Back to Sedona today with a second HDR shot. Without processing this as a high dynamic range image, the lighting in this scene was very difficult to balance. It was quite bright all around the image while the red rocks in the centre were dark. By processing five exposures using Photomatix Pro, I was able to balance out the lighting without (hopefully) making it look unnatural.
This spot, by Oak Creek, is well off the highway and into the state park. It’s a perfect spot to sit and meditate or simply to enjoy some downtime by the river like these women were doing. At first, I was hoping they would move, but then I realized that they added scale and more of a sense of the place.