The Sun Sets and the Moon Rises

© Alton I. Vance

The Sun Sets and the Moon Rises

Uploaded: March 09, 2005


f/5.6, 1/80 sec, Canon 17-40mm @ 40mm. This shot was taken in Arches National Park, Moab, Utah on June 30, 2004 at 8:43 p.m. The sun had already gone beyond the horizon except for the tallest peaks. The moon was already in the sky. As dusk settled in the moon began to brighten in the darkening sky. I was in a hurry to return to my vehicle before it got dark but this sight captured my attention long enough to take one more shot before I wrapped up a day of shooting at Arches.


KC Pagano March 09, 2005

This image is wonderful. You've captured that western night air and haven't adjusted anything in photo shop. I like your choice of composition. It draws the viewers eyes in a wonderful rollercoaster ride through otu the image. Great shot! #223219

Carolyn J. Connolly March 13, 2005

Gorgeous image, Alton - we're glad you stopped long enough to capture this last shot of the day! Great composition...and I agree with K C that one's eyes do take a "wonderful rollercoaster ride" through the photograph! Excellent title, too... :-) #1168962

Kate Jackson April 12, 2005

This has got to be a winner, Alton!! What a great moment to capture. #1248890

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