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Horseshoe Bend at Sunset



I was lucky enough to capture this great moment at Horseshoe Bend. Sunset with perfect lighting. We live in a beautiful country! ...
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I was lucky enough to capture this great moment at Horseshoe Bend. Sunset with perfect lighting. We live in a beautiful country!
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13 Comments | Report
BeccaLynn PRO+
 
BeccaLynn December 30, 2016
Love this one! There is a sun flare contest you should enter this in. Good luck!
WorldPix PRO+
WorldPix July 19, 2017
Thank you for the nice comment, Becca! I appreciate the advice! I entered it!
Stellaspace PRO+
 
Stellaspace July 18, 2017
amazing.
WorldPix PRO+
WorldPix July 19, 2017
Thank you, Stella. Horseshoe Bend is a magical place. I was very lucky to capture this perfect moment.
SueClarkPhoto PRO
 
SueClarkPhoto August 04, 2017
Gorgeous!
WorldPix PRO+
WorldPix August 04, 2017
Thank you, Sue! I appreciate the nice comment.
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots October 31, 2017
Amazing capture! Congrats.
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WorldPix August 22, 2018
Thank you!
jamiesarkett
 
jamiesarkett October 31, 2017
congrats - gorgeous
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 November 18, 2017
CONGRATULATIONS !!!
smshaffer PRO+
 
smshaffer December 06, 2017
Congratulations...Awesome composition
JayneBug PRO+
 
JayneBug December 06, 2017
Perfect timing, simply stunning.
Elizane
 
Elizane February 13, 2018
All I can say is wow!
patriciamanzi
 
patriciamanzi April 16, 2018
Really amazing.
reginaldgargaro67 PRO+
 
reginaldgargaro67 May 06, 2018
thank you for entering my challenge and good luck :~))
WorldPix PRO+
WorldPix August 22, 2018
Your welcome! Thank you!
albaem PRO+
 
albaem August 06, 2018
Uau! The light is incredible!
WorldPix PRO+
WorldPix August 22, 2018
I was so happy to capture this moment!
ks_pics PRO
 
ks_pics August 12, 2018
Beautiful work and perfect lighting!
WorldPix PRO+
WorldPix August 12, 2018
Thank you, KS! I appreciate your nice words. I looks at your profile and wow, You are very talented also.

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken on a WorldPix Journey to Northern Arizona in the fall of 2016. We were checking all the boxes for Arizona on this trip, Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon and of course the iconic Horseshoe Bend.
Time
This was taken at sunset, although I had to show up about 3-4 hours early to get the prime location spot for this picture.
Lighting
I sat for hours hoping a good sunset for my shot. We started with clear skies but as Sunset approached some beautiful clouds rolled in providing a perfect backdrop. Then I just had to wait for the sun to breach the horizon creating a perfect sunburst to accent the moment. The lighting was perfect dancing on the hills around the canyon.
Equipment
I used a tripod set up very low to the ground with the legs spread open wide to reduce shake from the wind that was ever present during the shoot. I used a cable release to further reduce shake. I used a Canon 1DX with a 16-35mm lens shot wide open.
Inspiration
I studied shots of Horseshoe bend for several weeks leading up to this trip. I wanted to capture the shot in a way that would stand out compared to all the other hundreds of shots that have been taken here...no easy task! There was a lot of luck in finding the scene we did that day, but I think I accomplished my goal.
Editing
This shot didn't require a ton of post processing. I burned and dodged the pic a touch and brought out the shadows from inside the canyon. I also adjusted the colors to match what I saw with my eye.
In my camera bag
I usually travel with several bodies - Canon 1DX, Canon Mark 4 and an infrared converted Mark 3. For Lenses I use the 24-70 the most with a few options for landscapes, 16-35 and 14 prime. I also have a 70-200 that I absolutely love for street photography and medium distance wildlife. If I'm shooting Night photography or wildlife I have a fair amount of specialized gear for those shots including lights and longer zooms.
Feedback
The key on this shot was 2 things. One, the scene did not look like it was going to work that well when I went and set up...I had to trust that the sky would change, and change it did! Two, I had to set up very early to get a good spot and to try various test shots, etc. Who knew?? Persistence and hard work pay off!

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