On Those Wonderful Lines

By | 2012-09-10T11:35:55+00:00 Sep 9th, 2012|

It feels so good to be working on, and posting, images again. I’ve been in Las Vegas since last Sunday for Photoshop World and have a nice little backlog of images to go through during various shoots I was fortunate enough to go on with some amazing people.

Before my flight back home begins to board, I wanted to share a quick image that I worked on from yesterday’s shoot at Zion National Park in Utah. I was joined by +Brian Bonham+Christopher Germano, +Jason Stone, and +Jacob Lucas. We all had a blast and I’m sure you’ll be seeing some great work from them soon.

As far as this shot is concerned, at the time, I was hand-holding my camera. I had my Canon 5D Mark III and Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS on. Given how massive the surroundings were, I didn’t feel like an ultra-wide angle lens would do much justice here. Instead, I opted to find detail shots with character.

As soon as I saw this mountain slope downward, I knew I had my shot. First, the slope helps draw the eye up and through the frame. Next, the horizon line is dotted with trees that help give a sense of scale. The puffy clouds and deep blue sky served as a perfect backdrop. I made it punchier using my circular polarizer.

Once I get home, I’ll really get cracking with the remaining images. I can’t wait to share them off!

Google Maps Location Info
37°15’42” N 112°56’52” W

In terms of processing
This is a single exposure image. I was able to wrangle in all of the tonal range here in one shot with the help of that circular polarizer. It is usually good for cutting about 2 stops of light.

This is the first public image that I’m posting that was processing in the all new +onOne Software Perfect Effects 4, part of the new Perfect Photo Suite 7.

I used the Perfect Brush to mask out the Vecchio effect from the sky. I also masked in Tonal Contrast onto the mountain and trees. The trees got a small dose of Green Enhancer and a global application of Deep Forest Glow.

Final touches were applied in Lightroom 4.1.

In album Landscape and Nature (1 photo)

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  1. Jason Jakober September 9, 2012 at 3:47 pm - Reply


  2. miller montana hernandez September 9, 2012 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    i like

  3. Yorkvill Ania September 9, 2012 at 3:50 pm - Reply


  4. Flo Anon September 9, 2012 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    Just awesome!

  5. Maria Fuller September 9, 2012 at 4:10 pm - Reply


  6. Brigitte Giunta September 9, 2012 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    Awesome is right!!!!!!!!!!

  7. onnie hull September 9, 2012 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    every pixel of this shot is perfect! absolutely breathtaking!! wonderful job +Brian Matiash 

  8. luz adriana machado c. September 9, 2012 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    es hermoso!!

  9. Heather Kelman September 9, 2012 at 4:37 pm - Reply


  10. Abdullah Maraqa September 9, 2012 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    wonderful job done

  11. Hector Jazz Cánepa Yufra September 9, 2012 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    wonderful view. It's beatiful

  12. Kathy Porupski September 9, 2012 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    Great capture +Brian Matiash…love the lines and post work here. I see that you had another perfect day of blue skies and clouds! Going to have to check out the new Perfect Photo Suite 7. Still learning 5.5 but you've inspired me to upgrade! Soon as I recover from PSW! :-)

  13. Mark Gaw September 9, 2012 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    +Brian Matiash very nice

  14. Anthony Sblano September 9, 2012 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    +Brian Matiash love the colors, everything just pops!!!

  15. Steve Kalman September 9, 2012 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    Great image. I hope you shot some clouds to add to OnOne's cloud library for us.

    By the way, is it possible for me to add my own to that library?  

  16. Fathima Sabrina September 10, 2012 at 2:45 am - Reply

    OMG….ts so amazing,i love this place too

  17. Nupuranshu Sharma September 10, 2012 at 3:53 am - Reply

    SUUUUUPERB….!! very picturesque…!!

  18. Michael Bonocore September 10, 2012 at 3:54 am - Reply

    Sick!!! I know exactly where this is. I got a pic just like this somewhere. Great shot +Brian Matiash!

  19. kimberly pemberton September 10, 2012 at 10:14 am - Reply

    i bet your camera got moist when it took this photo. 

  20. Brian Matiash September 10, 2012 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    +kimberly pemberton So, so moist. You'd have to touch see it to believe it.

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