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Glowing Mesa Arch at Sunrise
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Description: I woke at 0445am on December 29, 2014, drove one hour to this point, and became the first person to arrive. And I am pretty sure I got the best spot, as I was able to capture the arch right at the center.

This unique arch is located within Canyonlands National Park, Utah. I believe it is the most famous landmark of Canyonlands. Every morning, dozens of photographers would literally queue up at this spot to capture the best sunrise picture possible. Why? After about 30-40 minutes after the sun has risen, there is a very short (about 10 monutes) time frame where the canyon would reflect the sunlight upward toward the arch. That causes the arch to glow orange. That special glow has attracted so many people. Even during a winter, like shown in this picture, there were still a LOT of photographers showing up. It was quite mind-blowing!

Another special thing about the arch is how it acts as a natural frame for the beautiful canyon beyond.

So, after waiting for about 1.5 hour, the magical glow finally manifested itself. I hope you enjoy this one-of-a-kind natural wonder  :)
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Posted by: hanstj January 20, 2015, 06:04:47 AM

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Date Taken December 28, 2014, 8:03 am
Make Nokia
Model Lumia 920
F-Stop Number f/2.0
Exposure Time 2490/1000000
ISO Speed 100
Software paint.net 4.0.5
ShutterSpeedValue 1/402s
ApertureValue 2000000/1000000
Flash 16
WhiteBalance 1

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January 20, 2015, 11:12:56 AM
1.5 hours waiting?...  Well worth the time!   ^-^  It's a excellent photo and truly beautiful!   :Thumbs
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January 21, 2015, 05:47:42 AM
Yup, 1.5 hours waiting. Because, besides waiting for the glow, I was also making a video recording, beginning at dark until the sun has risen above the horizon  :)
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January 21, 2015, 11:45:06 AM
Really awesome!  :Thumbs
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January 21, 2015, 12:20:50 PM
You can always post your videos to the (new) Mobile Video Gallery!   ;)
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January 22, 2015, 08:13:01 PM
I don't think my video will be eligible to be posted here, since it was captured with a camcorder (Sony HDR-CX330), not a mobile  :(
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February 01, 2015, 06:40:08 PM
great shot.......
5 stars + favourite :D
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February 02, 2015, 10:11:38 PM
Awesome place on earth! :D  :Thumbs
In places like this 1,5 hour is 1,5 minutes!  We want more!  ;D



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