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    Coyote Buttes North is part of the Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness and is home to magnificent sandstone formations, patterns, swirls, and lines.

    While beating the summer heat along a shady wall, some clouds rolled in to fill the sky in the upper part of the frame. A perfect time to make this image.

    With the unforgiving detail of the Nikon D800E's sensor, I have been trying a different approach for certain images. This is a blend of four exposures. Three for depth of field at different focus points and a fourth for dynamic range on the sky.

    Nikon D800E
    Nikkor 16-35mm @ 16mm
    1/4 sec @ f8, ISO 50 (focus points)
    1/50 sec for the sky
    B+W Kaesmann Polarizer

    Victor Hoffmann, Daniel Bear, and 182 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Rob Macklin 32 months ago | reply

      This is dumb.
      Why would anyone want such excessive resolution?

    2. mark silva 32 months ago | reply


    3. Raymond Larose -> raylarose.com [deleted] 32 months ago | reply

      Those lines are awesome, Jim. Love your chosen POV to really exaggerate them and bring them to life.

    4. nna:2006 32 months ago | reply

      Artistic !!!!!!

    5. GeoffSchmid 31 months ago | reply

      Nice, Jim. I still remember the time I was lucky enough to win the lottery at the ranger station one morning and secure a permit for the Wave for the following day amidst a group of 30-40 other photogs. That was when I was still shooting 35mm. Wish I knew then what I know now. Gotta go back.

    6. good_dood 31 months ago | reply

      What stunning texture and color! Excellent perspective.

    7. dixie_law 31 months ago | reply

      Yowsers on the colors! Love how the wall just dominates the view with just a touch of the peaks in the background.

    8. Ernegon 31 months ago | reply

      Bárbara !!!!! Saludos

    9. Justin Smith - Photography 31 months ago | reply

      Fantastic strong colors... Great work.

    10. M@ H 31 months ago | reply

      Wow, I love the lines and colors!

    11. V I J U 31 months ago | reply

      nice perspective

    12. Jerry T Patterson 31 months ago | reply

      Nice take on this Jim...the clarity is superb ! I'll soon see what I can take with the D800E I finally rec'd a couple of weeks ago when I return to the Teton Mtns in Jackson Hole, WY over Labor Day weekend.

    13. ►Klaus Allmannsberger Photography 31 months ago | reply

      Fantastic contrast!
      Nice seen!

    14. CW&YM we like traveling and photographing 31 months ago | reply

      unforgettable image! I am curious that how do you blend your four images because I do wish to make photo like yours (even 1%), clean and clear. Do you just simply use mask in PS? (sorry for a maybe silly question from a rookie...)

    15. A-scape 31 months ago | reply

      Incredible texture and depth!

    16. swazileigh/ Langman Lightscaping 31 months ago | reply

      stunning! gorgeous!!! Great POV and balance of light to get that blue sky too!!!

    17. Dan Wiklund 30 months ago | reply

      lovely lines in this.

    18. Mar de fondo... 16 months ago | reply

      Que hermoso juego de lineas!

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