As I was walking through this part of Arches National Park in Utah I was reminded of that TV show from the 1960s called Lost in Space with its fake stage-set backgrounds. I half expected to see the robot come out from behind one of the rocks saying Warning Will Robinson!. I assure you that the scene is 100% real and made by nature and my sanity is intact—or at least no voices were heard during the photographing of this scene.

5 shot hdr image processed using Photoshop CS-5. Nikon D-300, Nikkor 18-70mm lens @ 18mm.

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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  • InPort
    InPortover 4 years ago

    G’day BRYAN!

    Oh I really like this one man!!!!!
    A very well balanced composition to show off this marvellous scene in all its glory and great exposure/processing, depth of field and focus.
    With the leading line of the path carefully placed at our bottom right corner, I feel invited to take the trail and explore this amazing place.


  • Thanks so very much Dennis. These trails are indeed inviting always drawing you around the next bend to see what is in store.

    – Bryan Peterson

  • Barb White
    Barb Whiteover 4 years ago

    excellent work, Bryan – I love those old mangled trees, they make for such great photos!

  • Thanks Barb. This was definitely one of the more surreal spots that I encountered while wandering around this part of the country and the skeletons of these old trees had a lot to do with that feeling.

    – Bryan Peterson

  • Jeffery W. Turner
    Jeffery W. Turnerover 4 years ago

    Now that is a great shot sir !!! Striking shapes and the black & white really makes iit.

  • The contrast in light and dark tones along with the wonderful shapes in this part of the country are perfect for studies in black and white images. I personally believe that these images as b&w have much more impact than the color versions. Glad you liked it also Jeffery.

    – Bryan Peterson

  • barkeypf
    barkeypfover 4 years ago

    Just love the processing on this Bryan. Excellent!

  • Thanks Paul—I did kind of bump it towards the infrared side of the black and white scale.

    – Bryan Peterson

  • GailD
    GailDover 4 years ago

    Brilliant landscape & looks fabulous in B&W.

  • Thank you very much Gail much appreciated.

    – Bryan Peterson

  • Tparker
    Tparkerover 4 years ago

    Great work

  • Thank you Teresa

    – Bryan Peterson

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosover 4 years ago

    Wonderful detail and tones..lots to look at..excellent image Bryan!! *-)

  • Thanks Deb

    – Bryan Peterson

  • NoahC
    NoahCover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on being Featured:

  • Thank you very much Noah

    – Bryan Peterson

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Excellent capture … congratulations on your feature!!!

  • Thank you Cee

    – Bryan Peterson

  • Þórdis B.
    Þórdis B.over 4 years ago

    Oh, wow! This is the perfect b&w man! Beautiful.

  • Thank you Thordis, I was in black and white paradise wandering around Utah with scenes like this all around!

    – Bryan Peterson

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