DIANA'S BLOG




Photography Road Trip!!!

Heading out on a long photography road trip. This time I’ve added a 16-foot Headland kayak to my rig. Looking forward to visiting family and friends along the way. It’s always great to be on the road and get nice shots. Thanks for following my progress.

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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona

A rare event occurs only two days a year in March and September where the shadow of the West Mitten butte falls perfectly onto the East Mitten butte in Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona. I was lucky enough to be in Monument Valley for the March event. I had planned to stop and photograph the full moon rising above the buttes but I ran into fellow photographer Matt Jarvis in Monument Valley and he told me he had driven seven hours just to photograph the shadow on the West Mitten butte. So I set up next to him and waited for the big event. It started to cloud over just as the sun was setting and we both thought we might be disappointed. However, for about two minutes the sun broke through and the shadow appeared on the West Mitten butte. It was something to see! Here are some photographs from those short minutes of action.


Shot I took while waiting for the shadow to appear. Then all of a sudden the sun created an amazing shadow on the butte.

Then the full moon started to rise and I was able to get the shots I came to Monument Valley to get.


Full moon rising over monuments in Monument Valley

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Another Great Visit to Moab, Utah

I drove from Kearney, Nebraska to Moab, Utah because I wanted to photograph the Milky Way in Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. I stayed five days and got very lucky!


The Milky Way over Balanced Rock sandstone rock formation with the bright star Sirius on the right at Arches National Park, Moab, Utah


The Milky Way over the Windows section of Arches National Park, Moab, Utah


Blue hour over the plateau in Canyonlands National Park near Moab, Utah


Sunrise over the Colorado River at Dead Horse Point, Dead Horse State Park, Utah


Wilson Arch at sunset, Canyonlands National Park, Moab, Utah


Morning in Arches National Park near Moab, Utah


Sandstone Sunrise. Morning breaks over the narrow canyons and towering red cliffs known as the Firey Furnace section of Arches National Park near Moab, Utah


Balanced Rock at sunset with snow on the La Sal Mountains, Arches National Park near Moab, Utah


Moon lighting up the Fifth Avenue section of Arches National Park at night, Moab, Utah

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