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Archive for May 18, 2010

Hoodoo Overload

Another image from Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah. As we moved through this amazing landscape, and became accustomed to finding a new surprise around practically every corner, we reached a point of saturation. It was my companion who coined the phrase when she said:“I think I’m in hoodoo overload!”. This is the photo I was setting up as she uttered those words. Anyone who has been to Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah is probably familiar with the feeling. There is just so much out there, and before one thing has a chance to register, another is vying for your attention.

This is a high dynamic range image blended from three source images. The textures in the foreground shadows were not as visible in the normal exposure. I used the exposure fusion workflow, and finished up the processing in Abobe Photoshop.

Equipment: Nikon D700, Nikon 17-35 mm f2.8 zoom lens, circular polarizer, Bogen tripod.

Camera Settings: f 22, 1/8th, 1/15th, 1/30th sec., ISO 100.