I had a great short trip out to the desert southwest with Ryan Wright and am really excited about some of the images. The only issue is trying to find the time to process them. We spent a couple of days in Moab at the beginning and end of the trip and mixed it in with a trip down to Page, Arizona. The weather was really cooperative and gave us some dramatic skies and mild temperatures. It wasn’t until we got back into Colorado did we hit snow. I was hoping for a little snow, but I may have to find that on my next trip out to the desert.
The last evening in Moab we were greeted with clear skys and a waning crescent moon so it made for excellent star gazing and astrophotography. It was a chilly 21 degrees when we drove out to Arches National Park, but when we got to our spot underneath the Double Arch there was no wind and actually made for a pleasant evening among the stars. We used some flashlights to light paint the arches and to give the landmark some detail in the night sky.