Arches Part 4….Finally

ISO 500, 14mm, f/6.3, 1/160

Way back in April of 2014 I went to Moab and Arches National Park to take some photographs and to meet up with my good friend Don Hill.

I posted parts 1,2, and 3 of my photographs from this trip some time ago.  Having taken so many photographs this summer, I had trouble getting back to these images.

The last installment of these photographs is as the sun was going down over the park. The dramatic light made for some great photographs and it also made for some difficult lighting conditions!

ISO 200, 21mm, f/6.3, 1/800

ISO 200, 24mm, f/7.1, 1/250

It should be noted that I don’t shoot HDR nor, unfortunately, do I have the Photoshop skills to do multiple image blending and luminance masks. All of  these photographs are single exposure shots made possible with the amazing dynamic range of the Nikon D800.  Through the editing process in Lightroom, I was able to burn and dodge the raw data files to achieve the appearance of how the scene looked to the amazing human eye.

ISO 800, 24mm, f/2.8, 1/1600

Some of the landscape arch fell earlier this year, well I think  it was this year.  Because of this you cannot  longer hike up under and around the arch.

ISO 500, 14mm, f/3.5, 1/20

Here are a couple of my favorite shots from this fourth and final installment of the Arches National Park trip this last April.

ISO 1000, 14mm, f/6.3, 1/250

ISO 200, 14mm, f/7.1, 1/320

Thanks for visiting!  I hope in some small way I have shared with you the majesty and grandeur of the landscape in Arches National Park.


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