In March, Hudson Henry and I took a trip to Moab to scout and shoot Arches National Park. Like any photo adventure we had good times, we had some turbulence, but we walked away with some stellar images. We both left speechless by the beauty of Arches National Park.
I found lots of inspiration in the Arches National Park landscape. Here I am, almost a month later with “Red Rocks, Blue Sky” permanently carved in my brain. It is a vast playground for Photographers with some of the most alien-like landscape I have ever seen. It really looks like a place that should not exist on Earth, maybe Mars, but not Earth.
Hudson and I had a great trip. We set out with a mission to photo document as much of the park as we could in a short period. To do that we had to make sacrifices, mainly sleep. We would rise at about 330 am, shoot for until 9 or so, eat breakfast and then nap until 1230 or so. Then we’d eat lunch, look at our images from the morning and plan our afternoon excursion. It made for long days, but to shoot like we did, there is really no way around it.
As you can see in the images in the video, there are more than a ton of photo opportunities in the park. However, it does come with its own set of complications when post processing. Our cameras can only capture one instance of White Balance at a time, but the contrast of the red rocks on the blue sky of Moab begs for individual attention in post.
In this ON1 Inspiration video, we will take a journey through our trip to Moab and post process an image together. Please download the follow along image and the PDF.