This is another golden sunset taken at the Green River Basin, located in the Canyonlands National Park, during my recent trip to Moab, UT. Unlike the one I posted yesterday and the day before, this one is not a panorama and it was taken just as the sun cleared the horizon. I really liked how the clouds above lit up with the brilliant golden hues so I set my lens on the widest setting and tilted the camera upwards to capture the wispy clouds. It was much more spectacular in person.
I mentioned in my post two days ago that the Green River is a tributary to the Colorado River. Do you know how the Colorado River got its name? It used to be called the Grand River. In 1921, U.S. Representative Edward T. Taylor petitioned the Congressional Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce to rename the Grand River as the Colorado River. On July 25, 1921 the name change was made official over the objections of representatives from Wyoming and Utah and the USGS which noted that the drainage basin of the Green River was more extensive than that of the Grand River. So, it was all political…
This image was taken with my Sony A7R using my Sony 24-70mm f/4 lens set on 24 mm. The camera was set on Aperture priority mode with the aperture set at f/4, shutter speed at 1/250th of a second and the ISO set at 100. I took a total of 3 bracketed images (-2, 0, +2) and used exposure compensation of +2 stops to achieve this image. HDR processing was done using Photomatix and final processing was done in Photoshop and Lightroom.
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