Photographic & Tech Musings by Jon Adams

Logan Mystery

I enjoy visiting the Temple Grounds at night. These structures and the lighting involved is inspiring. Sometimes exposure is difficult to set at night due to the extreme contrast and difference in light temperatures between light sources. So take a lot of different brackets and be sure to shoot in raw so you can adjust the white balance to achieve the desired result.

Arise and Shine Forth Oquirrh Mountain Temple Art

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I always love the feeling of publishing a new image to my
gallery. I captured this image in the summer of 2011. I’ve just now been doing some file organization and noticed the potential in this image. Being inspired a little by the LDS Youth theme for 2012 “Arise and shine forth, that thy light may be a standard for the nations” (Doctrine and Covenants 115:5). The Oquirrh Mountain Temple really rises out of it’s surroundings and seems very tall and stalwart. The way the sun is shining so brightly in this image portrays how brightly we can shine when we rise up and be the people God knows we can be.

This particular day was great for shooting largely due to the great clouds soaring overhead. These clouds were moving very quickly. Shooting HDR sets was a challenge even on high speed mode because of so much movement in the sky. This image started in Lightroom 4, where it was tone mapped in Nik HDR FX Pro 2 and then into Photoshop for some dodging and burning.

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