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Devil's Tower by Jonathan Bartlett


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Went up to Lusk, WY, USA the other weekend to visit my dad’s Aunt.
One day we decided to drive up to Devil’s Tower and got told about this awesome little spot called “Joyner”. No one goes there so this area is perfect for different views of the infamous landmark,

This was, as I believe, 5 shots processed in the Photomatix Plugin for Aperture. I couldn’t tell you all of the settings I used, as it’s been so long, but it took a long time to get it to this point.
I would like to give a huge shout out to my best friend, Kasey Cline for doing some post editing on this image to make it even more fabulous and remove some watermarks and dust spots (gotta clean that sensor!)


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Taken with a Canon Rebel XSI (450D) and the “kit lens”. A canon 18-55mm IS lens.
Focal length was @ 55mm

1030 Views @ June 3rd, 2011

43 Favorites @ June 3rd, 2011


devils tower, hdr, wyoming, scenery, joyner, landscape, movie, aliens, geography, landmark, ancient


  • WaleskaL
    WaleskaLabout 5 years ago


  • Thank you!

    – Jonathan Bartlett

  • Katagram
    Katagramabout 5 years ago

    AWESOME job, both of you !!!
    A very popular icon…beautiful work Jonathan

  • Thanks Kat!
    Would’ve never been able to post it without Kasey’s help!!

    – Jonathan Bartlett

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 5 years ago

    great capture

  • Thanks Kathy!
    Much appreciated!

    – Jonathan Bartlett

  • Oncemore
    Oncemoreabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful work by you both:)

  • Thank you Vanessa, and thank you for the fav. Always means so much to me!

    – Jonathan Bartlett

  • Svetlana Sewell
    Svetlana Sewellabout 5 years ago


  • Thanks!

    – Jonathan Bartlett

  • solo75
    solo75about 5 years ago

    Nice shot….beautiful rock formation

  • Thank you Solo!
    It is a very unique and stunning rock formation.

    – Jonathan Bartlett

  • Scott Denny
    Scott Dennyabout 5 years ago

    Very nicely done my friend…very nicely done!

  • Thank you Scott. I’m pleased you like this! I shall be checking out your new work shortly!

    – Jonathan Bartlett

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonabout 5 years ago

    good work Jonathan congrats it reminds me of close encounters of the third kind

  • Thanks Philip. It definitely does remind you of a scene from that movie.
    Also, thank you so much for the feature in your HDR group! This is my first HDR and I feel so honored!!

    – Jonathan Bartlett

  • ©Arni Katz
    ©Arni Katzabout 5 years ago

    This means something!

    (sorry I couldn’t resist)

    Wonderful image!

  • Haha. Thanks Arni!
    Much appreciated as long with the favorite!

    – Jonathan Bartlett

  • *a long with

    – Jonathan Bartlett

  • redrosedigital
    redrosedigitalabout 5 years ago

    Yes, I thought of Close Encounters too – definitely has that feel to it. Wonderful comp and processing!

  • I agree Rosanne. Wasn’t thinking about it to much that way until Philip pointed it out.
    Thank you for the comment.

    – Jonathan Bartlett

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