Sunset Arch – 24×16 Acrylic
Sunset arch is a small but magnificent arch in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. It gets a spectacular red glow at sunset but also makes good foreground for the Milky Way. This image was shot in early June lying under the arch with a 10mm full frame lens. The arch was lit with a warm colored LED panel about thirty yards away. Shown under the arch is the center of the Milky Way. Dark Horse Nebula is clearly visible and looks like a horse rotated 90 degrees counter-clockwise. The bright star to the right of the horse is Antares, a red supergiant in the constellation Scorpius. The bright star to the right of the arch is Arcturus, the fourth brightest star in the night sky, and the brightest in the northern celestial hemisphere.