Courthouse Reflection

State/Province/Region
Utah
Nearest Area
Courthouse Rock, Arches National Park
Town
Moab, UT
Brief Directions

Get a map from the visitor’s center. Stay on bare rock or in the drainage to avoid disturbing the cryptobiotic soils

Notes

F 10, 1/250 sec, ISO 200, 18mm

Description

Arches National Park is one of my favorite areas for photography. One of my favorite techniques is to use the reflections created by waterfilled potholes. After heavy rains, you can get incredible reflections of the nearby mesas. By holding your camera as close as possible to the water’s surface, these small potholes appear to be a miniature lake. I have used this technique many times over the years to create lake reflections, where no lake exists.

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Date Added
June 2, 2021
Date Taken
August 22, 2018