This is Dead Horse Point at sunrise. One of my many wonderful trips with Ryan Wright over the past couple of years. This is one of the most amazing places at sunrise. This image captured some of the detail along the bottom of the canyon at Dead Horse point, where the Colorado River carved out its curve through the canyon. It’s one of many horse shoe curves along the river as it runs south. The reflection below of the canyon walls in the river caught my eye and it’s most noticeable in the morning light. It is such a beautiful site and one I’m itching to get back to soon.
- This image was done using focus stacking and was the composite of 6 images using Photoshop CS6’s feature of Auto Blending Layers. This allows me to capture the image at a lower aperture and cause less refraction in the image and still have the full image in focus.
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
- Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Zoom Lens
- Filter: Singh-Ray 4×6″ Graduated Neutral Density (3-stop) Optical Resin Filter
- ISO: 100
- Focal Length: 58 mm
- Aperture: f/8
- Shutter Speed: 1/50 sec.
- Post Processing: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software for Mac and Windows (Boxed Version), VSCO Film, Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4