I can’t help myself. When I go to a place like Zion National Park in Utah I just have to make that iconic image even though it has been photographed a gazillion times before. We, the tripod nerds (as my husband likes to call us), were lined up shoulder to shoulder on the bridge above the Virgin River at sunset, all making pretty much the same image. But still, there are lots of people who haven’t seen this place before and I like having this image in my collection.
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I wanted to create a more unique image of The Watchman though so after getting the first image I was on a quest to create something different.
There is probably no angle or technique that hasn’t been done, but I dont think I have seen an image like this one.
I found a new location low on the bank of the river, used my 3 stop solid neutral density filter to enable a long exposure that would make the river smooth, and I also overexposed it a bit to get a different look.