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Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Landscapes
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Keywords:moab, utah, canyonlands national park, mesa arch, fire and ice, winter, snow, sunrise, arches, southwest
Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice

Photographed in the middle of winter on a rather cold morning, Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park in Southern Utah is known for its dramatic sunrise light.

A normally crowded location, I was alone with my good friend Paul Blackmore of Massachusetts as we photographed the sunrise with snow showers in the area.

We had hiked out to this location in complete darkness, knowing that the weather reports were not completely favorable with snow showers in the area. Once it started getting light out we could see clouds on the horizon. Fortunately a break in the clouds occurred shortly after sunrise and we were able to photograph Mesa Arch in all her glory.

The hours I spent in bone-chilling temperatures was certainly worth it for this photo.

You can read about and see a short behind-the-scenes video during our shoot that day by clicking here.