Landscape and Panoramic Photography

Canyon de Chelly at Sunrise

Towards the end of my recent trip to northern New Mexico and Arizona, I spent a few days hiking in and around Canyon de Chelly.  One morning I woke up well before sunrise to drive out to one of the overlooks.  Direct sunlight on the canyon can create harsh shadows and bright areas, so I decided to shoot for the half hour before sunrise to get the indirect “alpenglow” effect.  I stitched this panorama together from six images.  I will post more photos from this canyon and from my trip in the next few weeks.

Alpenglow over the Canyon, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, AZ (16″x56″)


4 responses

  1. John

    Incredible, Luke. Beautiful panorama. Thanks for putting it up.

    March 25, 2012 at 10:39

  2. Mark Routt

    Gorgeous panorama you created!

    March 25, 2012 at 10:48

  3. Great panorama, and not easy to get in those lighting conditions. Well done!

    March 25, 2012 at 10:59

  4. That’s a great panorama, worthwhile getting up early!

    March 9, 2014 at 15:28

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