Morning At Mesa

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 5DS R
State/Province/Region
UT
Country
US
Nearest Area
Canyonlands National Park
Town
Moab
Description

The sun breaks the horizon over the La Sal mountain range in the distance with Washer Woman Butte in view beneath the Mesa Arch (Canyonlands National Park). As anyone who has shot this location knows (myself now included) the struggle to get a composition is the real story behind this arch. After arriving to the location 15 min later than my planned arrival due to a Maverik stop for hot cocoa, I realize that I am 1 hour behind reality. Cuddling up to a fellow Canon shooter in a Patagonia and a beanie, I found a spot among about one dozen tripods and another dozen Facebook/Twitter/Instagramers with nothing but their iPhones in their pockets (for a while, I thought they were there to just soak in the view and block my shot). Then, the show began with cascade of shutter releases that reminded me of a time when I spilt a bottle of Chiclets on the kitchen floor. By the time I had snapped off about 30 shots and weaved in and out of traffic, the show was over. I must say, for another "iconic" photograph it was a lot more fun than I had imagined. Next time, I'll skip the hot cocoa.

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Date Added
April 29, 2016
Date Taken
April 29, 2016