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Capture-Life November 30, 2015
Absolutely breath-takin' !!! WOW! :):)
I'd say you got your picture.. and NAILED it! Now .. uhh.. y'all scoot over so I can shoot it! hehehe :):) Truly aahhhmazin' capture!! :):) The light.. the textures throughout.. the mood.. the sense of peace and freedom! Congratulations!! :):)
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RiccardoMantero February 21, 2016
TYVM!
 
elwira_1158 January 02, 2016
Breathtaking :)
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RiccardoMantero February 21, 2016
Thanks a lot!
 
CWphotos5 February 01, 2016
Well, you certainly got the shot, and perfectly!
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RiccardoMantero February 21, 2016
TY!
 
paulinesimmonds February 17, 2016
Just Breath taking Photography!!
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RiccardoMantero February 21, 2016
Thanks! Much appreciated!
 
nandicmb February 23, 2016
Congratulations on all your Awards!
 
rchrd25 May 07, 2016
Beautiful...you nailed it!
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LoriBea May 08, 2016
Well done! When your'e really late you catch the sparkle off the top of the arch
 
smallsmac June 24, 2016
Hey Ricaardo,
What camera do you use?
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tmlakshmi July 01, 2016
congrats on all of your awards
 
Adam_Pritchard75 April 06, 2018
Gorgeous shot!
 
brianebolton August 16, 2018
Wow!

Morning Glory



The shoot of an Iconic photo of the Mesa Arch during the sunrise for my personal portfolio has been a big challenge to me. The photo was in my mind since my dep...
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The shoot of an Iconic photo of the Mesa Arch during the sunrise for my personal portfolio has been a big challenge to me. The photo was in my mind since my departure from Italy. Such day I was worried, nervous, thrilled and deadly late. After an early morning 60km reckless car drive, and a final rush on stones, sand, and plants, running, with my whole gear on my back, I've found the spot completely overcrowded, I had to sit down between two other kind photographers and shoot freehand because there wasn't place for my tripod. Failure wasn't an option. Hope I've got my picture.
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Contest Finalist in Finding Arches In Nature Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Unique Landscapes Photo Contest
Runner Up in HDR Landscapes Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Canyons And Red Rocks Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in HDR Landscapes Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 2
Contest Finalist in Arches In Nature Photo Contest
People's Choice in Secret Canyons Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Secret Canyons Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Windows In Nature Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Covers Photo Contest Vol 25
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Behind The Lens

Location
At Mesa Arch, on Island in the Sky, close to Moab in Utah.
Time
Was during the sunrise, the photo was in my mind since my departure from Italy. Such day I was worried, nervous, thrilled and deadly late. After an early morning 60km reckless car drive from Moab UT, and a final rush on stones, sand, and plants, running, with my whole gear on my back, I've found the spot completely overcrowded, I had to sit down between two other kind photographers and shoot freehand because there wasn't place for my tripod. Failure wasn't an option. Hope I've got my picture.
Lighting
Yes, if you want to do the same shot, don't rush to get the sun in the exact moment that it rises. Tthe best photos are made some time afer the dawn behind the mountains. Even 15 minutes after are enough.
Equipment
For this one I've used my Nikon D810 equipped with a Nikkor 16-35 f/4 and a B+W Kasemann polarizing filter 77mm. I had to shoot freehand in manual mode, without tripod due to the crowd which gathers almost every morning in the place.
Inspiration
I absolutely love the American South West, I love the colors, I love the sand, I love the sky, but what I love the most are its unique and iconic places. In my personal portfolio I can't absolutely miss any of those majestic places, and this year I done a good collection of them. But I know, soon i will get back.
Editing
Yes, the photo is the result of a multiple exposure HDR, made of 5 shots, the final image has been fine tuned with Adobe Lightroom.
In my camera bag
two Nikon, a D800 and a D810, full range lenses from 15mm Sigma fisheye to Nikkor 70-200 f/4, passing through 16-35 f/4, 24-70 f/2.8 a couple of polarizing and ND filters, a Manfrotto 190CxPro4 tripod and a lot of cleaning clothes. Ah yes! A remote.
Feedback
Learn well the place, the spot, the time of the day. Use an app for iPhone like TPE to learn where the sun rises or its position when you want to shoot. Take care of the weather condition and don't forget that the most famous places are often overcrowded. So be prepared to fight for your place.

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