Moab Jeep Rentals for Photography

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Driving under a giant boulder on the Long Canyon Trail.

Driving under a giant boulder on the Long Canyon Trail.

There are lots of places that will rent Jeeps for the day in Moab. The problem is, their day begins at 8:00, and end by 6:00. This doesn’t correspond with the photographer’s day.

We approaced a number of places about doing an over night rental, but places like Farbee’s were not interested unless you were willing to pay for two days, even though they had a yard full of un-rented jeeps. They would do two half day rentals, but that costs about as much as two days.Read More

Early Winter

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Dixie National Forest, Utah

Dixie National Forest, Utah

This probably seems really out of place when compared to my recent posts from my Moab travels. I must admit, after spending time hiking and photographing in red rock country with temperatures in the low 80’s, standing in this snow storm yesterday did seem surreal. But wow, what a beautiful day! Some fall colors, nice steady falling snow, and no wind – a perfect combination.Read More

Thelma & Louise Point

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Thelma Louise Point

Thelma Louise Point

This Colorado River viewpoint, down river of Moab, was made famous at the end of the movie Thelma and Louise.

This is Janine and I playing sick Thelma and Louise movie games with out rental jeep at that viewpoint! đŸ™‚ I gotta admit, even with a big boulder as a tire stop, and Janine guiding me, my palms got very sweaty just driving the jeep in place!

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Moab Red Rock

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Colorado River and Red Rock near Moab, Utah

Colorado River and Red Rock near Moab, Utah

We rented a jeep over night to help explore some of the back country. The last two posts were from the evening, this one is from the next morning, about a half hour before sunrise.

I have some tips that can save a photographer some time and money when it comes to renting a jeep in Moab – I hope to share those in the next day or two.

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Desert Bighorn Sheep

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Desert Bighorn Sheep

Desert Bighorn Sheep

This Bighorn Sheep was just outside of Canyonlands National Park, near Moab Utah.

I had pretty good luck finding these guys in Anza Borrego and Zion last year – but I was thrilled to find them in such a beautiful setting as this!

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Colorado River

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Colorado River near Moab, Utah.

Colorado River near Moab, Utah.

This was about a half hour after sunset. To give you an idea as to how dark it was, this exposure was for 20 seconds at f/8. I did others of this scene at 30 seconds.

I couldn’t believe the rich colors the digital camera was able to capture in such dark light. These images had richer colors, and a more even and pleasing illumination, then even the ones taken at last light. For this area, this just may be my new favorite time of day!

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Turret Arch

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Turret Arch, Arches National Park, near Moab, Utah

Turret Arch, Arches National Park, near Moab, Utah

Fortunately the road to the Widows Section was reopened yesterday, so we visited the area last night. I liked the graphical nature of this scene. This is looking at a portion of the South Window arch through Turret Arch.

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Courthouse Towers, Arches National Park, Utah

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Courthouse Towers, Arches National Park, near Moab, Utah

Courthouse Towers, Arches National Park, near Moab, Utah

We were on our way to the Windows Section of Arches National Park early this morning. Unfortunately, the area was closed for road work. I understand it opens this afternoon.

So we decided to head back towards the Courthouse Towers to look for opportunities. I hadn’t explored this area before, so trying to find an interesting foreground in the dark, with a little headlight was a challenge. I was very fortunate to stumbled upon this little pool. The pool saved the morning!

This was captured right at first light. I have a similar composition captured a half hour before first light that looks very different. Maybe I will post it one day.

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