SOUTHWESTERN USA ROAD TRIP PHOTOGRAPHS!

A week back home and it’s rain rain rain again! So plenty of time for editing and sorting the video from our recent road trip around parts of the south western United States!

Here’s a few sample images that are ready, and in the coming days I will put a brand new gallery up on this site also, there’s plenty to put up! These are all digital files, shot on the Canon 5D, using a mixture of lenses, probably either a 24-70mm or 70-200mm and there maybe a couple taken with the 20-35mm. Again like last year, none of the images are HDR, as it’s something I have no time for. Of course I did use a graduated ND filter for some images, and it’s a Lee 0.6 filter that I use.

There were plenty of highlights in the trip, most notably getting to False Kiva this time (3rd photo down). I have way better photographs from the whole trip, but this is one memorable hike! Seeing a coyote in Canyonlands after I had to return to Dead Horse Point to look for my lightmeter which I left there at sunrise, so thanks to the kind person who left it into the visitor centre – my first time in 10 years to leave a piece of kit during a shoot! House on Fire in Mule Canyon is mega, for being exactly the way it looks in photographs…truly on fire! Seeing a few big cargo planes flying around the mittens in Monument Valley was fantastic! Shooting my most dangerous photo ever at Horseshoe Bend! It doesn’t look it in the photograph, but the winds at that point on November 1st were getting stronger by the minute and we were being sand blasted the whole time (I’ll never get the sand out my tripod legs!). It was impossible to get to the edge to shoot the full bend in the river, but I couldn’t pass up the amazing light from sunset, even if it did mean a few trips to the ground whilst the next gale blew through!

We got some amazing light throughout the trip and I’ve tried to capture it as best I could! As I mentioned, these are all the digital files. I also shot 30 rolls of Velvia with the Hassleblad Xpan, and I’m still waiting on them to get back from the developer. More on them when they come through!

Mesa Arch, Canyonlands

Green River Overlook, Canyonlands

False Kiva, Canyonlands

Dead Horse Point

House on Fire, Mule Canyon

Highway 163 sunrise

Monument Valley

Horseshoe Bend

Lower Antelope Canyon

Coral Pink Sand Dunes

Bryce Canyon

Zion National Park

Eldorado Canyon, Nelson, Nevada

Fire Wave, Valley of Fire

Rattlesnake Road, Valley of Fire (not the real name, but it suits it and the park is full of them!)

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  • November 17, 2011 - 3:23 pm

    USA ROAD TRIP 2011 IMAGES! » mark capilitan photography ¦ specialist in weddings & portraits ¦ 087-6685400 - […] but here’s a taster of the digital stuff. There’s also a quick highlights video on my landscape site too, along with some sample […]

  • November 18, 2011 - 9:19 am

    michael - Mark,there is not a picture in ur album that you wouldn’t go “wow”…. Well done.

  • November 18, 2011 - 9:20 am

    Molly - Spectacular photos.

  • November 18, 2011 - 9:21 am

    PHC - I’ve been to all those places, and I know how much fun it is, and how beautiful it is! Enjoy every minute…

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