Interesting Photo of the Day: Utah Desert Snow

You don’t always have to walk miles and climb heights to get amazing landscape shots. Sometimes the best locations are just a few steps away—if you know where to look. Photographer Morgan Tuohy captured this image in Utah just by hopping out of his car on his way home:

snowfall in Parriott Mesa Utah

“Snowfall in the Desert” by Morgan Tuohy (Via Reddit. Click image to see full size.)

The image is a composite of different exposures for the foreground and background. Tuohy shot the image on his Sony A7III with a 16–35 GM lens. The foreground was shot during the blue hour at 22mm, f/11, ISO 100, 20 seconds. He exposed for the sky a while later from a similar place at 22mm, f/5, ISO 640, 20 seconds.

Parriott Mesa, standing tall at a distance with snow all around it, is a spectacular scene on its own. What makes the image even more exciting is Tuohy’s decision to add in the night sky.

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One response to “Interesting Photo of the Day: Utah Desert Snow”

  1. Paul LeSage says:

    Great shot, Morgan. I might try that location this summer with the Milky Way, since I don’t plan on snow on my body, anymore…ever. Been past there several times on our visits to Moab in our quest for supper at the ranch. Love the entire Castle Valley area and the lack of selfie-seekers.

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