Dead Horse Sunrise

 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 was instrumental in setting up the details, transportation and even lodging. Both being from the Denver area proved to be invaluable on this Epic adventure. Officially is 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!

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Very, very nice, Mike.

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

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

  3. 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.

  4. you rocked this one bro! wish I could have made it, hopefully next time!

  5. What a unique composition from the area! It almost looks like it would be from a seascape! Nice sunburst!

  6. 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!

  7. Fantastic shot Mike. It’s been fun seeing all the great work from you and rest of the NxNW posse.

  8. 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.

  9. Excellent work, Mike! Looks like you guys had a great time!

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Sunrise at Dead Horse Point