Last week, I was able fly out to Arches National Park in Moab, Utah to catch the northern hemisphere's last good Milky Way of the year. It was my first visit to Moab, and I only had two nights to take it all in. Needless to say, I only got a little taste of the place, and didn't have a chance to get very far beyond some of the popular compositions. Nevertheless, here's my first take on Arches National Park.
One of the benefits of the late month in the Milky Way season, is that, the Galactic Core swings around further to the west, and thus, I was able to line up the core of the galaxy, through the North Window, with Turret arch in the background.
Due to the area having been crawling with people, I wasn't able to control the lighting in the background as I would have liked, but I made the best of the situation.
I hope that you enjoy the image. As always, I would love to hear what you think!
If you're in the area this weekend, I'll be exhibiting at "Art in the Barn" in Barrington, IL, which will be my very last show of the season. I hope you'll stop by and enjoy the cool weather.
To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter... to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring — these are some of the rewards of the simple life.