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Sunbeams Over Whitney Arch

Posted by
Don Smith (California, United States) on 10 October 2008 in Landscape & Rural.

I have started the process of editing six days worth of images from the recently concluded Gary Hart Eastern Sierra Fall Workshop which I helped co-teach. This image was made on our first location shoot in the Alabama Hills located above Lone Pine, California. I have made many images of the Whitney arch in various seasons and times of day, but have never experienced this scene where crepuscular rays radiated over Mt. Whitney as seen through the famed arch. I simply used a wide angle and took a low perspective, then bracketed six frames and let Photomatix Pro 3.1 work its HDR magic! The more I use the software, the more I find myself resorting to default settings within the program itself then making my adjustments in Photoshop. This image needed only a boost with contrast and a bit of saturation. If you are interested in purchasing a copy of Photomatix Pro, use my code at checkout: donsmithphotography and you will receive a 20% discount off the price. Also, I teach HDR imaging in my workshops and also those that I teach with Gary Hart. Just click on the Workshop tab on my homepage for more information: http://www.donsmithphotography.com.

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III 1/125 second F/16.0 ISO 200 30 mm

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