Wednesday, September 30, 2009

"Desert Majesty"

Desert Magesty-IMG_8048-Edit "Desert Majesty" 
©David A. Ziser

OK, I love shooting out of the plane windows and yesterday was no exception.  Yes, Delta had nice clean, clear windows to shoot through and I was able to get a nice shot or two.  This one is my favorite.  We had just left Salt Lake City and were just minutes outside Las Vegas when this vista presented itself.  The mountainous terrain in the foreground offered a nice visual balance and contrast to the mountains in the background.  From the height of 30,000 feet it’s cool to see the curvature of the earth too. Camera specs; Canon 50D fitted with 18-200mm IS lens at 18mm, F 13 @1/400 second, ISO 400.  Enjoy!  -David

p.s. Want to see the rest of the story before the Lightroom tweaks? Hit the “Read More…” link below and prepare to be AMAZED!!!! ;~)

Here is the "Before" pic. Isn’t Lightroom wonderful?  -David



  1. WOW, you are truly amazing....everyday something special. yes lightroom is the best.

  2. I knew there had to be some serious processing. I haven't seen a clear sky over Las Vegas in 20+ years.
    Nice shot nonetheless!

  3. I think sometimes its best not to over do things... that photo moved from Earth to Mars surface by moving some sliders....

    LR is a lifesaver though!

  4. Sorry I am unable to see a "Read More".

  5. Wow, I was wondering how you got such a clear shot from a plane, but now I know why! Just curious, would you mind sharing what you changed in Lightroom to get such a beautiful effect?

  6. Really a wonderful snap..
    The clarity is too good..
    The view makes it a perfect shot.
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  7. What settings did you change. Inquiring minds want to know. Thanks for all you do.