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Luminous Passage by ChimpyJay Luminous Passage by ChimpyJay
Location: Zion National Park, The Narrows, Utah.
Equipment: Canon 1dS | 17-40L | Hoya Pro1 CP | Cable Release
Specifications: 17-40 at 21mm -- ISO100 -- 8 seconds @ F18

This is my personal favorite image from my recent trip to the Southwest.

The Narrows in Zion are truly phenomenal. After wading knee-deep in the beautiful Virgin River, we came upon this majestic location. Colorfully-carved 2,000 ft. sandstone walls surround me as I stand in disbelief. The canyon walls radiate in vibrant, warm hues and I was in position to capture a glorious scene.

Read This: For a superb sense of scale, you can actually see my Dad towards the very end of the walls in the middle portion of the image. He's the tiny black figure. HERE is the 100% crop.

Fact:
National Geographic's Adventure Magazine rated hiking the Virgin River Narrows in Zion #5 in its list of America's best 100 adventures.

Post-Processing:
Capture Sharpening using the TLR Sharpening Toolkit.
Color adjustments were very minor here. Digital Velvia +1.5 using a script which can be found HERE (It really IS that vibrant, ask anybody who has been there)
Dodge/Burn for more accurate dynamic range. Curves & Levels for contrast adjustments.

I have entered this photo in :iconhougaard:'s Nature Photo Competition.

Enjoy. :)
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:iconmdaemiid:
mdaemiid Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
great +++ creative photos,
You can submit your photos to fotoup the photographers social
enjoyed
Thanks for sharing your art
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:iconjctmerge:
JCTMerge Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Love it
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:iconlemnosexplorer:
LemnosExplorer Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Artist
:clap: fantastic colour balance.
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:iconhomyname:
Homyname Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this photo is very calm, I relax
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:icontenkhai:
TENKHAI Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Beautiful, makes me feel like going there :)
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:iconpedrorondon:
pedrorondon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
amazing shot
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:icontreloxelo:
TRELOXELO Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
lovely wall...
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:icondjohn9:
djohn9 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice capture. The slow speed makes the water appear like ice.
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:iconkatybartosh:
KatyBartosh Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Student Photographer
Aw, Zion, my absolute favorite place ever. You've capture it SO well.
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:iconangelhippy:
ANGELHIPPY Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
[link] featured this in my recent journal :)
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:iconalexandrephilippe:
alexandrephilippe Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
amazing;)
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:iconcharleswb:
CharlesWb Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
I just don't know why this hasn't gotten more views and favorites. Incredible work.
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:iconprperold:
prperold Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
I featured your awesome shot in my latest journal entry: [link]
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:iconprperold:
prperold Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
I featured your awesome shot in my latest journal entry: [link]
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:iconflippinphil:
FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
Phenomenal shot man. The composition is incredible, exposure is spot on, light is stunning... very well done!
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:iconchimpyjay:
ChimpyJay Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Thanks man, I appreciate all your kind words. :)
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:iconflippinphil:
FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
My pleasure mate.
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:iconspamkiller:
Spamkiller Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm featuring this beautiful piece here: [link] .
If you don't want to be featured, please note me and I'll remove it.
:+fav:

Kisses&Hugs
Katia
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:iconchimpyjay:
ChimpyJay Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
Thank you Katia! :)
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:iconspamkiller:
Spamkiller Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :D
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:iconariseandrejoice:
ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Professional Photographer
wow - this is masterful!
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:iconchimpyjay:
ChimpyJay Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
Thank You Leda! :)
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:iconmyco89:
MyCo89 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
Wonderful
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:iconmichael-dalberti:
michael-dalberti Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
FANTASTIC capture of the narrows. I go there very often because I live right next to them. You certainly nailed this one friend.
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:iconchimpyjay:
ChimpyJay Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
Thanks buddy, your so lucky to live in the spot your in. So many photographic opportunities. :)
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:iconernieleo:
ernieleo Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
Wonderful capture and it is indeed a great hike =)
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:iconchimpyjay:
ChimpyJay Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
Thank you ernieleo, the hike is certainly breathtaking. I hope all is well.
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:iconrobertvine:
robertvine Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Fantastic, such stunning light!
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:iconchimpyjay:
ChimpyJay Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Thanks Robert, I appreciate it man.
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:iconrobertvine:
robertvine Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
No worries mate.
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:iconkatehughes:
KateHughes Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
Fantastic shot. :heart:
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:iconchimpyjay:
ChimpyJay Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
Thank you! :)
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:iconmichaelanderson:
michaelanderson Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Professional Photographer
This is outstanding work and the best portrayal of this rock that I've seen Most people including myself fall for the tendency to keep the rock central, but the way you work with it here, giving it some breathing room on the left allows for more elegant lines that actually flow all the way through the scene. The placement of the rock in this version also contributes to other natural diagonals in the walls and enhances the eyes movement through the scene to the golden light at the end of the canyon. Very well done!

-Mike
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:iconchimpyjay:
ChimpyJay Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
Coming from you Michael, it means a great deal to me. I think it's so cool that you have taken the time to comment one of my images, especially when this picture was influenced by yours. My father is thinking about purchasing one of your images sometime soon. Adding the Hasselblad quality, they must be unbelievable. You truly are an inspiration for me. I hope all is well with you - Safe Travels -Come back with some stunning images. :)
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:iconchilek:
chilek Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
beautiful..
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:iconchimpyjay:
ChimpyJay Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
Thank you! :)
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Saint-Gut-Free Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
sweet location and image.

one could wonder if that boulder hinders the image or not... and i've come to think that it adds a dramatic impact.

to take a picture like this at any age is wonderful but it's especially significant as you're so young. can't imagine the images you'll be producing as you progress with age and experience.

bravo, mate!
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:iconchimpyjay:
ChimpyJay Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
Thanks a lot man, I appreciate your comment. Yeah, I've been blessed to have traveled to these incredible settings. I just hope to continue with this photography for quite some time, I'm mad insane about it. Thanks again mate, all the best. :)
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santovalentino Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
gifted
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:iconchimpyjay:
ChimpyJay Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
Thank you! :)
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:iconwaterfallheart:
waterfallheart Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
oh, this emits a lot of beauty...
wonderful shot!
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:iconchimpyjay:
ChimpyJay Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
Thank you, I'm glad you like it. :)
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:iconmadeleineruuth:
MadeleineRuuth Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
ooo... looks really amazing! :heart:
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:iconchimpyjay:
ChimpyJay Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
Thank you, I'm glad you like it. :nod:
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:iconeltasia:
Eltasia Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
Gorgeous!
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:iconchimpyjay:
ChimpyJay Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
Thank you! :)
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JamesHackland Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008   Photographer
Featured [link]
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:iconh1kari:
H1kaRi Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008
:wow:
Simple, empty words can't describe this natural masterpiece!
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:iconchimpyjay:
ChimpyJay Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008
Thank you, I appreciate your comment! :)
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:iconpuffinpunk:
puffinpunk Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
great tonal range and beautiful colors! the blue and green really add something special. :)
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Canon EOS-1DS
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8/1 second
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F/18.0
Focal Length
21 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Jul 19, 2008, 6:47:58 AM
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