Moab

Moab is truly an incredible place. Last week I headed out to the small city to photograph on the Jeff Clow Photo Tour (AKA: Dirt Cheap Photo Tour). Shooting in such a beautiful place was the easy part. The Physical and Environmental elements are what challenged me on this trip.  The High Winds, elevation and a small bout of food posining threatened my participation in the tour, but in the end I was able to photograph some amazing landscapes in all sorts of light and weather. The Landscape in Moab is unlike any other place I have travelled too. I shot well over 300GB worth of images in the 4 day tour. The Pentax 645z was my main camera along with a Nikon D4s and Nikon D800. It was hard to change lenses out in the field due to high winds and pelting red sand and rocks, so I tried to just shoot with what was on my cameras and use my feet as my zoom.

Moab is a selection of reds, blues, yellows, green’s and every other colour you can imagine. You can photograph in all different forms of light, clouds, times of day and you will always come up with a different image.

Here is a small selection of images. I will be editing more in the coming week or so.

 

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“Wisdom Tree” This moment was one of the most peaceful photographic experiences I have ever had. The lighting was unreal!!! Nikon D800 24-70mm 2.8

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Flying into Moab in the 310

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Wing tips over Arches National Park

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Coming in on Final at Canyonlands Airport, Moab.

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Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park. Pentax 645z 35mm 3.5 Lens

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Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park. Nikon D4s 14-24mm 2.8 Lens

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Professor Valley, Nikon D800

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Arches National Park, Pentax 645z 35mm 2.8 Manual focused.

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Nikon D800, 70-200mm

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Nikon D4s South Windows looking at the Turret Arch.

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Nikon D4s

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12 Image Pentax 645z Panorama. Shot with the 35mm 3.5 lens and laced together with Auto Pan. The original file size is MASSIVE!!!

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Nikon D800 24-70mm 2.8, Jag!!!

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13 Stacked images to create the star trails.

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JAG…Painting with light night photography. Nikon D4s 14-24mm

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Canyonlands National Park

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Pentax 645z, 35mm 3.5  Canyonlands National Park.

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Pentax 645z, 35mm 3.5

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Pentax 645z, 35mm 3.5.

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Pentax 645z, 35mm 3.5 Arches National Park.

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Pentax 645z, 35mm 3.5 Arches National Park.

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Pentax 645z, 35mm 3.5 Arches National Park.

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Pentax 645z, 35mm 3.5 Professor Valley.