There is something awe-inspiring about the textures, layers and tonal compression created by a Canyonlands sunrise. This last trip to Mesa Arch I ventured off for a little perspective of a Canyonlands sunrise and captured this image just after the sun rose above the horizon. I used a Circular Polarizer and a Singh-Ray 3-Stop Graduated ND to tone down the sun and then texture blended 3 exposures to create the textures and a hint of some God beams across the canyon buttes. I considered a black and white image here, but there was something about the warm textures in this color swayed me from converting it to monochrome.
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
- Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
- Filter: B+W 77mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter
- Filter: Singh-Ray 4×6″ Graduated Neutral Density (3-stop) Optical Resin Filter
- ISO: 100
- Focal Length: 65 mm
- Aperture: f/8
- Shutter Speed: 1/1000, 1/250, 1/40 sec.
- Post Processing: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Software For Mac,
Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4