Fisher Towers

This past weekend I went out to Moab, Utah with the North by Northwest group of photographers. It was a great time and we captured some amazing images, but mostly it was time we spent creating good friendships and memories that will last a lifetime. I can’t wait for the 2014 trip!

We drove from Colorado to Moab and went in along the scenic River Road (SR-128).  Along the route are the Fisher Towers which are about 20 miles southeast of Moab, Utah and some of the most scenic landscapes along the Colorado River. The rock formations of varying colors of red, brown, maroon created from the iron ore content continue to erode and create new shapes and spires in this ever-changing landscape. The snow-capped La Sal Mountains and created a nice backdrop for the sandstone spires jutting up from the Professor Valley. I ultimately decided to process this image in black and white. The mid-afternoon sun seemed to washout the colors for me and a monochrome image gave me the contrast I was looking for in the image.

Fisher Towers

Fisher Towers – Click to Enlarge/Purchase

I will be sharing more of the images from this trip over the coming weeks, but be sure to check out some of my fellow photo bloggers sites for their images and perspectives from the trip.

North X Northwest Photographers:

Justin Balog

Mike Crisswell

Mark Garbowski

Robert Lussier

Chris Nitz

Dave Wilson

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  • Fantastic Rick. Sounds like you guys had a great time.

  • ljsaltiel

    Love the details and tones in this Rick. I wasn’t able to get there on my last trip but I remember staying on River Road at the Sorrel Ranch a few years back. Awesome drive.