Colorado River – Moab Utah



First up in these photos is the Dewey Bridge, built in 1916 and destroyed by fire in 2008. The rest were taken from the bicycle bridge near Moab, Utah. The drive along Utah State Route 128 is a scenic one. It follows the Colorado river closely with many places to stop and explore. It’s a fun windy road, although it might not be the ideal route if you’re in a hurry or in a large vehicle. The river is wide and moves at a comfortable pace through this region making it ideal for rafting or kayaking.

If you’re into the outdoors, Moab is a great starting point. There’s a lifetime worth of places to explore in every direction and the area is bike friendly. The downtown is walkable with a good selection of restaurants. Like most tourist towns, prices run a bit higher.

These photos were taken by Kenn Ranous using an Olympus e500 DSLR and processed in Darktable 1.4.2 under Linux Mint 17. The usual modules were applied. Some needed addditional saturation. Perhaps it was dust, humidity or lighting of that time of day causing some images to need a color boost.

– Velvia
– Vibrance
– Sharpen
– Levels
– Local Contrast
– Shadows & Highlights
– Lens Correction
– Crop & Rotate
– Saturation

Stay tuned for photos from Arches

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