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Please stay out of my photo

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Hard to get these shots when people keep standing under the arch!

We always try to find places to photograph where there aren’t other people, whether it’s hiking to remote locations, or stumbling around in the dark to be ready for sunrise (or coming in after sunset). In places like Arches National Park, avoiding others can be difficult. While many folks are courteous, there’s nothing more frustrating than the few who are oblivious to others and have to spoil the view of others for extended periods.

The same morning Sara took her Moab Sunrise shot, we were up before dawn and in place near Turret Arch and the North and South Windows. Although it’s a bit too accessible to all, it still offers some wonderful formations and photographic opportunities. Our plan was to be first in to get a unique view.

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Written by Craig de Fasselle

July 24th, 2010 at 11:22 am

Photo Tip – Don’t Forget to Turn Around!

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Moab Sunrise - Arches National Park

Moab Sunrise - Arches National Park

We were up and on-location well before sunrise, and each of us selected a position, waiting for the rising sun to warm up one of the arches we’d selected.

I waited, and waited, kept shooting and trying. I moved around a little bit, but never did get what I wanted.

I decided to walk around a little more, and turned around to face the sun, and then I finally got the shot that I wanted.

(Comment from Craig: I’ll add a post soon about one of the reasons all of us had to wait that morning. Although we ended up with a couple nice shots, it wasn’t easy!)

Written by Sara

July 2nd, 2010 at 6:27 pm

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