In November 2018, I set out on a journey with three friends. Every year, the four of us try to plan a photography trip somewhere. We have been to the Smokey Mountains, New Orleans and all over Texas. This time, we decided to head west and go to Moab, Utah.
If you have never been to Moab, it is breathtaking. The city is surrounded by mountains and two very large National Parks and a State Park are nearby. To the North, you have Arches National Park. The West, there is Canyonlands National Park. And, in between those two National parks is Dead Horse State Park.
Arches National Park gets its name from all of the naturally formed stone arches. Everywhere you look, you find arches that look like nature’s windows. It is a very cool place to visit.
Canyonlands National Park is famous for the deep canyons that fall off from the park. You are literally up on an island in the sky. Many of the westerns that were filmed in mid-twentieth century were made in the area.
One of the other great things about these parks is that they are designated as “Dark Sky” Parks. You can get some amazing views of the stars and during parts of the year, you can see the Milky Way very well. We were fortunate to be there with good weather and mostly clear skies.
One night, I was with my friends Tim, Andy and Jeremy shooting a magnificent scene and I just had to soak up the moment. Here I am in the desert with some of my best friends shooting some epic shots of the Milky Way. It just doesn’t get any better than that.