Under the Archway into the Valley

After that great two great beginning shoots on Monday couldn’t wait to see what Tuesday would have in store. We went out to Canyonlands National Park and the great Mesa Arch that over and underlooks the valley below. Well the archway is just spectacular, it’s this little rock formation that has a shear drop off below it and the light hits it and makes the whole thing glow. Well after about a half hour a van full of people showed up and the place was jumping. It was actually quite amusing. The archway was packed with people and was more enjoyable to watch the mayhem going on then to be shooting. Towards the end i was looking out and did capture a few images. Knowing that this image would be better in a HDR to capture the range of light in the foreground to the intense sun in the background, i instead wanted to try another approach and went black and white not sure what would happen. Not bad but could still use some more work.

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Image captured with D3, 24-70 AF-S on Lexar UDMA Digital Film

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