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?
I finally had chance to get out for some proper Autumn photography in my local area. I had staked this patch of aspens previously and returned in the morning for what I hoped would be a memorable sunrise.
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"
An image created almost exactly two years ago on what is now my most productive photography sunrise. I took this in Arches National Park and by this point of the morning I had already gotten some images I thought would be unique, in a frantic search to capitalize on these amazing conditions, I scrambled to the top of a rock out crop and saw these beautiful banks of rolling fog from a birds eye view.
Some of my older watchers may recognize this image, I posted a few years ago but I removed it because I wasn't happy with the processing. I dug this out and reworked it using luminosity masks and was happy with the improvements.
I'm still watching the weather in the Moab area, if we get a big snow-storm I'll get down there for sure to capture a handful of shots I've been scouting on my recent trips... so on that note lets hope for snow!
Happy weekend everyone and don't forget to "like" my facebook page for trip updates, photo tips, and anything else I find interesting. I appreciate the support!
I took my first solo backpacking trip this past weekend to the Red Castle area in the Uinta Mountain Range. Of all the vistas I've seen in my travels, this is definitely one of the most humbling. The place has a true "wild" feel to it, the trailhead is around 12 miles away from this point. I'll have a short journal entry with a couple of the trips highlights.
I still have loads of ideas for photos in the area, I think I'll make this an annual trip.