Moonflower Canyon

12 hour exposure; Full Moon setting over perennial pool
Moonflower Canyon, Utah
 

Moonflower (named for the Sacred Datura with brilliant, white blossoms that open on summer nights) is a lovely, small canyon near Moab.  I spent Thanksgiving night in the canyon, and awoke to hear a heavy, wet snow hitting my tent around 1am.  Needless to say, the clouds had obscured the moon, and the photograph was a bust.  Luckily, the next night was brilliantly clear, and the moon set perfectly in the Northwest. 

This 12 hour exposure was made on 8x10 Polaroid, but I have scanned it and reprinted it on cotton art paper.
I've found the contrast of Polaroid 804 to work well as a foundation but not a finished image.

   
   
   
 
   
 
 
 
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
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