Photo of the Day Contest
Sunset Bend by Scott Hotaling
Saturday, 22nd September 2007

Sunset Bend

by Scott Hotaling

I re-visited this highly photographed location many times over several days in all forms of light. Once I discovered my desired composition, I just had to wait on good light... a clearing storm at sunset provided just that.
Equipment: Canon 30D, Sigma 17-70, 3-stop Grad. ND
Scott Hotaling
Wild light and beautiful wilderness, I hope you enjoy my images. I'm a student of another focus for now, but hopefully that will change.
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Sunset Bend by Scott Hotaling was photo of the day on Saturday, 22nd September 2007. It is tagged , , . You can leave a comment below.


22nd September 2007 at 6:32 am

This photograph is absolutely gorgeous. Breathtaking. Great job!

22nd September 2007 at 6:51 am

Gorgeous, gorgeous shot!


22nd September 2007 at 8:09 am

Fantastic Image and great location. I just like to say that the GradND has caused the upper ends of the cliffs to become dark, use of a split neutral density filter could have been an option.
Beautiful Image neverthless.

22nd September 2007 at 10:00 am

I love the red in the sunset. It was worth your patience.

Dina Khattab

22nd September 2007 at 10:24 am

where were you Scott to take such a photo? in a helicopter or something??!! I wonder what would be in the waters, any sea live??? It reminds me of a water park, where you ride a rubber boat which goes swifting around corners… But i guess this one would be a scary ride.. Great job

Karen Gwinner

22nd September 2007 at 12:15 pm

Magnificent! Breathtakingly beautiful. Thank you for sharing.


22nd September 2007 at 2:18 pm

amazing work. Makes me want to return to AZ asap-desert beauty is so special and inspiring. thanks for waiting for this perfect shot. I am curious-is the new focus you are into taking you away from photographs? Hope not, you have a gift.


22nd September 2007 at 2:44 pm

Beautifully composed! You patience was well-rewarded, and so are we to get to view it!


22nd September 2007 at 7:59 pm

That’s a different take than the usual whole bend. Beautiful. God’s Country.


22nd September 2007 at 8:27 pm


22nd September 2007 at 11:02 pm

This photograph is totally awesome. Thanks for sharing it with us Scott. God bless you and keep up the great work! ♥

Terry Everson

23rd September 2007 at 1:34 am

Scott, this photo is superb. It`s great when you have the time to wait around for just the right light.

23rd September 2007 at 1:44 am

grt use of graduated filters….grt wrk man,.

24th September 2007 at 11:25 am



24th September 2007 at 3:50 pm

Wow, what a colors. Its this time of the day you can capture those colors only. Great shot.

25th September 2007 at 4:55 pm

Lake Powell, I presume?

13th January 2008 at 10:50 am

I have been there myself and I know how spectaculair the scene is. Your picture is really something different. For starters you focused on only a part of the whole horseshoe and then you waited for superb light and clouds in the bg. Wonderful.


22nd September 2008 at 7:29 pm

It looks so unreal! Wow very beautiful! :)


18th February 2009 at 7:17 am

This is so very BEAUTIFUL, thank you very much!


22nd September 2009 at 7:32 am

The sky is fantastic, glad yo had the patience to wait.


22nd September 2009 at 2:03 pm

this one is so incredible!

23rd September 2010 at 6:30 pm


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