Ok done with the painting, you can find the link here [link] . Just wanted to submit it, but I'll have to wait till I can use my school's scanner in mid january to get a decent image. The one that I have up here looks absolutely horrible compared to the real thing.
Wow thank you very much! I'm honored to work with such a great photograph. But it should be loads of fun, I never get the chance to really work on my watercolor painting alone without combining it with ink. You'll definately be the first to see it.
Nope, I just waited for the sun to go down enough that the sky wouldn't overpower the rest of the image, much like you would do with an architecture shot. The entire crowd of hopeful photographers at this vista point had long since given up on the sunset by then.
Yup. I have a few shots that include it in the composition, but this one was the best out of all of them. I think it was taken one or two points west from Desertview... Navajo point maybe. I'm not exactly sure.
Incredible... the tonal range, the colors, the detail, the light on the Colorado, everything comes together so well i nthis shot. Definitely worth a fav.
What point was this taken from? Is it the abyss?
Thanks. I think this was taken at Navajo Point. But whatever point it was taken from, Desert View is just off-camera to the right, if that helps you get your bearings. It's sadly a tourist vantage point that this was taken from - one of the few in my small, but growing photographic library - but at least I can say I've been to the river at this location, which makes me feel marginally better.
Hehe, thanks. I thought it might make a decent poster-sized print the first time I saw this in my camera. I'll have to have a local shop print out a large version once I'm done tweaking the source file.