flickr-free-ic3d pan white

The Patriarchs

Meet Abraham (6990ft), Isaac (6825ft), and Jacob (6831ft), many of the landmarks in Zion national park have biblical names. Zion was originally inhabited by the Anasazi Indians before being taken over by the Mormons in the 19th century. I think a better name for these mountains would be Shadrack, Meshack, and Abednego because they pretty much live in a fiery furnace.

 

This was taken during the last day of our Western American Road Trip this summer(other day in the park). We almost headed straight back to LAX but I am glad we went back into the park for one last view. The sky was just so blue and the morning light is the best time to photograph these mountains.

 

Process:

Stitched 5 vertical frames in CS4 (ratio makes a nice 10x30 print)

Minor saturation adjustment to the Reds and Blues and Yellows

Slight levels adjustment

Unsharp Mask on mountains

Small Noise reduction of sky and shadows

 

Constructive criticism is always accepted and appreciated.

 

larger

 

266 views
5 faves
8 comments
Taken on July 3, 2009