So Many Arches, So Little Time
Doing a bit of quick research before my trip to Arches National Park told me that there are over 2,000 arches within the park. I had only one full day plus a sunset and a sunrise to spend there. This didn’t cause me any anxiety or fear of missing out. Instead, it gave me comfort that I would be making some nice HDR photographs!
Day one was a marathon day of driving from San Francisco to Southern Utah. 15 hours on the road and I made it, just as planned, in time for sunset. the shot at the top of this post is the first one I took that evening. Here is the next one which was taken from the same spot, only facing more northerly:
As the evening wore on, my plan was to photograph in the moonlight. This is a rare activity for me and the moon was only two days from full so it was going to be plenty bright. I made my way to a feature they call “Balanced Rock” for this shot in the moonlight.
My final shot in the moonlight was finally of an arch. A DOUBLE arch! The strong moonlight glinting off the smooth sandstone caused a lot of reflections and makes this shot look like an Alien Light Beam shining from behind this cool double arch.
More Arches and Dramatic Photos
These photos are from only my first evening photographing at Arches National Park. As I process the rest of my photos from Arches and Canyonlands National Park over the next few days, I’ll be writing new posts with the best of those photos, so stay tuned!