This is from the Arches Under The Stars workshop in Utah, USA.
A couple of weeks ago I posted an image here of Turret Arch shot through North Window, and I included a human element to add some scale to the shot and to make it slightly different from the kazillion other images that have been shot at this location.
But I knew that it would take a lot more to create something truly different, so I gave it some serious thought and made a plan. I decided to shoot at night, hope for snow, and use a combination of moonlight and flashlight as I had never seen that before. I thought: night shot + moonlight + stars + snow + flashlight = not very likely to have been shot before. :-)
There was only a very small window of time to do this, because I wanted a low moon and it needed to rise at a certain angle or else there would be large shadows of the rocks behind me creeping into the shot. The inside of the arch was lit during part of the exposure with a Surefire Invictus, the flashlight of the gods.
If you're interested in joining me on this trip and learn more about landscape and night photography, please check out my website for more information:
Hope to see you there!
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