Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
** Featured in the Bighorn Gallery at Deadhorse Point State Park March & April, 2014 **
I visited Capitol Reef National Park during a spring night with a specific subject in mind, Cathedral Valley. The prominent features of this geographic area are the Temples of the Sun and Moon. For a late night shot these two landmarks would make incredible foreground silhouettes. I settled down for a short nap around mightnight, knowing the opportune time would come about 2:30 AM. An alarm was set, and at the rudely-awakened time I walked out into the desert to an incredible spectacle, the Milky Way arching high above the desert features, like a celestial arch.