Jupiter over 'The Fortress' - Bryce Canyon

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    I was remotely lighting this 750-feet wide formation from the right (with 2-million candlepower), when the moon began to rise just to the left. So, I quickly set up my light about 1,000 feet to the left to simulate light coming from the rising moon. I think the image below is the more dramatic of the two. What do you think?. I'd like to hear your comments.

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    1. IronRodArt - Royce Bair ("Star Shooter") 85 months ago | reply

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      Moonrise at 'The Fortress' - Bryce Canyon

    2. marcellociappi 85 months ago | reply

      Fantastica immagine, hai fatto un gran lavoro bel !!!!!!!!!!!
      Buona serata.

    3. Dan Anderson. 85 months ago | reply

      Love the rich reds in the rocks and that sky, wow - makes me want to take a trip south :D

    4. lhg_11, 2million views. Thank you! 85 months ago | reply

      It's difficult to make up my mind on which I like best Royce, both are excellent. The top shot has a nicer rendition of the sky and the stars, the second one has more drama, especially with the sun(?) near the left edge of the image. I'm continually amazed by your lighting techniques, I was never much of a studio photographer, though I used off camera lighting whenever necessary. I'm going to fave the top shot, but that's a personal preference. Well done!

    5. Photocre8 85 months ago | reply

      I totally agree with lhg_pro. I love the sky on the top one better, but the bottom one is so much more dramatic, lit up by that moon rising off to the left. They are just two different looks. Actually, the DRAMA occurs in the sky on the first one. I vote for both! AMAZING work on this whole series of photos. Well worth the time you spent there.

    6. Brandon Godfrey 85 months ago | reply

      Wow... this is sweet!

    7. Spidi1981 85 months ago | reply

      WOW!!!! Thats awesome! Well done my friend!

    8. Stevey Zoom 85 months ago | reply

      beautiful work my friend

    9. Larry Daugherty 85 months ago | reply

      View large! A cool image for sure! Very Nice for sure!!!!!!!!

    10. mudpig 85 months ago | reply

      i'd have to go with the first image as it is not know from where the illumination is coming from making it a bit more mysterious then the one with the moon in it. glad i found your work.

    11. CharleneM50 85 months ago | reply

      I like the top image. . .the moon detracts a little from the beautiful contrasts of the blue sky and the red rocks. Congrats very beautiful!!

    12. Zoom Lens 84 months ago | reply

      I saw this photo in The Stars at Night --

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    13. Casete 84 months ago | reply

      amazing shot, well done

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