From recent travels to America's "Canyonlands" of Arizona and Utah, I've still been sorting through my photos, and post-processing a few as I go. I don't consider myself an experienced "Landscape" photographer, so I don't feel as if I've developed those innate sensibilities to recognize what might be the "better" one among many similar ones. Does that make sense? I certainly feel that a photographer's instinct about what makes a photograph one that he or she would use comes from the experience of being in the world with a camera, looking through the lens framing the shot, understanding the settings and focal plane options, and viewing the results afterward for that interior "this is it" - or not - that goes into choosing one among the many. That was my struggle with one I've been working on.
This is especially not a landscape I'm familiar with framing out in a camera and one in which I was totally dependent on where the pilot flew us. The added challenge was that there were no retakes. No tripods. No time released shutters. And seated with a plane's wing just outside my window, I had to crank my body and camera at cramping angles to get shots free of plane parts! In a chartered flight in a 9 seat Cessna over the area surrounding and including the Navajo Nation Reservation I was able to capture a few spectacular views of the surreal landscape below. I have no idea where we were exactly now when I took this one, as it was impossible to position myself with a camera at my window seat and take notes of what the pilot was saying when I was in the plane. You'll have to excuse me for that, please.
Yet, with this landscape feature, I was reminded of a boot, thus the name I gave it. I'll post the 3 different versions for your perusal and comment, if you feel like leaving one. I like them all, I just have no idea which would be the one that most others would prefer. And, I suppose, I could place all three for sale, and let folks choose for themselves. I'd appreciate any thoughts you'd like to share. Thank you. And thank you for your visit!
The one above is "A Western Boot Kickin' It!"
This one is "A Western Boot - Toasted"
And this one is "A Western Boot, Polished"