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Dead Horse Point Sunset by Brad Ashbrook

September 2020 - Dead Horse Point Sunset

September 2020 - Brad Ashbrook


About the Image(s)

This was photographed back in April of 2017. It has been fun going back and editing files again with hopefully better skills. This was photographed with a 10mm Voigtlander with my Sony a7s at ISO 1600, f11 and 1/125. All the processing was done in Lightroom and included color balance, highlights, shadows, whites, blacks, clarity, dehaze and vibrance.

9 comments posted

Renee Schaefer   Renee Schaefer
The colors are beautiful in this image, but my attention seems to be drawn to the shrub in the center of the picture. Because of its location, you may not be able to crop or clone it out. I keep searching for something else to focus on.   Posted: 09/10/2020 19:44:29
Brad Ashbrook   Brad Ashbrook
I cropped it based on yours and Jon's suggestions, thank you.   Posted: 09/11/2020 12:35:59

Jon Allanson   Jon Allanson
This was taken shortly after sunset, when the light had that cool blue colour that photographs record at that time or just before sunrise. This light has an inherent problem in that it is relatively flat and therefore creates little if any modelling on the landscape. To me the interesting part of this image is the top half with the cloud formation in the sky. I feel that the large rock in the bottom right foreground, being lighter than the rest of the canyon draws the eye down to it and away from the distant horizon.   Posted: 09/11/2020 05:58:48
Brad Ashbrook   Brad Ashbrook
Do you like it better as a pano crop?   Posted: 09/11/2020 10:11:26
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Jon Allanson   Jon Allanson
Yes it much better and with the lighter smaller rocks near the base, they create a start for a good lead in along the canyon towards the two 'lakes'.   Posted: 09/11/2020 12:12:56
Brad Ashbrook   Brad Ashbrook
I like it better, thank you for your comments!   Posted: 09/11/2020 12:35:22
Renee Schaefer   Renee Schaefer
Yes, very much. Glad you like it too.   Posted: 09/13/2020 21:14:48

Jan van Leijenhorst   Jan van Leijenhorst
The reddish rocks form an attractive contrast with the sky. I would darken the rock in the right lower corner as it takes attention away from the center part of the image.   Posted: 09/22/2020 17:05:05

Becca Cambridge   Becca Cambridge
I find the red rocks form a leading line into the lake. That's what caught my eye. It's also a very peaceful photo. I like it.
Agree with others, I like the pano crop better.
  Posted: 09/22/2020 18:40:34


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