FIGURE 4-1 Winter sunrise at Grand View Point, Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

4 The Art and Science of Light

Many years ago, when my ambitions as a photographer greatly exceeded my skills, a friend and I went on a climbing trip to Arches National Park, a marvelous preserve in southeast Utah that has the greatest density of natural arches in the world. Unfortunately, my friend injured his shoulder on the first day. With our climbing plans abruptly canceled, I spent the next three days driving around to scenic overlooks and making photographs of various arches, quite convinced I was adding publishable images to my growing collection. ...

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