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The Book Cliffs

The Book Cliffs are located just on the outskirts of Grand Junction CO. They face the Colorado National Monument. That puts the town of Grand Junction smack-dab in the middle of both, making it a landscape photographers dream destination.

I would like to get back there soon to spend an entire weekend working with these incredible mountains. This image was from a photo-walk sandwiched between a 5 hour mountain bike ride in the desert and some margaritas with the A-team.

Capture Notes:

Nikon D300
Nikkor 70-300 AFS VR II
Gitzo Traveler

Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1000)
Aperture: f/5.0
Focal Length: 165 mm
ISO Speed:200

Processing Notes:

Capture (1 Image)
Photomatix (HDR/Tonemapping)
Nik Define 2.0 (Noise Reduction)
Nik Silver Efex Pro (B+W Conversion)
Sized for web

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  1. Justin –

    20 years ago I interviewed for a residency spot in Grand Junction. Wonderful part of Colorado. I remember exploring this area for an afternoon. It was just spectacular.

    Great choice to use Nik’s Silver Efex – excellent work here my friend!


    • Hopefully you can get back soon Jeff! There are lots of horses out here for you to photograph. I would love to see what you and your D700 could do with the landscape!

      Take care,


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