Some photos from Arizona

My sold-out workshop in Page, Arizona kicked into gear yesterday and it’s shaping up to be a great week. First, I got to meet everyone in the workshop and it looks like we’ve got a great group of people. Plus, we’ve got a veteran Arizona photographer (Leroy DeJolie) co-leading with me, and he whet our appetites last night with a phenomenal slideshow of what’s to come this week. I got here a little early so my buddy, Barney Streit, and I went out for a sunrise shoot. Here are the results (click here for a larger version):
Shot at Glen Canyon with a Nikon D200 and 70-200 VR lens (all the way out at 200). The foreground wasn’t anything spectacular so I put the zoom lens on. Used my Really Right Stuff BH-55 ball head for the first time and I LOVE IT! I can’t believe it took me this long to get one (well, they’re a bit pricey so I can believe it, but it is worth every penny and it lives up to its reputation). I processed this in Lightroom with a small exposure adjustment. I also pushed up the Blacks slider to enhance the detail. I adjusted the Clarity slider as well as increased the Vibrance. Finally, I went to the HSL panel and pumped up the blue saturation a bit for the water and sky. Check out the next post for another photo.