Bryce Canyon’s Natural Bridge (Utah)

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When you drive along the rim of Bryce Canyon National Park, there are 13 viewpoints where there is plenty of room for parking and from where you start hiking. And in most of the cases, the hikes and viewpoints are wide open with endless opportunities and freedom for composing your shots.

But this Natural Bridge viewpoint is different. It is very small with the beautiful arch in very close proximity. It was challenging to compose anything meaningful because my 10mm wide angle lens was not wide enough to give me many options.

I am not too happy with this shot, but it was the best that I could do.

Travel Photography Blog - Utah. Bryce Canyon National Park
Utah. Bryce Canyon National Park
Loc: 37.531878, -112.260233

Deconstructing Featured Photo

Travel Photography Blog: 5 Bracketed Shots ( -2; -1; 0; +1: +2 )

Camera: Canon 60
Lens:  Sigma 10-20mm
Focal Length: 10mm
ISO: 100
Aperture: F14
Bracketing: 5 shots ( -2; -1; 0, +1; +2 )
Tripod: FEISOL Tournament CT-3442
Check my FEISOL Tournament CT-3442 Review.
Ballhead: FEISOL CB-40

Processing: HDR Processed in HRD Expose 3 

Lightroom: import, tagging, export to HDR Expose 3
HDR Expose 3: I used 5  photos to tone map image ( -2; -1; 0, +1; +2 ). 32-bit tiff image was exported to Lightroom. (check my review HDR Expose 3 – King of Natural Looking HDR)
Lightroom: cropping, export as PSD image
Photoshop:  cleaning, contrast, straightening.

Photoshop Plugins:

  • Topaz DeNoise was used to reduce digital noise (sky)
  • Topaz Detail was used to enhance details in foreground elements (cliffs, mountains)