As I previously described, once the light showed up everyone started taking shots, and we waited and waited, and I really didn’t know what to expect. One of the luxuries of this trip for me was that I did not have to do any planning or research. Our local guides Rick Louie and Justin Balog had everything planned. For most locations, I had no idea what I should expect to see until we arrived. I did know about Mesa Arch as it is just that famous among photographers, but I had not bothered to check the time or direction of sunrise.
So when the sun peeked out over that ridge it truly was a surprise to me. What a morning. What a trip.