Sunrise at Delicate Arch
Today’s image is a reprocessed image from a few months ago, way before I thought about doing a photo blog. I have learned so much about post processing and onOne Software since finishing the original image (seen here).
Delicate Arch is probably the most photographed landscape in Utah, at least in Arches National Park. My Dad and I woke up really early in the morning to get to the arch before sunrise. Of course we woke up a tad bit too late and had to run to the arch. Boy that was a tough run I barely could get my camera out by the time we reached our destination. It was so nice when we arrived because there was no one else there except for a few other photographers. I had never seen the place so dead and silent. We got to enjoy that silence for about 10 minutes then we could hear what sounded like a bus load of kids coming our way. The pressure was now on, we knew that we only had a limited time of emptiness to capture the shots we wanted. A fellow photographer came up to the arch after a bit and told us that it was actually TWO buses that had arrived full of kids. This shot was one of the last shots I was able to capture before the kids surrounded the base of Delicate Arch. I actually had to go in and remove two girls making their way over to it. I have found a landscape like this is where content-fill aware works very well in Photoshop CS5 compared to a scene with a lot of straight lines.