Gary La Musga  

Joshua Tree National Park by Gary La Musga

November 2020 - Joshua Tree National Park

November 2020 - Gary La Musga


About the Image(s)

Photo was shot in Joshua Tree National Park. It is called the ARCH. I shot it at 10:30 pm. Using a Sony a99, Sony Zeiss 16-35 mm lens. The picture was shot at 16mm, f2.8, ISO 1600 and 20 sec. In post processing, in Lightroom, I really didn't have to do too much. I did auto adjust and then decreased shadow, increased whites to bring out the stars in the sky. Then processed in Topaz Sharpen to get more clarity on the rocks.

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5 comments posted

Gary Butler   Gary Butler
Gary, great Image and nice job processing it. To my eye I love the way the light clouds lead the viewer's eye back down into the Arch. I like the DoF, colors and Sharpness of the image as well. Can you tell me how long after sunset the image was taken? Thanks.   Posted: 11/02/2020 16:02:53

Charles Walker   Charles Walker
You took this shot at the right Goldilocks moment when the stars were coming out just as the last of light from the sunset was disappearing. I like the way you added color depth to the rocks. The 20 sec duration smoothed out the clouds. Lovely image.   Posted: 11/02/2020 16:34:13

Louis Lo   Louis Lo
Great image and processing. To my eyes, the whole picture show warm color including the sky, I would suggest turn the sky to more blue instead.   Posted: 11/04/2020 04:56:21

Quang Phan   Quang Phan
This a unspokable photo. I love the color, brightness and composition of this photo. This photo looks very "3D". Very skilled processing. Thank you   Posted: 11/18/2020 12:02:26

Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
A very cool image and the DOF and sharpness of the rocks is right on. Why did you favor adding a golden glow to the rocks? I think either the original or final look is fine, but wondered why you favored the golden glow.   Posted: 11/21/2020 11:54:55