Natural landscapes: the badlands and the bad sky


Actually, the sky wasn’t all that bad–just filled with dull clouds. So I used a few filters to drastically darken it, then boosted the contrast on my camera to add some punch to the fairly flat (yet still gorgeous) scenery.
in other words, this isn’t a documentary picture; I did a lot of interpretation, because I’m trying my best to be a fine art photographer. Finally, because the lighting lacked drama, I went for a black-and-white treatment. You can see the colour version here:
Dinosaur Provincial Park is one of the richest fossil areas on the planet. Forty dinosaur species have been discovered at the park and more than 500 specimens have been removed and exhibited in museums around the globe.
Nikon D7100, tripod, two graduated density (darkening) filters on the sky.

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