Riders on the storm

© Kartik Venkataraman

Riders on the storm

Uploaded: August 02, 2004 14:00:41


Monument Valley (AZ/UT), shot at sunset in december 2003 using a Canon EOS 300D with 18-55 mm AX zoom lens. f5.6, ISO 100, 1/60 s,


Darren Smith August 02, 2004

Astounding image Kartik. Great light (how much, if any, editing was involved) and fab composure. I really like this, well done! #154000

Gail Vitikacs level-classic August 02, 2004

I totally agree with Darren...this is fabulous! #683001

Kartik Venkataraman August 02, 2004

Thank you for the encouraging comments. The light was definitely very fortuitous, and did not last long. There were storm clouds closing in rapidly around sunset, and I was lucky to be in the right position to capture the sunlight hitting one of the buttes. I removed the slight bluish tinge of the sky using Photoshop to enhance the reds in the landscape, and did some selective burning/dodging to reduce "white noise" in the image. #683025

Jennifer Rennison August 02, 2004

Beautiful, Kartik! #683084

Kristen McKain August 02, 2004

wow! awesome! #683355

Carol Brill August 02, 2004

Amazing light, shadows, contrasts, and sense of movement in this awesome image, Kartik! #683408

Debra Booth August 02, 2004

Beautiful, Kartik! #683418

Ganeshwar Prasad August 02, 2004

Lovely light and a good composition.
Deep saturated colors!!

Good job, Karthik. #683431

Wendy M. Amdahl level-deluxe August 03, 2004

Great Image...Great Title! Beautiful! #685309

Jennifer Rennison September 13, 2004

Congratulations, Kartik! #776583

Debra Booth September 14, 2004

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist, Kartik! #776942

Dan Holm September 15, 2004

Congratulation on you FIRST PLACE WIN, Kartik! Well deserved! Excellent shot! #781468

S J September 15, 2004

Congratulations on your 1st Place Win, Kartik! Very well deserving honor this is for you!!! #781524

Evy Johansen level-classic September 15, 2004

Many congratulations, Kartik! Wonderful image - very well deserved!! #781573

Robin L. Wehrman September 15, 2004

Congratulations, Kartik! On your 1st Place Win!!! Well deserved!!! #782015

Peter K. Burian September 15, 2004

Kartik: This is a gorgeous image. I have done a lot of photography in the American Southwest, but have never made a photo that is anywhere near as impressive as this one.

Well seen and executed. Congratulations.


Peter Burian #782212

Kartik Venkataraman September 15, 2004

Thank you all for your kind comments; they are very encouraging for an amateur like me. There are some exceptional photographs at betterphoto.com, and I am honored to have mine chosen among the winners. This is the first time I entered a photo contest...beginner's luck, perhaps! #782624

bob cornelison September 15, 2004

Fantastic colors! I love it!~:O) #782639

Wendy Stevenson September 15, 2004

Congratulations on a well deserved win!! Absolutely beautiful capture of stunning scenery. #782656

Susan T. Evans level-classic September 15, 2004

Congrats on your first place winner! #782684

Jennifer Rennison September 15, 2004

Congratulations, Kartik, on your first place win! Beautiful! #782779

Kelly Abernathy level-classic September 16, 2004

Congratulations on your first place win Kartik! -K #784802

September 16, 2004

The Mittens(1 in Utah, the other in Arizona) near the Navajo trading post are ancient volcanos centers where the exteriors have eroded away(must have had much more rain than the Navajos get now). If you haven't spent much time there, you really got God's gift for weather & you captured it. Pixers prowl the Southwest hoping for such weather. Your pic is one of the best I've seen. #784830

Emanuel R.L Marcos October 16, 2004

Congratulations Kartik!!gr8 pic! #848882

August 16, 2014

Just perfect use of light and shadow. #11109539

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