Photographer's Note

Horseshoe Bend
It was the week before we went to San Francisco, when we visited Page, a city with about 7000 inhabitants near Lake Powell. Apart from Lake Powell, which is also really beautiful to visit (and to go swimming), there are several other places to tour, like Glen Canyon Dam, Antelope Canyon, the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument or, just a little bit in the north (already in Utah), Codachrome Basin State Park. And, of course, the famous Horseshoe Bend, which is a really huge and spectacular U-turn (meander) of the Colorado River about 6 kilometers south of Page.
From the parking lot it is a walk of about 1.2 kilometers (about 15 to 25 minutes) to the bend and to see the whole U-turn (or take a photo of it ;) you have to go to the foremost edge of the people with acrophobia should take care.
Anyway, I can just add, that I was really impressed by the view and it was one of the most spectacular places I´ve visited during the whole trip.

The Photo
It is really hard to imagine the enormous size of the bend. I also didn´t imagine the U-turn that big when I came there, although I had seen many pictures of it before. So it is also quite difficult to get a photo, where you can see the whole bend. First of all I tried it with my 16mm lens, but you either couldn´t see the horizon or the bottom of the bend - no chance. So, I had to try making some panoramas, what worked far better. I think, this shot is a stitch of three (or it also might be four) upright format pictures next to each other. At least I´m glad I finally got a photo where you can see the whole bend and its surrounding area :)

I´m glad for any advice, hint or proposition, that could help me to improve my photography.

Technical Data:
Nikon D300
Lens: 16-85mm AF-S f/3.5-5.6
Focal length: - (Panorama)
1/125sec - F/14
Sensivity: ISO 200
Stitched with ArcSoft Panorama Maker 4, edited with Adobe Photoshop CS3.

Photo Information
Viewed: 2009
Points: 50
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Additional Photos by Jonas Schmitt (Jonas_Schmitt) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 364 W: 84 N: 718] (3074)
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