Mesa Arch Sunrise

Mesa Arch is one of the most photographed rock formations in the world and during our visit to Moab I had to plan ahead to be there at the right time. For this shot, I woke up at 4:30 packed everything in the car and was on the road at 5:15. We were staying in a condo 5 miles south of Moab and the drive to Mesa Arch was about an hour. Everywhere was pitch black and no one was on the road, but when we got there, there were couple other cars parked. The hike from the parking lot to the Arch is about 10 minutes and 4 other photographers were all setup and waiting for the sunrise. I was glad to be there early to get a good spot, around sunrise there were about 25-30 other photographers around me. We were not so lucky and there was a bit of cloud on the horizon so we missed that shot but after 10-15 minutes the sun showed up and all you could hear was camera shutters going insane. This is one of my favorite shots I took that morning. Canyonland National Park, UT.

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