Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

El Malpais, Rocks, Tree, Sandstone Bluffs

El Malpais, National Monument, rocks and tree at the Sandstone Bluffs Overlook. Another in the “Glass Lantern Slide” series. When self isolation translates into making art. One of two dozen images I’ve created over the last three weeks. Thanks for looking. G

El Malpais Rocks and Tree

4 thoughts on “El Malpais, Rocks, Tree, Sandstone Bluffs”

  1. Personal opinion, not a fact. Excellent composition. Slightly too much vignetting. Would be better if the zone system was used: Brightest spots white. Darkest spots black.

    • Hi James. Thanks for the compliment on composition. The vignetting is created for effect using stressed film edges to recreate a look of a photo that may have been found in a box of images from my past. I have some old images that look like this. Although I admit it rendered quite dark on screen, so I lightened it up some but not enough to ruin my original intention. There will be more images I post so you might get a sense of consistency in the project. These pieces are not based on true whites and blacks which I personally don’t like. I appreciate your looking and opinion though. Thanks James. G


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