Utah and the American Southwest Photos from the Road

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This is a series of images from my first trip to Utah and the great American Southwest. We drove from Nevada to Arizona and then through the entire southern region of Utah and back in a period of 9 days. Our main goal was to catch a glimpse of all the parks which included: Horseshoe Bend, Monument Valley, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Zion National Park, and Valley of Fire State Park. We had the chance to accomplish a few things for the first time like photographing the Zodiacal Light, witnessing huge arches at Arches National Park, meeting and doing a dirt bike shoot in a moon-like environment by Capitol Reef National Park, and driving through high and steep curved mountains through Capitol Reef on our way to Zion. There we experienced one of the most dangerous hikes in the world, Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park. By far the craziest thing I’ve done in my life. I took hundreds and hundreds of images but these are the ones that best encapsulate the entire trip.

It has been the second most productive and rewarding trip I’ve had this year after my first visit to Chile, and an amazing way to close my book for 2017. Enjoy!

Photo of bird flying in blue sky above an arch in Arches National Park in Utah and the American Southwest.Photo of bird flying in blue sky above an arch in Arches National Park in Utah and the American Southwest.

Photo of sun setting in Arches National Park in Utah and the American Southwest. Photo of landscape in Utah and the American Southwest.

Photo of man holding a Mamiya RZ67 film camera in Utah and the American Southwest. Photo of a landscape in the viewfinder of a Mamiya RZ67 film camera in Utah and the American Southwest.

Photo reflected in car mirror of road winding through Utah and the American Southwest. Aerial photo of road winding through Utah and the American Southwest.

Photo of tunnel road in Utah and the American Southwest.

Photo of Arches National Park under starry night sky in Utah and the American Southwest.Photo of man with flashlight beam in Arches National Park under starry night sky in Utah and the American Southwest.

Photo of hiker holding a chain on a hiking path in Utah and the American Southwest. Photo of hiker holding a chain on a hiking path in Utah and the American Southwest. Photo of hiker sitting on the edge of a cliff in Utah and the American Southwest.

Photo of landscape in Utah and the American Southwest.

All the images taken with a Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon 35mm F1.4, and a Mavic Pro Drone. Images processed using Adobe Lightroom.