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The Black Canyons of Gunnison National Park are a sight to see, tremendous in their scale and depth. A huge thank you goes to John Bosley, a wedding photographer from San Francisco and member of the Photography Life team who, on the drive back to Denver, suggested this amazing detour. The winding road through the brush eventually reveals the spectacular views over deep canyons carved out through the land. Called the Black Canyons because parts of them receive barely half an hour of light a day, it is easy to see how that is true with the harsh sunlight above us desperately struggling to reach into the many deep crevasses. That harsh overhead light made it difficult to shoot, so in several instances I had to find a midway point to lock exposure and rely on the sensor's dynamic range. But at the same time that light provided us with may interesting shadows and highlights within the canyons. The entire area is also home to hawks, deer and chipmunks. Still, no photograph can adequately do justice to the vastness of this place and I reckon it to be one of the highlights of my trip to Colorado. All shots taken with either the OLympus 12-40mm F/2.8 or 40-150mm F/2.8 mounted on the E-M5. The photos of me were taken by John Bosley. 

Oct 08, 2015

The Black Canyons

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The Black Canyons of Gunnison National Park are a sight to see, tremendous in their scale and depth. A huge thank you goes to John Bosley, a wedding photographer from San Francisco and member of the Photography Life team who, on the drive back to Denver, suggested this amazing detour. 

The winding road through the brush eventually reveals the spectacular views over deep canyons carved out through the land. Called the Black Canyons because parts of them receive barely half an hour of light a day, it is easy to see how that is true with the harsh sunlight above us desperately struggling to reach into the many deep crevasses. That harsh overhead light made it difficult to shoot, so in several instances I had to find a midway point to lock exposure and rely on the sensor's dynamic range. But at the same time that light provided us with may interesting shadows and highlights within the canyons. The entire area is also home to hawks, deer and chipmunks. 

Still, no photograph can adequately do justice to the vastness of this place and I reckon it to be one of the highlights of my trip to Colorado. 

All shots taken with either the OLympus 12-40mm F/2.8 or 40-150mm F/2.8 mounted on the E-M5. The photos of me were taken by John Bosley. 
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BrattOct 8, 2015 06:01 AM

Breathtaking!!!

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