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Mesa Arch - Canyonlands

Posted by
Scott F. Schilling (San Martin, United States) on 31 January 2013 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This is a Fall sunrise as viewed through Mesa Arch in Canyonlands - Southeastern Utah, near Moab.

NIKON D4 1/80 second F/16.0 ISO 400 24 mm

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

Amazing shot,Fantastic!!

31 Jan 2013 5:27am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Absolutely wonderful !!! Have a nice day.

31 Jan 2013 8:25am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


31 Jan 2013 8:47am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Nigel is right STUNNING:)

31 Jan 2013 9:50am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & wonderful!
so beautiful composition, colors & lights!!!!!

31 Jan 2013 10:33am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

This cannot have been an easy exposure Scott, high intensity light thrown straight at the camera, suggesting an immediate under exposure. Yet somehow you have mastered and controlled it, there is detail in every shadow area.

31 Jan 2013 10:59am

@Curly: One of the very unique things about this location is the reflected light that hits the canyon wall below the arch. It illuminates the underside of the arch and provides enough light to even out the exposure, especially if you place the Sun along an edge.

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

What a spectacular photo!

31 Jan 2013 11:52am

Basile Pesso from Paris, France

Dreamy light and wonderful sight.

31 Jan 2013 12:53pm

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

superb , well done, good teaching!

31 Jan 2013 2:24pm

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

What a fantastic place to see at sunrise! Wonderful picture!

31 Jan 2013 2:51pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Absolutely stunning Scott! Bravo! ;-)

31 Jan 2013 7:00pm

destani from mashhad, Iran

Excellent! 5*****

31 Jan 2013 7:11pm


Excellente et uniques

31 Jan 2013 9:03pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


1 Feb 2013 12:24am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

an American classic! you managed the exposure superbly here! the colours are just stunning!

1 Feb 2013 1:20am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

très bon cadrage

1 Feb 2013 3:39pm

KriKridesign from Suisse, Switzerland

My God!! this should have been a fantastic event!!!

2 Feb 2013 2:34pm

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia


3 Feb 2013 10:07am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Wow - stunning view and light

5 Feb 2013 1:43pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

The perfect sunstar in this gorgeous image ... a wonder to behold!

7 Feb 2013 6:04am

Brian from Irving, TX, United States

I can't seem to take a photo in direct sunlight without banding. You've captured a great shot here.

28 Apr 2013 2:46am

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