Sunrise on the La Sal Mountain Range

Title – “Sunrise on the La Sal Mountain Range”

Photographer name – Nick Simcheck

Description of place

Image was captured from Arches National Park – Moab, UT

Technical information

Camera – NEX-5R

Lens –  18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 (Shot at 18mm)

HDR Software –  Photomatrix

ISO – 640

Aperture –  f/4

Number of exposures –  3

Tripod/handheld – Handheld

 Extra processing information:

3 images shot at -3EV, 0EV, +3EV were imported into Photomatrix, and adjustments were made to keep the image ‘natural’ in appearance. The image then had adjustments made in Lightroom, mainly a gradient to increase tonal separation in the sky (contrast+clarity) and a color gradient was used on the foreground to match the magenta hue as seen naturally throughout the rest of the image.

Photographers bio – Nick Simcheck is 25 years old, has photographed around the world, and likes to write bios from a third person perspective. He also has an image display ratio of around 1000 to 1, as he is a procrastinator towards post processing, proof of this phenomenon can be seen at