Wild Horse Trail Courthouse Bell Rock

Words and images by Bob Coates

In Sedona, AZ, I set my Lumix GX85 camera up for time-lapse capture with a south-facing view toward Courthouse Butte and Bell Rock from the Wild Horse Trail just off highway 179.

Setting up the camera on the Platypod puts the camera low to the ground, yet it's still adjustable for angle composition. A bonus is it makes the camera very steady. Had there been any wind at all, I would have quickly been able to remove my Peak Design camera strap. Those clips are a huge time saver! This is helpful for making still images when blending one of more images due to the dynamic range of the scene. In this case, it was also for artistic purposes so that I could get detail in the foreground, as well as the beautiful sky color that appeared a bit later in the evening!

Below is how I set up the shot, as well as the final image.


The Final Image:

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