Open Road, Open Sky

By: Alan Dyer

Oct 30 2014

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Category: Atmospheric Phenomena, Landscape, Solar System

3 Comments

Aperture:f/8
Focal Length:14mm
ISO:100
Shutter:1/800 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 60D

A desert highway leads off into an open blue sky with the waxing Moon.

This week I’m on the road heading south for the winter. Today, I was on US 89, one of the most spectacular roads on the continent, passing through southern Utah and northern Arizona.

At left are the Vermilion Cliffs in Arizona, contrasting with the blue sky and the quarter Moon rising in the east at right.

Waxing Moon over Vermilion Cliffs

I took this view minutes earlier, from a viewpoint above the desert as US 89 descends from the Kaibab Plateau and the area around the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

I have not driven through this area of the U.S. Southwest in 20 years. I’ll be back through here in spring, when I hope to shoot the April 4 total lunar eclipse from the Four Corners area.

– Alan, October 30, 2014 / © 2014 Alan Dyer

3 comments on “Open Road, Open Sky”

  1. Alan, while you’ve headed south, we’re heading north to CNSC to see polar bears. And, we’ll see you again in Churchill for northern lights come February. Joan Steiner

  2. So, you’re off to enjoy the warmer climates down South once again. As always, we wish you good health, clear skies & clean lenses, knowing you will fill this webspace with many new delights.

    Have a great winter Alan, Cheers!

    Kevin & Marion


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