It is time for another Brenda Photo Challenge! The theme is Orange. It would be a dull crayon box and world without this spicy hue. For this challenge, I am featuring a few photographs that I have taken in the beautiful southwest USA. Everywhere you turn in this expansive countryside is the rusty color of the earth.
An endearing horn-blowing sculpture was on the outside wall of our balcony at a Sonoma, Arizona, bed and breakfast. I enhanced the image further by applying a textured background layer of a rusty metal drum. The photo was taken at f/5, 1/1250 second, and ISO 200.
I fondly remember our visit to Antelope Canyon in northern Arizona. We were completely immersed in the sandstone walls of this famous slot canyon. Light filtered in from above, scattering across the etched canyon walls and revealing intricate carvings created by centuries of erosion. The camera settings were f/3.5, 1/13 second, and ISO 400.
This gorgeous scene is part of the “parade of elephants” at Arches National Park, in eastern Utah. We saw the park on a tour, breezing through in just a few short hours. We would love to go back to see it on our own and spend several days exploring the rocky landscape. I digitally enhanced the image with a Topaz Adjust filter to give it a high definition, surreal look. The photo was taken at f/5.7, 1/400 second, and ISO 200.