Friday, July 3, 2009

Making pictures

We arrive at Bryce Canyon National Park in the late afternoon. After setting up camp, we take a stroll along the rim walk to view the hoodoos. I come across this man, hard at work on a painted image of the glorious colors and lights spread before us in Bryce Amphitheater.



This is what his finished image should look like: (and no, the picture isn't crooked; there is a 1700 foot elevation change between the low end and the high end of the canyon rim)

11 comments:

  1. How neat! I like that in your image of the painter, we see the landscape clearly only in his painted version and the 'real' landscape is blurred.

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  2. OMGosh, this is just stunning, love all the different colors and angles to this! I would love to see the painter's finished product!

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  3. Very nice captures - it's fun to see the painter capturing the scene.

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  4. Another stunning view, Val!

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  5. Val, can I please go on your next trip with you. This is a gorgeous place and a gorgeous picture. The inclusion of the artist is marvelous.

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  6. Wow, that is just an awesome view. Great image and very cool to see the painter.

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  7. Hey your painting came out a lot quicker than his did, but what he is doing is the one thing I wished I could do (and can't alas) Terrific set of shots.

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  8. Great Shot. Love the painter.

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  9. Gorgeous. THe shot of the painter is fun and interesting, the shot illustrating the elevation is astonishing.

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  10. Beautiful beyond words. The sun in the background adds just the right amount of light. I see he was wearing a winter hat. What was the temperature?

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  11. This is great, As Julie said the focus is wonderful on the painter with the landscape out.

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