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Mesa Arch is located about an hour from Moab, Utah in the Island in the Sky region of Canyonlands National Park. If you want to capture this image, you should arrive at least an hour before sunrise as you will probably be joined by many photographers. I left Moab at 4:00 am, arrived at the access trail at 5:00 am for a 6:15 am sunrise and there were already a dozen or so photographers lined up in front of the arch. I was lucky to get the last prime spot. The rising sun lights up the underside of the arch.
6 thoughts on “Mesa Arch”
SO GORGEOUS. Your efforts and diligence really paid off, Tom. I really like the last shot, also: It’s fun to look out into this vast wilderness in the first few photos, and to then get a look “behind the scenes.” 🙂
Thanks Heather. I want to take what I learned and do it again. So hard to get up at 4:00 am.
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So hard … but so worth it! And something tells me that the second time won’t seem as tough, because you’ll know what to expect. (And already I’m looking forward to hearing that story and seeing your results!)
great work Tom,,wish I could have been there with you,,,even at 4:00 a.m.j
What a way to greet the day!!!
Breath-takingly gorgeous, Tom, and entertaining from many perspectives!!!
In loving spirit, Eleanor
Thanks Eleanor, that’s what I thought as I watched the sun rise.