Alstrom Point Sunrise
6.26.15 – A few months ago I posted a photo of the late afternoon sun at Alstrom Point, seen here, but I never followed up with anything from the next morning. This was one of those typical desert sunrises where the colors change by the second. All four of these photos were taken in a twenty minute window; the skies shifted from purple to orange so quickly. When the sun peaked over the horizon, all of the sandstone immediately burst with crimson. I must say Alstrom Point is one of the cooler places I have ever been. It’s extremely remote and difficult to reach, requiring twenty miles of fairly gut-wrenching driving on what could be described as a primitive road at best, but the payoff is worth it. When I finally got to the overlook and could see Lake Powell 1,000 feet below, I imagined this is what Mars must look like.