Jan 242010

Mesa Arch at sunrise

The last few days in Moab have been spectacular! The grey weather cleared away and we’ve had fun at some of the premier locations in the area.

Shirl Ratzlaff enjoying the sunset at Delicate Arch

Delicate Arch in the late afternoon

On Friday afternoon we walked up to Delicate Arch on wet, muddy and ice trails. The hike was worth the effort. When we arrived we were the only people there! The light on the arch became warm with dramatic clouds behind. All in all, perfect conditions (except for the strong winds).

The setting sun was obscured by a bank of cloud at sunset but we had been rewarded with beautiful light and tranquility.

The next morning was also clear so we headed to Mesa Arch. As Steve and I found the previous Saturday, Mesa Arch can be busy at anytime of year. However, this morning was special, we were joined by a lovely couple from Houston and everyone was free to move around to get the photo they wanted.

The light was amazing and the whole arch glowed as the sun climbed. We stayed for a while enjoying the scene and the company. After eight previous visits to Mesa Arch I finally enjoyed it the way I’ve always wanted to.

Fisher Towers at sunset

We finished the week photographing the Fisher Towers at sunset. It was a wonderful afternoon with the towers glowing right up to sunset.

After the sun had set the clouds gave us an amazing light show and a second photo opportunity.

I have had an amazing two weeks in Moab. The snow has completely enhanced the landscape. Many locations have been delightfully quiet.

Thanks to Steve, Shirl, David and Niru for their fun company and hopefully we’ll be doing some photography together in the near future.

Group photo at Mesa Arch

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