jaredwarrenphotography Sunset Arch, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, back in May as part of my Artist-in-Residence experience there. My knee was still tender from major surgery (full patellar tendon rupture), so I couldn’t put much weight on it. This time lapse was captured over about 2 hours, around 2:30 am. The hike out to the arch isn’t too far, but with the extra TL gear (big metal slider, pan and tilt mounts, tripods) I ended up having to make 6 trips back and forth to get all the gear out and back. Crazy? Maybe.
Massive Navajo sandstone domes and fins, steep cliffs, and natural arches erupt out of the desert landscape within Utah’s Behind the Rocks Wilderness Study Area. The area’s extreme topography makes cross-country foot travel very challenging, yet possible. The highly scenic rock fins traversing the wilderness study area are popular subjects for photographers. Behind the Rocks offers amazing views of the La Sal mountains and is nearby to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. For those who prefer to catch their scenery at a little faster pace, there are plenty of nearby mountain biking trails and off-highway vehicle routes. Photo by Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management, @mypubliclands.