Coming into Zion

Coming into Zion

Coming into Zion, photo by Harold Davis. View this image larger.

Looking down at Zion Canyon, Utah in the bright spring sunshine, it was clear to me that I couldn’t create a single exposure that would capture the dynamic range from the deep, black shadows in the foreground to the white clouds in the background. So I made a number of different exposures at a constant aperture, bracketing the shutter speeds, and combined the different exposures by hand in Photoshop to create a single image with greater dynamic range than any one of the individual captures.

It was hard to concentrate on image making with the boys running around like maniacs on a rock platform with an unfenced thousand-foot exposure, but as you can see I managed.

22mm, three captures at shutter speeds between 1/200 of a second and 1/50 of a second; each capture at f/10 and ISO 100, tripod mounted.

This entry was posted in Landscape, Photography, Zion.

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