A road-trip to me is the ultimate way to travel. You can see a lot of different places in a rather short amount of time and you are completely free to go wherever you want to go. Over the years we have made a lot of road trips spanning anywhere from two weeks to three months. The only caveat of a road-trip is that often you start to rush to get to the next place when you should be enjoying the place you are at.
Luckily nature can be so grand that it forces you to stop the car, get out and enjoy the moment. On a road-trip through the USA we were driving out of Arches National Park when on our left we saw this scene. It felt like the car stopped on its own and before we knew it we were gazing at the beautiful colors the setting sun and the red rock of Utah was providing.
I can remember this moment very well after all these years and I knew I took some photos there. However this image, which is a composite of different images stitched together as a panorama, I only discovered a couple of years later when going through my images again. It means that I enjoyed the moment so much that the images came second and that in the end is what it is all about. Luckily, because I had my camera I can remember it in even better detail after all these years and even share it with the world.
Multi-shot panoramic image processed in Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom
Canon 400D, 18mm, 1/60s at f5, ISO100
Arches National Park, Utah, USA
Actual Print Sizes:
40×60 = 22×60
50×75 = 28×75
60×90 = 33×90