Arches National Park

The first shot of Golden Hour takes place in Arches National Park. Located in Southeastern Utah, Arches features sandstone geologic formations created through centuries of sediment deposit in the region.

I wanted to highlight these unique rock formations as well as try to mimic the ground planes and local flora. A couple of these plants include: Mormon Tea (Ephedra) and Utah Juniper. Additionally, hot air balloons were included as they are often seen in the southeast and added a welcome pop of color.

Yellowstone National Park

Undoubtedly the most famous of the park systems, I chose Yellowstone for its colorful geysers and flat, open landscapes.