In the Spotlight: Shafer Road

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In Canyonlands National Park Island in the Sky section, there is a narrow section which the road crosses.  It really is only wide enough to support the main road into this section, with steep cliffs on each side as you drive across this ‘natural bridge’ from one mesa to the next.  

I was crossing this section near sunset, and to my left side, I could see down to the Shafer Road below.  The Shafer Road is a 4WD road that leads from the top of the mesa and drops down into the canyons below.  In this photograph, you can see the road as it cuts across part of the canyon below (road comes from the bottom left and moves up towards the center of the photograph). It also helped that the sun was setting and was lighting the cliffs on the other side of the canyon.  All in all, it was a beautiful and peaceful scene.

The infamous Shafer Road in Canyonlands National Park, Moab, Utah.  It was taken with my Canon 5D Mark II using the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 at 70mm, f/16, 1/4 sec and 100 ISO.

I hope you enjoy this photograph as much as I enjoyed taking it!

Peace,

 

 

 

 

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