Well I have spent a day and a half in Moab and all I can say is “What a Place”. I could very easily spend years hear photographing the place and I’m sure I wouldn’t even scratch the surface. This really is like heaven for landscape photographers. I picked up my rental car in Denver… what a piece of shit that is…. It’s a big blue Chrysler SUV. I have nick-named it the “Blue Turd” because of it’s acceleration and handling capabilities. No wonder Chrysler went bankrupt making crap like that.
Anyway, back to the point… I drove to Moab and went out shooting with Chris Conrad (local) and Chad (from Salt Lake City) and Chris took me out to this very cool local place for a bit of light painting fun. While we were up on the top of the hill a wonderful storm came through and I was fortunate enough to capture a couple of lovely lighting bolts while I was exposing.
This image was taken in the middle of the night with the foreground rocks having been light painted.
Weather here is fantastic. The last two days have been cloudy, stormy etc. Even managed a 5 hour hike yesterday and the temperature didn’t get over 80F which is amazing for the middle of Summer here!
Today we are going to scout out Canyonlands-Island In The Sky and then head up to Fantasy Canyon further North in Utah. I will come back to Moab before I leave and spend a few more days photographing here for sure. Hopefully I will get some time over the next day or two to edit up some of the video footage that I have shot that will give you a feeling for the location etc.