I like the light hitting the old wood of the truss.

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psf914   Traverse City, US  Registered since 11th Oct 2007 Sat 08-Dec-12 05:22 PM
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Thanks Dean

You drive around the back roads in this part of the state and you find things like this all over the place. Old mining facilities, ghost towns etc. Always something new around the corner to discover.

Peter

  

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tekneektom Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   Land O Lakes, US  Nikonian since 18th Nov 2011 Sat 08-Dec-12 11:51 PM
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Wonderful lighting and composition. I like it!

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psf914   Traverse City, US  Registered since 11th Oct 2007 Mon 10-Dec-12 01:26 PM
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Thanks Tom

We're getting lots of great light this time of year with storms blowing thru. So often I'm seeing just the tops of the higher mountains touched by sunlight with everything else under the shadow of clouds. Makes for some great contrast. I'm finding the D800E handles this better than any camera I've had. Looking forward to some challenges of winter weather in the coming months.

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mnbuilder49 Moderator Awarded for his high level skills in various areas, especially in Interiors Architecture, Landscape and HDR Photography   Lakeville, US  Nikonian since 18th Apr 2006 Wed 12-Dec-12 01:18 PM
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Beautiful shot.

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psf914   Traverse City, US  Registered since 11th Oct 2007 Thu 13-Dec-12 01:53 PM
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Thanks Larry

Lots of places like this to see out here. I want to get south towards Zion and Bryce in a couple weeks.

cheers
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landism   CA  Registered since 22nd Oct 2011 Sun 16-Dec-12 12:02 PM
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very nice!!

  

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psf914   Traverse City, US  Registered since 11th Oct 2007 Sun 16-Dec-12 11:29 PM
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Thanks Mark

Winter weather has set in full time now so lots of dramatic light coming our way over the next few months. Lots more to see around here.

Peter

  

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BSchirm Gold Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest   Rolling Hills, US  Nikonian since 07th Dec 2005 Mon 17-Dec-12 12:45 AM
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Love the composition Peter....it just draws you in.

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psf914   Traverse City, US  Registered since 11th Oct 2007 Tue 18-Dec-12 07:46 AM
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Thanks Barry

I walked this entire spot for half an hour, climbed up on the rails and shot from below and above and after reviewing all my shots decided on the first angle.

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