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bretedge
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« on: October 22, 2012, 09:37:29 PM »
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After many years of trying, and failing, to photograph Double Arch in the Windows area of Arches National Park, I finally succeeded this summer in creating an image that I feel is portfolio worthy.  Double Arch never receives sunrise or sunset light which makes it a challenge to photograph well.  I waited until one morning during monsoon season when soft light filtered through clouds to gently illuminate the sandstone.  White, puffy clouds behind the arch added a little interest to the sky.  I like this one so much I'm printing it at 20" x 30" and hanging it in my gallery.

Thanks for having a look and leaving a comment.

5DII, 16-35mm lens, no filters

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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2012, 10:50:47 PM »
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Well done!
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2012, 10:57:59 PM »
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Good work, Bret.
I wonder if moonlight might turn up at the right angle, as in Terry's recent thread.
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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2012, 11:03:07 PM »
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Very nice Bret. Missed you last time I was in Moab but really enjoyed stoping by your gallery.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2012, 01:28:39 AM »
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Well worth the effort, I'd say!!

Mike.
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2012, 04:58:58 AM »
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Very nice and dynamic image. Sky is perfect! FWIW, I never managed to get a decent photo of Double Arch. I gave up a long time ago and dismissed the arch on every visit in the park.
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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2012, 07:22:48 PM »
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Wonderful angle, wonderful shapes, wonderful lines - a great angle of view.

Just a thought... the overall dynamic might be improved by cropping the bottom area closer to the greenery at the left. As well, you might consider increasing the mid-tone contrast to give better separation of all the nuanced shapes, lines and details within the rock itself -to give it a little more "edge". If you haven't tried it yet, can be partially achieved through stronger "Clarity" (in LR). Lastly, it appears to be slightly on the arm side. I'm looking specifically at the greens which appear yellowish.

These points are nit-picky, but may be helpful.
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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2012, 09:09:53 PM »
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great capture!

I agree with Terry about the bottom.
Just seems a little too heavy to my eye and could easily be shortened and still have enough 'leading lines' into the image
David
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« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2012, 06:34:24 AM »
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I think you were right to wait for the diffused lighting.
I agree with Terry about the cropping and the greens being to yellow. Not sure about the clarity increase tho.

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