Richard White  

Sunrise at Joshua Tree National Park  by Richard White

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About the Image(s)

Equipment: Camera: Canon Camera 5D Mark III
Lens Canon EF16-35mm, F/2.8L IS USM
Tripod: HandHeld

Date April 20, 2013

Settings: F16, 1/4,1/40,1/10, ISO 100, Bracketed +2, 0, -2

Description: Sunrise at the Joshua Tree National Park in California

My brother and I went to Joshua Tree National Park to photograph the Joshua Trees that were in full bloom. This morning we got up early to take some photos of the sunrise. I liked the way the boulders in front pointed toward the sunrise on the mountains and the valley, many miles away.

I processed the photos in Photomatix Pro 6.1.2, Balanced. Made some adjustments and I then moved the photo to Photoshop and adjusted the sky and made several small adjustments.

3 comments posted

Don Poulton   Don Poulton
Well done, Richard. The HDR treatment brought out all the tones and textures in the foreground and midground rocks, while retaining the sky color. I would lighten the dark area at bottom center a little bit, it seems a little lighter in image 2 than in the final product.   Posted: 07/20/2021 09:24:47

Paul Moertl   Paul Moertl
Very nicely done. Richard.   Posted: 07/20/2021 20:01:18

Ron Clegg   Ron Clegg
I really like the way you kept the fore ground in focus, leading the eye into the sunset. The HDR processing was a very good choice it handled the highlights well.   Posted: 07/24/2021 14:41:54


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