ISO 3200, 14mm, f/2.8, 30 seconds Post processed in Camera Raw, Photoshop CS6, Lightroom On One PhotoTools and Silver Efex Pro. The one-and-a-half mile hike up to Delicate Arch to photograph the sandstone natural wonder against the night sky was a personal triumph and a spiritual journey for me. I suffer from fibromyalgia, asthma and the year before my trip I spent six months on crutches and in physical therapy after I had surgery on my left knee. The experience was exhilarating. The Kentucky Foundation for Women helped to fund my trip and workshop.
In one 30-second exposure lightning and light pollution from Moab illuminate the clouds passing over Utahâ€™s Delicate Arch. Above the clouds, hundreds of stars twinkle in the sky. Photographer Brad Goldpaint illuminated the arch by light painting it. The 45 foot-high arch perched at an elevation of approximately 4,800 feet looked small compared to the night sky.