Mesa Arch by Bryan Peterson

This is probably the most photographed arch in Canyonlands National Park if not all of Utah. 5 shot hdr image processed using Photomatix and Photoshop. Nikon D-300, sigma 10-20mm lens (with image cropped way down)

My photographs are not always technically correct, I tend to break the rules but I do that knowing what the rules are and having a reason to do so. My photographic images are what and how I see the world around me in my minds eye—they are who I am.

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  • MattGranz
    MattGranzalmost 5 years ago

    I like the green tinge in the rocks, and how it reacts to the purple tones… the glow at the top of the arch produced by the HDR treatment is niiiice! Looks like you had a CPL on your lens maybe… I never tire of seeing these early morning red glow shots. You have a fantastic one here Bryan!

  • Thanks Matt, I was actually a little late in getting here missing the sunrise by about 15 minutes but the hdr processing allowed me to capture what was left of the morning glow.

    – Bryan Peterson

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawalmost 5 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your work with the Photomatix HDR Group. This wonderful example of a Photomatix-processed image has been accepted into the Group!

  • Thanks Bob

    – Bryan Peterson

  • MattGranz
    MattGranzalmost 5 years ago

    I absolutely adore HDR processing for that exact reason.

  • barkeypf
    barkeypfalmost 5 years ago

    A stunner Bryan. Excellent!

  • Thanks Paul, the desert is an amazing place for a coasty to wander around in.

    – Bryan Peterson

  • GailD
    GailDalmost 5 years ago

    Great Bryan. I do love the glow on the arch.

  • Thank you Gail, the colors of the soils and rocks in this area of the US are wonderful to see and best seen at dawn and dusk—they are unreal.

    – Bryan Peterson

  • Jadon
    Jadonalmost 5 years ago

    This is amazing mate…Great shot…

  • Thanks Jason.

    – Bryan Peterson

  • fauselr
    fauselralmost 5 years ago

    great shot

  • Thank you fauseir

    – Bryan Peterson

  • joycee
    joyceeabout 4 years ago

    Stunning image Bryan!

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