It is hard to believe it has been a year (almost) since the Utah version of North by Northwest (NXNW) last spring. No, its not a rock festival. It’s a gathering of a few photo bloggers who got to know each other only through the wonders of social media. Images were shared, comments exchanged, friendships forged then NXNW was born.
For three days Michael Criswell, Mark Garbowski, Chris Nitz, Rick Loius, Justin Balog, Dave Wilson and I fueled our creative juices with sleep deprivation, Folgers coffee and craft brewed beer. We shot our way through Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. We also hit this Dead Horse Point State Park, which brings us to this image.
Even though it wasn’t our original destination for the dawn shoot (we got lost trying to get to Marlboro Point), it became an instant hit with the NXNW crew. We were in complete awe as the sun rose behind us and brought Canyonlands to life. I shot this panorama a few minutes after sunrise. It was somewhat of an afterthought. In fact, I completely forgot I had this set of images until I want back through the catalog a few days ago. So I processed it.
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