Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
×



Details

Submitted on
April 16, 2011
Image Size
659 KB
Resolution
900×600
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
2,999
Favourites
332 (who?)
Comments
47
Downloads
126

Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Shutter Speed
1/6 second
Aperture
F/20.0
Focal Length
11 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Sep 26, 2010, 3:27:53 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
×
Solar Explosion by davidrichterphoto Solar Explosion by davidrichterphoto
Mesa Arch in the Canyonlands NP in Utah is one of the most spectacular spots of the Desert Southwest and for good reason. Pictures don't do the actual show any justice. It is just awe-inspiring to witness the underside of the naturally formed arch starting to glow, minutes before the actual sunrise over the La Sal Mountains.

I kept coming back to this shot, trying to recreate the feeling I had standing in front of this surreal, yet completely natural phenomenon in the middle of the desert. My initial edit lacked interest and seemed flat overall, I think this version is a much closer depiction of the event and my personal search for my emotion-evoking Mesa Arch shot came to a successful end.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconalukei:
Alukei Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing! why doesn't it have more faves?! :eek: :love: :heart:
Reply
:iconspooniart:
spooniart Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Uuuuum the sun...is super close...turn it down.
Reply
:iconakadafeathers:
Akadafeathers Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!!! I was wondering if you would allow me to speedpaint it? The lighting is just.. I dont even know how to explain it :')
Reply
:icondavidrichterphoto:
davidrichterphoto Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks. Sure, paint away. Make sure to post a link to your vid (?) and final result.
Reply
:iconakadafeathers:
Akadafeathers Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay thanks!! Oh Idk how to make vids of it, I dont have the right programing, but I'll link the final result :3
Reply
:iconsandyandi146:
sandyandi146 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome
Reply
:icontrashins:
Trashins Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great photo!
Reply
:iconwales48:
wales48 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
incredible :O :D
Reply
:iconrlysrh:
RlySrh Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student Photographer
This is an incredible shot. I love it.
Reply
:iconlastingmemor1es:
LastingMemor1es Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
absolute Spitzenklasse!
Reply
Add a Comment: