|Moonrise and La Sal Mountains, southeast Utah.|
The particular spot I was exploring has an unobstructed view of the La Sal mountain range to the east. However, this late in the year the moon rises to the south of the mountains rather than over them like it does during the winter months. So it wouldn't make for killer moonrise over the mountain peaks shots.
|Mount Tukunikivats in the La Sal Range, under hazy afternoon light.|
|The La Sal Mountain Range in afternoon shadow.|
|The Colorado River south of Moab, Utah under sunbeam overcast skies.|
|Looking down onto the Kane Creek Anticline at dusk.|
|Pre-sunset golden sunbeams to the west.|
|Moonrise over the southern flanks of the La Sals.|
It was a remarkable scene in person. However, any zoomed in shots of the rising moon would seem not at all representative of the total scenery. So I made overlapping shots horizontally to be merged into a high resolution panoramic image.
|Two shot panorama of the moonrise and southernmost peaks.|
|Three shot wide angle panorama: the moon appears smaller, but the overall scene is better represented.|
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