Sunday, 18 December 2016

Sunday Editing

I try to edit every Sunday, the day before another long and busy week of photographing more beautiful places.  I've been revising my photo trips and started working on Zion, this was a really unique landscape compared to the other places I've visited.  I did all of my editing in lightroom, no photoshop.

This was a longer process since I did an HDR Panorama, which is 3 exposures merged together, one over, one under and one perfectly exposed.  In total it took 9 images to create the final image; I used Lightroom brushes to pump up the colour and bring out more of the detail in the rock.

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I still can't decide if I like this one better in black and white or colour!  Post in the comments below which one you like the most!

Saturday, 17 December 2016

White Sands National Monument

I visited White Sands National Monument earlier this year, it was also the first time I had been to New Mexico.  We went for sunset, and the next day went around 10am since it wasn't open till after sunrise.  We were extremely lucky, not many people had been visiting recently so the sand was untouched and there were very sparse clouds which made the sky more interesting.

Once we were in the park, and the sand started to take over our view, I got even more excited!  I love to spend the day at the beach playing in the sand.

 It was very fine and smooth, I took my shoes off during our hike to enjoy the warm sand between my toes; and let my boots air out after a week of traveling the southeastern USA!

There were very few plants in the two areas we explored over the next couple of days, according to our guide the sands shift often which means every single day at White Sands will look different than the next.  Makes every photograph unique too!

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