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The morning sunrise in Moab, Utah

The morning sunrise in Moab, Utah
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4 Comments |
p_eileenbaltz Platinum
 
p_eileenbaltz March 29, 2017
Extraordinary work! Congratulations on your finalist award.
dhawk15
dhawk15 March 30, 2017
Thank you so much!
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 June 19, 2017
Stunning.. Congrats! シ
dhawk15
dhawk15 June 19, 2017
Thank you!
deannefortnam
 
deannefortnam September 10, 2017
Absolutely superb!
dhawk15
dhawk15 September 10, 2017
Thank you very much!
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Byronfairphotography September 24, 2017
Beautiful scene. / Voted
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Behind The Lens

Location

In Canyanlands, Utah. USA

Time

7am

Lighting

I took this photo during the golden hour, of the sunrise. The sun lit up the underside of the arch, and I saw the warm glow, surrounding the spires. The composition presented itself, to my delight.

Equipment

A Nikon D3200, with a Tokina 11-16mm, f 2.8mm wide angle. Handheld shot

Inspiration

I wanted to capture a different view of an otherwise 'overshot' view. I found this composition intriguing.

Editing

Tone mapped this in Nik software, increased to contrast, to bring out the texture, and dodged the sky to decrease the 'un-natural' blueness tone mapping created

In my camera bag

A Nikon D3200. a tokina 11-16, f 2.8, wde angle. A Nikkor 55-70 f 4.5-5.6mm zoom, a Nikkor 18-55 3.5-5.6mm lens. a Hoya Pro ND 200 filter, 58mm. A Moose's warm (81A) Circular Polarizer, 52mm. A B+W 77mm 106, 6 stop ND filter

Feedback

Walk around and look at what you are trying to photograph from different angles. Kneel down, and be flexible. I lost my opportunity to capture the shot I really went to get, due to the large crowds, but with patience, I made something I loved. Don't be surprised by crowds

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