A new day at Delicate Arch

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 90D
6321928/1000000 sec. / ISO 100
Nearest Area
Arches National Park
Moab, Utah

Shot details: 1/80 seconds at f/16, ISO 100, 24mm, stitched panorama. Processed in Lightroom and Photoshop
Equipment: Canon 90D with Canon EF-S 15-85 f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens on a Benro TMA38CL tripod with a Benro LBA2 Leveling Base.


I love the quiet and solitude I often find when out photographing sunrise. My family had planned a sunrise hike to Delicate Arch, a beautiful but notoriously busy location, in the middle of summer so I was expecting a crowd. I gave myself the challenge of finding a vantage point that would still let me enjoy some degree of solitude, while enjoying the sunrise, and would still be in keeping with the Leave No Trace and Nature First principles. After some research, I found a location that worked wonderfully: I came away with a unique image from this beautiful sunrise, I was able to reach this spot without straying off the slickrock, and even though I could see the dozens of other people who had ventured out to see the arch, I was alone on my perch and able to enjoy some time to myself soaking in this magical place.

Date Added
September 16, 2021
Date Taken
August 16, 2021