Mesa Sunrise

It’s Friday!  I’m ready for the weekend!  I thought today I’d leave you with a nice sunrise for the week.  Today’s image comes from Canyonlands National Park.  This image is Mesa Arch.  This is one you want to get up early for and it’s just a spectacular view from Mesa Arch at sunrise.  It’s an easy hike of 0.6 miles from the parking lot, but be sure to bring a flashlight or headlamp if you are hiking here before the sunrise.  In the winter months you definitely want to dress warm.  The sunrise light just warms up Mesa Arch and gives it a spectacular orange glow.  I liked this vantage point so you can see more of the textures and pillars of the canyon below and the mountain range in the distance.

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This was a crazy week!  I was supposed to be in New York this week, but plans changed and ended up in Monterey, California.  I didn’t get much time there, but was able to capture a nice sunrise and sunset.  I’ll be sharing that with you soon.

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  • Now THAT is a sun star man. Great job!

  • Beautiful shot of a beautiful sunrise Rick. Mesa Arch is a great spot for these type of shots and you have knocked it out of the park.

  • Wow dude, that is something for sure. Such a crisp flare. Amazing.

  • Top shelf shot, Rick. This is awesome, man.

  • Wow that is just spectacular Rick. Beautiful landscape.

  • Stunning shot Rick, nicely done!!

  • WOW Rick! That’s what I call outstanding, my friend!

  • WOW! This is great! I’ve always wanted to know where this arch was! Next time I’m in Moab I’ll have to check this out! Great shot man!

  • Beautiful Rick! Love that sun position and the POV you decided upon. Nice work buddy.

  • Great composition. Stunning work!

  • excellent shot, love the starburst sun and just a great image all around Rick