My Thoughts on the Angel’s Veil Images; And More

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This vertical of Angel’s Veil (at Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park) eliminated the problem of whether or not to keep the tree branches in the lower left corner. The image was created with the Canon 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II (at 165mm) with the EOS-1D Mark IV. ISO 400 in pre-dawn light. From a 5-frame bracket (4 selected for the HDR processing) +/- 2/3 stop around +1 stop: 1/8 sec at f/22. Tripod-mounted (3530 LS). Giotto’s tiny ballhead (MH 1302)and bubble level. With the Giotto’s ballhead I can switch from a short wide angle zoom with a P-5 plate on the camera body to the 70-200 f/2.8 with a P-20 plate on the tripod collar. Just like I do in Bosque. It takes 3 seconds to spin off the Mongoose and put on the tiny ballhead.

My Thoughts on the Angel’s Veil Images; And More

Regarding the two horizontal Angel’s Veil images presented in the August 28th blog post. First off, thanks to all for playing–even Ivars. I will do more of these as the “Which Do You Like Better” approach seemed to be quite popular :) When I first worked on this image, I liked the one with the branch in the corner. Then I posted it on BPN here and by popular demand I posted a version with the branch removed. Then I started liking that one better but I realized that I liked the second one better because it was a bit darker. So I went back and darkened the version with the tiny tree branches in the lower left corner. I still favor that one for the reasons mentioned both in the comments below on in the BPN thread.

Thanks all also for your kind words about the image. I like it a lot too. There really is no correct answer here, it’s what you like best. But I would like to thank the following folks for reading me mind: Beverley, Esther, Gerry, Mark, and Thomas. We were a small group. Several others were on the fence :) And Ivars got the right answer for the wrong reason.

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