Desert Dreams - Brian Love
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Courage to Glow Panorama

Courage to Glow Panorama

I caught this amazing sunset on a late Winter trip to Canyonlands National Park, Utah. The park is mostly empty at this point in the year and even emptier on the less traveled trails. This shot was taken on the False Kiva trail in the “Islands in the Sky” section of the massive three-part park. The short, but brilliant trail takes you lower in altitude and puts you up close with the amazing desert scenery you see here. This image consists of 4 separate vertical shots, each with a 30-second exposure that generates the soft, blurred clouds and rich colors you see in the scene. Timing is everything, and catching the fading golden light upon these great rock formations was the goal in setting up this shot. The beautiful sunset that ensued was a nice little bonus. The ultra high resolution of this image allows for giant prints at great quality – sizes in excess of 90-inches in width.

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