I spent the night in Canyonlands Needles district. I woke to a full moon to the west and envisioned an image with the moon setting over the needles basking in sunrise light. Unfortunately, when I hiked to the position where I hoped to capture this image the moon was blocked by a high ridgeline and I had now no time to get to the right position. Still got some good sunrise light.
On my way out from Arches, I stopped at Canyonlands Island in the Sky district to photograph Mesa Arch at sunrise. I was first at Mesa, then another photographer, then one other. Three photographers for this sunrise location is not imaginable. As the light was about the peak, the tour bus arrived…to include the young man who asked: “Where’s the arch?” Still a great sunrise!