13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Painting the Night
This image was taken at the North Window section in Arches National Park during my recent trip. My Photographer friend was not feeling good so I had to drop him back to the hotel. By the time I was back, all the clouds moved in. I was waiting for the clouds to clear and they finally did just an hour before sunrise.
I have seen a lot of photos from the front side so I thought to capture a different view. I kept my camera below the Arch/Window on the other side and set it on intervalometer and climbed up the Arch. I wanted my image to appear sharp so I kept one flash light on the ground lighting up the arch and another one in my hand a little away from the arch so that it doesn't blow out the details and still make it look like I am lighting the Arch.
Photo of the Day: 04.13.15
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||April 12, 2015, 7:34 p.m.