Calendar Photo of the Month- August 2015

Every year I put together a calendar of my favorite images of the year. I order a couple for me, and one for my friend Bill. This year, Bill asked for more information about each photo to give it some context. And thus was born a recurring series on this blog. Every month I’ll take the photo from that month’s calendar page and tell the story behind it.

Nate has a four-day weekend from school in October, and this year we decided to head for Moab. On a late afternoon we rolled into Arches National Park. We didn’t have much time, so we did a short hike to Turret arch and North and South Window arch. As the sun sank into the sky, we decided to do the short walk up to Double arch. Nate had a blast scrambling on the rocks. As we hiked back to the car, the light turned… magical. No other word for the glow the suffused the landscape. I shot photos like mad- it was “superhero light”, where every shot made you look like a hero. This is one of my favorites, looking back at the Parade of Elephants.

We were late for dinner and late to bed that night. In fact, we settled on Subway for dinner as we were too tired to do anything else. But everyone agreed that the sunset light made it all worthwhile.

Nate and Dorinna hiking at Double Arch

Technical Details: Canon 7D, EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM at 66mm, 1/500 sec at f/5.6, ISO 800.