Brush at Sunset

Brush at Sunset
Brush at Sunset, by Suprada on Flickr.

Brush glowing at sunset by Hell\’s Backbone Road near Boulder, Utah.

This photograph was taken during the \”Utah\’s Golden Circle” workshop/field seminar with Rick Knepp during October 2010.
On October 20, we hiked to the Lower Cal Creek Falls during the daytime. After the hike we stopped by the spectacular Kiva Coffee House for some cold beverages. The coffee house is placed spectacularly, perched on the edge of the cliff looking down into the canyon.

We went back to our hotel rooms at Pole\’s Place in Boulder, freshened up and headed out for the sunset on Hell\’s Backbone Road towards the bridge. The Hell\’s Backbone Road is described as \”Hell’s Backbone Road is one of the most dramatic stretches of road in Utah as it travels along a ridge with a sheer drop on both sides. Hell’s Backbone Bridge spans a crevasse on a narrow ridge no wider than the bridge itself. Plenty of dramatic photos of the area’s breathtaking scenery can be taken along the route.\”

Along the way, the sunlight was lighting up the brush on the roadside.

Technical Details:
Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
Exposure: 1/160s at at f/4.0
Focal Length: 40mm
Lens:Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
Filter: B+W #110 3.0 (1000x) Neutral Density Glass Filter
ISO: 100
WB: Daylight
Date: October 20, 2010

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Lower Calf Creek Falls – 6

Lower Calf Creek Falls - 6
Lower Calf Creek Falls – 6, by Suprada on Flickr.

Lower Calf Creek Falls in the Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument.

This photograph was taken during the \”Utah\’s Golden Circle” workshop/field seminar with Rick Knepp during October 2010.
October 20 was the big day – our big hike of the trip – and that too, we were hiking to the Lower Calf Creek Falls. The photographs I have seen from other photographers of this waterfall had me very eager to try my camera out on these falls.

It was 3 mile hike – but since we started a bit late, I was eager to just get to the falls. I made it to the falls just in time – the sunlight was full on the falls – however the shadows were creeping in from the left – it was past midday. The sun was full on the falls, making it difficult to get the silky smooth water flow. This was the perfect opportunity for me to try my ND filter – and I loved the filter. I put on my Neoprene socks and into the water I went with my 10mm wide angle with the ND filter and remote release.

I had a lot of fun photographing here. The neoprene socks and the ND Grad filter were absolutely essential – not to mention my tripod. I am very pleased with the photographs I made of this waterfall.

By the time this photograph was made, the shadow of the canyon was on the upper end of the waterfall. This caused the white patch of rock to glow and the water to turn bluish. In my post-processing, I used Tony Kuyper\’s photoshop action called \”Make it Glow\” to get the glow in the photograph like how it looked that afternoon.

Other photos from this series:
Lower Calf Creek Falls – 1
Lower Calf Creek Falls – 2
Lower Calf Creek Falls – 3
Lower Calf Creek Falls – 4
Lower Calf Creek Falls – 5

Technical Details:
Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
Exposure: 0.5s at at f/22
Focal Length: 18mm
Lens:Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens for EOS Digital SLRs
Filter: B+W #110 3.0 (1000x) Neutral Density Glass Filter
ISO: 100
WB: Daylight
Date: October 20, 2010

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Lower Calf Creek Falls – 5

Lower Calf Creek Falls - 5

Lower Calf Creek Falls in the Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument. This photograph is pretty much the classic view of the waterfalls. You can see the shadows starting to creep up on the left.

This photograph was taken during the \”Utah\’s Golden Circle” workshop/field seminar with Rick Knepp during October 2010.
October 20 was the big day – our big hike of the trip – and that too, we were hiking to the Lower Calf Creek Falls. The photographs I have seen from other photographers of this waterfall had me very eager to try my camera out on these falls.

It was 3 mile hike – but since we started a bit late, I was eager to just get to the falls. I made it to the falls just in time – the sunlight was full on the falls – however the shadows were creeping in from the left – it was past midday. The sun was full on the falls, making it difficult to get the silky smooth water flow. This was the perfect opportunity for me to try my ND filter – and I loved the filter. I put on my Neoprene socks and into the water I went with my 10mm wide angle with the ND filter and remote release.

I had a lot of fun photographing here. The neoprene socks and the ND Grad filter were absolutely essential – not to mention my tripod. I am very pleased with the photographs I made of this waterfall. Over the next few blog posts, I will be posting the photographs from the Lower Calf Creek Falls series.

Other photos from this series:
Lower Calf Creek Falls – 1
Lower Calf Creek Falls – 2
Lower Calf Creek Falls – 3
Lower Calf Creek Falls – 4

Technical Details:
Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
Exposure: 2s at at f/5.6
Focal Length: 22mm
Lens:Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens for EOS Digital SLRs
Filter: B+W #110 3.0 (1000x) Neutral Density Glass Filter
ISO: 100
WB: Daylight
Date: October 20, 2010

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Lower Calf Creek Falls – 4

Lower Calf Creek Falls - 4
Lower Calf Creek Falls – 4, by Suprada on Flickr.

Lower Calf Creek Falls in the Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument. This photograph shows the waterfalls in its canyon environment.

This photograph was taken during the \”Utah\’s Golden Circle” workshop/field seminar with Rick Knepp during October 2010.
October 20 was the big day – our big hike of the trip – and that too, we were hiking to the Lower Calf Creek Falls. The photographs I have seen from other photographers of this waterfall had me very eager to try my camera out on these falls.

It was 3 mile hike – but since we started a bit late, I was eager to just get to the falls. I made it to the falls just in time – the sunlight was full on the falls – however the shadows were creeping in from the left – it was past midday. The sun was full on the falls, making it difficult to get the silky smooth water flow. This was the perfect opportunity for me to try my ND filter – and I loved the filter. I put on my Neoprene socks and into the water I went with my 10mm wide angle with the ND filter and remote release.

I had a lot of fun photographing here. The neoprene socks and the ND Grad filter were absolutely essential – not to mention my tripod. I am very pleased with the photographs I made of this waterfall. Over the next few blog posts, I will be posting the photographs from the Lower Calf Creek Falls series.

Other photos from this series:

Lower Calf Creek Falls – 1
Lower Calf Creek Falls – 2
Lower Calf Creek Falls – 3

Technical Details:
Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
Exposure: 2s at at f/5.6
Focal Length: 10mm
Lens:Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens for EOS Digital SLRs
Filter: B+W #110 3.0 (1000x) Neutral Density Glass Filter
ISO: 100
WB: Daylight
Date: October 20, 2010

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Lower Calf Creek Falls – 3

Lower Calf Creek Falls - 3
Lower Calf Creek Falls – 3, by Suprada on Flickr.

Lower Calf Creek Falls in the Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument

This photograph was taken during the \”Utah\’s Golden Circle” workshop/field seminar with Rick Knepp during October 2010.
October 20 was the big day – our big hike of the trip – and that too, we were hiking to the Lower Calf Creek Falls. The photographs I have seen from other photographers of this waterfall had me very eager to try my camera out on these falls.

It was 3 mile hike – but since we started a bit late, I was eager to just get to the falls. I made it to the falls just in time – the sunlight was full on the falls – however the shadows were creeping in from the left – it was past midday. The sun was full on the falls, making it difficult to get the silky smooth water flow. This was the perfect opportunity for me to try my ND filter – and I loved the filter. I put on my Neoprene socks and into the water I went with my 10mm wide angle with the ND filter and remote release.

I had a lot of fun photographing here. The neoprene socks and the ND Grad filter were absolutely essential – not to mention my tripod. I am very pleased with the photographs I made of this waterfall. Over the next few blog posts, I will be posting the photographs from the Lower Calf Creek Falls series.

Other photos from this series:

Lower Calf Creek Falls – 1
Lower Calf Creek Falls – 2

Technical Details:
Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
Exposure: 0.8s at at f/5.6
Focal Length: 18mm
Lens:Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens for EOS Digital SLRs
Filter: B+W #110 3.0 (1000x) Neutral Density Glass Filter
ISO: 100
WB: Daylight
Date: October 20, 2010

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Lower Calf Creek Falls – 2

Lower Calf Creek Falls - 2
Lower Calf Creek Falls – 2, by Suprada on Flickr.

Lower Calf Creek Falls in the Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument

This photograph was taken during the \”Utah\’s Golden Circle” workshop/field seminar with Rick Knepp during October 2010.
October 20 was the big day – our big hike of the trip – and that too, we were hiking to the Lower Calf Creek Falls. The photographs I have seen from other photographers of this waterfall had me very eager to try my camera out on these falls.

It was 3 mile hike – but since we started a bit late, I was eager to just get to the falls. I made it to the falls just in time – the sunlight was full on the falls – however the shadows were creeping in from the left – it was past midday. The sun was full on the falls, making it difficult to get the silky smooth water flow. This was the perfect opportunity for me to try my ND filter – and I loved the filter. I put on my Neoprene socks and into the water I went with my 10mm wide angle with the ND filter and remote release.

I had a lot of fun photographing here. The neoprene socks and the ND Grad filter were absolutely essential – not to mention my tripod. I am very pleased with the photographs I made of this waterfall. Over the next few blog posts, I will be posting the photographs from the Lower Calf Creek Falls series.

Other photos from this series:

Lower Calf Creek Falls – 1

Technical Details:
Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
Exposure:5s at at f/8.0
Focal Length: 16mm
Lens:Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens for EOS Digital SLRs
Filter: B+W #110 3.0 (1000x) Neutral Density Glass Filter
ISO: 100
WB: Daylight
Date: October 20, 2010

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Lower Calf Creek Falls – 1

Lower Calf Creek Falls - 1
Lower Calf Creek Falls – 1, by Suprada on Flickr.

Lower Calf Creek Falls in the Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument

This photograph was taken during the \”Utah\’s Golden Circle” workshop/field seminar with Rick Knepp during October 2010.
October 20 was the big day – our big hike of the trip – and that too, we were hiking to the Lower Calf Creek Falls. The photographs I have seen from other photographers of this waterfall had me very eager to try my camera out on these falls.

It was 3 mile hike – but since we started a bit late, I was eager to just get to the falls. I made it to the falls just in time – the sunlight was full on the falls – however the shadows were creeping in from the left – it was past midday. The sun was full on the falls, making it difficult to get the silky smooth water flow. This was the perfect opportunity for me to try my ND filter – and I loved the filter. I put on my Neoprene socks and into the water I went with my 10mm wide angle with the ND filter and remote release.

I had a lot of fun photographing here. The neoprene socks and the ND Grad filter were absolutely essential – not to mention my tripod. I am very pleased with the photographs I made of this waterfall. Over the next few blog posts, I will be posting the photographs from the Lower Calf Creek Falls series.

Technical Details:
Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
Exposure:5s at at f/8.0
Focal Length: 13mm
Lens:Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens for EOS Digital SLRs
Filter: B+W #110 3.0 (1000x) Neutral Density Glass Filter
ISO: 100
WB: Daylight
Date: October 20, 2010

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Molars at Devils Garden

Molars at Devils Garden
Molars at Devils Garden, by Suprada on Flickr.

Rock formation at the Devil\’s Garden in the Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument

This photograph was taken during the \”Utah\’s Golden Circle” workshop/field seminar with Rick Knepp during October 2010. On the morning of Oct 19, we got out of Fosters Motel outside Bryce Canyon National Park. We headed out for a sunrise shoot at Kodachrome Basin State park.

At Kodachrome Basin, we hiked the Angel\’s Palace Trail getting on top before sunrise. In the newsletter we got at the entrance station, this trail is described as follows: \”Rising 150 feet (46m) above the basin floor, this 1.5 mile trail affords magnificent vies of Kodachrome Basin, Bryce Canyon and the surrounding area. It is an excellent trail for photographers. Difficulty: Easy / Moderate.”

It was a really enjoyable hike. However I have no photos I like from this expedition. I think of it as a scouting trip. Next time I\’ll be heading to Kodachrome for sunset.

We headed out to the town of Escalante for breakfast, restocking supplies and to visit the excellent visitor center of the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument. After gassing up, we headed out to Devils Garden – about 16 miles away. Unfortunately driving a rental sedan on the wash-boardy Hole-in-the-Rock road was very nerve-wracking. Next time I\’ll certainly drive at least a high clearance vehicle.

Devil\’s garden is pretty fantastic. Too bad we reached there around midday. It will be spectacular at sunrise and sunset. However, since I was there, i made this photograph – with the intention of making it Black and White during post-processing. I call these formations \”The Molars” since they remind me of – well – Molars.

Technical Details:
Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
Exposure:1/50s at at f 6.3
Focal Length: 10mm
Lens:Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens for EOS Digital SLRs
ISO: 100
WB: Daylight
Date: October 19, 2010

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