I have been feeling a bit of extra wanderlust here lately… I think I need to get out in to nature to settle my mind.
*Under the Double Arch – Arches National Park // Moab, Utah*
This shot was made during an unfortunately brief trip to Arches National Park. A place I would definitely love to go back and visit again. If you’ve never seen them in person, it’s hard to imagine how massive these arches actually are, but to give an idea, the height of one of the arches is over 10 stories tall!
Things to Stop Doing (pt 2)
I pulled these from the Thought Catalog (www.thethoughtcatalog.com) a while back. They really hit home.
Make no time for excuses. You want to work out, but you don’t have the time? Wake up early and get your gym on. Excuses are only rationalizations that make you feel better about yourself for not doing something you want/need to be doing. You desire results? Stop bitching, and start doing.
Chaos – Arches National Park // Moab, Utah
It’s been a while since being out in Utah, but it’s great to go back and look thru the catalog. Unfortunately we only had a day to explore Arches National Park, but made every attempt to take advantage of the time there.
Balancing Rock, Double Arch, Delicate Arch, all were on the ticket of the day’s to-do list. Oh and that was all after getting a sunrise at Green River. This shot was taken hiking off the trail a bit (don’t tell anyone), as these trees tangled mess of branches were jutting towards the sky.
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There will be a new video out tomorrow! Door County expeditions 🙂
Nature’s Bowl and Arch
You really never know who you’ll meet while out on the road. Some folks you’ll be friends with forever, some remain just an interesting memory. We met a curious fellow while here at the arch, who was in dire need of some personal shots under the arch. Luckily, this turned in to me getting to borrow his 8mm fisheye lens!
Generally, I’ve not been all too keen on fisheyes. They distort, creating strange and unnaturally shaped lines. But, luckily in this wild landscape, everything was unnaturally shaped lines! In fact it really allowed me to capture the swooping bowl that features the famous ‘Delicate Arch’ on one side.
If you haven’t tried it, it can be extremely fun! Just google light painting and you’ll see some of the amazing things that have been done with long exposures and artificial lighting.
At the Arch
After a while, just about everyone had left the arch, save Britta, I, and another couple. Turns out, he’s a food photographer in Chicago! So we decide to do a little light painting of the arch, then get even more creative and become parts of the shots ourselves.