arches in moab


October 5, Utah Landscape Photography {Arches National Park}

After the raft trip I took in Utah last month, my husband and I headed to Moab to check out their Pasta Jay’s restaurant (no wait!) and Arches National Park. I had been to Arches once before, but had my dog with me, so didn’t really get in a whole lot of exploring. This time I did the 7 mile Devils Garden Primitive Loop hike, spending hours in the fresh desert air while thinking about Edward Abbey’s book Desert Solitaire and contemplating how on earth the rock formations were formed. Utah is a strange place.

Of course, I took a lot of photos even though I had my old camera and its kit lens and even though I am not a huge fan of landscape photography. (I always think, if you are going to do landscape photography, you need a large format camera and sheet film!) But who wouldn’t want to capture the strange shapes and vibrant colors of the Utah landscape?!

Stormy day in Moab

This photo is a scan from film taken in May of 2005. It turns out that I have a thing for this stretch of roads and rock formations! I wish we had these awesome storm clouds on the recent visit.

Moab Utah landscape photography

Deer crossing

A deer crossing sign. Since I saw some antelope(s?) in Utah, I was wishing for an antelope crossing sign for my Phish nerds!

Photography of a canyon outside of Moab Utah

All images © Susannah Storch 2011

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  1. Braden Yandle says:

    Just beautiful! I think you take wonderful landscapes- and I love how you do the photos of the road with the landscapes. Something very cool and artist about it. You should do a series 🙂

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I've been photographing families professionally since 2006. I am a wife, mama to 2 boys, companion to 2 cats who are named after members of the royal British family, a former preschool teacher. I love running, hiking 14ers, sparkly clothes, the band Phish, river float trips, St. John USVI, farm CSAs, and Colorado blue skies.