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Moonrise at Balanced Rock

Balance Rock, located at Arches National Park in Utah, is a geological rebel, defying the unstoppable forces of erosion. This shot was taken on an October night and my wife, Tina and I had waited several hours for the harvest moon to rise. The sounds of local wildlife that filled the brisk air made it a very special experience. Finally as the moon appeared I took several light readings set my camera for a 30-minute exposure. Because of the Earth's movement, the stars and planets presented a nice arch, seen in the upper left side of the photo. The rising harvest moon created a beautiful silhouette of Balance Rock.

Camera: 6 x 7 Mamiya 7 II rangefinder with a 45 mm lens Fuji Velvia 50 ASA.
Size of print: (W) 11-11/11" x (H) 14-11/16"
Size of mat: (W) 20" x (H) 24"
Limited Edition 25

Photographs are printed digitally using archival quality inks and premium luster paper. Archival 6-ply, off-white, beveled cut, front mat with archival foam core back. Photographs are signed and numbered by the artist using archival quality pigment ink.

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