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Technical Data:


Canon Digital Rebel

Canon EF-s 18-55mm, @ 47mm

1/6s, f/5.6, ISO 100

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
January 5, 2006

A tribute to Frederick Sommer.

Frederick Sommer created an image called "Arizona Landscape" in which he omitted the sky from his landscape to allow one to see more than just the geologic features. He also compressed the landscape so that depth perception was thrown off and everything seemed piled on top of each other.

Of course, my image abounds with geologic features, but the concept was definitely derived and inspired by Sommer's photograph. I isolated an area and used a mid-focal length lens, which compressed this landscape as well so that it's hard to tell how far away various features are from each other.

The only reference you really have is the atmospheric haze that is inevitable across such vast distances.

This image was shot after the sun had gone below the horizon, which gave it very soft contrast and it naturally boosted the brightness of the colors.