Mesa Arch Sunburst

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 5DS R
2/1 sec. / ISO 100
State/Province/Region
Utah
Nearest Area
Canyonlands National Park
Town
Moab
Brief Directions

Head North from Moab about 10 miles and then south on highway 313 into Canyonlands. The Mesa Arch trailhead is well marked.

Notes

I took several exposures to maximize my depth of field to make sure I captured the texture in the snow.

Description

I had planned to shoot the iconic Mesa Arch at sunrise, but woke to find snow falling in Moab. I double checked my weather app to confirm that the skies would be clearing to the east (necessary to get the light under the arch) and decided to make the drive to Canyonlands. There was fresh snow on the road, making the drive a little nerve-wracking but I made it safely. My reward was the chance to photograph Mesa Arch not only with glorious light and clouds behind it, but also with fresh snow on the ground.

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Date Added
November 30, 2016
Date Taken
January 7, 2016

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