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I mentioned in previous posts that I visited Arches National Park in the spring of 2013. The park is a US National Park located in eastern Utah, on the Colorado River 4 miles north of the town of Moab. It is known for containing over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including the world-famous Delicate Arch, in addition to a variety of unique geological resources and formations. Forty-three arches are known to have collapsed since 1977. The park receives 10 inches of rain a year on average.

I captured the image of a fallen dead tree below during that visit. As I was processing the image I struggled between leaving it with its natural colors or to turn it into a black and white image. I ended up choosing color because it was much more dynamic and the contrast between the desert blue sky and the red dirt was complimentary.

Arches National Park - Dead Tree
Arches National Park – Dead Tree

This image was taken with my Canon EOS 5D Mark III using my Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 Lens set on 28 mm. The camera was set on Aperture priority mode with the aperture set at f/16, shutter speed at 1/30th of a second and the ISO set at 200. This image was put together from five bracketed images (-2, -1, 0, +1, +2) using Photomatix. Final processing was done in Lightroom and Photoshop.

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