Dead Horse Point

Just finished an exciting photography project in Utah … photographing some of the magnificent rock structures in Arches National Park, at night. And not just the arches … my trip there coincided with the recent, extra-large, “super moon”, as well as during the Leonids meteor shower. Over the next few posts, I’ll feature some of my favorite images I captured in and around Arches NP.

Today’s post features a wonderful little place just a few miles from Arches NP. I had been told that sunrises at Dead Horse Point State Park were well worth the drive out to the viewpoint. So before the night photography began, I made an early morning out to check it out. Here are a couple of images I captured:

Dead Horse Point at sunrise

The nice reflections in the Green River really caught my attention:

Dead Horse Point at sunrise

As I scanned the horizon, I found that the early-morning “super moon” was in the early morning sky:

Dead Horse Point at sunrise

Later in the day, I made my first photo trip inside Arches NP. I’ll begin sharing those images with my next post.  :o)

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon 28mm-135mm, f/3.5-f/5.6 IS lens (with IS turned “Off”)
  • Bogen 3221 tripod with ballhead
  • ISO 640
  • Aperture f/16 to f/18
  • Shutter 1/30 sec. to 1/100 sec.



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