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Golden Canyon by welder Golden Canyon by welder
If you haven't guessed from the title ( ;) ) this is Golden Canyon in Death Valley National Park. Shot on a hazy late afternoon in November, three shots stitched together.
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Kilraq Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
What first captures me here is the patterns that the dunes and hills make. Its a repitition yet, different. It holds the viewer and refuses to let go.

Secondly, as asjachyld put it, the textures of the mounds are wonderful, you want to reach out and touch it. For some reason I am reminded on a velvet piece of cloth, casually laid out.

Third that caught my eye was the small horiztonal extension in the center of the image. Looks like a walkpath, but reguardless, it adds a nice compositional element of a leading line to photomosaic without calling out too much attention to itself.

What I do not like is the hazy background, but its overall cyan color is much more cooler and doesn't hold the eye as long, letting the eyes go back to the midground and its wonderful hills.

Finally, just want to say wonderful job on the stiching together. I looked for a good while to try and find an error, but I could not.

Did see ONE thing though. On the bottom left corner, second hill over you can see the reside of a lens flare. Not sure if you caught that or not.
zoharb Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2005   Photographer
looks so unreal
you've really done an amazing job at capturing the atmosphere of the location
good work ;)
FurbyWithESP Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2005
Whoa, this is beautiful. I cant tell where the first couple shots are stitched together, even the shadows are complex enough to hide where you blended them. I'm guessing it was at the first dark mountain on the right to the second row down of craggy rocks on the left where you cut. Just a guess, but that's where I'd think they were cut.
Sonneillon- Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2004
oh my god that is beautiful.
equuleus Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2004
Great shot(s), nicely composed and brillantly stitched together..
m0nni Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2004  Professional Photographer
The view is nicely divided by colors to fore and backround. Beauitufl scene. I wish to see places like this one someday too :nod:
paulreid Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2004
Oozing with texture, this could be another planet! :santa:
MeatWagon Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2004   Photographer
captures the textures so very nicely.
WhiteMerovingian Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2004
beautilfull :star::star::star::star::star:
Greippi Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2004
Your photo does justice for these interesting geological formations. :)
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