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Delicate Arch

Photo By Michael Hare
Pro Critique
This is common portrait of Delicate Arch. It’s the one that everyone has to take when they see the natural monument for the first time. A similar version graced our most recent magazine cover, only with the insertion of a moon a more intimate perspective. In this photo, the color of the rock is nicely reproduced, but the overly blue sky seems unrealistic.


Lightroom 2 Tip
Cut Haze With Clarity
The Clarity slider is often referred to as a sharpening tool, and in many ways it's similar. You can think of Clarity as applying a sharpening effect, but with contrast being added across a larger area than would be the case with normal sharpening. The result is to cut down on haze in the image, which can have a dramatic effect. When increasing the value for Clarity, pay attention to the image at a close zoom setting to ensure you aren’t adding obvious "glowing edges" in the image (similar to halos when oversharpening, but larger and more subtle). Just remember, Clarity can have a dramatic effect on your image, but it isn't a replacement for sharpening.

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