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Aug 5, 2022 21:40:16   #
gwilliams6
 
Here is one of mine of Horseshoe Bend and the Colorado River, near Page, Arizona, USA, taken Feb 28th 2020, before covid closed down many places.

It is an HDR image of five exposure-bracketed shots, merged in Lightroom in post. I decided I wanted late afternoon light, so I planned my trip there accordingly. It is about a 1.5 mile hike from the parking lot out to the rim and back, with some elevation, but with places to rest along the way if you have a hot day for the hike.

Sony 61mp A7RIV camera, Tamron 17-28mm f2.8 lens, 17mm, ISO 100, f8 with camera on a tripod. I chose the shutter speed to be bracketed by the camera as i did not want to change the aperture and change the depth of field. This shot is facing west. And this shot will look quite different at different times of day with different directions of light. The sheer drop is about 1000 feet.

FYI, I am a longtime professional photographer with 48 years in the business, but still enjoy the fun of photographing a new place for me. This was my first time there at Horseshoe Bend, though I had visited nearby Lower and Upper Antelope Canyon a few times. Another bucket-list place to shoot.

This is a reduced size file as the raw file from my 61mp A7RIV is too large to be accepted in UHH. Please click and download the shot to see the best image quality.

Cheers
https://www.facebook.com/GSWilliamsPhotography


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Aug 5, 2022 22:00:31   #
NMGal Loc: NE NM
 
Beautiful! What is that lime green spot just to the left of the middle?

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Aug 5, 2022 23:03:14   #
gwilliams6
 
NMGal wrote:
Beautiful! What is that lime green spot just to the left of the middle?


Thanks for liking the shot . That is a lens flare artifact. I could have taken it out in post, but left it in. Shooting into the sun at certain angles can cause some flaring. Some lenses handle it better than others. Some photographers actually like it in their photos, really.

Modern lenses with latest lens coatings handle lens flare better than lenses decades ago.

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Aug 5, 2022 23:04:19   #
gmontjr2350 Loc: Southern NJ
 


George

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Aug 5, 2022 23:19:08   #
gwilliams6
 
gwilliams6 wrote:
That is a lens flare artifact. I could have taken it out in post, but left it in. Shooting into the sun at certain angles can cause some flaring. Some lenses handle it better than others. Some photographers actually like it in their photos, really.

Modern lenses with latest lens coatings handle lens flare better than lenses decades ago.

Cheers


Here it is cleaned up.


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Aug 5, 2022 23:33:24   #
gwilliams6
 
gmontjr2350 wrote:


George


Thanks George

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Aug 6, 2022 06:11:10   #
yssirk123 Loc: New Jersey
 
Beautiful image - well done!

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Aug 6, 2022 06:34:06   #
J-SPEIGHT Loc: Akron, Ohio
 
gwilliams6 wrote:
Here is one of mine of Horseshoe Bend and the Colorado River, near Page, Arizona, USA, taken Feb 28th 2020, before covid closed down many places.

It is an HDR image of five exposure-bracketed shots, merged in Lightroom in post. I decided I wanted late afternoon light, so I planned my trip there accordingly. It is about a 1.5 mile hike from the parking lot out to the rim and back, with some elevation, but with places to rest along the way if you have a hot day for the hike.

Sony 61mp A7RIV camera, Tamron 17-28mm f2.8 lens, 17mm, ISO 100, f8 with camera on a tripod. I chose the shutter speed to be bracketed by the camera as i did not want to change the aperture and change the depth of field. This shot is facing west. And this shot will look quite different at different times of day with different directions of light. The sheer drop is about 1000 feet.

FYI, I am a longtime professional photographer with 48 years in the business, but still enjoy the fun of photographing a new place for me. This was my first time there at Horseshoe Bend, though I had visited nearby Lower and Upper Antelope Canyon a few times. Another bucket-list place to shoot.

This is a reduced size file as the raw file from my 61mp A7RIV is too large to be accepted in UHH. Please click and download the shot to see the best image quality.

Cheers
https://www.facebook.com/GSWilliamsPhotography
Here is one of mine of Horseshoe Bend and the Colo... (show quote)


Beautiful image

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Aug 6, 2022 07:15:14   #
Bigmike1 Loc: I am from Gaffney, S.C. but live in Utah.
 
Very nice. As I recall John Wayne threw a whisky bottle over the rim in one of his movies.

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Aug 6, 2022 07:16:25   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 

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Aug 6, 2022 07:25:10   #
tcthome Loc: Keansburg , NJ
 

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Aug 6, 2022 08:52:36   #
shirleyhogan
 
This is my unimpressive photo, but it is a great reminder of a wonderful trip.



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Aug 6, 2022 08:58:09   #
alberio Loc: Colorado
 
gwilliams6, doesn't get much better than yours.

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Aug 6, 2022 09:24:00   #
Photolady2014 Loc: Southwest Colorado
 
We went a few years ago! Morning moon.


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Aug 6, 2022 09:36:23   #
knessr
 
Here is my take on the location. On the left side in the river is a boat to give a sense of scale.



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