Friday, October 19, 2012

Garden of the Gods #2

The National Natural Landmark known as "Garden of the Gods" is a must see on any visit you may make to Colorado.  It's full of beautiful sandstone outcroppings and there are plenty of hiking paths and roads to see everything the park has to offer.  Located in Manitou Springs just outside of Colorado Springs, its a wonderful place to see nature at its best!

Th shot below shows what you can do with HDR...  The light was terrible.  I was shooting into the sun and the sky was very hazy at the time.  But, with 7 brackets, a little processing with Photomatix and some tweaking with Nik's Color Efex and Viveza, I was able to bring out some of the detail from the haze and the shadows to present something a little more interesting than just the original snapshot.  Do you think it was worth it?  I would love to hear your thoughts if this looks good, if it looks over done, or if it looks OK.  Either way, I can take it! ;-)

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by!


  1. Looks like a great place Evan, sweet shot, bet you got a few hundred more in a hard drive somewhere, great scene

  2. Thanks, Mike! It was a pretty cool place and I have a few more, but unfortunately we didn't have enough time to get hundreds! Although it would be easy to do!


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