Hey! Thanks for the compliment on the picture. I didn't use any functions other than adjusting the brightness and adding quite a bit of contrast. The strange effect of the picture was just from this 28-200mm lens that I had bought used for my old Minolta XG-1, before I made the leap to digital. When I zoomed that lens all the way in, it always had a funny effect around the edges. I like it in this picture though... it seems like it draws more attention to the bikers and how miniscule they are compared to their surroundings. Thanks again!
I know... I'm missing Moab too! I was quite lucky to get this picture. I had to get my camera out as quickly as possible to not miss the moment as the bikers went around the corner. I recently showed this to someone in the NPS to see if they had any interest in using it in any literature for Canyonlands or for the NPS in general. I was informed they had several pictures of a similar theme. I look at many pictures and haven't seen a lot with this specific subject - so I was surprised to hear that. I'm going to try a few other avenues to see if there might be any interest in this picture. :)
"“a passion for the high mountains requires some measure of poetic imagination, a love of beauty for its own sake and the appreciation of achievement totally unrelated to any tangible rewards.”"
--Arthur Oliver Wheeler