Sunrise and Moonset over Marble Canyon
A full moon sets as the sun rises over Marble Canyon south of the Vermillion Cliffs. This area in the Marble Canyon Wilderness is one of my favorite photographic locations of all time. I spent a couple days here in May 2013 shooting the different times of day. Clouds moved in during the night and produced this stunning sunrise as the full moon sets in the west. A group of river rafters was on the small beach in the bottom of the bend in the photo. I could see their campfires and headlamps the night before. They were all snug in their sleeping bags as this gorgeous location got an amazing start. Extreme magnification of this photo reveals their campsite with four rafts tied up to the shore as well as their tents.