The Fiery Furnace in Arches National Park. A permit-only maze of sandstone that takes hours to navigate. If one starts early enough, it's fairly easy to spend the whole duration of the hike in complete silence and solitude. Getting lost, and in the process, finding some of the most amazing views in the park, and perhaps the world.
While photographing this area during one sunset and one sunrise, there were many different lighting conditions provided. This image was taken after the sun had been blocked by clouds diffusing the light and evenly illuminating the desert.
The shots below were taken in direct sunlight. Notice the difference?
Cathedral Valley in Capital Reef National Park is one of the more unique environments in Utah. I took this image standing beneath the giant Monolith "Temple of the Moon" (The structure to the right of the image) In the distance is the even bigger monolith "Temple of the Sun"
We camped at 2nd Beach in La Push trying to capture the perfect sunset. The sky was lackluster as the sun sank behind the sea stack, and for a long time after. Behind me, the moon was rising over another sea stack, and it was gorgeous. I took a few shots of it, but for some reason, though, I kept turning back and shooting west. And then, it happened. For the briefest moment, the sky turned purple and orange and pink, showing just enough color for me to pull off a few shots. And just like that, it was gone.
Sunset 2nd Beach, WA
Please check out this amazing shot from , who was shooting the beautiful rising moon on the other end of the beach.