Well over a year ago, I posted a blog of a photo shoot I had done in Sedona, Arizona. What I liked about that shoot was the beautiful red rock formations against a clear deep blue sky. We were in that area again at the beginning of this year with our youngest daughter and her fiancé. This time, it was cloudy and dreary and had started to rain. We all wanted to get some hiking in before the rains became too intense, so we chose a quick simple trail around Bell Rock. I have attached four of the shots from that shoot as the landscape takes on a different quality with that type of indirect lighting.
The first shot is with Bell Rock to my back, looking out over the valley towards Sedona. See how the rock formations look in that type of consistent lighting without the dramatic shadows and sunlight. I also like the texture the clouds give the sky as a backdrop.
The second capture is on the same trail with the plants in the foreground of the backside of Bell Rock. Again, notice the consistent lighting, which deepens the color of the terrain.
My third photograph is me almost laying down to get to the same level of the cactus. I love the contrast between the plants and the curved red rock. Without sharp sunlight or shadows, notice the veined patterns in the rock.
The final one shows more of the rock strata and colors against the green desert plants.
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