I have just published the Mesa Arch Gallery, and one of my favorites from this location is this sunburst effect at sunrise.
Mesa Arch is such a popular location in Canyonlands National Park, I had to get up very early to get a spot to photograph the arch before all the other photographers and tourists arrived. Ahhhh — Nature!
It was a beautiful sight. This image is actually an HDR composite of 2 images. The trick is to take one shot exposing for the close side of the arch before the sun comes up, and another when the sun comes up with the aperture closed down to about f3o, which makes the arch look pretty black.
My First Book
You can view my first photography book, “The Wonders of Oregon” in full-screen mode to read the quotes from writers and poets such as Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Lao Tzu, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Albert Schweitzer. I really like this way of juxtaposing these beautiful images with the quotes of these great writers.