Monday, July 5, 2010

The Book Cliffs

This Independence Day weekend was stormy and rainy here in the KC area. Since we've been kept inside I've been doing some cleanup of the photo files. Having a little fun with Photoshop too!

This image is from our trip to Utah earlier this summer. This row of cliffs is known as the Book Cliffs. They are the Eastern rim of the Price River valley. US 6 and 191 follows the Price south down this valley towards Green River, UT. The little river actually passes between the foreground and cuts through the cliffs to join the Green River a few miles to the East.

This image is taken at sundown, with the sun glowing off the bands of rock. This is a different formation from the red sandstones we will see down at Moab. The yellows and tans of these rocks aren't as colorful as the formations further south. The B&W treatment provides the feel of an early photo and allows for an emphasis on the contrast and texture of the cliffs.

The black and white conversion is created in Photoshop CS5.

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