Apr 22, 2013
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Arizona’s colourful Antelope Canyon Pictures by Gregory Boratyn

Amateur photographer Gregory Boratyn, a 42-year-old software engineer from San Diego has shown the popular geological wonder, Arizona’s Antelope Canyon, in a new light thanks to clever use of photo software. Although much-photographed by visitors, Gregory wanted to enhance what he saw by subtly influencing the hues and textures of the scene.

Arizona's colourful Antelope Canyon Pictures by Gregory Boratyn

By highlighting the flowing ridges and varying surfaces found within the cavernous canyon, Gregory believes he has, literally, shown the natural attraction in a new light. Gregory explains: I think we all agree that pictures of Antelope Canyon are popular and one can find just about a million of them on the Internet. They are all very nice, but also very similar. So, I figured I’d make my pictures different by processing them in a unique way, so they stand out a bit. Otherwise they’d be boring.

Arizona's colourful Antelope Canyon Pictures by Gregory Boratyn

Arizona's colourful Antelope Canyon Pictures by Gregory Boratyn

First, I decided to make them monochrome. I converted them to black and white using photo software. They all looked rather uninteresting, so I added a bit of blue tonality. The place in the summer time is quite cold, since it’s underground, so instead of black and white I decided to go with blue and black; to emphasize the coldness of the rock and the place itself. explains Gregory Boratyn.

 Arizona's colourful Antelope Canyon Pictures by Gregory Boratyn

The colours of red/orange and blue are called complementary and they made the image more appealing and pleasant to human eyes, which was my intention. Some areas on the picture reminded me of something like a flame, vein, or face, so I decided leave them unprocessed, without converting it to blue and black.

Arizona's colourful Antelope Canyon Pictures by Gregory Boratyn

 Arizona's colourful Antelope Canyon Pictures by Gregory Boratyn

 Arizona's colourful Antelope Canyon Pictures by Gregory Boratyn

Arizona's colourful Antelope Canyon Pictures by Gregory Boratyn

 Arizona's colourful Antelope Canyon Pictures by Gregory Boratyn

 Arizona's colourful Antelope Canyon Pictures by Gregory Boratyn

 Arizona's colourful Antelope Canyon Pictures by Gregory Boratyn

 Arizona's colourful Antelope Canyon Pictures by Gregory Boratyn

Arizona's colourful Antelope Canyon Pictures by Gregory Boratyn

 Arizona's colourful Antelope Canyon Pictures by Gregory Boratyn

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