It is amazing how many photos I have sitting in my archives that I never found the time to process. I've been trying to work my way through some of them.
December 2006 we got caught up in the big Denver blizzard(s) during our Christmas holiday at Steamboat Springs. We ended up renting a car (we got the very last one!) and driving home because after three cancellations the next available flight wasn't until the following week. When we hit Utah I thought it would be a great idea to spend the night in Moab and catch Arches National Park at sunrise before continuing on.
We agreed that we had enough time for me to have two hours to shoot before we had to get back on the road. It is unbelievably cold in December in Moab before dawn. Absolutely brutal. It wasn't much better after the sun came up. Bill refused to even get out of the car it was so cold. Since I had never been to Arches NP before and it was so early that the visitor center wasn't open yet, I used my predawn time to scope things out and decide where I wanted to be for sunrise, which was The Three Gossips and Sheep Rock. That was a good call because the light was beautiful on those formations.
I did grab a few shots before the sun came up, and these are two of my favorites. I'm not sure where/what formations the first one is, but the second is Parade of Elephants. Looks rather phallic, don't you think? I can really picture that first one wrapping a CD.
Heading up to the Sierras this long weekend (Coyote Flats/Funnel Lake area) and plan on doing lots of shooting, especially more night photography. Oh yeah, and maybe some glamping shots. ;) Hehe. Not.