Today, I Celebrate…

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To Accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.

-Anatole France-

Story behind the image…

A sneak portrait of my husband, Frank, pausing to enjoy the view as we walked along the rim of the Grand Canyon.  The late afternoon light cast the foreground in shadow while the shadow and light was beginning to bring out the visual depth that conveys the breadth and depth of this Grandest of canyons.  The light range was greater than a single click could capture so, I dialed in…yeap a 5 frame bracket with a base exposure of ISO 100 f8 @ 1/60 sec.  During the HDR conversion using Photomatix Pro 4, I adjusted the image in such a way that Frank wasn’t as bright as the background (a more natural look).  I wanted to create a compliment between man and nature and not a competition of exposures vying for the viewers attention.  Nikon D4, AF-S 28-300mm 3.5-5.6 VR.


  1. John Thomas says:

    As much as I like the photos, I’m really enjoying the story behind the image more.

  2. See you were having a grand time Frank, I will get there one day to see it too.