Location: Scottsdale, AZ
This photo represents the preliminary result of an experiment, with the final result pending until I determine how viewers respond to this photo.
This photo was taken for the purpose of seeing just how deeply into the darkness I can photograph when online display of the photo is the intended result.
On my profiled-and-calibrated monitor, I can still see a lot of detail right up to the edges of the deepest, darkest shadow areas. But I don't have a very good idea what the average visitor to this site, using a typical monitor, will see, hence I would appreciate hearing your reaction to it: Is it too dark to be viewed adequately on your monitor and how much detail, if any, can you see in, say, the walls and door of the garage on the left side of the frame?
If I was personally handing you a print to view, none of these considerations would matter, because I would have complete control over how the print is made and by extension, exactly what you will see. But these days, it's a rare occasion when I make a print (because I no longer have anywhere to display them nor a place to sell them, and I no longer can afford to make prints just to store them in a box underneath my bed or in a closet.) So what you see on your monitor is mostly beyond my control and a complete mystery to me, because I have no way of knowing how my photos look on your monitor (or iPad or tablet or -- gasp! -- cellphone.)
As such, I tend too be conservative about the photos I post here because I don't want to disappoint anybody (or worse, have an uninformed viewer believe the crappy quality photos they see on their screen are my fault rather than the fault of the devices they're using!) So if you don't mind, please post a comment here or drop me a note and let me know what you see here so I can get a better idea about the limits I should impose on myself going forward ... thanks!
A larger, higher resolution version of this photo can be seen here: http://www.canyonero.com/files/1559848757.jpg