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Horseshoe Bend

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Comments (19)

wx on November 9, 2007

Another superb shot: perfect view angle and excellent depth effect for a nice matter interaction rendering.

Hank Waxman on November 10, 2007

There aren't that many ways to take this shot, Jeff, and by backing a way and bringing in the rock in the foreground, you did about the best framing I've seen, and I've been there.

I think the lighting wasn't your friend this time, but then you're the creator of this image, and the subdued, overall tone may have been exactly what you wanted.

I don't mean to be critical, but you usually bring such interstingly shadowed forms to post. Sorry if you're insulted.


Jeff Sullivan on November 10, 2007

Hank, No problem at all. Ansel Adams said he was happy if he could produce 10 significant images per year. Not every shot can be taken in the best light, rank among our best work, or be liked by all. I have shots from this visit with better lighting, but I chose the one with the interesting composition to share first. Given that the lower part of the frame in this ultra wide shot looks straight down, this was one spot where I was not going to stand and patiently wait for the light. ;>) I contributed it mostly for the interesting framing example for the site, but the story may be more interesting than the resulting image, so perhaps it's more appropriate where I can add a full description and it appears in the context of serving as an illustration as well.

I actually moved down into a crevice for this shot. Here's one description I've used to describe the setup:

This was a scary photo to take... the framing of the rocks begged for a shot, but the footing wasn't exactly flat and level here, and it was a long, long way down if you slipped! Not being a big fan of heights, I cheated and leaned the tripod out over the abyss, having it stand on two legs while holding the tripod pan handle at arm's length, so I'd serve as the "third leg," but not have to be any closer than 3' from where the camera was taking the shot!

elena85 on November 22, 2007

woooooohh!! what a place!!!

© Marco De Candido on February 24, 2008
  • Wonderful landscape very well taken, congrats Jeff.
  • Greetings, Marco.
jkfu on March 9, 2008

Wow! your description of the setup for this shot make me feel like I was there... the sensation of height looking over a cliff. I agreed with you it was a scary photo to take... I really enjoy your shots.

gfavaretto on March 10, 2008

this is really a fantastic shot.. I hope one day I will do something like this...

Marcello Mento on April 7, 2008

Fantastic shot!

-noè- on April 9, 2008

The water is stronger than rock...

SuperCiao dal noè

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on September 28, 2008

Very good photo of this nice place to visit!

Greetings, Mimi

mimipet’s greeting

Arelle on October 9, 2008

Compared this one to Hanks...and this one is so much better lit in my opinion. This one has a very serene and lonely effect. The other...well, it looks like a snapshot that's been taken at high noon, and has been sharpened one too many times in photoshop. ;-) Just my opinion...

Paul13 on April 28, 2009

Excelent capture--Beautiful photo...thank you.~~!

sandra eka on April 28, 2009

AMAZING..How to get there? I think not easy and need hard struggle..

Francisco Jose Rios on April 30, 2009

Fantastico paisaje,perfectamente captado.SALUDOS.FRAN.

Jeramya Stephens on February 16, 2010


briantravelman on September 9, 2010

oh man, that one's beautiful

cosic4 on February 1, 2011

Wonderful picture!

Miro Sabo on February 25, 2011

Dear Jeff, really exciting gallery. Thank you. Miro

Tomáš Gregor on February 28, 2011

Very good shot. Like.

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Jeff Sullivan
Gardnerville, Nevada

Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 8, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Jeff Sullivan
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
    • Focal Length: 10.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/22.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400