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Canyonlands by PeterJCoskun Canyonlands by PeterJCoskun
I had hoped for that classic shot of the arch at sunrise to get the sunstar beneath the arch. However, cloudy skies prevented that from happening. I decided to take a few exposures and play my cards when I got home to process them. No, this isn't what it looked like in person, but because of stacked GND filters and blending I was able to achieve a look that I admire in some southwest imagery. I love storm like atmospheres and high contrast over desert scenes. Some boost in contrast and I had a scene that looked like it came from mars. At first I was disappointed that the mountains were not as detailed as I would prefer, but because it had been so windy and overcast it created a haze that gave the scene some depth. For me the overall feel of the image portrays the rugged terrain perfectly. Red rock canyons and arches in the desert with the heat. It just seemed fitting. I still wish I had the sunstar shot, but even more reason to head back again. Comments and thoughts appreciated!

Mesa arch, canyonlands national park- Utah
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yukamilee Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
i want to go this place 3:
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BedroomPhotog Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm heading out to Western Colorado / Eastern Utah in the end of July. Hoping to get some great shots while I'm out there. I really like this shot by the way.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Thanks! I'm sure you will. Especially if there are storms brewing. The best light you can get in the desert.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
Awesome picture! Stunning colors!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
Thank you!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
My pleasure. You're always very welcome! :hug:
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L0NE-W0lf Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Phenomenal shot.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Thanks!
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L0NE-W0lf Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
Welcome. :heart:
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wchild Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011   Photographer
Featured in my latest journal: [link] :woohoo:
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