1200 Miles in 3 days

Recently embarked on our new leg of H&R Photography and passion project #1:  The Great Wild West.  In three days, I traveled 1200 miles covering Arches National Park in Moab, Utah, Antelope Canyon in Page, Arizona,  Horsheshoe Bend, and Valley of Fire just outside Las Vegas.  Admittedly, there were times that I probably pushed the limit on when I should have been on the road; however, it was one of the most rejuvinating weeks I have ever experienced as some of the sites I saw and captured were breathtaking.  Here are a few samples from the trip out west.

Horseshoe Bend (Page, Arizona).  Horseshoe Bend is a scenic area where the Colorado River decided to change paths creating this world famous bend.  Getting there at 5:00 am to beat the crowd proved to be a good move as just 20 minutes after sunrise the rim was packed.  This is not for the faint of heart as there is no railing and no safety nets.  Just two feet in front is a several hundred foot drop.  This is something I have wanted to shoot for years and excited to get it done.

 "A Tale of Two Seasons" was captured in Arches National Park just outside Moab, Utah and demonstrates what a change in elevation does to the climate.  The desert in front of this image was around 4000 feet above sea level; whereas, the range in back was about 6500 feet above sea level.

"A Tale of Two Seasons" was captured in Arches National Park just outside Moab, Utah and demonstrates what a change in elevation does to the climate.  The desert in front of this image was around 4000 feet above sea level; whereas, the range in back was about 6500 feet above sea level.

This was shot in Arches National Park around 2 am.  With the glow of the sun cascading off the back of the mountain range and a long exposure I was able to capture this.

Arches National Park after dark

As the sand falls in Antelope Canyon outside Page, Arizona

"Grand Room" in Antelope, Canyon 

 This is 120 separate images layers and take on over an hour span in Arches National Park

This is 120 separate images layers and take on over an hour span in Arches National Park