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Dead Cow Point | by Jan Zwilling _ Paradise Found
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Dead Cow Point

The days we spent in Moab, Utah, were dominated by what is usually regarded as bad weather. Overcast skies, wind, some rain drops here and there. Photographers think different of these issues, as clouds and storms sometimes provide unusual light situations. We had the pleasure to experience exactly these dramatic light when, all of a sudden, the dense clouds decided to break up and turn the sky into a checkerboard of darkness and evening light. We drove towards Dead Horse Point State Park when we witnessed this dramatic shift in light. The meadows were bathed in pre-sunset light, while the storm clouds persisted around it. The black cows and the snow-capped LaSal Mountains were like the icing on the cake ... we HAD to shoot this scene.


As you might guess, the sunset at Dead Horse Point turned out quite colorful this evening. I'm processing the shots right now ... it's a lot of work, but very soon you'll see the whole drama.


Panorama composition of 6 portrait images

Canon EOS 7D

Canon 15-85mm @ 85mm

f11, 1/250s, ISO100

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Taken on April 26, 2012