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hoffam19 Nov 4, 2011 11:02 PM

Utah in B&W and Fall Vs. Winter
Hey everyone, after a long hiatus from the site and a cross country move, I'm back on the site and now in Utah rather that the midwest. Love it here, it's beautiful. Here are a few shots from my new home. Comment & Critique is welcome as always.

#1 Red Pine Lake after a fresh blanket of snow.

#2 Lake Blanche and Sundial Peak in the background.

#3 Albion Basin Fall colors meeting first snowfall.

bhammitt Nov 5, 2011 6:18 AM

I can see why you love your new location, looks like a place that you can wear out a few cameras! Outstanding photography!!!!


hoffam19 Nov 5, 2011 12:22 PM

Thanks Bob, there are some truely amazing sights out here, and about wearing out cameras, I actually dropped mine off a cliff the other day. Luckily it still works, but it has some battle scars now.

Wingman Nov 5, 2011 12:34 PM

Beautiful country! Which part of Utah is this? I was recently travelling in southern UT (Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park) and it was spectacular! Would love to see # 1 & 2 in color.

Walter C Nov 5, 2011 2:53 PM

You're not in Kansas anymore, Toto. Especially like #2.

hoffam19 Nov 5, 2011 10:21 PM

Hey Wingman, these were all taken in Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons, about 20 minutes outside Salt Lake City.

Thanks Walter, #2 is also my favorite, and one of my favorite places I've explored so far.

When I snapped the first two shots I had no intention of doing HDR, so I didn't take a bracket. Later I used photoshop to make a three exposure bracket out of each of the photos then ran it through photomatix for the B&W hdr.

Here are the first two single exposure originals in color.

spy Nov 6, 2011 4:36 PM

The B/W's do it for me. I'm really liking #2 and #3.

Photo 5 Nov 6, 2011 7:53 PM

love the black and white images. Very nicely done


squirl033 Nov 6, 2011 8:05 PM

Utah will give you enough spectacular subject matter to keep you busy for a long, long time! i really like #3... the contrast between the almost B&W look of the upper peaks with snow, and the colors of the lower elevations is quite striking.

hoffam19 Nov 6, 2011 10:44 PM

Thanks for the comments guys. I think there will be more of these type B&W photos in the future, I really like the way they turned out. I feel like the pp made ok photos into dramatic landscapes.

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