Looking down at the canyon in Moab

Looking down at the canyon in Moab - student project

It was hard to get different heights here since, as you arrive at this particular arch, you're at the top and to get a different height it would have been a climb down.

So in this photo- I took the photo further back from the edge of the canyon and shot through the arch. I waited for the sun to rise just barely over the horizon.

Looking down at the canyon in Moab - image 1 - student project

And then in this photo, the only way to get higher was to climb up ABOVE the arch. So here I photographed the canyon unobstructed:

Looking down at the canyon in Moab - image 2 - student project

Finally, I drove up even higher and took this photo. I decided to include my feet to give it some perspective and some scale:

Looking down at the canyon in Moab - image 3 - student project

Thank you for teaching the class Michael! It is always so inspiring to see how a National Geographic photographer makes his images. I loved your story about taking the tram up and down several times to get that perfect image of the mountains. I can absolutely relate. I hope you teach more classes!

Cielo De la Paz
Photographer, Videographer, Visual Storyteller
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