High IQ landscapes, number 3

Challenge #3 in the High IQ landscapes series. Hosted by Ben_Egbert.
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The theme here is technical photography and realism. The subject is rich high quality color landscapes. Deep DOF, perfect exposure, low distortion, no vignetting, clarity and technically as good as possible. This is for traditional scenics, like rivers, seascapes, mountains, deserts. This is intended for photographers who use release cables, MLU, tripods, excellent glass and high resolution cameras.
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Mesa Arch Sunrise
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Mesa Arch Sunrise in Canyonlands NP
Submitted: Sunday, 13th February, 2011 19:13 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 26th August, 2010
Focal length: 48 mm
Shutter speed: 1/15 sec
Aperture: F11
ISO: 100
Notes: This was the most technical landscape I've ever shot. 3 image blend for a combination of exposure and focus bracketing. Each of the three images had proper exposure for their respective areas. One shot was exposed for the arch, on for the midground, and the last for the sun. The shot for the arch was focused on the arch, the other two were focused towards the middle. These files were manually blended in photoshop to produce the final picture - an accurate representation of that morning's sun
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