16 | March
"Arches & Intersection"
General: 5:52 PM on 3/7/09 | Canon 5D Mark II
Technical: 1/125sec | f/9.0 | 78mm | ISO-320
Lens: EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
Exposure Mode: Av (Aperture Priority)
Exposure Bias: +0
Flash: No

I was thinking about cropping out the arch to give the photo a simpler view of intersecting lines, but decided the arch adds character and doesn't really distract too much from the overall image. I do think the crop is more "dramatic", but also less interesting.

The beautiful reddish-orange glow of the sun was made possible, again, by Canon's Digital Photo Professional software. Adobe and other RAW editors seem to really fall short in reproducing the red/orange part of the color range in Canon cameras. It's a more cumbersome workflow, but the results are well worth it, especially for fine art images where accurate color is essential.

Image Details: This image was shot using a circular polarizing filter (manually held up the lens since I don't have the right filter size for my 70-200mm). Also this image is ever so slightly cropped on the top and bottom. This image was taken in Scottsdale on my first shoot with the new 5D Mark II. I've since gone shooting several more times, so more 5DII images to follow!

categories: architecture

Thoughts of: Mark
March 16th, 2009 at 10:42 AM

A 5d mk2 at last!

It looks good...

Thoughts of: Philip Mackereth
March 30th, 2009 at 7:36 AM

hey Ryan! hows it going?

I love the colours on this! that new 5dmkii is awesome though! it must be better at iso 800 than my 300d at 100... :D (yes its still going strong!) :)

Thoughts of: david
March 30th, 2009 at 8:34 AM

stunning colour; gorgeous shot.

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