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Oct 19, 2013 22:05 |  #1

Hey alls I recently spent 2 weeks exploring Utah(for the first time) and seeing the Fall colors in Colorado. this is the first of many posts in the Landscape section here as I took over 3600 photo's and wanna share 8 here and there here as I get through them.

I had a couple days at Arches National Park, met my brother and Sil and niece in Moab for a couple days.

This was the Day before the sunrise, me scouting out that location right in front of my brother and niece.
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Got there super early, early enough to photograph the Milkyway with my Subi in the foreground.
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I was the first one there this morning 4:50ish as I knew ahead of time reading reviews of this location that if you want your spot to get there early, when your the first one there how often do you get the Mesa Arch all to yourself? soo Its exposure time!
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maybe 10 mins after I got there, I was joined by my now good friend Rusty. he set up to the right of me. As the photogs started gathering around us, I said hey Rusty take my cell phone and capture this madness behind me, I offered to press his shutterbutton while he was behind me for a second.
here's the madness of Mesa Arch haha, I'm in there sitting on my portable seat to the right of the guy in the blue jacket. I had a blue jacket on too
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And what did I produce well here's two
5. a Single Exposure
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6. and a 3 shot bracketed shot via HDR effects2 I don't know which one I like better.
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If you want a preview of what the rest of my photo's are looking like well I had a vision and a song in mind for a Video and made this this morning.
give it a look. I try not to waste peoples clicks, I try
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soo thats thread one of my two week trip
have a great weekend
Cheers Steve

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Oct 19, 2013 22:12 |  #2

Nice!!! I like the single exposure better


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Oct 19, 2013 22:20 |  #3

looks like the same type of crowd we had last month when we got there at 4:30 am there were 2 Russians sleeping under their tripods right in front so I could not get that nice night shot with the stars- it was worth the trip though - looks like the sun had moved more left than when I shot it - a good thing to do at least once -




  
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Oct 20, 2013 00:57 |  #4

That's ridiculous! Another icon lost to the hordes.


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Oct 20, 2013 01:14 |  #5

irishman wrote in post #16384228 (external link)
That's ridiculous! Another icon lost to the hordes.

Yeah, screw that noise.

Excellent shots though!


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Oct 20, 2013 08:14 as a reply to  @ El Duderino's post |  #6

At least the Boy Scouts haven't been by to knock the arch down in the interest of child safety.... Nice shots.




  
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Oct 20, 2013 09:45 |  #7

Thanks Alls, btw this morning shot was taken sept 30th

highergr0und wrote in post #16384005 (external link)
Nice!!! I like the single exposure better

Yeah Me too, I said that when I posted em up on my FB, I tried to tone down the HDR while making it but not enough to my tastes either

Marcy wrote in post #16384026 (external link)
looks like the same type of crowd we had last month when we got there at 4:30 am there were 2 Russians sleeping under their tripods right in front so I could not get that nice night shot with the stars- it was worth the trip though - looks like the sun had moved more left than when I shot it - a good thing to do at least once -

haha with the Russians under the tripods waiting, well if I travel that far I too would try make the shots really work.

irishman wrote in post #16384228 (external link)
That's ridiculous! Another icon lost to the hordes.

I thought that at the time. well when you only have a half mile hike to get there, all sorts of traffic will attempt it. like with anything in life when word spreads of something great people will come. but yeah For sure I hate crowds. atleast I had good company talking with a couple fellow cool photogs around me.

El Duderino wrote in post #16384243 (external link)
Yeah, screw that noise.

Excellent shots though!

thanks Man

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At least the Boy Scouts haven't been by to knock the arch down in the interest of child safety.... Nice shots.

haha yeah on that recent video, it was a bit horrifying to watch that much of earths history being knocked over by knuckle heads.
thanks for the comps too :)


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Oct 20, 2013 11:29 |  #8

BTW--You can always tell a shot with the 16-35--worlds greatest 14 pt. sunstar.


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Oct 21, 2013 00:10 |  #9

I like the HDR better; it doesn't look overdone, and I like the additional detail in the background.




  
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Oct 21, 2013 09:19 |  #10

I prefer the single exposure. If I would offer one critique it would be perhaps a slight image rotation to the right. The horizon being off a bit keeps grabbing my eye. I like what you captured here though, I had the same conditions when I shot this last October.

I was there very early, about 2 hours pre-sunrise and a large group from Aperture Academy showed up and proceeded to take camera bags and fill in any open spots to prevent others from getting up close. They also told me to move when the sun started rising which blew my mind since I was there way before they arrived. I looked at them and snickered, and kept shooting. It's probably one of the most beautiful sunrise spots in the world but I don't think I could ever deal with the mayhem there ever again :)


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Oct 21, 2013 10:54 |  #11

I prefer #1. And as much as I hate crowds, this is one exception where I think it's worth the effort. I did similar as you; showed up to shoot the stars at night, setup my camera after and waited in my spot until the sun came up while others tried to fill in around me. People who thought they could show up 10 minutes before were screwed. Great shots!


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Oct 21, 2013 11:09 |  #12

I refuse to shoot this spot.... just won't do it. Within 20 minutes of there, there is a ton of much better spots that have little to no-one around.

I won't ever shoot spots like this, because really, what do you come away with? A bunch of self-righteous arseholes competing for the exact same shot, that has been taken by literally millions of others before them, and in most cases, done much better. (no offense to the OP).

As for the OP, I think you're first 3 shots look great. I understand the trophy mentality about getting these shots from these spots, just saying it's not for me.

I really like the 1 and 3 shot...




  
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Oct 21, 2013 19:32 |  #13

irishman wrote in post #16384952 (external link)
BTW--You can always tell a shot with the 16-35--worlds greatest 14 pt. sunstar.

haha yeah I'm always using that lense at high apertures to get those pretty streams of light from the sun :) thanks again man

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I like the HDR better; it doesn't look overdone, and I like the additional detail in the background.

thanks Man yeah a bit more detail. I think I can being back the tone compression a bit in hdreffects2 and it will get it to where I like it. thanks for the CC

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I prefer the single exposure. If I would offer one critique it would be perhaps a slight image rotation to the right. The horizon being off a bit keeps grabbing my eye. I like what you captured here though, I had the same conditions when I shot this last October.

I was there very early, about 2 hours pre-sunrise and a large group from Aperture Academy showed up and proceeded to take camera bags and fill in any open spots to prevent others from getting up close. They also told me to move when the sun started rising which blew my mind since I was there way before they arrived. I looked at them and snickered, and kept shooting. It's probably one of the most beautiful sunrise spots in the world but I don't think I could ever deal with the mayhem there ever again :)

Thanks for the CC Jmarsh and doh yeah I'm the first one to notice a unrotated horizon while looking at my pics or others pics cannot believe I missed that one, I guess I was probally looking at the top mountain range and not the bottom one but yeah the bottom one is probally how I will rotate it too.. thanks for the CC and there is soo much going on in this pic I might have missed it. I usually use my 7D with its built in level but this trip I rented a 5DII for my landscape shots and it does not have a bulit in level,, but yeah I could have done better. I really dislike tilt shots in general .

Wow on aperture academy asking you to move after you beat them there. just Wow and yeah agreed on never going back there again. I too would not go back. Crowds and now I have collected That photo.

rparchen wrote in post #16387438 (external link)
I prefer #1. And as much as I hate crowds, this is one exception where I think it's worth the effort. I did similar as you; showed up to shoot the stars at night, setup my camera after and waited in my spot until the sun came up while others tried to fill in around me. People who thought they could show up 10 minutes before were screwed. Great shots!

thanks on the CC and yeah totally worth the effort on my part as I think I got a keeper for a print here. Glad you got your shot too. cool on getting there early to get your shot too. simple as it is what it is, take it or leave it.

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I refuse to shoot this spot.... just won't do it. Within 20 minutes of there, there is a ton of much better spots that have little to no-one around.

I won't ever shoot spots like this, because really, what do you come away with? A bunch of self-righteous arseholes competing for the exact same shot, that has been taken by literally millions of others before them, and in most cases, done much better. (no offense to the OP).

As for the OP, I think you're first 3 shots look great. I understand the trophy mentality about getting these shots from these spots, just saying it's not for me.

I really like the 1 and 3 shot...

Todd I've seen all your work since I've first joined this forum. literally inpsiring stuff all of your nighttime landscape stuff. I've learned alot from it. but you live out that way. and can explore the area's more, I would too if I lived in Utah I'd be alllllllllllllll over that canyon lining up different sunrise's and sunsets. But I am 42 years old and this was my first time in the State of Utah. I'm going to see what the hype is about with the Mesa Arch. there is a reason why the inside of that arch lights up and you have that backdrop with the sun in it over the horizon. its a shot. but yes like I said above, I'll never do it again not cause of the crowd but its a been there done that thing.

Thanks for the CC Todd
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Oct 21, 2013 19:42 |  #14

Really great shots. I like how crisp everything is. Thanks for sharing.




  
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Oct 22, 2013 16:24 |  #15

heck, i only live a few hours from there and have never been. i'll likely go at some point. Horseshoe bend is the same way. a little unnerving standing on the edge of a 1000ft dropoff with a bunch of strangers right behind you.


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