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Navajo Arch

Recent rain has created a huge puddle below Navajo Arch.


This rock formation is part of the wall leading to Navajo Arch.


Landscape Arch


Skyline Arch


New Edits from June 3, 2013

I occasionally look at older photos that I’ve taken, either to process some that I hadn’t worked yet, or to see how my current workflow compares to results from an earlier workflow.

These shots were taken on June 3, 2013, during our trip to the Moab area.

Marie on the Hidden Valley Trail. [original edit]


Marilyn on the Hidden Valley Trail:


This is Balanced Rock in Arches National Park.


Another view of Balanced Rock in Arches National Park. [original edit]20130603-DSC08954-Edit-medium

Courthouse Towers / Park Avenue

New edits of photos taken on June 7, 2013.

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Devil’s Garden, 2013

More photos taken during our hike at Devil’s Garden (in Arches National Park) on June 5, 2013. Some of these are re-edits. Some are photos I hadn’t previously processed. These were practice for proficiency with the PPW. I tried to find a few photos with people; I need more practice at dealing with skin tones.

I think my original edit was better for this shot of the flowers. I spent a lot of time trying to color correct the foreground. I managed to set a and b (in Lab color space) to 0 for two points on the flowers. But once I had done that – and gotten the rest of the colors to look reasonable – the flowers weren’t as interesting as they might have been. I ended up adding in some color on the petals late in the process. When I was done, it looked too warm and too saturated too, so I took steps to remedy that. I think it’s okay, but I like my original edit better.


I tried to do several of these quickly. In theory, a proficient practitioner of the workflow can finish a photo in three minutes. I’m not there yet, but I did several of these a lot faster than normal.



Here’s a link to my previous edit of this Juniper tree. It’s a lot more saturated than this version.






This is Partition Arch:


Marilyn sitting on the “ledge” on the other side of Partition Arch:


Navajo Arch

This is a new edit of a photo of Navajo Arch, taken in June of 2013.


Tower Arch Hike

These are photos from the hike to and from Tower Arch.  I posted photos of Tower Arch separately.

I took this shot shortly after leaving the parking area.  If you look closely, you can see Marilyn and Marie ahead of me.

20140607-_DSC4109-Edit-medium The hike goes up a steep section of slickrock.  Fortunately, slickrock isn’t all that slick – it’s actually quite grippy with the right kind of sole.

20140607-_DSC4136-Edit-medium 20140607-_DSC4163-Edit-medium 20140607-_DSC4190-Edit-medium We saw this spotted lizard underneath a tree.

20140607-_DSC4223-Edit-medium This shot was taken from Tower Arch.  Monitor and Merrimack Buttes are visible in the far distance.

20140607-_DSC4373-Edit-medium We hiked through a narrow passage when leaving Tower Arch.

20140607-_DSC4385-Edit-medium Another view of Monitor and Merrimack Buttes in the distance.  I was at maximum zoom (70mm) for this shot.

20140607-_DSC4388-Edit-medium A look back at Tower Arch.

20140607-_DSC4391-Edit-medium Tower arch isn’t visible here, but it’s below the large white-capped tower a third of the way over from the right edge of the photo.

20140607-_DSC4403-Edit-medium Marie marches towards the Marching Men.

20140607-_DSC4418-Edit-medium 20140607-_DSC4424-Edit-medium Another shot of the Marching Men.

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Tower Arch

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Private Arch

20140605-_DSC3683-Edit-medium 20140605-_DSC3665-Edit-mediumThis is a view of the fin (in the distance) which is on the trail to Double O Arch.  We stood on a fin adjacent to Private Arch while hiking the Devil’s Garden Loop.

20140605-_DSC3731-Edit-mediumOther views from the same area:

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