Saturday, January 22, 2011

Photographed Pine Valley from Sky Mountain golf course's 10th tee

This morning things really came together. I had a great sky and the light was most cooperative. I went to Sky Mountain golf course in Hurricane and made another attempt at photographing the sunrise on Pine Valley Mountain.

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The 10th tee at Sky Mountain offers one of the most spectacular views of Pine Valley with a foreground that is simply breathtaking. The red cliffs along the Virgin river literally beg to be photographed. I again used the “Live View” mode on my Canon 7D with the self-timer set for 2 seconds. I also turned off the auto-focus and the image stabilization function. When shooting from a tripod, these functions are unnecessary and can actually cause blurred images with long exposures.

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Let me know if you like what you see. I would love to hear from any of you. Until next time, may the light always shine for you.

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  1. These pictures are amazing! You have such a talent. Thank you for sharing! The top one is my favorite.... do you ever sell prints? Becky

  2. Awesome job. I can't wait to see what you shoot next.

  3. Thanks for the kind words and yes I do sell prints. That is actually the business that I am in. Call me and we will talk.

  4. I like that one on the top. It looks like the hills are on fire. (Good thing they're not, but it sure is pretty!)

  5. Thanks for the comments. It is all about getting up and out of the house and being there. The rest is just details.