Monument Valley

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  1. Travis F

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    Took a road trip from Michigan to Las Vegas in early July. On our way home we made a stop at monument valley in Utah/Arizona. While we were there a thunderstorm rolled through and I thought, oh great I'll probably never make back this way again and I'm stuck in a thunderstorm. Luckily the storm didn't last too long and we were able to continue our journey through the trail. It ended up working out nicely as I was able to capture the most impressive rainbow I have ever seen.

    Just thought I would share.

    Thanks for looking,
    Travis

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    Buckster Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Now THAT's a beaut! (butte? - shoot - duh... lol)
     
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    wow thats gorgeous!
     
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    Nice.. IMO i think it is better if you crop out the tree on the left but keep the same aspect ratio.
     
  5. Travis F

    Travis F TPF Noob!

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    Thanks everyone for the comments.

    I thought about cropping the tree on the left but I wanted to leave a little foreground interest too. Maybe it doesn't work, I don't know....

    Thanks again,
    Travis
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Very beautiful. It looks so close! As if you were onto the pot of gold in a minute!
     
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    Great opportunity. How did you get the rainbow so vibrant? Settings? I've tried before and it always comes out so faint.
     
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    Robin Usagani Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Bingo.. vibrant setting i bet LOL
     
  9. Travis F

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    I had a circular polarizer on which really helped. I also bumped the levels and saturation slightly in PS then masked out everything else on the saturation layer.

    Maybe I'll post one or two more after I get home from work. Darn filters here don't allow access to smugmug.......:grumpy:

    Travis
     
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    WHAT DOES IT MEANN!?

    ITS SO BRIGHT AND SO VIVID!
     
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    Beautiful shot!!!

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    thats crazy awesome. Once in a lifetime? Maybe.
     

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