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Summer Storm - Grand Canyon by Rhavethstine Summer Storm - Grand Canyon by Rhavethstine
It's been somewhat slow lately on the photography front. Not for lack of taking pictures, but just finding the time to sit down and process the RAWs.

I normally don't submit multiple versions of the same scene, but I've been working on prints for a couple of friends here in town, so I figured I'd upload one of the images I've been working on. Hope to submit to the lab this weekend.

Critiques are always welcome.

Technical Details:
:bulletblue: Nikon D70s
:bulletblue: Sigma DC 10-20 @ 10mm
:bulletblue: ISO 250, .5s-.3s-1/5s-1/8s @ F/20
:bulletblue: B&W Polarizer
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:iconsimon0108:
simon0108 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great sky! =)
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Andyw01 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
That's just incredible....
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Meowgli Featured By Owner May 21, 2009   Photographer
Featured [link]
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Professional Photographer
Fantastic shot, love the wide angle feel of this :)
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FantasyLost Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008   Digital Artist
This is one of the best photos I've seen of the Grand Canyon in all its glory. If I'm not mistaken, that looks like the Desert View Watchtower on the edge of the cliff just to the left of the rainbow. My husband worked for 10 years at the Canyon as a mule guide and packer, and I will always love this glorious place. Thanks for posting this wonderfully composed photo! :)
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Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
Oh wow. Your husband was a mule skinner up at the canyon? That's quite the profession. I know a few people who would absolutely love to do that sort of thing. :) Anyway, you're right. That's Desert View and this is a view from Navajo Point. Thanks for checking this out and I'm glad you liked.
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FantasyLost Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008   Digital Artist
My husband even made the cover of the May 1957 Arizona Highways magazine as he was guiding a group back up the Bright Angel trail. And actually that was where I met him when my Mom and I made our first mule trip down to Phantom Ranch :) Love at first sight! So for me it will always be a magical place. Again, thanks for posting the lovely photo.
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FlashKid105 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
This is obviously one of the best landscape photos I've seen yet. The rainbow on the far right side is a very nice touch to this
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:iconrhavethstine:
Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
Thankyou. It's nice to hear someone say your work is "one of the best." :D
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Daniel-R Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Professional Filmographer
There is so much detail! :wow:
:+fav:
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:iconmiketinovic:
miketinovic Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
Cool, I like this pitcure! :)
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:iconjurelazo:
jurelazo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
Beuty!
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:iconstormcloudi:
stormcloudI Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
rainbow:D
and the view just marvelous!
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:iconmacawnivore:
macawnivore Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Having them all set up and ready for print is hard work. THe photo is beautiful!
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:iconn3oka:
n3oka Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007  Student Digital Artist
totally awasome
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EvaMcDermott Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007  Professional Photographer
Wonderful depth!
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:iconplbeaulieu:
plbeaulieu Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
Wow this is simply awesome !! so sharp ! Very nice warm color and great composition !! Well done :+fav:
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:iconuthelrot:
Uthelrot Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
lovely work, great sunset and light play. GJ
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abender777 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
omg WOW!, thats an insanely good shot! The vastness is breathtaking. Great detail on the foreground, cool sky, and the rainbow is a great addition :D
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:iconecho-velocity:
Echo-Velocity Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2007  Student General Artist
Breathtaking, the way nature can create both terrains and weather phenomena like this is amazing.
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:iconxelf:
xelf Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
Very nice. I'm impressed that you managed to expose the ground and sky both so well. Did you use a filter for the sky?
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:iconrhavethstine:
Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
Thanks. I would have loved to use a GND for the sky, but I actually don't have any. A GND is much less trouble than resorting to a HDR process. T'would be nice. :)
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giacomoburattini Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wooow what a gorgeous shot!!! the colours and contrast are beautiful in this photo. I like the sky too!!
:+fav:
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:iconscotto:
scotto Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007   Photographer
Very nice. :)
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killersnowman Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
very pretty
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StarTyger Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007
A B+W Polarizer!
Impressive.
You have to be careful shooting rainbows with Pls cuz they can polarize much of the intensity out of a rainbow. But, it may also be why the detail in the lower left seems dense.

This wasn't a stitch-job then?
Is this one that would benefit from HDRI finishing?
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:iconrhavethstine:
Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007
I don't think I had the polarizer all the way cranked up. Just enough to get a little more contrast.

No stitching on this one, but you'll notice I've listed multiple exposures in the technical details to indicate the HDR technique. :)
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:iconzasu:
zasu Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
did you do the hdr technique in something like photoshop? or in that program that is specifically for hdri?
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:iconrhavethstine:
Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
Back when I was messing with this photo, I was experimenting with Photoshop CS2's Merge to HDR function, but was extremely dissatisfied with the results. I tried and eventually bought the full version of Photomatix Pro for this and had a much better experience.
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zasu Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
thanks. i had heard photoshop's wasn't really satisfactory (though this photo looks great!), and that we really need to get photomatix, but i was hoping that... maybe photoshop's was maybe good enough after all.

guess i'll just have to bite the bullet (and start shooting in multiples) :D
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:iconrhavethstine:
Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
I haven't experimented with CS3 yet. It may have an updated HDR module. My only advice for when you are experimenting with HDR is that sometimes less is better. :) Best of luck.
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zasu Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
i just barely paid for cs2 - not ready for 3 yet :D

but, yeah, i figured out from looking at other's hdri's that sometimes more is too much more - though i hadn't put it into words yet. so... i'll keep your advice in mind. thanks :D
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evilsyndicatemember Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007  Professional Artist
A very grandeur shot! I love the colors and the composition! A truly breath-taking shot! Keep up the awesome work! :D
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TarryAGoat Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007   Photographer
I really love the texture in the clouds, the warmth of the rock and rainbow compared the the menacing (but retreating) underside of the clouds. It also puts Desert View into perspective.
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jeepgurl8204 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007
this is incredible!!!
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007  Professional Photographer
iso 250??? That is an odd speed. Anyways, this is awesome, that view is just to die for, nice attention to exposure, as it looks very real and natural
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:iconrhavethstine:
Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007
Heh, yeah don't ask me why I shot with ISO 250. It was last summer sometime. :) Thanks for checking it out.
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:iconstarglo21:
starglo21 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007
I love that you captured the rainbow. The lighting is almost moody, very nice!
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:iconpurplerose:
purplerose Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007   Photographer
Truly beautiful.
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:iconlamcid:
lamcid Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007
unbelibely detailed!
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:iconandyserrano:
AndySerrano Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Gawd. You're the master. Faving this.
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:iconmattanth:
MattAnth Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007
I think this is great! I love the detail in the clouds and the distant canyon wall. :+fav:
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:iconpatgoltz:
PatGoltz Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007
You got such a wonderful stormy day!
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manthatkidisscrewed Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007
possibly one of the best landscape's i've ever seen and definately the best i've seen for awhile...absolutely stunning...if i had the money i'd purchase it myself!!
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:iconrhavethstine:
Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007
Wow, thanks. That's quite the compliment. ^^;
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:iconmanthatkidisscrewed:
manthatkidisscrewed Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
you're very welcome...it was certainly deserved!
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:iconf0rtylegz:
f0rTyLeGz Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007
magnificent... thanks for showing :)
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TRBPhotographyLLC Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007  Professional Photographer
Wow!
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:iconaniabeata:
aniabeata Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome shot and the view :)
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:iconmarkramstead:
markramstead Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007
First to Fave it!
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