Deviant Login Shop
 Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
×



Details

Submitted on
October 25, 2012
Image Size
556 KB
Resolution
900×600
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
2,396 (1 today)
Favourites
242 (who?)
Comments
35
Downloads
111

Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
5/1 second
Aperture
F/22.0
Focal Length
32 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Oct 4, 2012, 7:22:58 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
Sensor Size
5mm
×
First Light At Mesa Arch by Jacob-Routzahn First Light At Mesa Arch by Jacob-Routzahn
After a long night of shooting at a special location in the Canyonlands, I made my way to the parking lot of Mesa Arch. Finally getting everything organized, I fell asleep at 2 am in the back of the hot rod. I quickly realized that 5:15 am comes too early when falling asleep at that time. Before my alarm could go off, I heard a car door slam and noticed a shadowy figure peering in the window of my car. I sat still for a moment knowing they were just seeing if I had left for the arch yet. Once they peaced out, I tried to fall asleep but was quickly awoken by yet another person getting ready for sunrise shots. So, as quickly as I could, I jumped out of my sleeping bag and in about two minutes had all of my gear ready and was on my way to the arch.

Being one of the first on the scene, I set up for the traditional vantage and waited for the hoard of other photographers to come. And sure enough, they did. All in all, there were probably about 35 people here to shoot the arch. Luckily I'd visited here before with the wifey and had a much better experience.

What was amazing though was this particular sunrise. It started off terrific with great amount of mood and stellar morning colors in the clouds. However, those same low hanging clouds blocked any light from illuminating the underside of the arch. Once the sun made its way to a break in the clouds and allowed the first light to spilled over the La Sals, one of my favorite shots from this trip was created.

I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did taking it!

All images are ęcopyright Jacob Lynn Routzahn. You may not replicate, use, manipulate, modify, print, or any other form of editing to my work without my permission. All rights reserved.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconvolcanic-harpy:
Volcanic-Harpy Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Beautiful!!! What materials did you use?
Reply
:iconjacob-routzahn:
Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks!  It was my camera :)
Reply
:iconrowanfur:
Rowanfur Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought it was a lava flow from the thumbnail o.o Wow that's bright!
Reply
:iconjacob-routzahn:
Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Lol!  Nope, just some absolutely gorgeous lighting :D  Thanks for the comment!
Reply
:iconrowanfur:
Rowanfur Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome ^^
Reply
:iconzlata-petal:
Zlata-Petal Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This great image is featured in my Journal named " SKY":star:
Great work :sun:
Reply
:iconjacob-routzahn:
Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much and I appreciate your support by sharing my image in your journal :D
Reply
:iconzlata-petal:
Zlata-Petal Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You are most welcome dear :tighthug:
Reply
:iconyusldusl:
Yusldusl Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing light :D
Reply
:iconjacob-routzahn:
Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much!
Reply
Add a Comment: