False Kiva

Posted by scott at January 26, 2013

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I went with +thomas o'brien and +David Kingham to Canyonlands to do some night photography.

Luckily Thomas knew how to make it to this hard to find location.

From the side
Since I was kinda leaching onto their trip for the evening I decided it was appropriate to let them set up first and not shoot right smack dab in the middle but from the side. Plus no one else was doing it… so it'd lend to some differing pictures.

2 connected videos
The light was done with Thomas's LED panel which we reviewed here:

And this is an overview video from the cave with some of our thoughts and how we were going to approach the pictures that night:

30 seconds
iso 3200
Nikon d800
Led panel foreground
Moonlight background + stars


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  1. Tony Jarry says

    Great shot, +Scott Jarvie!  How was the hike?  I've heard it's a tough one.

  2. Gatto NineNineNine says


  3. danik cr says

    Good work. I really appreciate all the info about taking these pictures.

  4. David Kingham says

    Nice, I like the angle! Video is hillarious

  5. thomas o'brien says

    That turned out great. Did you ever get a shot from the back wall?

  6. Scott Jarvie says

    +Tony Jarry yep… and with lots of camera stuff and with snow on the ground and wearing lots of layers for 15 degrees it's not super easy either. But I'd rather that than 100 degree heat

  7. Scott Jarvie says

    +thomas o'brien as we were leaving I snapped a couple… these were better for me.

  8. Di Ryder says

    Beautiful :)

  9. sinh lê xuân says

    ??p quá

  10. George Vassiliou says

    Nice man.

  11. Joyce Dickens says


  12. Tony Jarry says

    +Scott Jarvie You definitely got an angle that no one gets of this location.  I love it.  In a few years, I'm planning on moving back to Utah and definitely going to try to hit this location.

  13. Scott Jarvie says

    +Tony Jarry though I doubt "no one" I can see how everyone probably tries to get right in front of it… makes sense. = more skies

  14. Tony Jarry says

    +Scott Jarvie figure of speech.  I like the composition.

  15. Scott Jarvie says

    +Tony Jarry yeah I know. haha
    It was my attempt to be humble 😉 haha

  16. Justin Blair says

    This is just awesome. Great shot +Scott Jarvie

  17. Scott Jarvie says

    Well thank you +Justin Blair

  18. Tony Jarry says

    +Scott Jarvie hehehe…i know.  So are you going to go into detail on your set up for the stars? Was it standard tripod or did you use a star tracker?

  19. Marc Briggs says

    Wow…really nice!

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