Light painting on Delicate Arch re-edited

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Oh my goodness!! I had a very busy day with no time for the cafe yesterday and today is turning out to be a repeat. I am so overwhelmed by all your kind responses and the front page feature!! I promise I'll be back to reply to each person individually. Thank you all so much and hope to be back here soon!!
 
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Everything about this shot is wonderful

Thank you, Mark. Arches is a very fun place for photography.

Beautiful image. This is spectacular, and deserves to be printed.
I print a lot, and print big. I have another 80x40" print leaving this week. Something in post did add some noise in the blue sky. Depending on size, and what paper you are printing on, you might want to denoise just the sky a little. In print skies drive me crazy. We all know what a sky is supposed to look like, so it better look correct. Most people have never seen delicate arch- so they don't know. You can do anything you want with it. Looks great here.
It will be a wonderful print either way.
gary

Thank you, Gary. I guess I should print it for my house. The vacation home it will be hanging in is one we will get to visit with my daughter and her husband, so when my son-in-law asked permission to print the photo I was so happy to oblige.


I found a webpage dated two years ago indicating that light painting was banned only in five national parks. Arches National Park was one of them.
Thanks for checking that out, Mike. Do you remember what the others were? Also, I corrected my typo.
 
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Gorgeous image Terri. Think it would make a great print addition to any home.

Thank you, John.

This is absolutely gorgeous, Terri! It will be a beautiful print and a wonderful gift for your son-in-law's parents and their new home!

Thank you, Connie!! We are so lucky. It's a vacation home with a pool and my daughter and her husband can schedule time to take us there. We have a trip planned in March. Fingers crossed that we will feel safe traveling then.


Really a special image!! Wow!!

Ken

Thank you, Ken. We were lucky we got it before light painting was banned.
 
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This is an outstanding image!!! Really well done!


I agree. One needs to be very careful with CEP. I find most of the presets are way too strong in the default position. Detail Extractor, IMHO, can add a lot of artifacts. At first, pushing an image a lot may seem great, but the IQ does start to suffer. Start the slider at -0- and then move up very slowly. Using the control points to only apply the effect to a specific part of the image is a big help also.

Thanks, Karen!! I've not used Detail Extractor too much for that reason. But it is fun software to play around with.

Outstanding image. Love the processing.

Thank you, Bob.


Marvelous image.
Love colors and composition.
Well done.💯

Thank you so much. We love vacationing in southern Utah.
 
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Really beautiful, Terri! I would suggest printing this on aluminum. The colors will be vibrant.

I'll have to do that for my home. My son-in-law's family has some sort of big printer at their company that he was going to print on. I hope it turns out nice for him.


WOW Terri. That is really beautiful. It will be the showpiece in the home.

Thank you. He is printing four other images, too. I hope they turn out nice for him.


Guess what image will be featured Friday? Yep, stunning image.

Thank you, Wade!!

Great decision! The only reason I didn't nominate it is that I nominated the last photo made by Terri that was featured on the home page.

You are very kind, Mike!
 
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Nick dropped me a note, so it got done!

A big thank you to Nick for the recognition!

What an amazing image! Well done!

Many thanks, Andreas!!


An awesome job Terri, very creative. I'd have this image hanging somewhere in my home.

Thank you, Louis!! We need to try light painting again! I just need to remember where I put my big floodlight!


That is a pretty special photograph. I certainly can understand why you want a large print!

Thanks, Jim. That was a very fun trip we took with my sister and her husband.


“simply” gorgeous! (y)

Thank you, Don!!
 
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The five American national park units where light painting isn't allowed, at least according to the article that was originally two years old but was updated in 2020, are:
  • Arches National Park
  • Canyonlands National Park
  • Natural Bridges National Monument
  • Hovenweep National Monument
  • Grand Teton National Park
https://www.nationalparksatnight.com/blog/2018/11/3/five-questions-light-painting-in-national-parks

Thanks, Mike. I know that a lot of people were light painting the barns on Mormon Row. That is probably why it was banned in Grand Teton. I've never been to Natural Bridges or Hovenweep.
 
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fantastic and I also recommend aluminum.... if you need a printer, these guys are imo, the best and they print and ship to clients all over the USA.. Richard the owner is fantastic to work with and only does Fantastic work. These days I only sell Aluminum prints.

https://www.hdaluminumprints.com/

they do test prints and send you a small one plus your first order I think they take 20% off.
 

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