Something out of an Old West Movie

May 22, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

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!

A Western Boot, KickinA Western Boot Kickin' It!

The one above is "A Western Boot Kickin' It!"

 

A Western Boot - Toasted! This one is "A Western Boot - Toasted"

 

A Western Boot, Polished And this one is "A Western Boot, Polished"

 

 


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