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Shafer Trail, Utah | by bretedge
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Shafer Trail, Utah

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Photographing the Shafer Trail is something I've always wanted to do but it never ranked very high on my priority list. Finally, last week, I stopped there after photographing sunrise at Grand View Overlook. The conditions were good as it was a bit stormy and the clouds cast an even, diffused light upon the landscape. This area is tough to photograph in direct light because of the huge dynamic range. This isn't a photo I'll offer as a print but if I ever get a stock request for a photo of the Shafer Trail - I'll have one.

 

Photographed in RAW, imported to Lightroom 3 for initial editing, finished in Nik Software Viveza 2, Color Efex Pro 3 and converted to black and white using Silver Efex Pro 2. Sized for web and then sharpened using Nik Sharpener Pro 3.

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Taken on July 30, 2012