This photo is from my latest driving trip to southwest US where I drove through 4 states and bunch of national and state parks. The day I took this photo was probably the most memorable.
Most of the day I spent around Bryce Canyon National Park but it felt if I crossed multiple climate zones in very short period of time. When I was approaching Bryce Canyon in the morning it was sunny and warm. As I stopped for quick photo shoot just before entering Bryce I was wearing t-shirt. It was a bit chilly but still comfortable. At that moment I did not realized that in couple of hours I will be walking in 2 inches of snow wearing every piece of clothing I had in my trunk.
The weather was not comfortable for the rest of the day but I did not complain because I knew that dramatic sky with heavy clouds, fog and snow are perfect ingredients for travel HDR photography.
Deconstructing Featured Photo
Camera: Canon 60D
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm
Focal Length: 10mm
Bracketing: 5 shots (-2; -1, 0, +1, +2)
Tripod: FEISOL Tournament CT-3442 – Check my FEISOL Tournament CT-3442 Review.
Ballhead: FEISOL CB-40D
Processing: HDR Processed in Photomatix
Lightroom: import, tagging, export to Photomatix
Photomatix: I used 4 images to tone map HDR image (-2; -1, 0, +1), 16-bit tiff image was exported to Lightroom (Tutorial: Complete HDR Workflow).
Lightroom: straightening, cropping, export as PSD image
Photoshop: cleaning, contrast
- Topaz DeNoise was used to reduce digital noise (sky area )
- Topaz Detail was used to enhance details in foreground elements (foreground cliffs)