Day 4 of my Southwest road trip was spent in the early hours of the day in Arches National Park under a clear starry night sky. After my first few days in rain, I was thrilled to see the skies open up for my last night in Moab. I drove into the park at midnight, and made my first stop at Park Avenue (which I posted about on my first day). I then drove to the Windows area of Arches, where I was earlier the day before. My first stop in Windows was Double Arch, which was a quick half-mile roundtrip. After getting some great images of the stars, I went on to the actual Windows. A 1-mile roundtrip will lead you past North and South Window, as well as Turret Arch. Standing next to North Window is phenomenal, and I highly recommend it even if you're just stargazing. The image pictured is the Milky Way rising above North Window.
Photo Details: Shot with Canon 6D and 24m TS-E. On a tripod cable-released and lit by my Black Diamond Icon Headlamp. ISO 4000 f/3.5 Shutter: 30 seconds
Tomorrow I head towards Bryce Canyon, so stay tuned!
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