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    Double Arch

    Double arch on a cloudy foggy morning. Not your typical photo here, I would have certainly taken typical, but this is one of those lemons/lemonade things. Not really sure if it's better, but it's definitely different than the usual. Processed fairly heavily to bring out the textures and detail in the sky.
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    Re: Double Arch

    It is a great subject with a nice crisp capture. I keep thinking that if it wasn't such a tight crop, it would be a little more dramatic. You've got a lot of texture in the image, but I am not feeling very much dimension. Might be as simple as boosting contrast and darkening some shadows to make it come alive. May also be worth considering converting to black and white.
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    Re: Double Arch

    That's really good and attractive image.

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    Re: Double Arch

    Actually the original had a lot more contrast and saturation. I lowered both because it didn't have the feel that it did when I was there photographing it. The tight crop was chosen because the sky basically offered nothing, and because it was so bright it was overwhelming the arches. I had to fuse 3 photos to balance the sky out as it was. I hope to return with better weather.
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    Re: Double Arch

    I think the contrast looks great. A lot of texture. Very nice

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    Congrats on the feature, EOSThree!
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    Re: Double Arch

    thanks!
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    Re: Double Arch

    This is a very interesting composition EOS ... I know how hard it is to get a new look on a well-photographed subject, and this one seems to be a winner Only thing I can decide on is whether I prefer the 'opening' at the top of the rocks to be cropped out or not.

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    Re: Double Arch

    Makes me want to come visit the national parks

    I also think a B&W image would be nice

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    Thanks GB.

    Do it Armando. Northern Arizona up into Utah is some incredible country. I had crappy rainy weather in Canyonlands and Arches, it made me work for it, and apparently it was worth it. I'll be going back for sure.
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    Re: Double Arch

    Quote Originally Posted by armando_m View Post
    Makes me want to come visit the national parks
    Let us know if you plan to come up this way, Armando. Maybe we could arrange a little PhotographyREVIEW.com get-together. I'm only a four hour drive from Moab
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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo-John View Post
    Let us know if you plan to come up this way, Armando. Maybe we could arrange a little PhotographyREVIEW.com get-together. I'm only a four hour drive from Moab
    Me too!

    To the OP: I like the image. The textures in the rock and clouds look great. I bet this would look really nice printed on a big canvas. I agree that if the sky isn't adding anything of value then don't include it.

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