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Big Hogan Arch

Posted by
Scott F. Schilling (San Martin, United States) on 19 July 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This is the Big Hogan Arch up close and personal - I had to lean against the wall underneath to take this image - I liked the dark path that was continuous up to the opening of the arch. I converted this to BW to see how it would look. I also played with the rotation and orientation of the image to try and get the composition to flow better.

Tammy-Cricket from somewhere out there, United States

I do like the processing you have chosen for this and the rotation! Very nice image.

13 Jul 2009 5:20am

MARIANA from waterloo, Canada

Fantastic as always and especially in mono ! I admire you processing !

13 Jul 2009 5:25am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Excellent composition and detail. As I've said before, I love to see red rock in monochrome.

13 Jul 2009 5:46am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Beautiful work!

19 Jul 2009 6:43am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Fantastinc photo, i like the B & W and the leading lines

19 Jul 2009 9:32am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

In color it's fantastic, in b/w lets us to see very well the textures of the stone. Spectacular.

19 Jul 2009 9:50am

ishm from dubai, United Arab Emirates

Guys, i think we have a leak,..kidding, kidding :) Fantastic angle! amazing natural rock formation indeed, great detail of cracks and crevasses.

19 Jul 2009 9:58am

zOOm from Paris, France

A superb natural "eye" opens on wildlife and immensity. That's a great mono, showing with incredible sharpeness the different layers on the rocks.

19 Jul 2009 12:27pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A super capture Scott! Wonderful PP treatment allows the texture of the rock to shine through and leads the eye deep into the picture. Well done! ;-)

19 Jul 2009 12:30pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Absolutely wonderful! The textures really come out in B&W.

19 Jul 2009 1:33pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Great shot, Scott ... I'd have to lean against the wall too, or get very dizzy!

19 Jul 2009 3:41pm

Miguel Almeida from Lisboa, Portugal

Beautiful texture in B&W, leads the eye to the hole.


19 Jul 2009 4:53pm

Imaginerf from TROYES, France

It's a really impressive place and the B&W gives a very special atmosphere ! I like !

19 Jul 2009 5:35pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Perfect in every way. Awesome in B&W and perfect composition! : )

19 Jul 2009 8:21pm

DaveB from Exeter, United Kingdom

Wow, a fantastic B&W shot, beautifully done

19 Jul 2009 8:44pm

eva from Rouen, France

marvelous B & W ! and the hole as an eye... amazing !

19 Jul 2009 9:48pm

Michael from TX, United States

This is really stunning. Amazing shot.

20 Jul 2009 12:47am

mats from Texas, United States

Is that hole manmade?

20 Jul 2009 1:25am

@mats: No - it is pretty amazing in that it is naturally occuring - it is amazing to wonder how some of these formed - there are a few others in this area of Monument Valley that are very peculiar in terms of the location and their formation.

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Great BW

20 Jul 2009 5:03am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Brilliant texture, composition and tones...Great work Scott!

20 Jul 2009 7:45am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

An impressive angle of view. And a great B&W restitution of textures of the stone. The hole, at the perfect place is "la cerise sur le gateau" as we say in french ( "the cherry on the cake"... but i don't know if it's translatable... :-))

20 Jul 2009 9:53am

Mags from Paris, France

B&W is a nice idea for this one :)

20 Jul 2009 10:54am

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

The angle really does make it. Really feels like I'm laying on my back looking up the hole.

20 Jul 2009 10:54am

Ken from United States

This image can make you feel one of two ways: either trapped or comforted. Bravo for you for achieving the latter.

20 Jul 2009 1:04pm

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Scott, you are like a great standup comic, you've "got a million of them." Another really fine image. This looks like something that would have come out of Adams darkroom. Really well done.

20 Jul 2009 4:42pm

peter from new york, United States

whoa! i could stare at this for hours!

20 Jul 2009 6:36pm

Herve from Paris, France

Very good composition ! This place seems very impressive. I'm impressed by the DOF of your picture. The picture is neat from the closer range to the wider !

21 Jul 2009 7:36am

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

Apart from the composition, which is perfect, I love the grey tones you have achieved and the way thay configure the texture. Brilliant photo.

21 Jul 2009 8:17pm

k@ from Paris, France

Impressive view, hole, eye !

21 Jul 2009 9:55pm

Betsy Barron from Chester Springs, PA, United States

stunning in B&W - love the vertical lines leading up to the hole

4 Aug 2009 9:24pm