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Waiting for the sunrise at Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park is a lot of fun. At first there is just one or two photographers. But as the sun rises, the group suddenly swells to over 30 photographers. This is a pre-dawn artwork I managed to capture before the crowd showed up and jostled for position!
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Pre-dawn at Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, Utah.

I first arrived around 3:30 a.m.  And there were already two other photographers there.  They were practicing some light painting, where you use your flashlight (torch) to light up your subject.  I positioned myself based on what I could see, and I tried to get as close to the edge as I dared.

And as the light began to break, you could see more and more of the valley floor below, and I realized that about another foot and half closer and I would have gone over the edge!

But I waited for more and more light to light up the scene before me. And finally just before the sun broke over the La Sal Mountains in the distance, I made this capture.  I was able to get the reflected light underneath the arch for which Mesa Arch is famous. 

Of course, around this time others were trickling into the area, and soon there was a crowd of around 30 of us. Not all of us were photographers, of which there were about 10. The rest were either kids, or tourist with their cellphones and point and click cameras. But we all had a wonderful view!

The beauty of the location is simply amazing, the views down into the canyon through the arch are breathtaking.  And the rising sun as it lights up the rock before you is magical.  I really love this place and can't wait to return to capture more wonderful images -- even with all the crowd of photographers all trying to capture the same scene before us.

If you would like to purchase this work of art, head over to my Fine Art America website and view your choices.  If you want a fine art print, you have options for matting and framing. I will save you time to get it matted and framed, you can do it all in one place!

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A little about me . . .

Back in 1982, my Air Force roommate was in desperate need of some cash, and he had a camera. And I was in the market for a camera as I had TDY (Temporary Duty) orders for Cyprus and was looking for a good camera to take with me. So over some beers and some negotiations with my roommate (and a few hundred dollars later), I found that I had become the owner of a brand spanking new Canon AE-1 camera with an assortment of lens, including a Canon 50mm, a 35mm lens, as well as a telephoto lens.

Fast forward to today, and I am now an owner of a Canon 5D Mark II (looking to upgrade, but can't decide on my next camera) and a bunch of Canon glass and I am primarily a landscape and travel photographer. Yea, that means that I get up before the sun rises and am out after the sun sets. Makes for interesting times!

Thank you for joining me on this photographic journey and hope to hear from you!

Peace,

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