Welcome to the North by Northwest Mafia light Painting Adventure from the beautiful Arches National Park, Moab Utah.
This adventure started when the NXNW 2013 crew- Justin Balog, Rick Louie, Dave Wilson, Bob Lussier, Mark Garbowski, Chris Nitz and myself headed out to Delicate Arch for the sunset. As you can see from the picture below, a couple of hundred others had the same idea that evening. It was crazy, to say the least, and we all thought the 1.5-mile hike up here was going to be a bust with all these people jockeying for position on the arch. This was a fisheye shot to capture the magnitude of the Arch and the crowd, that’s Dave Wilson in the right foreground with the Burnt Orange hat.
I am not really sure how the exact details came about, but when the sun went down and people started to scatter we found ourselves invited to stick around the bottom of the dome and hang out with a Dave Black light painting workshop that was going on that night, Dave was there to light up Delicate Arch and the NXNW mafia could hang out and shoot with the group as long as we stayed back from the class and did not get in anyone’s way. NO PROBLEM for this chance of a lifetime with the famous Dave Black! This was another DID NOT SUCK moment on the trip, just when we thought the sunset was going to a be a bust. Time flew by and focusing was tough but we all had a blast. I managed to get a couple of keepers out of the experience. The top photo shows the workshop group that was set up in front of our vantage point.
We had so much fun on Delicate Arch we wanted more, so we set out to paint Double Arch. Rick Louie had a super-duper Brinkman spotlight with him and Chris Nitz was kind enough to do the honors of lighting up the arch, what a great job he did and the results were awesome for the first time light painting, what a blast. All these images were single exposure shots around 30 seconds, hopefully, you will enjoy them as much as I did taking them, what a night for the NXNW crew.
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Please check out the other shots taken by the group