Sunrise at Dead Horse Point

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Welcome to Utah!

I was lucky enough to be part of en Epic trip this last week. I met up with a group of great guys that also happen to be great photographers, and avid photobloggers . The journey started in Denver Colorado and took us through the great Rocky Mountains to the amazing area of Moab Utah, what a trip!

A BIG shout out to Justin Balog and Rick Louie, Justin and Rick were instrumental in setting up the details, transportation and even lodging. Both being from the Denver area proved to be invaluable on this Epic adventure. Offiially known as the NXNW tour (North by Northwest) our group consisted of some great talent and these guys were a blast to shoot with.

NXNW 2013- Justin Balog, Rick Louie, Dave Wilson, Bob Lussier, MarkGarbowski, Chris Nitz and myself.

The shot above was taken at beautiful Dead Horse Point National Park, I opted to go to the other side of the canyon and found this lone tree, the sun peeking through the tree made for a great 9 bracket HDR, I never really tested the sun flare quality on my 16-35 2.8L but it did not disappoint at f22. Much more to come from this great NXNW trip in the next few weeks  so stay tuned and check out the other NXNW blog sites as well, you will not be disappointed.

Thanks for stopping!

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  1. Rob Hanson May 2, 2013 at 10:37 AM #

    Very, very nice, Mike.

    Glad to see the shots starting to come out; looking forward to more.

  2. Jim Denham May 2, 2013 at 11:11 AM #

    Beauty shot Wiz. Can’t wait to see more!

  3. Edith Levy May 2, 2013 at 12:19 PM #

    Oh boy I was just waiting for you guys to starting posting some of the shots from your trip and Mike this one does not disappoint. Just awesome.
    Edith Levy recently posted..Sunset Pier

  4. Mark Garbowski May 2, 2013 at 7:30 PM #

    Great first post from the trip, Mike.
    Mark Garbowski recently posted..Mesa Arch Tonal Recession

  5. Jim Nix May 3, 2013 at 9:48 PM #

    you rocked this one bro! wish I could have made it, hopefully next time!
    Jim Nix recently posted..A pink sunset in Austin

  6. Rick Louie May 4, 2013 at 11:30 AM #

    What a unique composition from the area! It almost looks like it would be from a seascape! Nice sunburst!
    Rick Louie recently posted..Beyond the Mesa – Tonal Recession

  7. Jimi Jones May 5, 2013 at 5:56 PM #

    Man, what a great trip this had to have been. I’ve been following you guys via some of the post on FB and Instagram.

    This is one awesome shot, Mike. Killer sunburst!
    Jimi Jones recently posted..Hillside Barn

  8. Steven Perlmutter May 6, 2013 at 10:26 AM #

    Fantastic shot Mike. It’s been fun seeing all the great work from you and rest of the NxNW posse.
    Steven Perlmutter recently posted..Reaching

  9. Len Saltiel May 6, 2013 at 12:34 PM #

    I love Dead Horse and everyone wants the iconic shot but, as you have proven with this image, there is a lot more to see. Beautiful shot and sun flare.
    Len Saltiel recently posted..Alien Landscape

  10. Evan Gearing May 6, 2013 at 3:50 PM #

    Excellent work, Mike! Looks like you guys had a great time!
    Evan Gearing recently posted..I-35 Upper Deck in the Morning Panorama

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