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Morning within the Valley of the Gods (Utah) • PhotoTraces


The Valley of the Gods is commonly known as mini Monument Valley. However I discover it to be a a lot friendlier images vacation spot.

To start with, there aren’t any tribal restrictions within the Valley of the Gods and you might be free to discover it any means you need. Second, it’s positioned on a public land, and it means you may select essentially the most scenic location and camp there, with none permits or charges. And at last, there isn’t any crowds and no vacationer buses. It’s at all times empty.

And since it’s only 50km from the Monument Valley you continue to can see the well-known buttes and mesas within the distance.

Morning in the Valley of the Gods (Utah) 1


It was troublesome to take a large shot of the valley from the aspect of the highway. I needed to climb to a small hill and arrange my tripod on prime. The views in each course have been completely breathtaking.

  • Digicam: Sony s6000
  • Lens: Sony 16-70mm
  • Focal Size: 70mm
  • Capturing Mode: Aperture Precedence (A)
  • ISO: 100
  • Aperture: F/10
  • Shutter Velocity: 1/80s
  • Tripod: FEISOL Match CT-3442

Enhancing & Processing

It was a easy and uncomplicated a single RAW processing workflow.

Lightroom (90%)

First, I used the Crop Overlay instrument to enhance the composition, making it a bit tighter however with out altering the side ratio.

Subsequent, I used the Pure preset from my Panorama Preset Assortment as the bottom for Lightroom Fast Enhancing. Then I used TOOLKIT to spice up the Distinction and the Readability.

The Lightroom Preset Enhancing Components: Pure (9, 13, 16, 32)

Photoshop (10%)

First, I used the Stamp Instrument to “erase” the camper van on the best aspect. Subsequent, I boosted the main points and diminished noise.
PluginsDeNoise (noise discount), Topaz Element (native distinction increase).

Complete Time: 10min

Earlier than & After Transformation




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