"Stars Above the Moon"
Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
Cathedral Valley is sacred, and not simply due to its name, but for the pure serenity one feels. The peace I felt here was extraordinary. The foreground captures the Temple of the Moon, and in the background lies the Temple of the Sun.
I am always at awe when it comes to spending time in nature. This evening and night was no exception. An entire trip was setup for this very shot, to capture Polaris (or better known as the North Star) high above the Temples. And I knew I only had one chance due to the technique involved to capture varied lighting over several hours. This composed shot consists of exposures over sunset, moonset, and dark night, all under partly...
Chad Dutson is a Salt Lake City, Utah-based wilderness photographer who occasionally ventures into fine art portraiture. He deeply admires nature, and strives to capture the finest scenes possible. He spent all but three years of his life living in the West, providing him incredible opportunities to enhance his self-taught craft.
Chad began shooting with a point-and-shoot at the age of eight. He began an early transition to digital photography in 1999, and now shoots exclusively digital. He has been published in books, magazines, websites, and has been a juror for several photo competitions.
Chad has an insatiable desire to wander the wild, seeking solitude and serenity away from the bustle of city life. His deep passion for...
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