Post Cards on the Edge

Rainbow Bridge © Greg Smith

We take off on our 2011 Utah Sampler in September where we visit the Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion and Lake Powell. Rainbow Bridge is one of the sites we will visit as in previous trips.

I like collecting old postcards from the early color era (non-linen) and then try to recreate the shot. Postcard color from that time was not truly representative (blues and yellows especially) of what we saw. So I went to Rainbow Bridge for the photo and then played with the colors trying to replicate a Photochrome postcard. What do you think?

Greg Smith


One thought on “Post Cards on the Edge

  1. Very cool image. It has been my experience that the “old post card” look can be replicated by increasing the saturation in post production. While the colors may not be truly representative of reality (a documentary photograph), by bringing up the colors the idea behind the image becomes more important.

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