Big South Fork - Twin Arches Backpacking Trip Day 1

Day 1:

I had an incredible time during my first visit to Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area! There was so much to see and do, so I had to limit my trip to just one area that looked interesting in my research before the trip. I decided to hike down to the Twin Arches area of the park, then down to a nearby creek and do some back country camping. The following morning I hiked through the rest of the loop, back up into some amazing areas of the park with huge rock formations.

 Canon 5D MKIII | 16-35 f/2.8 II @ 16mm | f/8 | -2, -1, 0, 1, 2 EV brackets | ISO 160 | Quantaray 82mm Circular Polarizer

Canon 5D MKIII | 16-35 f/2.8 II @ 16mm | f/8 | -2, -1, 0, 1, 2 EV brackets | ISO 160 | Quantaray 82mm Circular Polarizer

 Canon 5D MKIII | 16-35 f/2.8 II @ 16mm | f/8 | -2, -1, 0, 1, 2 EV brackets | ISO 160 | Quantaray 82mm Circular Polarizer

Canon 5D MKIII | 16-35 f/2.8 II @ 16mm | f/8 | -2, -1, 0, 1, 2 EV brackets | ISO 160 | Quantaray 82mm Circular Polarizer

 Canon 5D MKIII | 16-35 f/2.8 II @ 16mm | f/8 | -2, -1, 0, 1, 2 EV brackets | ISO 160 | Quantaray 82mm Circular Polarizer. Panoramic stitched in Photoshop.

Canon 5D MKIII | 16-35 f/2.8 II @ 16mm | f/8 | -2, -1, 0, 1, 2 EV brackets | ISO 160 | Quantaray 82mm Circular Polarizer. Panoramic stitched in Photoshop.

That night after dinner I decided to do some painted light photography of this little mushroom near my camp site. It kind of looks like a little street light!

 Canon 5D MKIII | 70-200 f/2.8 IS II @ 200mm | f/25 | 15 sec | ISO 200

Canon 5D MKIII | 70-200 f/2.8 IS II @ 200mm | f/25 | 15 sec | ISO 200