Mesa Arch Sunrise. by Philippe Widling

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Mesa Arch, in Canyonlands National Park, Utah, faces east and is a perfect location for a dramatic sunrise image. The clouds blocked the horizon at sunrise, but my patience was rewarded when the sun suddenly broke through a small gap in the clouds for a brief moment.

Nikon D80, 17-70mm f3.5-f4.5, Manfrotto tripod, HDR composite of 3 exposures.

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sunset, landscape, utah, sunrise, nature, usa, america, mesa arch, canyonlands national park

Comments

  • KENDALL EUTEMEY
    KENDALL EUTEMEYabout 5 years ago

    Hi Phillippe. Picture Postcard Perfect!!!

  • LeilaniMelayna
    LeilaniMelaynaabout 5 years ago

    Gorgeous Artwork Design, dear Phillipe! Please submit this into #1 Artists of RedBubble Group! Excellent photography & composition!

    Smiles Leilani :0)

  • sandra .
    sandra .about 5 years ago

    ‘Stunner’ of an image!
    Gorgeous sun…
    sandra

  • Philippe Widling
    Philippe Widlingabout 5 years ago

    Thank you all for your nice comments. This one is probably my fovourite photo of our month-long trip to Southern Utah.

  • Almeida Coval
    Almeida Covalabout 5 years ago

    that´s spectacular..

  • webbie
    webbieabout 5 years ago

  • julayneluu
    julayneluuabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture! i really want to go this place again but I can’t. I heard it’s best to get this picture in Sept. Is it correct?

  • Hi Julayne,
    In September the sun rises more to the right. I took my photo early July and I like the composition as it is. I don’t think there is a bad time to be there, it is an amazing place. If you go to Canyonlands don’t miss the False Kiva. It’s a little trickier to find but very rewarding, mid-day would be the best time to photograph it.
    Good luck.
    Philippe.

    – Philippe Widling

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaabout 5 years ago

    brilliant work

  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowabout 5 years ago

    So glad that you waited for this shot!!!! Good for you and good for us!!!!
    Congrats on your Feature!!!!! Beautiful image!!!!

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic!

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