Canyonlands National Park - Moab, Utah

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  1. KenL

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    Last month I spent a few days in Moab, Utah visiting Canyonlands and Arches National Parks. In order to get to several of the spots I shot from in Canyonlands I had to get stupidly-close to the edges of the canyon at times......

    I had been shooting at Arches NP and the sky was cloudless. The next day a storm was coming into the area so I went to Canyonlands and got the clouds that I usually prefer in my landscape shots. This shot is my favorite from that day.

    Model = NIKON D300
    Exposure Time = 1/351"
    F Number = F8
    ISO Speed Ratings = 200
    Date Time Original = 2009-10-03 11:46:13
    Focal Length = 17mm

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    Wow, very beautiful! This photo looks like an HDR almost before seeing your EXIF data.... great colors, tones, and nicely composed!

    -David
     
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    Thank you David!

    You got it right.....this was a 5-shot HDR. First processed in Photomatix Pro, then Photoshop (I use numerous NiK plugins).
     
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    Wow beautiful shot. Most of the time I dislike HDR's but this is well done!

    Great shot! :thumbup:
     
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    Thank you Atlas77!

    While I can appreciate the artistic side of extreme-HDR it's not my preference either..... Seeing those images kept me away from HDR until I found that it (multiple images) could just help capture what my eyes were seeing when one image couldn't.
     
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    Hate to sound like a broken record, but me too = WOW!!!!!!!!

    Print that one out on stretched canvas and sell it!
     
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    For sure, may I ask what lens you were using for this shot? If its in the original post I apologize.
     
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    To be honest I don't like the tone mapping. The only part I like is the extreme left, I like the texture.
     
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    Thank you Patrick!
     
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    Oops, I should have included that..... I was using the Nikkor 12-24DX/f4 with a Hoya ProDigital circular polarizing filter.
     
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    Really wild colors. Awesome pitcture!
     
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    Nice shot - I spend a freakish amount of time in Southern Utah.

    I would suggest a higher Micro Contrast (9-10) to add more detail to the foreground and Micro Smoothing to clear up the sky.
     

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