I still cannot get that half crazed double rainbow guy out of my head. (If you don’t know what I’m talking about just search on YouTube, you’ll find it.) It was all I could do to restrain myself from yelling out “Oh my god, oh my god, it’s a double arch, what does it meeeeean???” when I saw this double arch at Arches National Park in Utah.
I mean it would have totally echoed off the walls and everything 🙂
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But I did manage to restrain myself and focussed my creativity on finding interesting compositions.
I hiked up the hill to the back wall, which was harder than it looks because that sandstone is slippery, to make the image below looking back through the arch towards the parking lot. The rock formation in the distance is where I made the sunset shot I showed you last week.
From the same spot I also made this composition, which I think is the most interesting of the series. That’s Ray there in the centre admiring the view.
All of these images are high dynamic range made by combining three exposures: one for the shadows, one for the mid-tones, and one for the highlights. Then I finished the images in Color Efex Pro by bringing out some of the details in the rocks.