DMarx-2013-12-01-3547-Edit-Approaching Whitmore- Grand Canyon Rafting Black and White.jpg
Rafts and kayaks float through a quiet stretch of the Colorado River near Whitmore Wash in Grand Canyon National Park. This image was shot with a digital infrared camera and then fine-tuned using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop CC, and Nik Software's Silver Efex Pro.
Photography Tip: Dramatic lighting. This image works for me because of the direct beam of light that perfectly illuminates the raft in the foreground. As we rounded this corner in the river, and as I saw the way that the boats ahead of me were passing through this fleeting sunbeam, I knew that it was time to compose and shoot. I knew that I needed the spotlight effect on my subject to make the foreground raft pop out against such an interesting background in a black and white image.